Art Romance

What do you think of when I say “hot date night” or “a night out on the town?”

M took me out for one of these. We went and looked at rows and rows – touching every corner of smooth and toothy – cream, white, and toned – thick and thin – pages of sketchbook paper.

M bought me a Canson Sketchbook – 7 x 10 – 98lb and a 12 pack of Derwent Inktense pencils. $$$$

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Well, I did say it was a date!

Of course when we got home, I immediately went to my studio to see what these Inktense pencils were all about. Which is probably the downside for M of taking me on an art date.

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The Inktense pencils are ink based, so after applying water, the ink dries and another layer of ink pencil can be added. Something else I think is really great about the Inktense pencils – and this is for the printmakers out there –  the inktense pencils blend well when working with water based ink. This means that if you print and some parts of your print comes out grainy, you can cover that up with the Inktense pencils.

Pretty cool stuff!

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I sketched an owl because I have been looking at the owls from Raptor Rehab of Central Arkansas.

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I have been drawing this circle pattern for weeks now at work meetings and at Grace Church on Sundays – so I put it in with the owl sketch.

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4 thoughts on “Art Romance

  1. When I used to go to Bible studies in Miami, I used to sketch and doodle a lot and that actually meant I was paying more attention. For some reason it would help me focus on listening as if the drawings were serving as a flow current.
    Those Inktense pencils were really lovely.

  2. What a wonderful conversation….I will say this about date night. My husband just had surgery yesterday. Nothing serious, but our date night was about making him comfortable and then watching True Detective….We have been married almost 34 years, which has gone by really quickly. I still like my husband and hope other folks feel the same way!

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