Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Memorial Day Sketches

While trying to get another class together, I decided we would do something in honor of Memorial Day since it is coming up. These are all sketches from my flag album. Every time I go somewhere, I take photos of flags. All but one is done with the Tombow and Elegant Writer and Ink.
The top left photo was from somewhere in NM,
The top right, 'Ruidoso', is drawn with ink and painted. The middle 'Thank You' is from a photo in Hobbs, NM. and it says it all.  A friend and I went to a Memorial Day Parade, many years ago, and that was the  home-made sign in the barber shop window.
The bottom left 'Freedom of Religion' is a church from somewhere, and the last ' Home Sweet Home'  is a house from somewhere.  I don't always remember where they came from.
 I am so thankful for all of our veterans.


Catharina Engberg said...

I have had a look at your sketches from your branding pictures. They look great! As you know I´m also into horses :)
Take care!

Autumn Leaves said...

Suzy, I just love your sketches. To me these must make one fabulous book! Thank you too for your wonderful heart for American veterans. I'm right there with you.

Christiane Fortin said...

I spent some time looking at all the wonderful sketches you've been doing and I am so impressed. I remember back then you did some work on a daily basis to get you started and mentioned the name of an artist that inspired you with some guide lines etc.. I wrote the name of that artist because I wanted to give this a shot but can't find it anymore. Could you please let me know who it is.

Suzy, this is such a wonderful style you have developed. I think I could do this in the truck at night and it would improve my drawing skills which I've lost so much.

Siggi in Downeast Maine said...

Your cards are gorgeous..I love how you do them.
I also have a collection of Flag photos and started with 9/11 taking photos of the tribute signs too...
Like you, especially the flags against the blue skies or sunsets
I might not remember exactly where, but always remember the why...Thank you for sharing.

Suzy Pal Powell said...

Thank you Catharina! yes I love the horses!

Suzy Pal Powell said...

thank you CL! I hadn't thought about putting the sketches in a book, but would be fun. Yes I do love America and our veterans! I am married to a great one!

Suzy Pal Powell said...

Thank you Siggi! I have been drawing and painting flags since 1990 and still love to see them flying.


'Smile'  is an acrylic painting of my friend Pat.   She is always taking photos of everybody,  esp at the community happenings!...