Tag Archives: Bunny on Aquabord

Frank and Alice

1 z Frank and Alice

I found the creature on the left very endearing. It reminded me of my father, Frank, who was a real character. I do miss him. He had so many health problems in the last 7 years of his life but never complained. Quite a wonderful dad. Of course the mercat bunny is Alice, my mom. She is  87 and going strong. I thought I would show my process as it isn’t always as simple as it looks.
1 blow dry

Here I am blow drying my drawing. My drawings go through several revisions before I decide that it is ready to be inked in. Using Aquabord involves wetting the surface prior to working on it. I find blow drying works best to remove the water without leaving any streaks.


I begin to ink in my work with a crow quill pen and indelible ink. Yes, exactly as though I were a school girl in the 1800’s.

1 light undertone

I am beginning to work the under color of the poppies. And I bet you thought I just applied paint directly as one color….although it may look that way, I often work with several layers of color so that there will be subtle highlights.

1 poppies copy

I am painting Frank. Brings back some nice memories.

1 working on

Putting more color into my painting. These creatures are bouncing on the poppy stem.

1 z Frank and Alice

Finished!  Of course I will need to varnish this work. I use several very light coats of archival satin varnish.

This is a work I made to use as a repeating pattern. I like it just as it is.

But I hope to explore options in Photoshop if I can get through some tutorials!

This is an 8″ x 8″ Ink and Watercolor on Aquabord. It purchase contact me at susanmedyn@cox.net.



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You Were Made For Me! Day 13 of 30 in 30

You Were Made For Me

Do you remember the song “You Were Made for Me” by Freddie and The Dreamers.

I remember  the silly little movement 5′ 3″  tall Freddy Garrity would do as he sang.

He and the band kicked back their legs like they were skipping in place. Quite the signature movement added to their performance. If you don’t remember, you might get a kick out of watching this video.


These two know they were made for each other.

This is a 7″ x 5″ Ink and Watercolor on  Aqua Bord $150.


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