Jen, nice color selections on your lizard. Those guys live on our porch and are pests.
Holly, I always enjoy hearing from you on Mondays. Thanks for the kind and encouraging compliments.
Bob, both those lemurs look suspicious and not necessarily cute and cuddly. Great job with those eyes. This must look really nice on the silk tie. Love the Judge, too! So many nice colors. Eager to see the completion of the Western Diamondback. Looks good so far.
Hal, what a fabulous photo of the snake. That would be fun to paint with all those beautiful colors. My DH shares your opinion about lawyers.
My cataract surgery has been postponed again due to equipment failure at the surgery center. It's now scheduled for March 2. Someday, it may really happen.
Sam/Sammy C & C Welcome
Sam that sounds pretty blasted scary. Equipement failure at the surgery!!!!! Thank God you weren't already under the knife.
Hal : The Sunset Beckons:
Hal, they didn't say if it was a backup piece of equipment or one of several or what. All I know is that I have to wait.
Those Interested in Viewing Beautiful Colored Pencil work should check out this site. www.tommyhunt.com/index.html .
Sammy - thanks for kind words, and many thanks for the link to extraordinary and inspiring CP portraits by Tommy Hunt!
Geez guys and gals. I had a LOT to catch up on and will never remember what everyone did, so: Kudos to everyone!!! I love the mariner, bears and brass lady, but a also like the others stuff that's been posted since Saturday.
Haven't been around since I am busy with family and packing. Spending a lot of time online looking about homes for where we are moving to. I got about 30 boxes packed or re-packed today. Got all my holiday stuff in one place. It's amazing how the tubs of specific colors were spread around a 3 bay garage. I am not telling my friends in Missouri that we are coming back yet. I want to surprise them when we get there. I am packing my art supplies last (Thanks Sandi for that idea!) and hope to have time to get some artwork done in and around all this packing and worrying about the move.
“Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ~ Pablo PicassoC & C are always welcomed and appreciated.
Holly & Sandi - Wow... thank you so very much for your comments on Hilary's portrait! You're too kind! A lot of love goes into a painting, no matter who the subject, but when it's your very own "creation".... it's just so much more.
Comments & Critiques ALWAYS welcome and appreciated!
Jen - Really great colors in your little lizard! Too cute!!
Ah - Kristina - I was so caught up in trying to make sure I didn't miss anyone's art work, that I totally skipped over your posts about you moving endeavors. What a chore ahead of you. Sounds like you have a good handle on getting things organized early so the last minute things don't sneak up on you as badly. I have moved so many times in my adult life that I would hate to count - I used to think I couldn't clean house unless I moved - - not a particularly good attitude but during that time it certaily seemed to work out that way. Keeping your art supplies free for use and packing them last sounds like a GREAT idea - glad Sandi suggested that for you.
Sammy - I was all geared up to keep you in my thoughts and prayers for tomorrow's cataract surgery - now I have to re-schedule, too! I know you will be glad to have that all behind you. 3 weeks is not as bad of a wait as it could have been.
C & C always welcomed and encouraged.
Holly and Kristina- I did not suggest the idea of packing your art supplies last. It's Jen who suggested it, I like to take the credit but can not do it because I love Jen too much. Don't want her to stop being my friend.
C&C are welcome and appreciated.
Right Sandi I don't want to be your friend anymore so there. I know Kristina likes you better than me and she keeps picking on me.I don't care anyway!
Seriously Kristina make sure you not only keep out your art stuff but also your computer. At the end of a day of packing and neatly labeling (on all sides so no matter which way up the moving guys land your boxes you will still know where they go) you can pull up a box and sketch your progress and send it to us and all those unsuspecting folks in wherever you are going! ( I don't have it in front of me so can't remember) You will always have an ever changing subject to sketch so no pressure to find ref materials! You will also be able to practice all those lessons on composition Sammy has been teaching us as you have all those planes, and shadows and reflections on your boxes!! See moving can be a fun learning experience!
Jen C & C's always welcome
Jen - Cute little lizard. It's colors are beautiful. We in FL have seen hundreds of them. When I bought a new home here after moving from Colorado, first day I encountered one of these creatures in my closed in Lanai, I screamed my head off. In Colorado, we had never seen them even outside let alone inside the house. Now I live in a condo on fourth floor near the beach, there are no lizards, no lovebugs, no flies, no mosquitoes. Life is wonderful!
Bob - Ah..Lemurs "The Female Social Dominance" primates. Both mother and daughter do look suspicious, like they never trust any human beings. It's a good gift for a lawyer.The "Judge" looks serene and has an air of self-assurance befitting the recipient.
Bob and Hal- I believe if you guys go on about Lawyer's jokes, you both may be getting sued by some lawyers. Anyhow, good paintings and nice photos, you two.
Can't we all just be friends??????
After all, Gus wants to be everyone's friend. Here Gus is taking me for a walk.
Hal, you have an adorable best friend there in Gus.
Jen, it didn't occur to me to tell you that you can use acrylic on CP. If you have yellow acrylic ink or regular acrylic that can be thinned to a water media consistency, you can dab that on the stamens of your beautiful hibiscus with a tiny brush or toothpick. I was thinking of you while I was dining tonight.
Sandi, when a neighbor first moved here, he was determined he was going to keep the lizards off the porch. I had to laugh since it is impossible - they can squeeze into the tiniest openings around the door. We are accustomed to them but I hate it when they get inside the house.
O.K. Show time- Here is my precious granddaughter's painting. I finally finished it two weeks ago but put it aside to make sure that I don't need to add or change anything. I have considered about adding more values since I have been lurking at the Principles of Composition #2 Values and heard Sammy saying Push Push Push but I can't bring myself to put dark colors on her innocent face. I tried to darken her left cheek and side(our right) somewhat and lightened the opposite cheek more. That's all I can do Folks!
Sandi, you have a fantastic piece of art there. Your Grand Daughter is beautiful.