Lupito 4, Ink (P)
I have been busy this summer with plants, but the Pittsford Art Group‘s meeting is tonight and we are supposed to bring an artist trading card (original art on a 2.5″ x 3.5″ card), so I made this in the nick of time.
Lupito is a rescued Chihuahua, and he was really enjoying himself when I took this photo.
Finn 2, 5 x 7 Ink (O, P)
I caught this Manx cat looking wistfully out the window.
Manxes supposedly originate from the Isle of Man, and their genetics don’t just alter the size of their tail – it changes their whole hind end, which is why Finn is perfectly comfortable completely upright or flat on his belly or back like a person. His back legs seem longer and he runs differently.
Finn McCool was a rescue from a breeder, and his brother is disabled and will not live long due to genetic Manx syndrome. If either parent is Manx, all offspring will be Manx, a substantial percentage with serious, painful and fatal defects (tails randomly range from full length to a disconnected spine). If both parents are Manx, all offspring will die. Should anybody be breeding these cats?
Interlaken Beach Road, 5 x 7 Ink (O, P)
This is a roadside view in the Finger Lakes in New York.
Whisper 2, 5 x 7 Ink (O, P)
This is an ink drawing of Whisper, a lovely rescued turkey at Farm Sanctuary in Watkin’s Glen, NY.
Andie 2, 5 x 7 Ink (O, P)
Andie is such a sweet kitty.
The bottom of this is basically a Zentangle.
Marbles 3, 5 x 7 Ink and Watercolor
This time I tried using a wash of Payne’s Gray to fill in the dark background, and then a lighter wash on almost everything but his face. The details are ink of course.
Tally 7, 5 x 7 Ink (O, P)
I finished this ink portrait while waiting for the kids at the dentist.