From pen and ink with colored pencil by Bea Garth

“Under A Red Sky,” mixed media in progress by Bea Garth

Here’s what I am working on right now–I am temporarily calling it “Under A Red Sky.”

"Under a Red Sky," mixed media on paper by Bea Garth, copyright 2017
“Under a Red Sky,” mixed media on paper in progress by Bea Garth, copyright 2017

Its mixed media–ink and colored pencil on parchment paper.  I’ll likely tweak it a little, but it is mostly done.

I like the female figure’s dreamy look.  I don’t think she really wants to be interrupted!

I have always really enjoyed making pen and inks. I am liking the fact I found a way to make them work with color.

Combining ink with colored pencil is really fun to do–it is so direct! I have found that the parchment paper is a dream compared to many other papers for this kind of treatment.

I am thinking of doing a series of these small 8.5 x 11 inch pieces for the Clark County Open Studios in mid November,  and then a show I may have the following month in Portland at an alternative gallery–assuming it all works out. More on that later!