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 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.

Cindi Myers 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 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

Archie and Melissa said...

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

Linda O'Neill said...

Love these illustrations, Sandy!

Ronnie said...


solamar7 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!!

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