Marsha, that is a really good quick sketch of the gimpy lady at the doctor's office. You captured the posture that says I'm not well. Your work on the leaves looks super. I like all the textures on the leaves and the molding of the vase using values. Good days work. May your singing go well this weekend.
Geri, nice patch. Good job on the bird who I suspect is a crow.
Kim, thanks for suggesting that I minimize the impact of the dark hole in the guitar. That's a good idea.
Jen, those large pieces you and your pals have created for the weekend event are real cute and well done. I really like both of them. And those Zentangles are neat. I like all of them. You have a wonderful style. The dancers are so cool. I want to call them do cee do. You captured the mood and the lively action of the square dance.
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Well we almost finished and here is today's version. We also nearly finished the Caddie but for the licence plate, but I didn't take a photo as it was still lying down.
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Jen, the groups you belong to seem to have a lot if fun and tons of clever ideas! The boards with the 50s images and the cutouts for faces are wonderful! What a great idea! I'm sure they will be the cause of much merriment!
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Jen, I agree wholeheartedly with Alex. Your lively painted boards will certainly be a lot of fun. You guys did a great job on them. I graduated from high school in '57 but am sorry to say that I never wore a poodle skirt although they were around.
forgot to say anything about your 'guitar' portrait'...it looks as if it will be lovely when totally finished...not into coloured pencils myself so can't comment on the technique.
Rarely use a camera myself...unless it is to record very large work. My paintings have to fit my scanner (A4 max) and then I match the original colours as near as possible. My set up is pretty good so there is little if any difference on the monitor.
Didn't know what a poodle skirt was until I saw it here...never wore one myself ..or a mini skirt either!But then I never went to dances either.
Dinner ready, must go.
Hi all, This is my newest back to Mars series painting Bennie discovers the Mars wee people and makes friends 11x14 140#cp using aqua tone w/s pencils
Blue Ridge Mountains Art Center
Southern Appalachian Artists Guild
Fred, I just love that Bernie! He is a genuinely good man - er, bear. Absolutely wonderful and hilarious to see that big paw coming down. And it seems that calling on people who've just moved into the neighborhood with flowers and things to eat or drink is the accepted practice throughout the solar system!
Fred what a fun and lively painting. Looks like Bennie is charming all the locals.
Sammy and Alex thanks for the kind words. Now I wont bug you any more as we finished the cutouts today! Yea! so for the last time Da da!
Hello Alex...three ACEO's, water colour on HP paper.
enlarged a bit..sheep on Iona
Uist, Black House, again enlarged slightly
last one. Fenland cottage, typical house in East Anglia.
I like painting these minis. don't take very long to do
Hope all went/goes well Jen (time difference!)...cut outs look very professional. Similar to the ones we have in our fairgrounds/fetes but usually ours are based on fat ladies or clowns.
Hello Fred, like the bear's hat and shoes but where are the 'Mars' bars or would that be a form of cannibalism!
Sarah, thanks for posting these ACEOs (2-1/2" x 3-1/2" art cards, editions and originals) drawn from scenes in the Irish countryside. Although I've now tried (for the only time!) the really tiny 1" x 1" portrait of Aubrey, my favorite small sizes to paint are ACEOs and 3" to 4" squares. I have a good supply of mats for ACEOs and square mats and white wood frames for 3" to 4" pieces, and they make nice small gifts.
Hello Alex...snowing/raining, freezing wind so have a little time to spare.
Played about with 'Aubrey's head and here it is as a mini...
Hi Sarah, do you want to post this under the March Callenge? What size is this and what medium did you use? It is very true to life!