Wednesday, February 24, 2010

on my drawing table

I have put some new book page illustrations in my shop .
this is what's on my drawing table today [ click to enlarge ]
I'm in a gallery , Cavalier Galleries which is on Nantucket and I have to do some big paintings for them .
so ... right now I'm thinking and planning bigger beach themed paintings for this fantastic gallery .
My favorite one [ in the photo ] is the mom and her weird little kid .

P.S. > question .... Did you use your Inktense pencils today ?


Janine said...

OMG! Sandy, these are wonderful! I absolutely love them!

Janine said...

Ok, I look first then read! Congratulations on the work for the gallery!

My favorite is the same one you picked.

I am getting ready to use my Inktense pencils right now! How many colors do you have? I need to get more more more!

Sandy Mastroni said...

I actually don't have that many colors
but it's okay .... my favorites are willow and sky blue
I want more ..... someday ..... hope I sell some beach paintings so that I can get more more more too!

Dixie Sargent Redmond said...

Oh, Sandy! You make me smile. I love the woman with her polka dotted bathing suit and the boy. She's wonderful. I gotta try out some inktense pencils.

oldblackcatboo said...

Fantastic! Just Fantastic!
I also favor the woman and the little kid but truly, they are ALL fantastic.

I need some Inktense pencils, magic ones that make me draw like you!

Sharon Lafferty said...

Ditto, ditto, ditto and ditto again, gosh, they are all wonderful. Lucky folks in Nantucket! Congrats!!! I love all your work.

canngil said...

do you just sketch with the inktense, or do you get out a brush and water also???

Sandy Mastroni said...

about Inktense >
I use them dry AND wet

sometimes i just hit areas with a dry Inktense pencil and then use a wet shader brush
but when you dip them in water ... the color gets very intense !
They are so much fun to use on Luane plywood
and on fabric and of course paper
I like illustration board .

You have to try them !
You have to experiment ...... I just love Inktense

Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh my gosh sandy!
i love seeing them all together!

Abby Creek Art said...

Love these illustrations, Sandy!

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Karen said...

Your portraits always make me smile..they have such a nostalgic quality to people I knew long time them!

suze said...

Love the weird kid with his Mom. Must make copies of them to sell!!

Terresa said...

I'm enjoying checking out your blog. Your art is vintagey, I love it. I will be back.