Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Owl visit for breakfast sketch

A day late. Warmer today so I put down sewing and painted again.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Fifty plus abstracts

Hard to believe there are so many possible combinations of colors and shapes in this small format.  5 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches.       I will be teaching this in January.   Its so much fun and loose.      

Nov. 25 abstract

Its a what?

Its a rock...its a hat.... no!  Its fresh bread.  Onion and dill.     Yummm...

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Nov 23 abstract

Thankgiving day breakfast painting

What else could it be?  Im waiting for baking ingredients to warm to room temperature so had time for this.   Now to the kitchen for bread. Cookies. Roasted vegetables.  Chicken breasts. Dressing made w my home made bread scraps.    I need to slip outside to cut fresh herbs.   Im happy to see sunshine today.    Have a happy thanksgiving.   

Friday, November 18, 2016

Nov. 18 abstract

I painted this with darker shapes leaving the white areas alone.   Usually I paint the lighter areas first. So this was a new challenge.

Dogs find a spot of sunlight

Makes kind of abstract shapes.   I might paint the shapes. Thanks girls.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Nov. 17 quick sketch

A photograph of this succulent fell out if my nature journal.    Before it got refiled i thought id do a quick watercolor sketch.    Yummy turquoise and lilacs.     

Nov. 16 leaves at Arnold Rue

Not having a subject to draw at the senior center, i gathered up a selection of colorful leaves.     Watercolor pencils in nature journal.

Drawing over gelli print

This colored pencil drawing was done last year. I needed to cut off something that was glued on the back.  I salvaged this much and decided to use it as an overlay.  Then the search was on to find an appropriate background.    This was an old background printed with gelli plate over a punched card.    It seems to work.    

Nov. 16 abstract

Monday, November 14, 2016

Nov 14 breakfast sketch

Done from an old sketch I found done in 1999 at Monterey coast.  My aunt and I took a picnic and did our sketching from the car.    Those were good days.

Nov 13 breakfast sketch

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Nov 12 breakfast sketch

I painted this scene again.  A little different angle and more contrast. I like it better.

Nov 11 breakfast sketch.

Back to the beach

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Nov. 8 abstract

Nov. 7 abstract

Wednesday breakfast painting

I painted the one on left awhile bac.  I loved the colorful sky but the river is at such an odd angle it didnt work.  So today i tried it again.   This is better.   

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Sunday Nov. 7 abstract

My black pen ran out of ink.    I need to pick up a new one tomorrow.   Or two or six...

Its hard to live without a sharpie extra fine point pen.   

Friday, November 4, 2016

Tomorrows painting

Ill be gone tomorrow morning. Early.   So there wont be time for daily breakfast paint session.  Or probably no time for breakfast either.    So here is a new abstract.   I might add ink details tomorrow afternoon.

Nov 4 tree

Another watercolor. Breakfast sketch.

Nov 3 tree


Thursday, November 3, 2016

Alcohol ink tree tweaked

Ive played a bit more with this.    What alcohol inks can and cannot do is very challenging.    

Alcohol inks

Linda mc Callister taughr our mixed media group some of thectechniques she uses for alcohol ink landscapes.     This us the one I did today under her guidance.  

Nov. 3 breakfast abstract.

The return of the blue horse.

Yosemite Falls

Breakfast sketch from family photo.  

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Nov 1 breakfast abstract

Back to neutrals this morning.