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Friday, February 16, 2018

More #30paintingsin30days PPF

The month of February 2018 is 30 Paintings in 30 days and here are some more of mine. I switched to Watercolors for awhile on day 13. 
Most of these are available in my Ebay Store.

Day 9 Alcohol Ink On Tile 6x3 inches Blue VW Bug Convertible

Day 10 Alcohol Ink on Tile 6x3 inches Yellow VW Bug Convertible

Day 11, Alcohol ink on Tile, 4x4 inches Hummingbird

Day 12, Alcohol Ink on tile 4x4 inches, Kingfisher Bird

Day 13, 5x7 Watercolor matted to 8x10, Potted Plant

Day 14, Watercolor Sunflower 5x7 matted to 8x10

Day 15, Watercolor 5x7 matted to 8x10, Hummingbird and Flower

Day 16, Watercolor 5x7 matted to 8x10, Lilacs in Yellow Vase

Friday, February 9, 2018

Sphynx Cat and other animals PPF

Some more Alcohol Ink Art paintings for #30paintingsin30days

See them all on my web site

Day #3
My favorite Alcohol Ink Art to date! I Love this crazy Sphynx cat.
6x6 on cradled board.  For sale on Ebay

Day 4
Peacock, 4x4 inches, done on a glossy ceramic tile with Alcohol Inks. SOLD

Day 5
ACEO 2.5 x 3.5 inches, Alcohol Ink on Photo Paper

Day 6
4x4 Turtle on Ceramic Tile, Alcohol Ink Art SOLD

Friday, February 2, 2018

30 paintings in 30 days Feb 2018 PPF


Pet Portraits of my son's German Shepherd and his cat, Katy the Kitten
Done for his birthday this Feb 7 and for Day 1 and Day 2 of #30paintingsin30days!

Alcohol Ink on 6X6 inch cradled board. 

Here are the original reference photos I used to paint the ones above. 

Friday, December 22, 2017

Painting Dog Pet Portraits with Alcohol Inks, ACEO size, PPF

These are really fun to do. This week, I am "painting" with Alcohol Ink Markers, and loving the results! Less stinky than liquid Alcohol Inks, practically no fumes.

Pekinese Puppy for sale on Ebay, 2.5 x 3.5 inches

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Playing with Alcohol Ink, PPF

More Alcohol Ink (AI) art all ACEO Size 2.5 x 3.5 inches.
I am still working with the inks and miniature paintings. 

Colorful Cat, Sleeping Kitty

Experimenting with Photo Paper
Totally different front and back. Front soaks up the ink. Back flows like Yupo.
Pink Flamingo, Back of Kirkland Photo Paper

Red Flamingo, Front of Kirkland Photo Paper

Friday, December 8, 2017

Circles, Dots and Dabs, and Trees, Abstract Alcohol Ink PPF

All of these paintings are 12 x 12 inches on Canvas
Tangled Trees, SOLD

Alcohol Ink Paintings, Abstract Art

Drips and Dabs


Circles in Circles

Lines, Rays and Dots

Friday, December 1, 2017

ACEOs Christmas Snowmen, Apples, Mushrooms Alcohol Ink PPF

All ACEOs done in Alcohol Ink
For sale in my Ebay Store

Happy Holidays! If I sent Christmas cards, this would be it.

Magic Mushrooms - psychedelic Drawing ACEO

An apple a day, practice for my Alcohol Ink Class with Sheryl Williams

50's Vintage Mom for challenge on DPW

Roses on AI background, using Posca Pen

My little Penguin and the Pebble

Let it Snow! ACEO winter scene

Friday, November 17, 2017

Mexican Folk Art Marionette Puppets Alcohol Ink PPF

ACEO size art, done for a challenge on Facebook
2.5 x 3.5 inches

This pair of marionettes remind me of my roots as "Penny Puppet" because for 10 years I was a puppeteer doing hand puppets, marionettes and ventriloquism.

All marionettes are puppets, but not all puppets are marionettes. Think about it. There are hand puppets, shadow puppets, etc.

I love working with the bright colorful alcohol inks on photo paper (cheaper than yupo) and this time I did not trace or sketch beforehand. I just picked up a brush and started painting. They sort of appeared like this. I think I will not put any background since they are hanging in mid air, like marionettes do, but most of the time these are all tangled up and it can take a lot of time to get them straightened out!

I am leaving the bits of color outside of the lines as well, because the liner work was done last, so it defines the figures, and the extra dashes of color are part of their charm!

Friday, November 10, 2017

Castle Painting, Mixed Media

One of the challenge groups I belong to offered this one for painting.
Challenge 71 - Boldt Castle Entrance Tower on Heart Island in the Saint Lawrence River

About the photo reference
At the boundary between Canada and US, along the St Lawrence river there are more than 1000 islands. Some are as small as a few rocks together and some big enough to have an entire castle built on it.
On the US side, there is an island called Hart Island, where the Boldt castle was built by a husband for his wife who unfortunately did not live long enough to see it. Nowadays it is a tourist attraction,  in the process of being restored and finished.
The photo above shows one of the entrance towers at the edge of the island. I love the architecture and old aged stone bricks against blue sky and blue running water. I hope you would enjoy painting and drawing it.

Anyone can join the challenges at They are usually fun but this one was difficult for me.

Artist: Penny Stewart
Size: 12x12 inches
Medium & Support: Canvas
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Painting Technique : Mixed media acrylic and ink

Friday, November 3, 2017

Alcohol Ink, my new obsession. A Few ACEOs. PPF

I haven't posted since Friday, Nov. 13th, so here are a few of the things I have done since then. These are mostly ACEO size 2.5 x 3.5 inches, and all done with Alcohol ink, and some AI pens, on photo paper. They are mostly for sale in my Ebay Store.