Thursday, July 27, 2017

Grape experiment

I had some grape photos so I experimented using a background and no background. Drawn with ink that ran when wet.




Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Dead Vehicle Challenge

James Gurney posted a challenge...Paint a dead vehicle. One that doesn't run. Car or truck.
I wanted to do this old vehicle for a while so I set up there and did it.  It had to be painted on location, and you had to post a photo of your easel, etc.  This old international is in Plains, TX.
I started out trying to use oils but I don't paint enough with oil to know what to do, so I ended up using a sketchbook, and drawing it with my fountain pen and ink, then painted with watercolor and a little gouache.





Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Two new flag sketches


I still love drawing and painting flags.  I took a few pictures of our flag one day when it was cloudy and windy.  These are just plain fun, and I  LOVE our American Flag.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Midland TX Sketch workshop






I was invited to teach a one day Sketch class. We really needed more than one day but I think they did great and got the hang of just using 'shapes' to draw!  There were 8 very enthusiastic sketchers there!
We had a lot of fun.  The card sketch is mine.  The sketch of me working was one of the students. I love it!


 This was everybody's effort with the coffee pot and they did a great job on them. 



Friday, July 14, 2017

More new Sketches

I am not getting to sketch every night but I do when I can.
I am headed out of town to teach a sketch workshop. I LOVE teaching this and seeing people succeed with their drawings!

The cake was Kens birthday cake. He was in the hospital during his Birthday on July 1st.
The cake was pretty and very Yummy!

The combine was at our neighbors. The porch scenes belongs to a friend.











Wednesday, July 5, 2017

July Sketches

I love patriotic subjects and paint a lot of flags.  I also love the Statue of Liberty! She is awesome. My favorite man made thing ever.
I also did some musical instruments from a place in Austin, TX.
And the flowers around our gas meter was so cool, I had to draw it too!










Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Sitting in the Drs office

I had some more skin cancer and had to have it removed.  I knew it would be a long morning so I took my sketchbook.  I drew a couple people in the waiting room then drew from phone pictures.

These rabbits seem to pose for me. They were so cute. 

The cat is Harry waiting on me to get through painting.


Monday, June 26, 2017

Taco Truck

I was asked to do a taco food truck, and this is just a sketch trying to get ideas.









Saturday, June 3, 2017

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.