Friday, September 28, 2007

Illustration Friday - "The Blues"

I immediately thought of clusters of blue flowers in many different shades of blue. Mixing the different shades in watercolor, however, presented another challenge. I found myself coming up with lots of teal shades. I'll have to work on mixing the blues. Happy weekend all.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Illustration Friday - Juggle

I wanted to draw something to correlate with the season and I thought about a lady trying to juggle all of her equipment back so she doesn't have to make another trip, ever feel that way? I felt like using red too, such a strong color and not in my usual palette, so apples came to mind. Have a good weekend. Nice and cool here in Nevada.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

new moleskin

i decided to play along and get myself a moleskin sketchbook to see what they are all about. i find myself sitting and waiting more. waiting for kids - need to do something so i have my moleskin companion now. i find myself just putting it with my keys ready to go. i need to practice drawing people - out of my comfort zone. i draw flowers and nature a lot probably because it is easy for me and i've done it for many years. i do a structure now and then, but people are fascinating and i would love to depict them better in my work. don't really know if my efforts are going anywhere, or if they are supposed to. have tried many venues in the past and none of them really lead anywhere, but they do make me happy. i guess that is what counts. sometimes it is hard to accept just that though. this is something i can do when i get old though. travel around and draw what i see. need something to do when i get old.

Friday, September 14, 2007

ATC Blue Dels

i have created a few ACEO - ATC for my Esty store and saw the prompt on inspire me thursday to share ATC. i have become quite intriqued with this little painting/drawing format. lots of fun

Illustration Friday - Wedding

I had been thinking about weddings last week so I thought it ironic that would be the topic this week. I was thinking about my own wedding and if I knew myself as I do now when I got married I would have had a completely different wedding. I would have wanted a very simple wedding outdoors in nature near an old wise tree dressed in simple clothes with just a few special people attending and hopefully lots of birds and other creatures hiding, but watching.

Monday, September 10, 2007

the last of the snapdragons

i have a tiny little area of flowers around a tree in my front yard right now. this is all i've planted since we moved in since it is so close to freezing day around here. i have a blend of yellow and pink snapdragons, some deep purplish-fuschia petunias, and an occasional bright pink petunia peeking up. i try to baby them, keep them trimmed so they will bloom as long as possible and i can have color to draw. buying flowers from the store is second best, there is nothing quite like drawing outdoors for me. total bliss. i trimmed on friday evening and there were a couple flowers still in bloom but most were done and i decided to record them in my book. i thought the textures and shapes were interesting.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Illustration Friday - Momentum

The topic momentum challenged me. I thought of the time of year and nature. I have lived in the desert most of my life and spend a lot of time outside exploring. The wind blows regularly and we see many tumbleweeds rolling their way across the desert. They are very light and prickly and tend to float in the wind. Sometimes when there is a strong windstorm at night they will all be piled up next to a fence all stuck together, piled high like a pyramid.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Illustration Friday - Alphabets

I thought of doing an alphabet garden with a flower for every letter of the alphabet but couldn't think of one for "x" so decided to do it randomly.


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