Tagged mixed media painting by Bea Garth

“Devil’s Lair,” mixed media by Bea Garth

Here’s a new painting from a pen and ink I did while waiting for an old boyfriend who was at his therapist’s. Am calling it “The Devil’s Lair,” watercolor and ink by Bea Garth.

"The Devil's Lair," watercolor and ink on paper by Bea Garth, copyright Oct 2017
“The Devil’s Lair,” watercolor and ink on paper by Bea Garth, copyright Oct 2017

I like how pen and ink and watercolor really go together. Am thinking of doing more for Clark County Open Studios this November 11th and 12th and beyond!

“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!

Picnic at Sundown

I finally finished the pen and ink I shared with you all a few days ago. Its now transformed

"Picnic At Sundown" by Bea Garth, copyright 2016, mixed media
“Picnic At Sundown” by Bea Garth, copyright 2016, mixed media

with color and a few other additions–though to do it justice I really should do a version of it as a painting on canvas. We had a picnic at the beach last week during sundown, thus the colors and the theme…

I decided to let my natural surrealistic tendencies to come in with more force by adding the Earth Sprite reaching towards the Tree’s all knowing Eye. I almost called this piece “Connected” since that is the energy I was trying to express, how we are connected to the Earth and the Universal Spirit around us.

And yes its mixed media (ink and watercolor pencil and colored pencil) on watercolor paper.