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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Snow Bunting and the Oregon Coast #52WeeksofWatercolourBirds #Watercolor #SnowBunting

Last week I was at the Coast, but I brought along enough art supplies to keep up with the '52 Weeks of Watercolour Birds'.

For my watercolor class, we were supposed to paint wildlife that was native to the Pacific Northwest, so I decided to combine the two.  I was in a bit of a hurry, trying to find out which birds were native to Oregon, and I came across the Snow Bunting.  I'm still not sure if this bird is considered native or just a common visitor, but... close enough.  It looked like an easy bird to fit in during a busy week, and it was!



This bird was painted using Lukas watercolors in the Global Art Materials Field Watercolor Artist Journal Hand Book, 7 by 10-Inch that I'm using for the '52 Weeks of Watercolour Birds'.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Red-Necked Tanager & the Cuttlelola Pen #52WeeksofWatercolourBirds #Watercolor #Cuttlelola

For week 19, I chose to paint a Red-necked Tanager.  After the fact, I changed it into a line and wash, using the Cuttlelola Electronic Dotspen that my brother gave me for my birthday.  It's so cool!  In essence, you hold the tip a little way off the paper and it dot...dot...dots super fast.  I had over-worked the paper a bit, and was having trouble getting the darker values down, so I used the pen to put them in.

You know I'll be doing a review on the pen before too long, lol!


This bird was painted using Lukas watercolors in the Global Art Materials Field Watercolor Artist Journal Hand Book, 7 by 10-Inch that I'm using for the '52 Weeks of Watercolour Birds'.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Family Reunion Time! No link list posts until 5/23

I've got a family reunion happening, so I decide to just take the week off from my posting.

Have a great week. See you all on Monday the 23rd!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Saturday Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways #zentangle #Giveaways #ArtJournal

Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways is published on Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays

Due to a family reunion, there will be no link lists next week.  They'll resume on Monday, the 23rd.

Zentangle
The Daily New Tangle Challenge
Weekly Challenge #56: Tangle with V-E-Y

"It's a String Thing" #144
Pattern-Collections: String 12

TangleHarmony: This Week in Art #18
Pattern-Collections Author Focus – Mildred Galliher
Pattern-Collections Grid Journey Lesson 4

Tangle Patterns: Tangle Refresher 128

Tangled feather
Swarm Pattern Video
Squill Pattern Video
Tangle Patterns: How to draw FLUXOGEE
Pattern-Collections New: Downstream\
Pattern-Collections New: Lily Bridge
Pattern-Collections New: Rick-A-Rack
Pattern-Collections New: Demi-Duo
Pattern-Collections New: Sun Tile
Pattern-Collections New: Akirfa
Pattern-Collections New: On Point
Pattern-Collections New: Rondelo
Pattern-Collections New: Gypsy
Pattern-Collections New: 5 Fishies
Pattern-Collections New: Dancing Duo
Pattern-Collections New: Sextant

Pattern-Collections Oldie: Fleurette
Pattern-Collections Oldie: Rondelles
Pattern-Collections Oldie: Mooka-grid-Seed
Pattern-Collections Oldie: Duc-Hex

Weekly Zentangle Roundup #272

Art Journaling Prompts & Inspiration
Journal52 Prompt #20: Food with a Face OR What Feeds You
Gratitude52 Weekly Prompt #19: Good Thing 
Lost Ocean Colouring Competition

Tutorials
Three Envelope Art Mini-Tutorials
Hints on how to paint midday skies
Tutorial Thursday - Handmade Felt Flowers
Easy Drawing with Circles and Triangles

Giveaways
Richeson/ArtistsNetwork Giveaway-A New Prize Every Day May 1-May 15
Colored Pencil Magazine Color Me Spring GIVEAWAY
‘Ever After’ Collaborative workshop Blog Hop and Giveaway
Win it on Wednesday! Annie’s Coloring Pages
ep_lettering/Sakura Instagram giveaway-Gellyroll & Micron pens, Strathmore Drawing pad & hand-lettered card. Ends Sunday

Pen & Ink
Serious Nibbage Part 45: Pelikan Souverän M800 Grand Place


Friday, May 13, 2016

Last Night I Dreamed of Peppermints #Pentalic #Zentangle #Gellyrolls

Last Night I Dreamed of Peppermints ...  Not really.  It just sounded like a good, poetic title for this piece, lol!