Sketching has begun for a new Jane Austen-inspired art piece. Maybe it's just the weather, but I have been drinking copious amounts of hot tea lately. I think Jane would approve. Pencil, drawing, sketch, teacup. By Shalom Schultz Designs.
First lines of a new drawing. Can you tell I'm itching to start gardening? This time I'm working directly on the watercolor paper - will add color & ink details later. No tracing or transfer paper this time. Getting rid of my 'crutches'. Very thankful for my 4H pencil which doesn't leave a line if I need to erase. :-) Culinary herbs. Kitchen art. Potted herbs, plants. Container gardening. Kitchen art, illustration. Pencil drawing, sketch.
I like to imagine that Jane Austen always had a vase of fresh flowers sitting on the corner of the desk where she penned her letters & manuscripts. So, of course, my tribute art piece would not be complete without them either. Pencil, drawing, sketch, vintage letters. By Shalom Schultz Designs.
Sneak at my Jane Austen-inspired work in progress...this corner's devoted to reading & writing - something I plan to do a lot of this winter (hoping I'll look up from my book one day & it will be spring!). Journal, pencil, sketch, drawing. By Shalom Schultz Designs.
Prep work for my new painting-masking all the areas that I want to remain white so I can paint directly over them, achieving smoother color. I didn't have any masking fluid on hand when I did my last painting & having to painstakingly work my brush around all the tiny white details was exhausting. It's well worth the investment of cash (the fluid is a bit pricey but you don't need a lot of it) and time, since this 'extra step' will actually speed up the process later on. When I've finished…