Monday, April 30, 2012
I decided not to do another still life this time for the scavenger hunt. I did a page of different items on the back of my list. They are done with colored pencils and graphite. Then I did a self portrait on Bristol paper with graphite. About 9x12. I'm not happy with the self portrait. For some reason the eyes are not right this time. That is usually the part I get right.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Two of my friends live on a cattle ranch and will be retiring soon and moving from the ranch. I thought they might like to have a remembrance of the place they have lived for many years. I took this photo standing in their driveway looking towards the house. She wanted the two oak trees in the photo. My plein air group has been there a couple of times, and for many years I have gone their annually to a BBQ where there are motorhomes, trailers, campers, and tents camped out for 3 days all around the yard. Sometimes 15-20 camping vehicles. The first BBQ I attended had about 85 people. Now there are usually around 50 people in a good year. Those BBQs will also be ending. I will so miss those too. I have met so many new friends there that I only see once a year on that weekend.
Sunday, April 22, 2012
I just opened a Fine Art America account to sell prints, cards, etc of my artwork. Especially my scavenger hunt art. Many people have told me I should be selling cards or prints of the hunt still lifes so now I will be able to. At least if anyone wants them. You can see the link on the right, or go here So far I have only uploaded 1 paintings but will be taking better photos of the others soon. I've also started a Fan Page on Facebook. I don't have much on that yet either but hopefully you will check that out and "like" my page. Thanks everyone.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Friday, April 13, 2012
Friday, April 06, 2012
Here is the new Scavenger Hunt still life with 18 of the 26 items included. Done in watercolor, pen & ink, and colored pencil on watercolor paper. 9x12 inch size.
Thursday, April 05, 2012
Li Newton hosted the WDE on Wetcanvas for March 29. I did a portrait of her dog Doc. She said in her uploads of here 16 photos that, that she added Doc's photo just for me. Mostly because I usually complain when she doesn't post a photo of one of her babies. Her passed dog Zipper, I did portraits of several times.
So here is Doc. He had a hard plane ride from a rescue site to get to his home with them and after one year, he finally feels like a trusting family member. Love you Doc and glad you found such a wonderful home.
About 8x10 on watercolor paper with watercolors, pen & ink, a touch of colored pencil, black and white Conte pencil.