Saturday, December 18, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Here is an ink and watercolor pencil drawing done from a photo reference I took in Eureka Springs this fall. The preliminary drawing was done with a drawing stick made out of a walnut twig from the back yard and walnut drawing ink. Then I added the color and finally picked out a few details with sepia and black Pitt pens. This was taken on the day Mack and I were walking around town with a day pass for the trollie, we had a great time once the sun came out and it warmed up a bit.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
I did this sketch on location at War Eagle Mill and then finished with watercolor and colored pencil later. It was a beautiful day and we had just had lunch at the Mill restaurant; beans, cornbread and cole slaw. I sat behind the Mill afterwards and did a small pencil sketch and then this sketch on watercolor paper. It is about 8" by 10.5". I did have some curious onlookers but they were very nice and it was so relaxed I hated to quit. We left War Eagle and drove to Eureka Springs where we checked into our hotel about 5pm.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Eating was also an important activity while in Eureka. Another good reason to leave before I couldn't fit into my jeans. I played with my food a couple of times and here is the results. This first on is the Hummus Salad at Mudd Street Cafe`.
Here is ST Elizabeth's Catholic Church my only complete painting from the trip.
I really did not want to leave, but I was beggining to miss Mollie , Prissie and Purlie. I had so much fun sketching and painting around the town. I have one complete painting and a couple of color sketches, also some pencil sketches of big cats from Turpentine Wildlife Rescue. My fast sketching skills are rusty but I was beggining to get back in the groove. One more painting is still in progress of some geese behind War Eagle Mill. The only bad thing I brought back is some poisin ivy. It was completely worth it though and I have hundreds of photos which could influence some future work.
Friday, October 29, 2010
Here is a sketch of Purlie Mae during her ritual morning nap. We adopted her from the German Shepard Rescue Society at Brush Creek Art Fair about four years ago. When we met she was housed in a kennel with a German Shepard puppy and she was the tiniest kitten I had ever seen. That puppy seemed very subdued and it occured to me that she would probably not have a problem with our two dogs Mollie and Prissie. I brought her home. Since then we have All learned that there is really only one way to do things and that is Purlie's way. Everyone is content with that.