Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Fun Sketches

This flower sketch goes to show you can paint with anything that has some color.  I bought a bouquet for Mother's Day that had pink dyed flowers.  One of the leaves fell off and it was full of the dye. I took it and pressed it in different places in my sketchbook, and then a couple days later, drew the flowers using the pink as centers, petals and leaves.  It is all form the plant.  No paint.

Ken had some skin cancer removed so I sketched him waiting on his Dr.  We got a big laugh out of it. it was fun!  The rest are like 5 seconds sketches because these people were on the move.

The taco soup was a surprise in the mail from my aunt!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Farm Scenes

more daily sketches. Just going through photos and drawing from them.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

In the country 

I took this photo somewhere in Texas! I love landscapes and Texas! I drew this with a Platinum fountain pen. It has an extra fine nib. I am using a landscape 8.5x5.5 sketchbook. 

I am convinced the type of brush you use make a difference.  I love the splotchy look. I am using a cheap joes pseudo sable brush in sizes 12 and 6.  It holds the color and water.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

May Day Flowers

I have been drawing the beautiful tulips my daughter sent me when I had surgery. There was 60 red yellow and purple and so pretty!
When they started opening really good they started laying out.  I loved that look.
I took a lot of photos from the top too.

This sketch was an experiment. The first two were drawn upside down.
The #3 was drawn right side up. I used a very fine point pen.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Old Stuff

A fun sketch. In 1973 my husband and I went on a mission trip to Tuxla Mexico. We brought this little toy back for our son who was just 3 at the time. I put yellow and white casein down first, then painted with gouache.

This old building is the Feed Store I painted previously.  This is the other side. This one also had an under-painting of casein.  I dearly love these old buildings. They are our past!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Corners of Home

I am doing the Sketchbook Skool class, and one of the lessons was draw squares on your page, and fill it with little spots in your house. I had so much fun with these. My furniture outgrew the squares though! is hard to draw that small, but so enjoyable. Probably a little cartoony!  I plan on doing some more!

Friday, April 21, 2017

New Sketches

I am taking one of the Sketchbook skool classes, and the lesson was on Cross hatching.  I didn't do too many on this old building but it's mainly for shadow and shapes.  I did it in ink, and took a photo, then I decided to put color on it. I love color!  The Cafe is an old building on the way to Carlsbad NM. I had to turn around and go back for a picture!  For this little painting I did a different technique.  I painted the page with yellow and white casein.  Then I drew with pencil after it dried, and painted it with watercolor and some gouache.
It was a fun piece to do.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Kenyon and Cash

This is a quick sketch of our grandson, Kenyon and his dog Cash. He loves his dog so much! They pretty much stay together.  They are so cute together. (of course)

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Carlsbad New Mexico

While I was in New Mexico I did get a couple sketches done.  This is part of a beautiful Catholic Church. 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017


I went to Austin with Keri and Kiana...Here are a few sketches from that trip.

New Sketches

I have had a lot of interruptions lately, and not been able to sketch every night.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

March 14

This man was drawn from Sktchy. It is an app that has people to draw.  I want to learn to draw people fast. May take a while!

This girl was in a Magazine. I just used her for the practice.