Friday, April 10, 2015

Scavenger Hunt #401

 1 off the wall - mini dog cross stitch picture that was hanging on the wall
2 energy - battery
3 fluffy - duck
4 black and white - cow salt shaker
5 part of a shoe - my husband's bronzed baby shoe
6 well used - green colored pencil
7 knot - knotted string
8 bell - red and white bell
9 shoestring - black shoestring hanging on the duck
10 magnet - with cow on it
11 something used to do a repair - eraser on top of the battery
12 a beginning and an end - book

Watercolor, colored pencils, and pen in a 9x12 inch visual journal by Strathmore.

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Every Day in April

I'm doing an April Challenge of doing a piece of art every day of April.  I'm posting them in an album on my Facebook page.  There is usually one in May and I will be doing that one too.

This one is Day 9 - something from my yard.  Geraniums.  I have lots of them and they bloom all year where I live.  Watercolors, colored pencils, and pen in Visual Journal Watercolor Sketchbook.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Landscapes for the Postcard Trade on Wetcanvas

There is a new trade on Wetcanvas called "Wish You Were Here".  Postcard sized pieces of original artwork done showing landscapes around the area where you live.  I did a few from my yard and the rest were from photos I have taken when my plein air group goes out. 

The first one is from a trip we made to the mountains which is about 45 minutes from my house.  These mail boxes are about half way there.

The second one is from a cattle ranch in those same mountains.  My friends Ron and Shari lived and worked on this ranch and my art group was able to go there for a painting session twice.  No more trips there tho as my friends retired and moved.

The third one is a metal sculpture of some Mexican musicians from a statuary place called Majestic Palms.  They have some larger trees, lots of pots, metal sculpture, and statues.  And a koi pond with a small bridge going across the pond.  Many, many, many huge koi fish in the pond. 

These are all 4x6 inches on watercolor paper with watercolors, colored pencils, and pens.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Cat #21.

Here is cat #21.  From a photo by Daiseyree from Wetcanvas.  I love this pose and really enjoyed doing this one.  I did change the colors from the original photo.  Watercolors, colored pencils, and pen.  About 3 x 5 inches.

Cat #20

 This is my cat #20.  Graphite and a touch of colored pencil and pen.  It's about 3x5 inches on watercolor paper.  Photo is by Veterinarian Andy Mathes from Facebook and used with his permission.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

30 Cats Day 9

Here is Cat for Day 9.  I'm behind but will catch up.  Graphite on this one.  Photo by MelWilemon from Wetcanvas RIL.

Friday, February 06, 2015

30 Cats in 30 Days

I'm doing a challenge on Facebook started by Valri Ary and Mary Moore.  there are several other artists doing it also.  I have finished 6 days so far.  Here is Day 6.  Photo posted on the WDE at Wetcanvas by Noula.  3.5 x 5.5 inches on watercolor paper.  Watercolor, colored pencils, and pens.

Here are the first 5:

Friday, January 23, 2015


Andy for Bigs/Sue.
Samson for vmrs/Virginia.
Dave the Cat for oldrockchick/Lin.

I have been sorely slackening.  I have been sick, I have been going to the doctor.  I am having cataract surgery one my first eye in Feb. so I have been a little on edge.  I know it is a simple surgery and only takes about 20 minutes actual time by the doctor, but IT'S MY EYE!

Sorry for not blogging more but with so much on my mind, it's hard to keep up with everything.

I started a new project in the Wetcanvas Forum.  It is titled Animals.  We have a full project of 16 participants.  I will be doing the pets of anyone who has them.  Anyone else can tell me what their favorite animal is and I will try to do those.

So far I have finished 3 and mailed them.  One has been received.  One cat and 2 dogs.  12 more to go.  I have a few more pets to do but not everyone has one.