Monday, February 28, 2011


The February Sktechbook Challenge theme was Opposites. I thought of night and day.

Day sky colored with washable crayon and water soluble oil pastel. Night sky painted with some inks I found when I reorganized a drawer. Higgins Blue, Purple, an a bottle of Scriveners which was given to me after a friend took a trip to England. The black ink isn't good for writing, but it worked nicely as paint. dot from a Pilot Gold marker were used as a resist. A picture of a full moon was printed out, cut in half glued with matte mediim and colored with oil pastels. The other half of the picture was used as a template to draw a sun on a scrap of 90# Arches watercolor. This was also glued with matte medium and colored with the oil pastels.

While searching for day/night or sun/moon quotes I came across: "We are sun and moon, dear friend; we are sea and land. It is not our purpose to become each other; it is to recognize each other; to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is: each other's opposite and complement" - Hermann Hesse. Done with FW acrylic black and Ziller Winter White, Nikko G nib.

What do you think of when you think of opposites?


  1. Me and my husband! LOL!!!!

    You always have the coolest projects. Love it!

  2. I love the picture and I love the quote! One thing that strikes me about you is your dedication and joy. You're always producing new pieces, and I can tell you love it. Thanks for being an inspiration!