Thank you everyone for thr nice comments on my cherries and
th Elephant painting/drawing.
Marsha I used „Jaxon water soluble oil pastels on the
Geri regarding the pink on the elephant, It's a girl! ;)
Susan don't you hide your artwork behind anybodies.
Different medium, different artist, different style, different art!!!
Charlie nice tree with lots of different greens, Yeah,
Jen nice sketch on the beach picture of you and your mom. I'm
hoping I will get to this photo too this month.
Jen your boat painting is looking great. I agree with Kim on
Marsha your old skates are well done. Love the buckle and
Sarah nice quick watercolour of your teapot. I can smell the
fresh brewed tea.
Kim, this is so cute how you have your daughter peek over
the table into Cezannes stil life.
Nealey, I know about the problem and since I had some
catching up to do I wrote the stuff in word first. So if this post will go POOF
I have a backup.Hope you are feeling better and are up to do arts again.
Sarah, your boat I couldn't enlarge, but I like the blues
and grey's (brown?) you used.
Jen, you are realy busy this month, good for you. The pose oft
he iceskater looks perfect.The produce stands are not abstract but are fitting
right in with the warm sunny days we are having over here too. What means
garden work no painting for me.
Karen, you did this inbetween all your oils, very nice. I
like the reflexion oft he ducks in the water.
C&C always welcome
Since we didn't had much snow for cross country skiing I stayed home and painted, my husband went downhill skiing with the boys.
The mountains were behind clouds most of the time so I had to paint other things. I took my pigments and started 3 egg temperas. On the last day we had this beautiful weather.
My vacation studio with the window started in egg tempera.
Karen, thank you for fitting in this WC in between all your oil painting. This is lovely and maybe a little more dark in the bg would set the ducks off. WC is like a foreign language to me and after oils would be an adjustment I think you have done a fine job on the ducks and reflections.
Claudia, thank you for your nice comments. It is 81 degrees outside and sunny, my windows are open and art is calling! I' ll take it while it lasts. As soon as the sun comes out after the grey Winter I feel like dancing. As this would be a truly awful sight I draw and paint instead!:) I just have pots and grass so can't get distracted by gardening.
Jen C & C's always welcome
Claudia, we cross posted. What a beautiful place to paint. I would have had to paint the mountains! Lovely start on the window. Glad you had a beautiful day too!
Marsha ~ lovely drawing of the cherub & the skates...of course all your drawings are well done!
Charlie ~ I like your painting of the tree, although I agree with geri about the centering.
Claudia & Susan ~ both of you painted good cherries, each in her own style.
Kim ~ You have much improved the Cezanne painting! Love your little girl - it's a great composition & painted well.
Sarah ~ I love both of your WCs! The teapot makes me reminisce and you boat scene is very clean & light, if you know what I mean!
Jen ~ you have been very busy with all the drawings you posted! They just get better & better..I esp. like your boat studies. Your boat PAINTING is wonderful. I like the colors & the scene has an overall peachy cast, looking like morning or evening. Very well done.
Forgive me if I missed any of you from the beginning of this month - my mind is a bit "addled" lately.
Comments and critiques are welcome.
Claudia ~ Thank you for thinking of me! The stitches in my mouth are healed & I am FINALLY scheduled for surgery on my face next Friday. It is basil cell carcinoma but not very large. I asked Dr. if he could do both sides of my "eyebags" for symmetry! HAHA he said I can go to Buffalo for that. These guys have no sense of humor. It seems like everything has been in slow motion lately....I'm still looking at my lock drawing - not quite happy with it yet!
Enough of me.....
Claudia, I forgot to comment on your elephant. She is sweet looking & I like her pink. I rode an elephant once & they are so much BIGGER when you are sittin on top! Your vacation photo is wonderful, showing the background mts. & your artwork in the window. Glad you had a good time.
Karen I'm glad you attempted the ducks in WC - something new!
Jen your skater drawing is well done. I saw a lot of Olympics too. Some of their costumes were fantastic! Your painting of the produce stands is very colorful - it caught my eye too with all the bright colors.
This is from the "LOCKS" photo.
8" x 8" graphite & charcoal pencils
Nealey, excellent drawing of the locks. I am so glad you tried this one. I always change my drawings into black and white on Photoshop as it shows up better.
I hope you are feeling better after all the surgery.
Thank you for the nice words about my boat.
Well today I tried the Hacky sacks! Sort of abstract right!
5x7 oil Still got a bit to do.
While painting today we had banging and scraping going on which while disturbing was such a good thing. We finally have, almost, a repaired and painted barrack. restored to look like it did originally, other than the handicap ramp demanded by the City! So I thought I would show the change. Before it was peeling and full of holes and rotting wood now as you see. Something to be proud of. All we need now is a proper metal fire escape (as demanded by the City)
Claudia You sure had a beautiful place to paint. Your painting of the window looks great so far.
Kim very nice watercolor. I love how you placed your daughter in the scene.
Sarah nice work on the teapot and boat. I reall like the tree line and bridge.
Jen your sketch of the skater looks great. She does look a little timid on the ice. Nice finish on the boat. Your rose is wonderful. You sure captured the fruit stand on the side of the road. Nice work on the haki sacs. I love your studio space.
Neally your locks have great detail.
Jen, Claudia, Nealy thank you for the comments on my watercolor attempt. Jen I see you what you mean about the bg but was starting to make a mess and thought I need to stop.
C&Cs always welcome
Nealey you're a master with the graphite, love the locks.
Jen,good start on the haki sacs.
5x8 watercolor on yupo This my first post, Fred has been instructing me.
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5x7 watercolor on yupo "seaweed"
Jen ~ Thank you for your thoughts on my drawing. Sometimes I print the photos out in B & W too.
Your Hackey Sack painting is so fun, nice & bright!
Thanx for sharing your studio photos. I'm jealous!!! Nice place to hang out AND NO SNOW!!!!!
Karen & Claudia ~ THANK YOU for taking time to comment on my LOCKS drawing - much appreciated.
TO FRED'S BETTER HALF ~ I commented on your first painting in the Chatter; still nice!! So is your seaweed painting on YUPO paper. I picture you & "Bernie" side by side at your easels, throwing paint around! The family that plays together........