Day 794 One More Day

Till the wedding bells chime. I may have to sketch at it. That could be interesting. 

Been putting in the darks in this big acrylic of Tenth and Broad Street in downtown Augusta. I should have taken another pic because all that green in the middle is gone now. 
I used a lot of quinacridones and Pthalo blue. Quin nickel Azo gold, green gold and quin magenta.  
Still lots to go. This is a huge canvas. 36×48. So ALOT to cover. 

Here’s what it looked like when I started today. 

And earlier last week. 

And this is just a bit of fun using my old dirty palette on a piece of board smearing it around. Hate to waste paint.
I had been going to paint over it but everyone likes it like it. Want to buy it? Going quite reasonably. 

Thanks for checking by. 

Margaret xxx 

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Day 793- in a real rush

Had to rush off to Atlanta early to help out with the grandkids. My daughter in law had an emergency appendectomy and the weddings only two days away now. Eeek. In the meantime the diet continues. 

 

Green winsor Newton marker in the background.  Maybe not the best choice with all that zucchini. Yes I am a zucchini cauliflower addict. And a Wierd green addict. The ickier the better. Chartreuse has been known to be my neutral. 

That said I do think the green sets of the Gamboge yellow winsor Newton wc marker quite well don’t you?! 

I did a few touch ups on this one with the cad prance WN marker. Brightened the orange. 

Thanks for checking by. Grandchildren are calling. 

Margaret in a rush xxxx
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Day 792 you know it 

Another journal page. I am actually on day 17 and all the previous days are done.  Usually I draw them as I eat and then color in my coloring book when I have time. 

Interestingly I have found this book very handy. At the end of the day I can check and see if I have a few more calories I can indulge in. 

One of the things I have been trying to do is never repeat the layout or colors when I do these pages. Hard to do when u eat the same food a lot. 

 So I got out my Kuretake brush pen from Goulet   Nice effect I think. It’s a fun pen and you can use the Carbon Black ink with it which is the most permanent ink I have found. 

Definitely gives a different look to the pages than my beloved Noodlee Creaper. And it doesn’t leak like my Noodler. 

Also using my Winsor Newton watercolor markers more. Playing with them. And different effects you can get with them. I always like doing borders with them than over painting them with water and watching them bleed. Same thing with shadows. Get delicious unexpected colors. 

Also trying to practice a little French. 
Big Atanta meets Memphis wedding Saturday. Off to do last minute shopping. 

Ttyl

Margaret xxx

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Day 791 Yarn bombing 

In downtown Columbia SC at the art museum on Main St. I just love the idea of it and a whole block of it was awesome nuttiness at its best. 

Can’t decide which is my fav 


But an amazing amount of work

And creativity

And time goes into these. 

Ttyl 

Margaret on wedding countdown xxx

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Day 790 T – 6

Til the wedding. Guess I better hem my dress. My paintings are in a show that opens today at the old Chamber of Commerce building at 600 Broad Street.  And French Tonite. Run run run 

But first 


Made it try day 14 both dieting and journaling. Down ten pounds. 

Discovered today that my winsor Newton markers do much better with a synthetic watercolor brush than they do with a sable brush. 

Heard u shouldn’t mix your paint w a sable because it wears them out. Same thing I think works w the markers. 

I have had trouble scrubbing out the marker lines especially that gorgeous purple but synthetics do a much better job. 

The winsor Newton wc markers are more archival than the fugitive tombows though I do love them. 

Now to get some color mixing going with them. 

Ttyl

Margaret xxx run run run. 

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Day 789 Big Opps?!


I forgot to put my camera card on my camera and spent TWO hours in downtown Columbia on Main taking photos for class. Duh. Not one photo to show for it. Now I have to do it all over again. 

Note to self always check and see if you are taking photos. Al did tell me that just last week. Oops. Only walked two plus miles taking photos. 

On the other hand it was a perfect early fall day. Hope the weather holds for my sons outdoor wedding this next weekend.

Top it off with I almost forgot to blog despite having had this done for a couple of days. 

OH I did take pics of the yarn bombing around the art museum. Pretty cool. Will share them with you soon. In the meantime I have miles to walk before I sleep. 1.1 to be exact!!

Ttyl 

Margaret off to walk xxx

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Day 788 It’s Saturday Heather 

On wedding countdown. Next Saturday my son is getting married. Got to finish my dress. 😳

Mine  acrylic 24×30″ quite pleased with her after only an hour and a half of work. 

Ruth Pearls. I think it’s Inktense on arches watercolor paper. 12×18″

Cathe Dennis acrylic.

Al Beyers oil. 30×40″

Drew Murphey acrylic 24×30″

Fred Bakers wild woman 20×36″

Alex’s my buddy in the corners lovely pencil sketch. 

Thomas Needham watercolor 10×16

Mary’s oil.  20×16″

Jeremy’s Conte  crayon
Rachel Miller pencil. 

Mine after first forty minutes. 

Thanks for stopping by. Off to sew. 

Margaret xxx

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Day 787 Dr Sketchys Part Deux 


First dinosaur poses. Ten minutes each. Pentel brush pen. Like the sketchy lines. But a dinosaur costume?! 


Dino colored with a tombow marker. I think I was doing much better with the Pentel brush pen. I always think it’s odd when I am out sketching that sometimes I do well with the noodler pen and other times I do well with the brush pen. I never know which will work on any given night. 


Caran d’ache neocolor II and Pentel brush pen.  


Caran d’ache neocolor II and Pentel brush pen
Thanks for checking by. Monsoons are here. We better be able to go painting in the am. Or I will be sad.

 Hermine is blowing into town. We are battening the hatches for a wild ride. 

Margaret xxx

Day 786 Dr Sketchys 


15 min sketch. Heads a little big I think but she was very slender and long. Caran d’ache neocolor ii and Pentel brush pen on super Aquabee tablet just to end the night well I put my sleeve of a good shirt in her name and smeared it. And of course got it on my shirt. 

You never know what the model will do at dr Sketchys. Which is part of the fun. We ended up with the punisher. Started with a mermaid and had a dinosaur in between. 

5 minute sketch

If it could go wrong last nite it did which really put me off. I had already driven to Aiken and back for clas and painted several hours then eaten in a rush and hurried downtown.

5 minute sketch 

 And then our model did not get she has to try to hold still. She wiggled she moved. She looked around. To top it off the hoop she hung from turned. Whose great idea was that?! 

15minute sketch Tombow markers Caran d’ache neocolor ii

N ext I discovered that I was almost out of paper. I had a brand new sketch book at home. And my favorite pen was missing. That’s what I get for rushing. 


Somebody finally told her she was to hold still. And she did a great job after that.  HOWEVER my ink bled. Reason I got another brush pen that I could load with carbon platinum black ink. 

Come back tomorrow for part 2!! Sketching improved a bit. 

Margaret xxx off to walk her last mile. Three down one to go. 

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