Monday, August 20, 2018

Suzy ‘Pal’ Powell Blog

I decided in January to combine my blogs due to saving time just having one blog. That address is so there are a lot of sketches there, so when you see the date it’s not because I quit, it’s because I combined my sketches along with paintings. I sketch more anyway.
Thank you for visiting my blog.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

30 days of sketching

I did the 30 day sketchbook challenge. This is a collage of the 30 days plus 2 days in February.
I have decided to include my sketches along with the watercolors and collages from  now on, instead of having a separate blog.  Now it will all be together.
We had a prompt for everyday. I did skip a couple days, due to not being home or not wanting to draw something weird.
I enjoyed the ones I did though!  I do love to draw while watching Television.  Drawing everyday has made such a difference!

Sunday, January 21, 2018

30 day sketchbook challenge

We have been sketching for 3 weeks now.
it has been a challenge for sure!
Days 17-20 with an extra one thrown in!

17 Clock/time
18 quote
19 fairy tale
20 people

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

30 day Sketchbook Challenge

We are half way through with the 30 day challenge! Each day we get an email with what to draw.
I missed a couple days but here is a collage of what I have finished.
It is a challenge for someone else to tell you what to draw! It definitely stretches your imagination.
There is only 2 that I haven't completed.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

A new year! 2018

 Household item, Leaves, Round shapes, Lines and angles, fruit, and fish.

I am doing the 30 day sketchbook challenge to try to get back to sketching daily.  I am not sure what happened that I stopped but I have to get back to it. There is a prompt everyday so we draw whatever it is.

I missed Jan. 1, but I have up until Jan 7.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

The end of a year...the start of a new one!

This is the end of a very blessed year! Happy new year to all!
I hate I have so many sketches here, but wanted to get all of my 2017 on here today!

 sketch from an old looking motel somewhere in Dallas.

We ate at Pappasitos Cantina  was very good.
A girl on her phone at the Airport in Dallas. 

flowers at the art reception

 We ate at Mary's in Strawn Texas! We had a long wait. They are famous for their Chicken fried steak.

Getting the oil changed and a woman was eating popcorn

While in Fort Worth we went to the movie  'The Star'.  A children's movie about Jesus's Birth. It was so cute!

Some cotton sketches...

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Dallas Urban Sketch workshop

A Lot of sketches to post! I was so happy to get to go to a workshop in Dallas with the great sketcher James Richards. It was an awesome experience.  He is such a gentleman and so kind.  His wife Pati is just as great as he is.  I am blessed to get to have met them both, and learn from him.
We sketched inside and outside on location.  Painting out is my favorite! I am posting a photo of the three of us, and I have a black eye from an eye procedure. My Dr. didn't even apologize for it.

I sketched while waiting for the shuttle as well as at the airport. It was a lot of fun.  It is true, nobody notices what you are doing!

Nancy Standlee and Suzanne ONeill all stayed together. Was a lot of fun!
This was at the Olive Garden one night. 

Saturday, September 23, 2017

The Chuck Wagon

Last week some of my art friends and I went to the cowboy symposium.  Loved seeing all the stuff they used to use back in the pioneer days.  It is done in a moleskin watercolor sketchbook.
And another bronc rider, using the toned paper and gouache..

Thursday, September 21, 2017