Sunday, June 25, 2017

I'm So Happy That I Have Buddies Who Are Still Blogging!

Jim and I have approximately 8,000 photographs in our album on our computer (saved somewhere on Google that I don't really have to know about because Jim is the IT guy).  The photos are filed by date.  I wanted to find some photos that we took of wild burros at Red Rock Canyon, but I couldn't remember when it was.  I made it through the photos from 2000 through 2003.  Then I realized there was an easier way.  Hooray! I knew I had posted the photos on my blog and I have fewer blog posts than album photos.  I started going through old blog posts.  It was almost like reading a diary and I loved the comments and advice that my blogging friends posted.  I also realized that there are quite a few people who no longer blog.

Maybe people have switched over to Facebook.  I'm not sure what happened, but I miss them.  However, I'm very glad that quite a few are still blogging.  When I go to Lucinda's blog, I see new and exciting places to travel along with great artwork.  Martine's posts are always uplifting.  She also posts photos from her travels and her beautiful paintings.  I love her world.  Pat posts from her new home in Scotland and always has a sweet painting of a dog to share.  We still hear from Sherry and get to see the lovely art she's working on.  She doesn't realize how good her work is!  If you want to see gorgeous art made by someone who is also absolutely hilarious, check out Carol King's blog. She is adjusting to life in North Carolina along with bears:)  A challenge for a New York City girl! Chris's art is amazing and she is always so helpful and kind in her comments on other people's blogs.  Olivia's watercolors are so loose and lovely!  There are other artists whose work I love, too - Myrna, Mary, Barbra Joan, Irina, Padmaja, Cristina, Jane, Floriana, Marty.  You guys are all wonderful!  Thank you for continuing to post!  I love your work, your advice, your ideas and your stories!  I've learned so much from you.

I miss Deb Harvey, Teresa at Blueberries, Art and Life, Sheryl Hawkins, Robyn Sinclair and others.  I would love to know what's going on in their lives.

Anyhow, I wish you all a happy Sunday!  I found my wild burros and I'm going to re-post their pictures because they are so sweet.








Sunday, June 18, 2017

Tulips - Completed (I Think)

I think this one is completed.  I'm going to do it again maybe in acrylic.

Tulips - A Work In Progress

I'm working on this painting today.  It's 11" x 14" watercolor  on 140 lb Fabriano  cold press paper.  I've played with this paper before, but this is the first time I've used it for a painting.


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

View From the Wal-Mart Parking Lot at Sunrise 2

Jim's daughter asked family members and friends to paint something for a wall in her new house in Seattle.  She sent out 6" x 6" canvasses to everyone who said they would do it.  I finished mine the other day.  Jim is working on his.  I painted mine in acrylic.

It was fun to do!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

One More Thing

We started watching this series on the Impressionists.  I think it's really good.  So far we've watched 2 episodes.  It's on Amazon Prime.  It's called The Impressionists Season 1.  It's hosted by
Waldemar Janusczak. 

The Latest Assignment

We started a drawing class on Sunday afternoons while we were still taking our night class.  We have today off for the Memorial Day holiday, so we're working on our homework assignment for next Sunday.  The assignment is self-portraits - profile, 3/4 or full face.  I'm working on the 3/4 and IT'S REALLY HARD!  I say that a lot:)  Anyhow, in spite of measuring like crazy, mine looks awful.  Jim looked at it and said, "It looks like you.  And I mean that in a good way."  That totally cracked me up, so I decided to take a short break and complain to you guys.  Back to work.  I hope you're having a beautiful Sunday!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

The Dreaded Upturn!

I had fun drawing this guy.  I tell you your brain cannot believe that you're going to put the tip of the nose practically between the person's eyes!  An upturned face could easily make you run screaming from the room!  And yet...it's fun in a weird way:)
Please ignore the fingerprints:)  Happy Sunday!