Friday, February 16, 2018

My Space

I am so lucky to have a room that I love, in which to make art.  Last Friday, we had shutters installed and they are great!  My room is upstairs and I have a big window facing north and a smaller window facing south.  I have a large table (Jim's mom's old dining room table) for my mat cutter, flat files in a corner, and enough room for an easel, a flat table for painting, my "thinking chair" and a lovely drawing table we bought at an estate sale.  I have a dot for music and a laptop for reference photos.   Oh and, of course, there is always a cat or two two keep me company.  Rosie doesn't do stairs, so she doesn't join me when I'm painting or drawing.  Note that Cary Grant has jumped into his carrier.  Now if we were actually headed to the vet, there would be a mad scramble to pounce on him and put him in the carrier with absolutely no cooperation on his part:)  I always enjoy seeing other studios, so I thought you might like to see my art room.  I go barefoot all the time- my feet love the wood floor:)  The walls are the palest lavender - almost white.
Here are a few photos.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Here's Lady in Watercolor

I just finished this.  It's watercolor on 11"x15" Arches cold press.  I'm going to paint her again.  I feel like I'm starting to catch on:)  The next one will be looser and more colorful.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Show Girl

We went to a show at Las Vegas City Hall today.  It's called "From Refuse to Reuse".  It's an exhibit of thrown-away objects that have been used in sculpture.  There were several pieces that I liked.  This is my favorite.  It's called "Show Girl" by Brian Mock.  It looks just like our Rosie.
Check out other work by Brian Mock here.
His sculpture is gorgeous and all from reclaimed material!  He even has a fabulous lion for Chris Lally.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Lady Bird Come On Down.

When I finished this sketch of Lady, I thought of a song by Lee Hazelwood.  I think it's called Lady Bird.  This is the latest in my horse series.  I have really been looking at the rescue horses.  I'm learning a lot.  Once again I used my magic pencils (which I learned about from Chris Lally) and this is also in the 11" x 14" sketch pad.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

More Wild, Wild West!

Here is another sketch in preparation for my horse paintings.  This is Faith.
11" x 14" 60 lb sketch paper with my magic pencils again

Thursday, December 28, 2017

I Live in the Wild, Wild West!

My friend has two rescue horses.  They've been through a lot of bad things, but now they have a wonderful home with a mom who loves them.  I'm going to paint them.  I've started doing some drawings.  This is Lady. 
11" x 14" 60 lb paper with Faber Castell graphite aquarelle (my magic pencils)

I think this is going to be fun!

Monday, December 18, 2017

Getting Ready for Christmas!

I haven't baked Norwegian butter cookies in 15 years.  My grandmother used to bake them every Christmas.  She was an amazing woman.  My mom bakes them almost every Christmas.  She is amazing, too.  Then there is Candy.  I guess I bake them every 15 years.  I intend to bake them again in 2032.  Why?  Because they are so much work!  I don't know how Grandma did it - she didn't even have a dishwasher.  Yikes!  Anyhow, they are the most delicious cookies ever!