Day 259 – Life Model time 


WIP caran d’ache on kilimanjaro half sheet 

This Is the first standing pose I have ever drawn so I was thrilled to get her in proportion.  I have to give ilanya kudos for holding a rock steady pose for two hours. Not easy to do. 

Today I started drawing her with a light grey crayon. Next came flesh color.  That went well. 

Then I went for burnt sienna instead of yellow ochre and it was just too dark. When I added cobalt well. That was trouble.  I almost destroyed her with burnt sienna and cobalt blue.  Made an icky green. But when you think it’s ruined it can be a good thing. You don’t care what you do with it and experiment. 

I got out an ultramarine blue crayon burnt umber and the black. I never use the black. And I try not to use the dark colors on a young life model. Today I didn’t care. Anything was better than the ick blue and burnt sienna. 

I like the fake blues and Browns I used in her.  Anyway thanks for looking!!!

Day 258 – A Change of Pace

I actually bought two pieces of art in the last two days so I am going to share the one I just bought today.  It’s a giclee of 2  mourning doves by Mary Ann Brock.

Mourning Doves by Mary Ann Brock 

I have coveted several of her pieces since I first met Mary Ann a couple of years ago at her show at the Aiken Center for the Arts. Her work is just lovely. I would list her website but she doesn’t have one. You can see more of her work on the Aiken Artist Guild ( website.

Anyway I guess you know I love birds and hers are wonderful!! Hmm maybe I need her Japanese Magnolia and those Pomengranates too!! 😃

Marsha’s Azaleas 


17×21″ framed

This is an original watercolor painting of mine for sale framed for $250 plus shipping. It’s a quarter sheet on 140# 100% cotton watercolor paper. Leave a comment or email me at m c m h u n t @ me. Com if you are interested.

It’s springtime in Augusta. The azaleas will be in full bloom soon. Time to paint more azaleas.

Thanks for looking.