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I love creating art. I love the Creator! And through that love, I find a little slice of heaven on earth and I give Him all the glory! It's a great adventure and I'm excited to see what's around the bend! Come join me, won't you?

Friday, August 17, 2012

Drawing Near ~ Sketchbook

After taking Joanne Sharpe's online class "Color Love," I found one of her favorite supplies to be something as simple as a trip to the office supply store.  Thank goodness.  And it's inexpensive ~ VERY thank goodness!  I believe it was $6 for a package that had four of these pens in it: 

I really appreciate the solid opacity of the white ink. It's easy to use, although it does take a bit of coordinated control {never was too coordinated} ... hmm ~ something I will practice more, definitely!
And more fun playing time with my Peerless Watercolors.

These dry sheets of paper don't look like much when they arrive...
 But a little bit of water from my water brush, and they are transformed.  The light spots are where the product has been removed by the water brush.  The color on top isn't representative of the true color... that's why it's so important to do a color chart. The backside of the sheets contain the color name. I punched a hole in my sheets, and then added a binder ring.  It would be easy to cut these in half, too, for have one for travel, and the other at home, if that suits!
 They are luscious, vibrant, and translucent.

Draw Near. 

James 4:8 is one of my most favorite verses from the first time I saw it illustrated in a poster by Artist Mary Engelbreit.  The framed poster still hangs in my studio, it is such a favorite.  

I'm off to Flathead Lake for a few days.  You know I'll be packing my camera, sketchbook, watercolors, and enjoying each minute of treasured time with my Sisters!  

enJOY~ and check out beautiful art, inspiration and more from other blogs and studios today on Studio JRU
and Fellowship Fridays!

12 comments:

Teresa in Music City said...

I'll have to try those out. I can think of several uses they might have. Have fun at the lake :*)

elle said...

I'm still mulling over yesterday's great post and now here is another glimpse of greatness. lol I can't decide between black outlines and white outlines. Great now I need to make two of everything to see the differences. ;^) Good stuff, Les! Have a great time away!

Donna said...

I have some of those Wite Out Correction Pens and I love them. I really enjoy being able to add a bold white to a page. Have a wonderful time at the lake!
D~~~

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow what a fun project. Love your writing, it's so beautiful.

Beth said...

wow this is absolutely gorgeous. I love your handwriting, and the colors. and the white against the colorful background is perfect!

wandered over from Studio JRU...

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

So glad you did, Beth! Come on back again!

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

Thanks Jocelyn~it's so fun and relaxing for me!

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

Hey Donna, good to know I'm in good company, then! So glad to have you stopping by here; we'll be in touch!

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

Elle, I don't know that it's 'greatness' but you know we serve a Great God! It's so much fun, and I am definitely hooked with the black and white stuff... we are two peas in a pod!! Thanks for all your sweet encouragement.

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

Yes, Teresa, do try them; would love to see what you come up with...!?! You're a beautiful creative soul, and you will do something amazing no doubt in my mind! Thanks for the good wishes; lake, here we come!!

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Love, love, love this piece! So pretty and love the message. I have never seen paper like that before... that is so cool! :) Have a wonderful time at the lake!

Sadee Schilling said...

Your paper looks like it is amazing to play with! And I love the white on top. James 4:8 is one of my favorites too.

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