Sunday, August 31, 2014

30 Paintings in 30 Days

I have joined a new challenge   It is to do 30 paintings in 30 days for the month of Sept.  I hope I can keep up but not going to stress about it.  The ones I complete will be a bonus and keep me actively doing artwork.  

I have been looking and thinking about a challenge for a month.  I thought of doing a body part or multiple body parts.  I even considered a self portrait a day.  But I just wasn't up to those.  I have already done those before.   They suggest picking a theme but I may leave that open and just do whatever comes up for mine each day.

I have a 7 x 7 inch Stillman & Birn  Beta Series watercolor sketchbook and I am going to use that for this challenge.  It has 25 pages so with just five of them will have something on both sides.  And it is just the right size.  Not too small and not too large.

If you want to join in, here is the link: http://30paintingsin30days.weebly.com/


Monday, August 25, 2014

Iris & Lily

These were done for the WDE for 8-22-14.  Eye/Ai was the host this week.  These are her beautiful daughters.  I have known Ai since before Iris was born and I think she is 6 or 7 years now.

I did these with colored pencils and a touch of pen on Strathmore Toned Tan paper in a 5.5 x .5 sketchbook.



Monday, August 18, 2014

Teddy

Just a little 4x6 inch piece of artwork in watercolor, colored pencils, and pens


Thursday, August 07, 2014

Bonnie (of Bonnie & Clyde)

A Facebook friend has a raccoon named Baby that was born in her yard.  And now it has 2 cubs she named Bonnie and Clyde.  The mother even comes inside her house and sleeps on the bed with her and her dogs.  She comes in thru the doggie door.   She follows along behind the dogs when they are all in the yard walking.  She seems very tame.  

The friend takes lots of photos of the raccoons and I saw one that I fell in love with.  I asked for permission to use it for a painting.  This is the progress I have made.  I am now working on the dirt behind the coon.  It's dark brown with white bits on it.  Also starting to work on the animal. 


Saturday, August 02, 2014

Wooden

I browsed the Weekend Drawing Event images for this week and I saved 5.   This is the one I ended up doing. I thought I had ruined it a couple times . Don't like the dark graphite I got on the side of the face but covered it in cp before I realized I didn't want it there. But I've messed with it too much. It started out fairly small but I cropped it to ATC size. Watercolor paper, watercolor, cp, and pen. About an hour or so but done in short pieces of time with stops in between when I thought it was a goner.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Doc & Bodie







These were both painted for the Weekend Drawing Event on Wetcanvas. Photos were provided by Li. The dog is her dog Doc. The building is from Bodie ghost town Both done in colored pencil, watercolor, and pen on watercolor paper.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Denny (Alan) and Me.





This was my cousin Denny (that's the name he went by then and now he uses his real first name of Alan.  I still can't call him that.  he will always be Denny to me.

My family and his family lived in apartments that were owned by his grandparents who were my Aunt Minnie and Uncle Cecil.  Minnie was my dad's older sister.  She lived just short of her 96th birthday.  I was always very close to them.

I was about 3 and Denny about 6 in this photo (Probably 1952).  We had baby brothers that were born only a few days apart.




The next photo is my dad and his youngest brother.   The date was probably around 1954/1955.  I had a second brother by then.  My uncle died young from complications from Diabetes.  My dad is still alive today at 87 yrs old.  And quite a few pounds heavier.