Category Archives: Pen & Ink

Big Isle Tourists

Don’t you just love the look of happy tourists? Goofy, giddy, and hanging out far from their mainland commitments.

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(3″ x 5″ pen & ink with watercolor wash on paper)
Displayed artwork © 2019 Kim Reading. All rights reserved.

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Milky Again

This is the sweeter side of Milky … when he’s asleep.

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(3″ x 5″ pen & ink with watercolor wash on paper
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Displayed artwork © 2019 Kim Reading. All rights reserved.

Nemeses

Are you feeling bombarded by conflict? News. Talk shows. Sports. It’s on every screen and every device every day all day. I think it’s really getting to all of us. Take a deep breath and hug yourselves. We’re all in this together.

Mueller v. Barr
Trump v. Pelosi
Nadal v. Djokovic

(each sketch: 3″ x 5″ pen and ink)
Displayed artwork © 2019 Kim Reading. All rights reserved.

How To Read a Face

When I’m not sure how to get my hands moving, my ‘go to’ subject matter lately is faces. Quick sketches, usually one-liners, distorted and that’s what I love about them.

This one in particular is a favorite because I cannot read his expression. Is it disgust, boredom, disbelief, exhaustion, disdain, contempt, interest, confusion? He shows great concentration and appears almost ready to speak. What do think he’ll say?

(Reference: photo of Robert Mueller) (Click to enlarge)
politician.jpg(3″ x 5″ pen & ink with watercolor wash on Moleskine®)
Displayed artwork © 2019 Kim Reading. All rights reserved.

North Beach with BFF

A favorite hike to my favorite beach with a favorite friend (and a great blue heron). Yes, Monday was a good day.

Milky

My neighbor’s cat. He’s a big fluffy. Cuddly as all get out. Until he’s not. Then there’s fire in his eyes and attack mode ensues. What is WITH that?

Coconut Fun

Boys playing with coconuts at Isaac Hale Beach Park, Puna District, Hawaii.

Honaunau + Goat, Hawai’i 2018

House next to two-step snorkeling spot, Honaunau.

And goat on trail to Makalawena Beach.

Kiholo Bay, 2018

Today’s lunch spot.

Makalawena Beach, 2018

This is one of my favorite places on the Big Island of Hawai’i. It’s a perfect art day in paradise when I hike here, plop in the sand, pull out my sketch pad under a tree, drink a cold beer, and do a mini painting.

Aloha!