A lady lawn bowls in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA.
Monday, December 04, 2006
Friday, December 01, 2006
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Sunday, November 12, 2006
He loves balls, when I come up the drive way, he'll push one, or two under the gate waiting for a throw. If we put all the balls away and out of sight he'll grab a rock and drop it in front of us, sad but true. I guess Rocky was a good name after all.
Friday, November 03, 2006
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Sunday, October 29, 2006
Thursday, October 26, 2006
The North County Society of Fine Arts Sketch and Paint Out
was held at the San Diego Wild Animal Park today.
We met at the Lowland Gorilla exhibit where the big giant gorillas kept moving because they consider staring a sign of aggression. They just didn't like us staring at them. When the big fella finally got used to it he stared back, growled and looked like he might be able to stare us down.
I remember the vultures looking like interesting characters the last time I was there so I left my partner, Edith to take a look at the . . . Vultures. It took forever to find them and they weren't quite what I expected.
The lagoon is where Edith settled down
and did a pretty nice finished piece on watercolor paper.
I just sketched people and the pelicans.
Whoa, the lagoon gets pretty crowded at feeding time.
Clementine was there too but we lost her.
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Pentel Pocket Brush Pen from
Wet Paint: Artists' Materials & Framing
This Pentel Brush Pen has a synthetic tip but it is not stiff like some others I have used.
The best surprise came when I put a watercolor wash on my sketch and it didn't feather out all over the place. Now if I can just keep from losing this one . . .
Monday, October 23, 2006
When I draw from photos I feel I am "cheating" even though I only use my own photos. I agree with the memory bank thing. I have always tried to make compositions on my sketchbook pages but as always the subject moves, or something moves in front of it. Why not use my memory bank to finish the darn thing? Just make something up.
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Monday, October 16, 2006
A trip to the mountains to visit the inlaws and the grandpets. This is "Shadow", the parakeet. I really think they should have named it "Cloud" because it's brother is named "Sky" and besides.... It is pure white except for a few little spots of blue . . . sky. Do you hear me?
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
One of my ink and w/c pieces on watercolor paper.
Sketch book journal entry.
Japanese brush pen with watercolor.
The 2 sketches above are just HUGE sketchbook entries.
11 x 14 inches.
Sunday, September 24, 2006
Saturday, September 23, 2006
When I went to Arizona I bought everyone in my family a little souvenir.
I found the perfect gift for myself at this little shop on the way home.
I know it's a messy drawing. I don't use an eraser.
This habit has helped me to not care
about being a perfectionist with my sketching.
"It's just a sketch"
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Monday, September 18, 2006
I am afraid of flying. VERY afraid. That's why I didn't sign up for the BIG training seminar in Dallas, Texas. My manager was kind enough to sign me up so. . . up . . . up . . . and away . . . I went. I calmed my nerves by drawing. My doc also gave me a pill to calm me down during the flight. This is evidenced in panel 5 of my cartoon journal.
Sunday, September 17, 2006
Thursday, September 07, 2006
Wow, there were 4 people at the paint out today!
It was fun painting, drawing and talking art with the group!
The weather at the winery was perfect in every way.
We sketched and painted in the patio,
checked out the new shops and walked around the loop.
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
Sunday, September 03, 2006
I have decided to try my hand atpainting and posting a painting a week.
This first piece is Cows, Oil on Canvas, 8x10 unframed.
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Thanks for looking.
Friday, September 01, 2006
Friday, August 11, 2006
This pot had a lot of texture so I tried Valerie's suggestion of painting on the glaze while the wheel was turning it round and round. The indented areas are left without glaze.
The glazed pots ready to be fired.