ADK Chair

child chair

We took our first camping trip of the year last weekend to beautiful Woodford, Vermont.  I (attempted) to draw (between interruptions from twin crazy boys) one of my child’s Adirondack Chairs.  It’s a little messed up, but I don’t care.  I often like smallish mistakes in drawings.  One more addition to the Moleskin sketchbook, done with Micron black ink pens in a #5.  Never mind the bizarre “rock” formation to the right…

By the Beach

Here is a quick sketch I did last week while my boys were playing on the beach.  This little boy was drinking from the coveted juice box while standing in the water.  He moved quickly, so this was a little challenging to capture him.  It was a really hot and sunny day, and the beach was packed, which is to say stuffed since our beach is uber tiny.  This sketch was done in my moleskin sketchbook with a Micron #3 black ink pen.  Enjoy!

boy on beach 7:2015

Portraits… of the furry kind

Just thought I would share some of the portraits that I have done in the past.  I’ve gotten some crazy requests actually, hence the new header image of Bella, a custom portrait done for a friend of mine’s previous employer.

bella dog cp

I’ve also done another of Chase for a friend at a local gallery.  I have to say that this is by far my favorite.

candice dog cp

Then there is Grace, another custom portrait done in the realist style.  All of these portraits are done in Prismacolor colored pencils on Strathmore Bristole board.  I think I enjoy doing the zany ones a bit more than the realistic, only because there is more freedom with color and design.  (p.s. I also do cats)

gracie portrait cp

Paper dress

This dress was created for a local art show about the history of the building, now turned into artist studios, but once a shirt factory.  My grandmother worked in this building a long time ago, so it holds some special meaning to me.  I chose recycled materials, and created this dress out of brown packing paper and newspaper.  The dress was created on a very old dress form that my grandmother found at a garage sale.  This is currently on exhibit at The Shirt Factory Gallery until September 27, 2014.

paper dress

For whatever reason, I cannot find pictures of the dress that I took before bringing it to the gallery, of course.  If I find them I will post them.  This is the picture at the gallery, which doesn’t show a whole lot of detail.

Cow with Corn Painting

Earlier I posted the drawing for this painting, and now, here is the painting! This was done as a custom order and a trade with a friend. She wanted the colors of the sky, fence, and grass to be those of a painting from a Paint and Sip type of class project that she couldn’t attend. She added the corn and the cow. This is 11×14 in acrylics.amy's finished cow

Cow with Corn drawing

This is sort of a pre-draw for an 11×14 painting I have been asked to do in exchange for a friend sewing my boys’ a couple of Cars themed blankets. She is also going to make my drawing into a square quilt using this sketch.

Zen-inspired Initials

This was originally for a challenge, and then life got in the way and I forgot about it. Alas, I have finished it. See if you can see the initials “CP”. This was done on a goldenrod colored cardstock that someone sent me for a swap, using Micron black ink pens, and Recollections Signature gel pens in silver and gold. I also used Faber-Castell PITT pens in a gray to do the shadowing.

Owl themed Artist Tile

Did this one for a swap on Swap-bot.com. The theme was owls. I chose to keep the artwork mostly black and white with a few Zentangle patterns. I used Micron black ink pens and Faber-Castell watercolor Pitt pens.

Irish Inspired tangle

This one was created using Micron pens and Faber Castell PITT artist pens. This is supposed to be inspired by St. Patrick’s day for the I am the Diva challenge #159 (http://www.iamthedivaczt.blogspot.com/). At the center is a four leaf clover surrounded by a variety of patterns and two hues of green.

Tangle Tutorial #1:  Beadles

This tutorial is created by me, Crystal Paul using the template for tutorial designs from http://www.tanglepatterns.com