Ink, Watercolor, Oil, & Acrylic


We all naturally read between the lines.  Whether it be conversations, personal letters, emails, or simply watching people around us; our imaginations fill in what our eyes don’t see and our ears don’t hear.  In a way, this is what illustration is all about: taking a few words and translating them into imagery. 

 As an illustrator working mostly with children’s books, I try to maintain a sense of whimsy that will entertain children, while capturing a bit of irony and humor that will entertain the adults who read to them.  “Between the Lines” also defines my style of painting.  Watercolor has always been my favorite medium.  And for many years I have played with ink washes and outlines.  Currently, I’m experimenting with merging the two, allowing either the washes or the ink to take center-stage.

4 responses

  1. Jessica Sawyer

    This is one of your mother’s DESsie friends.
    I really enjoyed your pictures and word art.
    My mother loved the medium of water color. She particularly liked Winslow Homer’s water colors and those by Beatrix Potter. I look forward to seeing more of your work.

    Jessica in Maryland

    March 23, 2011 at 7:40 am

  2. Great stuff, Mollie! It is wonderful to see some of your new work. I really love your sketches! I will definitely check in with your blog!

    March 20, 2011 at 8:07 am

  3. Adam Johnson

    Great to see your work and read your thoughts. I like your insight about drawing forcing you to see more. I will use that story with my drawing kids. When you get a chance post more sketches; They’re great!

    February 16, 2011 at 7:03 am

  4. Kathleen Harte Gilsenan

    Molly, I really enjoy seeing your sketches. Thanks for sharing. I look forward to watching as you post more.

    February 14, 2011 at 2:59 pm

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