here is the second one.
Pastel Teachers' hands are usually chalk-full. (by Marsha Ross)
C & C Always Welcome
Thanks to all for your gracious comments, now back to Mars, Occhio discoverers a deep mysterious cave that leads to a vast underground world with an environment much like earth and guides Bennie and Ruthie to the entrance he located. 11x14 watercolor using gesso, and gel medium
Blue Ridge Mountains Art Center
Southern Appalachian Artists Guild
I subscribe to an art magazine which this month has two lengthy illustrated articles in it about various apps. for producing digital art work. One of the contributors is an artist by profession and has used many apps for a long time but still finds that traditional methods of producing art work is more satisfying. The other contributor..a printer by profession and also an artist was trying out a new stylus/brush which he found quite good to use instead of 'touch'. I didn't like any of the work either of them produced...had the feeling they didn't either!
I have tried a few 'free' apps but must admit I didn't enjoy the experience......preferred to be observing/painting and recording what I saw in my sketch book...
those who teach shall also learn and those who learn shall also teach - Peter Laslett
feel free to make constructive c/c...no digital alterations please
Hi Jen! Your photo board is cute and I hope you all have a great party! Like Marsha, I miss the "blue suede shoes"!
Fred ~ Another nice landscape with the wonderful oranges & yellows. Also Ruthie & Bennie seem to be starting a new adventure thru the secret opening. I don't believe you ever have a day without some inspiration! Well done :)
Marsha ~ Nice work with the digital art. It's more fun to do than reading 6 month old magazines! Hope your hubby is okay.
Comments and critiques are welcome.
Fred, another adventure into the underworld... or hidden worlds.....
Sarah: I agree, but I am enjoying creating on this ipad and it is still letting me use my creative juices. its just a blank page and brushes, I still have to do the work....
Nealey: Thanks and yes you are right the outdated magazines that everyone else has held while they were sick is not what I would like to be looking at. but the ipad just let me go into my own little world.
Today we went to his internal doc and his blood pressure is out of control so we picked up some new meds and hopefully we can get it back under control.
Hi all, I don't know yet what Bennie and Ruthie's next adventure will be but back here on earth My Ruthie and me taking a stroll pastel 7x9
Fred and Ruthie ~ awwwww.....this pastel of you & the wife strolling is so sweet!
Jen C & C's always welcome
Thanks Jen. I appreciate the good words.
I was really taken with the art all over the doctors walls I don't know who the artist is but I really enjoyed his work. here is one of the pictures I took it today when we went back to see the surgeon. Because of my time constraint I just picked a couple of elements for my digital piece. This picture reminds me of Monterey Calif., where I am from.... but I believe all of the paintings were of France. I learned alot just doing it, I may try to do it on a real canvas.
Fred : lovely weather for a long walk. beautiful....
I was playing around with the watercolors and came up with this... my impression of my friend that plays trumpet, wearing my shoes, playing around with a mirror and such... no picture reference just fooling around.
Marsha, thank you for your tips on digital art. I'm going to try that Brushes program on my iPad. Your paintings from the docor's office were very interesting and attractive, and as weird as this sounds, I LOVE the plant to the left of the door in the second one! I love your watercolor of your musician friend, too. Beautiful effects, which I'm going to try to copy on a piece of my own. Many years ago I heard Al Hirt play in a nightclub in New Orleans. Just him standing among the tables in a spotlight in a smoke-filled room. It was unbelievable.
Comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.
Fred, a lovely, very sweet painting of you and Ruthie walking along a lane enjoying the fall colors. And, great effects in the latest installment of the Mars mystery. I love the texture you're getting by using gel medium.
Marsha, thank you so much! I downloaded the Brushes app to my iPad this morning and love it! Wow. I did not expect the have such a strong positive reaction to it! The effects available with the different brushes are wonderful! OMG.