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winter coffee

Did this one Sunday in late winter 2019 with a fountain pen. Made a minor digital correction then added watercolor to the houses in the center background only. Left it alone for about two months while I gradually used more and more color in my drawings. Returning to it in early May, I added color to the foreground lawn and most of the trees. Pretty busy look for winter, but the colors harmonize.

10 x 6 7/8 inches, watercolor pencil on printed copy of fountain pen original done on-site, 2019. Print is a matted and mounted, signed 600 dpi color print on white acid-free cardstock with a half-inch border, one of a limited run of fifty. I only use HP lightfast pigment-based ink, which meets the ISO 11798 standard.

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indoor vine

Another laundromat sketch. Challenge here was to rotate the greens and several other colors so that no two adjacent leaves were the same. Harder to do that than I at first thought, but I was determined not to compromise or leave any of the leaves blank.

25.4 x 16 cm, watercolor pencil on printed copy of ballpoint pen original done on-site, 2019. Print is a matted, mounted, signed 600 dpi color print on white acid-free cardstock with half-inch borders, part of a limited print run of fifty. I only use permanent, pigment-based HP inks, which meet the ISO 11798 standard.

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Trolling the trolls.

Wanted to draw faces and figures without worrying about using people’s likenesses for my own copyrighted work, so I drew them (the foreground figures with the red eyes) from patterns I saw in various old wood table tops, and also from patterns I saw in a washcloth (the faces floating above with the green eyes). Compiling all these together I thought it would be more effective to play against their sinister appearance, and so opted for something funny.

10 7/8 x 13 15/16 inches, color pencils, dipping pen and watercolor pencils on pencil original, 2019. Print is a matted, mounted, signed color print on white acid-free cardstock, in a limited print run of fifty. I only use permanent, pigment-based HP inks, which meet the ISO 11798 standard for fade-resistance.

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quiet day

I normally dislike leaving a page partially-filled, but that seemed to add to this piece’s effect.

Did this one weekend in an empty school parking lot, looking to do a freestyle contour abstract featuring architecture and mechanical stuff, but realized understated was the way to go after I got done adding the rock and moss close-ups. Originally wanted to call this “earth neuron,” but “quiet day” seemed more accurate.

10 x 13 1/4 inches, done on-site using fountain pen, 2019. Print is a matted, mounted, signed 600 dpi print on white acid-free cardstock with half-inch borders. Please note this run is unlimited. I only use permanent, pigment-based HP ink which meets the ISO 11798 fade-resistance standard.