Well here is number two of the witchy series. Thanks to a friend who posed for this I have "Turn Left"!! nearly done. I see it needs a few tweaks and maybe her pointing hand/arm is a bit long. What do you guys think, will it work as a card? Need improvement? Got a couple more ideas for two more maybe. Got four grandchildren so I have to make four!
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Hi Jen , What wonderful cards they are, your grand children will be thrilled Have y'all read about the canyon under an ice cap in Greenland ? Well cousins of Bennie and Ruthie, Yennie and Yonny decide to explore and they find and make friends with the Blue people 11x14 watercolor on 140# cp
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Geri ~ Thanks for the comments & give your good wife a thank you and a hug from me.
Comments and critiques are welcome.
Hello Jen ! Thanks for your wonderful comments on the quilts.
Your second Halloween painting will make a wonderful card! I just luv her hair, LOL! They all have such fun expressions - looks like kitty is really digging in with claws to hold on!
Fred ~ I hadn't heard of the canyon under the ice cap. Are the Blue People real people wrapped in blue blankets or are they ice cubes?
Fred, I love your homeward bound painting. It's hopeful and a tiny bit sad and beautiful (a tiny bit sad because I think of people who explored new lands and never got home or heard from home - the real colonization of Mars might turn out to be like that).
Nealey, what beautiful quilts! It's amazing to me that the top one has such three-dimensionality and shading in the pieces. Lovely work on both.
Comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.
Jen, what a wonderful face on "Turn Left"! Your style and details on these is so charming and quirky and distinctive. Both of them look like cards I would buy for handwritten notes.
Fred, I saw the news on Greenland's "Grand Canyon." It makes a wonderful subject for your painting. It's so cool that NASA satellites have located buried archeological sites in Egypt and jungle-covered lost Mayan cities as well.
Fred thank you, I love jazz obviously. I love the bears under the ice. My husband lived under the ice cap in Greenland in 1963 for 16 months he was with the ARMY. He has quite a few stories about it. your homeward is nice too.
Jen, thank you for the kind words that wasn't the Pastel portrait I dropped, this was the watercolor I ended up doing because of the dropped pastel. Your Halloween pieces are great.... the last one could still be an invitation titled: "Which Way To The Party" or "Getting Directions to the Party" now you have to paint one AT the party.... bobbing for apples eating candy apples, seeing all the trick or treaters.... what fun your party will be.....
Karen, Thank you, the digital was fun. Regarding your husband being a percussionists he should still get out and hear more. yesterday Sandy Nelson (retired) was at the big band event, look him up on the internet. he still likes coming out and hearing the live music, he is now an amputee. terrible for a drummer....
Nealey: thank you as well, I did the sp sketch for one of the challenges but never got to post it. I sing a few Diana Krall style songs. I didn't sew my jacket but it is silk with a pacasso painting on it. Your quilts are beautiful. I love the artsy one.... I used to belong to some quilting clubs about 20 years ago, it was very fun.... then I went into Needle point. and just sewed lots of doll clothes for years for my grand kids. what fun....
Geri and Claudiaand Alex, thanks for the kind comments...
Pastel Teachers' hands are usually chalk-full. (by Marsha Ross)
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Hi all, Bennie and Ruthie attempting to land on Europa a Saturn moon 11x14 watercolor, gesso and gel medium on 140#cp
Fred, you are so good at painting rocky landscapes and giving them wonderful texture. This is no exception. Are you using the gel to create texture?
Hey Alex, Yes, I mix gesso and gel about 50-50 put three or four blobs on my palette and add color to each, dont mix use a palette knife to kind of mix to get the desired results, kind of give the knife free rein if that makes any sense. Since I don't aspire to sell my work I allow myself a lot of freedom to create and have fun.
Hello Marsha ~ Thanks for commenting on my quilts. I'm glad you like the "arty" wall hanging. I hope viewers at the Quilt Show will too!
Fred ~ Love your Moon of Saturn piece. The colors are so nice & the added gel, I think, just makes it glow! I see that your bears are having on laugh on the fisherman. Very clever mind you have there!
Hello Alex ~ Thanks for your nice comments on the quilts!
Nealy your quilts are fantastic. I love all the embellishments on the wall hanging. I'm sure it will be a hit at the show.
Jen turnleft is so fun. I love the expressions.
Fred I really like the blue people
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