Saturday, October 8, 2022

30 Faces in 30 Days-30 Day Challenge using Sktchy teachers.


I signed up for a 30 day Challenge with 'Sktchy'. 
(Sktchyartschool) It is spelled without the E.
They have their own faculty that teaches.
We have one photo a day and a different  teacher demoing their technique. 
 day 1. 

Day 2

This was day 2, and I enjoyed it so much, I did a 2nd one on tan paper, instead of gray. Very different than what I normally paint. 

This is Day 3, and I was a little intimidated with all the wrinkles in the photo, but we didn't actually put them in but I thinks she looks old with out them.

This one was day 4 and I really really enjoyed her class.  She had us do 3 minute timed sketches of the photo, using a marker or pen, etc.  to sort of get used to the way they look. I loved doing them, and did several. Then I decided to paint them. So much fun. I will continue to do these.  This is the same man but they have a different look, but hopefully look alike in some way.

This one is my favorite...Blue eyes
The last one is the painting, and I much prefer the 3 mins sketches, then paint them. 
They have so much character!

Friday, October 7, 2022

Man's Best Friend


I got a photo of this man and his dog in Italy, during lunch time.  The poor puppy wanted a bite so bad. The man completely ignored him, which made for a fun picture.

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Southwestern Watercolor Society-SWS

 It's been 4 years since I was accepted in SWS show, so when 'Welcome' was accepted I was excited.  I had decided I might never get in again!  I still remember getting in the 1st and 2nd, 3rd, etc. I was always so shocked, and still am.  You have to be accepted 5 times to get their signature status, so I worked very hard and when I finally did I felt like I had accomplished a goal.  I don't believe in giving up, and I have some goals that I am still working on.  The photo for this painting was taken at the Yellowstone National Park in 2013.  Sometimes it takes a while to get to a painting, but always brings back fun memories.  This park ranger was so 'welcoming'. I was in the back seat and got her photo.

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

More Fun Sketches

The top sketch is from Meadow, Tx. 
The old truck is experimenting using markers instead of watercolors.
The 3rd one is just a fun old blue truck.
The last one is during harvest season last year.  Cotton stripper beside a pump jack.


Tuesday, October 4, 2022

New Mosaic

 I really love mosaics, and love to do them.  This one is pretty big. about 18" across.

Monday, October 3, 2022

Lea County New Mexico exhibit

 I was invited to hang my art in Lovington NM. About 30 miles from where we live.  

The show will be open until after Christmas.

Sunday, October 2, 2022

Yee Haw!


Love anything western! Cowboys, horses, etc! Such fun sketching these..

At the Fair

I was acceptd into the New Mexico watercolor society show again this year. It will be in Las Cruces NM instead of Albuquerque NM The theme ...