Art for Sale – Portraits in pen and ink!

A pretty Frida

I’ve been so in love with pen and ink recently. I’ve been on an absolute binge of art making with my microns, paint pens and some watercolors. I love to draw portraits in pen and I love a ton of colour so it’s a fun mix for me. I have about 20 or 30 of these portraits available (humans and animals) and will be getting them up on my websites over the next week or two. If you’re interested in the original or a print of either of these pieces, send me a note!

Is anyone else sweltering in this heat? I’m hoping tomorrow brings some relief for all of us. I know  a heat wave has hit much of North America and Europe too. I melt in humidity. My default is a cool autumn and spring, LOL. But I have been having a great time up at the cottage. There is cool water to dip into, boats to tour around in and cold wines to drink. These little things make everything good again.

 

A fancy cat

 

Cats in sweaters, blue birds and rock icons.

Happy Friday! My favorite day of the week. This means the end of the work week and the beginning of weekend fun (unless housework is involved of course). On Fridays, it’s either pub night where I get to drink a couple of cold beers with people I enjoy or it’s all you can eat sushi at a local restaurant. Yum and yum. Either one makes me happy.

I made this set of rock icon ATCs for an art present exchange on one of the trading sites I belong to. I forgot to post them a while back so here they are – Hendrix, McCartney, Bob Dylan and Janis Joplin in watercolor and ink. Speaking of classic rock, I just finished watching that Tom Petty documentary on Netflix today. OMG… four hours! It was like a Ken Burns series in movie form. Two hours in and I looked down to see how much was left and it was only halfway through. LOL.

I wish I could put a cute little hand knitted winter sweater on my grumpy cat though I think she’d probably take out one of my eyes if I tried. But I can paint little sweaters on cats and that’s the next best thing. I do love cats, even my grumpy little ball of dramatic fur. This set of watercolor illustrations is available in all of my stores.

 

I painted this set of whimsical folk birds last week and have sorted it into a set of PNGs for all of you lovely designers out there. This one was a lot of fun to make too. There’s something about cute animals that makes me happy. You can’t be sad when you’re looking at a kitten or a puppy can you?