Inktober 2018

Hi Friends!

Its that time of year again! During the month of October, illustrators from all over will be participating in something known as Inktober. What is Inktober? It is an illustration initiative started by Jake Parker in 2009. This is a great way to improve upon your technique or try out new pens and brushes. Drawing every day also helps you to develop good drawing habits. https://www.mrjakeparker.com/inktober-1/ Parker says that “Anyone can do Inktober, just pick up a pen and start drawing.” You do not have to be an illustrator and you do not have to post on social media. Do it for yourself! However, if you do post on social media make sure to use the hashtag inktober or inktober2018. You just might get a feature!

If you would like to see my daily sketches, please follow my Instagram account @lisajohnstonhancock, Twitter @LisaJHancockArt or facebook art page pagehttps://www.facebook.com/lisajohnstonhancockart/

Happy inking!

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Marsh Rabbit

My newest work “Marsh Rabbit” will be a part of the Watercolor & Graphic Arts Society (of Mobile) Fall Show at the Mobile Arts Council in Mobile, AL. The opening reception will be during the Art Walk on October 12 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. It will be available for purchase with 20% of the sale going to help support the Mobile Arts Council’s mission. Hope to see you there!

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Watercolor Techniques

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Hi Friends!

This Fall & Winter, I will be teaching a 4 week session of Watercolor Techniques (beginning & intermediate) at Marnee’s Studio in Mobile, AL. Enjoy a morning of fun while learning the fundamentals of watercolor in a relaxing environment. We will cover the basic techniques including wet into wet, wet on dry, dry brush, masking, using mixed materials such as sea salt, paper towels and more. Consider taking if you are local and have ever considered experimenting with this medium. This class is also for those who have taken watercolor or would like to improve upon their skill level. We also have a drop in rate if you are interested in coming for 1 class.

The class will run on Wednesdays, October 17, 24, 31 & November 7.

For more information visit: https://marneestudio.com/collections/classes/products/adult-ages-14-watercolor-classes

 

Two Cardinals

I recently finished this very special custom work. Did you know that some people believe that a red cardinal is a representation of a loved one who has passed? When you see one it means that the loved one is visiting you and they usually show up when you most need them, to let you know that they will always be with you.

“Find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest.” – Dalai Lama

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Arctic Terns

I have new representation! This piece was recently finished and dropped off at Marnee’s Studio, a new art space and gallery located at 2353 Airport Blvd in Mobile, AL. The Grand Opening Party is August 12 from 6-9 pm. “The event is FREE and includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, drinks and entertainment.” I will be live painting along with artist, Ian Glass. If you are local, please come to the opening and support this space! If not, work(s) can also be shipped! Contact the business owner (Renee) for more information.

https://marneestudio.com

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Arctic Terns 16″ x 20″ (framed dimensions) Watercolor on 400lb Arches Coldpress Paper

The work comes with a deckled edge, float mat, glass, backing and barn wood frame for $350

 

The Waiting

“The Waiting” is an in progress work in which I am attempting to tackle the complex surface of what is called aquabord by Ampersand. I think that I am starting to figure it out and if it looks great sealed, it might be my go-to support from now on. No framing needed! Works out great for the artist and the buyer. 😉 Stay tuned for the finished product and if you feel so inclined, let me know what you think. Peace and love friends.

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