Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Breakfast beastie

Blue giraffasaurus.   One of my mixed media friends has been playing with Carla Sondheims techniques for drawing little critters.   She is drawing the cutest little creatures.   So I thought I would see if i could incorporate them into my breakfast abstracts.      This is the first one of this series.

Oxalys

Green morphables

These beasties can assume different shapes to either walk, swim, or fly.    

Two legged jump over.

This little creature is very agile.   He can jump over anything.  

Geraniums in bloom

Sage blloming

Garden friend.

Bike quick sketch

I had no idea what to paint this am.  There was a photo of a blue bike on my art table.   It answered my need for a quick image.    Street workers digging up street out front today so I am a bit unsettled.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Taxes done.

Brain still works.    Whew!   Took three trips to Lodi Library for forms.    I liked it better when Free sites on IRS for prep and filing - really were free. This year the ones Id used before kept tacking on fees.   One ended up $94.    No way for my simple taxes.    In a snit I opted to do it myself.     Glad its over.    Now waiting for refund.    

Floral eggs

Better for eggs than sketch.   

Crazy geranium

This odd flower head opened on a pink geranium.   Last year was all pink.    Now it seems to have picked up some cross polination with  a fushia color.   It shares a big pot with a red geranium.    I dont own a fushia and i have not seen one in neighborhood.   Hmmm...

Landscape eggs.

Abstract eggs

Cut up an abstract. Will toss on table for Easter.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

My nieces friend played this at memorial

https://youtu.be/pv5zazFpthQ

My brothers video tribute

https://youtu.be/VLlEWO_w-nI

Oxalys in bloom

Roses are blooming now

I may want to start painting them again.

Feathers with rubber stamps

Feather demo

Thursday the Lodi mixed media group met here. We did quickie watercolors of feathers. 

Friday, March 31, 2017

More colorful feathers

More stencil feathers

Based on colors of my departed love bird.

Feather stencil

My mixed media group is interested in painting feathers si I dug out these stencils for those who want to give them a try.  I remembered my friend Elizabeth did some beautiful work with hets last year.    Shes going to try to find them so dhe can bring to show and tell.       I will also take my friend Rachels watercolor feather  to show.  These should inspire us. Plus friend Linda will bring some of Daisy's  dropped feathers.   Thanks Daisy!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Feather 2

That was such fun thought I would do it again.   Before it dried the colors were vivid.  Now it is so subtle... I like it this way too.

Feather1

My friend Rachel sent me a watercolor painting of a feather.  She had the feather to look at.    Its really awesome.   I had to try my hand at painting an imaginary feather.      Here it is.

4 horses breakfast sketch

Spirit.

Heres the felted piece.

From watercolor sketch to needle felted

Spring post cards ready to mail.

Spring storm skies over california

Jackies birds done

Awhile back i posted a few stitches on fabric in a frame.       It was the beginning stitches of this piece.     The stitches are so tiny i cant see them.      But i love the pieces Jackie does. I ourchased this one. The monarchs were a gift from a friend.    I appreciate this fine work.     

At tea garden

Spring at Micke Grove Tea Garden

My friend Jean and I took a little ride and a nice walk Saturday.     After the tea garden we walked along the lake and found ourselves in the path of Disc Golfers playing the course.    Duh.   We didnt know it was a course - and worse yet - we didnt have a clue there was such a sport.     Looked like fun.    

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Abstract blue

Blueberries 2

Another succulent.

Feb 27 sketch.

Blueberries

In this nature sketchbook I see that I seldom use blues and purples.   I sought out blueberries to fill this void.  This sketch book has only 4 pages left to do.   I need to pick up snother one as I really enjoy working on the Strathmore Toned Tan paper for organic subjects. 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Seed planting class

Ready for spring?    Sooooo ready.  

Jackie starts new project

I commissioned a bookmark from Jackie.   Heres how it started.    Next week i will show the finished work.

Linda paints on canvas

Muscari monday

Dandelion wednesday

Jade plant

Nature study Tuesday