Inktober52 #13 Brave

Fay Canyon Trail

Fay Canyon Trail

11″ x 14″ Acrylic

Tonight was Friday Night Live with Acrylic University. This is the Fay Canyon Trail near Sedona, Arizona. This morning I painted black gesso on a white canvas. Painting on canvas was a much smoother experience than painting on black paper. This painting took a couple of hours. It was a lot of fun to paint. I look forward to going to Arizona and visit family in Tucson and will bring my paint supplies.



Inktober 52 Week 12 Microscopic

This prompt brought me back to high school biology class when we looked at plant matter under a microscope. As a life long gardener, I have a fondness for plants.

Hazy Morning, Little House

Hazy Morning, Little House 6″ x 6″

Miniature Painting Challenge #3 from Acrylic University

Two miniature paintings in one day – on this morning and one this afternoon!

Mountain Reflection

Mountain Reflection 6″ x 6″


Mountain Reflection is lesson 2 of the Miniature Painting Challenge with Acrylic University. With this painting I used the half-hour timer that was used during the lesson. The paint does start to dry fast, so it was a good time to stop. On to the next lesson. I am a few weeks behind.


#11 Spaceship

It took me some time to figure out how to proceed with this Inktober52 prompt. A couple of days ago, I brought along a pad of marker paper, a drawing pencil and an eraser to keep me occupied in the car, while Greg had an appointment. It was a cold morning, and the landscaping was a lovely distraction. Drawing a spaceship? I would rather sketch the budding trees. Imagination can be so much fun. I thought about my Granny Carol and her husband, a WWII Army Air Corps Colonel and an inventor. One of his inventions was a “bra” to protect the front of airplanes from ice. His drafting tools are still in my grandmother’s desk. So I channeled Colonel Godfrey Speir and sketched.Later, I used my parent’s wedding China to make the oval shape. I let it go for a couple of days, so I could figure out what to do next.

Today, It all came together. I mixed up my own ink by using Kuretake Zig Ink Stick mixed with water in a Kuretake Zig Bokuchi Suzuri stone reservoir. This was in my October 2020 Sketchbox Kit. This Sumi ink is easy to make and is fun to use. Fun!

A Creek in Oregon

A Creek in Oregon

This was today’s live lesson from Acrylic University.

I used black paper and primed it with pthalo blue before the class. This was the first time that I painted water with acrylic paint.

Sunlight Through the Trees

Sunlight Through the Trees

6″ x 6″

This is my interpretation of lesson one from Acrylic University. What I like about acrylic paint is that you can paint over your mistakes.



Inktober52 #10

Copic, Faber Castell, Kuretake, Karin, Sketch Marker Graphix and Tombow pens on Strathmore Marker paper



9″ x 12″

Acrylic on Black Stonehenge Aqua Coldpress Paper