Thursday, August 28, 2008

New sketchbooks

I'm making some new watercolor sketchbooks from older fiction books, which kills me to cut up, but I do it for "art". I'm trying to get the perfect sketchbook ready for an upcoming trip to Italy, where I am going in October to harvest olives. These are filled with 90lb. arches and strathmore watercolor paper. An assortment of both hot and cold press. I used a nice glassine packet from Philippe's as an end page, to protect the watercolor paper, and state where the book was made (Los Angeles).
I really can't decide whether to bring a larger sketchbook, or very small. Sometimes, I would rather not paint at all, then use dried up pan colors, and small brushes, but I am going to pack very lightly, as I have to bring work gloves, etc., my mandolin.......

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Birthday cake

As always, copyright d.farnsworth.
I know alot of virgos. Happy birthday to all of you!
Watercolor on Arches cold press.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Postcard for Brewery

This is a postcard being sent to the I-5 Gallery fundraiser down at the Brewery. There should be alot of great little pieces of art available there - all for $100/each....

Mid august life drawing

Hey, where was everybody? Nicole was the model. I know these are all with no face, but they are the best of the lot. Room was too cold for model, so this last one is "Nicole putting on pink shirt"
Stabilo and watercolor on animation paper. image size 10" height.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Weather report

I can't stay away from doing these silly weather journals. I would love to have the job of coming up with these weather headlines for the LA Times. They are poetry to me, and I recently found an old favorite sketchbook to fill up, while cleaning out my studio. These Aquabee "super deluxe" spiral bound sketchbooks are great. I order the 9x9" ones from Cheap Joes Art Supply.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

moleskine in colorado

I took only my very small moleskine to Colorado and painted a couple of mts. Watercolor in very small moleskine.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008


A hawk going after a fairy. Adobe photoshop and Corel Painter.Copyright Walt Disney Co.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Liriope Muscari

This is a Liriope Muscari. Watercolor on Strathmore Plate Bristol. The paint just floats on top of the paper, and doesn't take alot of layers, which is why I love it. I keeps a watercolor loose. 30x22". And to answer a kind person's question, yes, everything on this blog is for sale. After posting, I noticed that it looks pale on my monitor. Hope it isn't too washed out on yours.