Sunday, September 9, 2018

Another week of Sketches

I am sketching in a spiral sketchbook now, since i have had a few people want to buy my sketches.
This way I can take them out of the book with out messing up the entire book, etc.
One of my sketches went to Oklahoma!  It is a cabin from the Cloudcroft trip.
The dark brown one is painted on a brown envelope.  The Mennonite girls were in Cloudcroft, waiting for lunch.  The old car that I did twice is somewhere in Arkansas.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Cloudcroft, NM fun

I have been doing small little paintings of Cloudcroft from our fun trip in August.

We painted in class all day, and drove around and took photos. Had a wonderful Barb B Q Dinner, Dinner at the Lodge, that has a scary history! We went out to the old Trestle one afternoon.
We had pizza one night, Not to mention our sandwiches we had for lunch from the Dollar Store.
We had lots of art talk and laughs at night.
Linda Carter had wonderful Breakfast at the Burro Street Boarding House. 
Joyce Hicks is a wonderful artist and person. We all loved her and of course love her art.
She gave away a lot of her small demos and on the last day painted a larger painting of flowers and I won it. I am so proud to have it. If you ever have a chance to go to Cloudcroft you should go! a very small but wonderful little place.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

The Star in Blue Glasses

I painted a new giraffe with fun glasses for a school in Lubbock. it was a fun painting to do!
It will hang in the clinic where the school nurse works,  with a couple others that I have done in the same manner.

I hope the kids enjoy seeing it, and that they are inspired to wear their glasses!

Monday, August 20, 2018

Cloudcroft NM

This past week I went to Cloudcroft, NM with 3 other ladies to take a workshop with Joyce Hicks.
It was an awesome week and we learned so much!
left to right.
me, Linda Carter, Connie Michael, Karen Foster and Nancy Standlee.
Linda owns the Burro Street boarding house where we stayed. I highly recommend it! The breakfast was delicious, and the rooms great.

Joyce is so generous giving her art away, and I won the flower painting! The bottom is sketches i did  and the last one is a painting I did in her class using her photo and her advice.

Joyce Hicks website is:

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

New sketches

I have been sketching each day. The Turquoise trail is a double page.The BB sign was in Memphis.
the old car was on the Turquoise trail near Albuquerque, NM.  The others are just random photos from somewhere!

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

One whole month of small watercolor paintings/sketches

I found an app that I think I am going to really like.  It is 365 and it is a calendar and each day you add whatever..a photo , painting, etc.  I used it for the World Watercolor Month.

Last week of World Watercolor Month

This is the last week. It wasn't too terribly hard since I normally draw each night anyway
Some prompts I followed, and sometimes I just did whatever.


Saturday, July 28, 2018

New faces

 I really like drawing faces. I have filled a couple sketchbooks with them, trying to improve! The bottom 3 are done on my ipad with an apple pencil.  I used procreate app. There is so much to that app and it will take forever to learn all of it.
the first one, is pencil with her eyes painted. 
The 3rd man was done using two different inks. One waterproof and one not. I wanted it to bleed to make shadows and I wanted some hard lines so I used the waterproof for that part.