this is the one I tried many months ago in pastel. but just couldn't get it right with the paper I was using and when I dropped the piece the pastel all fell off. I never did try again with the pastel, I just went with the old stand by Watercolor. but I would really like to do it one day with pastel. as large as it was would take me to long to do it with colored pencil, Sam can attest to that. It take her weeks and months to finish one of her beautiful colored pencil pieces. With water color it doesn't take that long but I do try to let everything dry between washes....
did you check out my new saying in my signature...... I love Geri's clever remarks.... oh and I did a sp sketch for my avatar...
Pastel Teachers' hands are usually chalk-full. (by Marsha Ross)
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Hi Marsha, what a wonderful new avatar! So perfect for my friend the diva! And I love the new saying on your signature line.
Thanks for the notes on WC glazing. I will have to try that. The effect is really great.
Comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.
I got to sing last Saturday with the17 piece Count Basie Big Band led by Jimmy Wilkins, It was a thrill, here is a photo of the event.
Hi Marsha, Glad your back and love your portrait and digital work. Sure wish Ruthie and I could could be there, we listen to swing all day,every day and love to dance. Also gets my creative juices flowing
PS Love your photo
Blue Ridge Mountains Art Center
Southern Appalachian Artists Guild
Hi all, I call this Homeward Bound 11x14 watercolor and gesso on 140#cp
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Marsha What a fun fantasy place with your digital. Love the red tree. Your portrait of your adopted Mom is wonderful. It must have been exciting to sing with the bugs band. My husband is a retired percussionist. I miss going out to him play.
Fred nice to have the bears home. The mountains and river look so peaceful.
Jen thank you for the nice comment on blue Lilies. My sister- in-law has only seen the photo so far, but loves it.
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Hello Marsha ~ You did a wonderful wc portrait! I also like the skin tones AND her HAIR is great! The new avatar you posted looks a lot like your photo. Nice job! Another jazz fan here. Do you sing any Diana Krall? Did you sew your jacket? Very Kool!
Comments and critiques are welcome.
Fred ~"Homeward Bound" is a nice and restful painting. I like the sky color.
Hello All! I finished sewing MY PART of the Chautauqua Region Quilt Guild's raffle quilt. WHEW!! The outer border, quilting & binding is being done at local quilt shop. Here is a photo. I have nowhere at home to hang this (70" x 70")but you get the general idea. This is Becky Silbaugh's new design called "Aura" from her new book "Seamingly Scrappy". She was at our Guild in June for a trunk show & workshop. Nice YOUNG woman!
The other photos are a quilt I will have at the upcoming show, "MetaMorphOsis". (15" x 17") All hand sewn, appliqued & bead quilted using floral &hand dyed cloth, threads, assorted beads, glass stones, rubber covered wire and permanent ink. YES I draw on my quilts, LOL.
Some quilts are art, some are just for comfort.
Nealy beautiful quilts. I am more of a traditionalist when it comes to quilts.(imagine that) but they both are lovely.
The good wife does some quilting and she gave you a
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Nealey, Wow you are one talented lady! Must have hours of work and many hands on the quilt and I love your non traditional piece. Hope you make lots of money.