Sunday, February 28, 2010

Bird of Paradise Flower #2 (Experimenting)

Bird of Paradise Flower #2 (Experimenting). This is an experiment--I sprayed flat black acrylic paint on the paper of a 5 x 8 Moleskine, opened up to 8 x 10 size (2-page spread) and painted the same bird of paradise flower that I did earlier with pigment markers. It is done in gouache, and I'd say it's a failed experiment, but interesting anyway.

The gouache did NOT work well on this paper. It looks more like acrylic, but doesn't cover as well. Because of the reflective nature of the scanner, it looks MUCH brighter than it actually does in the mole itself.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Nora's Entry

Nora's Entry, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. pigment markers. ~ 8 x 10. Click image to view larger.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Piran Alley

I painted this with gouache on yellow paper from a photo I took of an Alley in Piran, Slovenia when we were on our honeymoon there. (Click image to view larger.)

Friday, February 12, 2010

Happy Valentine's day!

I made the pigment-marker sketch last night and then digitally altered it on photoshop to make a valentine. It's all pigment markers except the skin, as I have no skin-colored pigment markers.


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Monday, February 8, 2010

Sardinian Bridge

Sardinian Bridge, by Mary Stebbins Taitt, Gouache on purple paper. Gift to E.S.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


More with the pigment markers! I need to read up on them, I have some questions. But anyway, another attempt for Hennie's pocket. (The original) Done on watercolor paper with Faber Castell indian ink pigment markers.

Hennie may end up with a fuller pocket than anyone else because of the holiday delays.

I had to clear the dining room table for company the other day and lost my painter's masking tape and now I keep goofing the edges of my work. Can you imagine anyone thinking that a table was for eating on--a table is for art, right?

with pigment markers