Day 834? Planning ahead 

 img_0098-3Try as I might to edit this on my new iphone 7 it would not allow it…I am so TIRED of technology I almost threw it and I NEVER throw things EVER….just shows how frustratedI am with technology. Still not downloaded all the aps onto my new phone…despite searching the net for instructions on how to complete it…NADA…anyway I am off the to the gym for yoga where perhaps I will find some peace and centeredness. 

MAYBE the phone will let me upload later when I return…maybe not…

Day 675 Retrieved

And I think thats it…other than a couple of diet journal pages…

Papa – 300 lb hot press watercolor paper. 10x 12

This papa is now done. He got a good cropping.

The photo for this was taken during the annual Papa look alike contest at Sloppy Joes in Key West. Every year a bunch of guys 100 or more enter the contest to see who looks the most like Ernest Papa Hemingway.

There’s a Marlin Fishing tournament, a lot of drinking and the Annual running of the Bulls which is where this was taken.

The Papas as they are called all dress up in red berets and scarfs and white shirts to parade one square block in downtown Key West starting and ending at Sloppy Joes where Hemingway used to drink. One lucky papa gets to ride a saw horse bull and get wheeled around the block.

What can I say?! It’s Key West.

Day 676 retrieved

Papa – 300 lb hot press watercolor paper. 10x 12

This papa is now done. He got a good cropping.

The photo for this was taken during the annual Papa look alike contest at Sloppy Joes in Key West. Every year a bunch of guys 100 or more enter the contest to see who looks the most like Ernest Papa Hemingway.

There’s a Marlin Fishing tournament, a lot of drinking and the Annual running of the Bulls which is where this was taken.

The Papas as they are called all dress up in red berets and scarfs and white shirts to parade one square block in downtown Key West starting and ending at Sloppy Joes where Hemingway used to drink. One lucky papa gets to ride a saw horse bull and get wheeled around the block.

What can I say?! It’s Key West.

Day 680…and old one that never

made it


His left eye has been a bugger. I have lifted it and moved it.


A couple of hours ago. Looking in two directions.  👀


Moved a little but eyes two different shapes.


Still not right.


Pupil TOO big.

So now you know why this post is late. Letting his eye dry and then will paint once more.

Or I could do like my grandmother famously did on a pastel she did. Redraw the  eye. Cut it out and glue it. 😳

Thanks for reading.

M in a hurry

Day 740 Retrieved from the nether world

And Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Finally home. Car unloaded in this heat. 100 degrees. Carrying everything three stories is drippy business know this heat.

Wishing I was up at Newfound Gap where it was 64 cool degrees.  
Heading down the mountain to Cherokee.

Great food at this place. It’s both organic and not expensive. Lunch for $6.95. What a deal. pe.

Loaded with kitschy charm. The owner and chef Jan is a sweet heart. Their chicken salad can not be beat in Gatlinburg. I wish I had her recipe.

A rare hyacinth macaw at Parrot Mountain – the bird the movie Rio is based on. Can’t wait to paint him- bright yellow and a deep purple blue.

Evidently this bird had never been socialized by its former owner so it was nervous and likes to bite. Poor baby.

A few more sketches in GSNP. It’s just a beautiful places. 800 square miles of wonderful views flowers and animals to draw. If you haven’t gone u really should.

Wild Iris

trillium

Forgotten the name of this one. 

More trillium


More Iris

Sketched at an overlook near Newfound Gap. The bottom will have rhododendrons and of course a nice blue sky.


This tiny cemetery was nestled in the trees back near the Park Headquarters at Sugarlands Visitors Center. Remnants of former inhabitants.

Thanks for reading.

Margaret xxx who needs a nap after all the schlepping.

Another lost post

Sketching is like anything else if you want to do it well you have to keep up the practice.

These are drawn with various noodler Konrads in an Aquabee sketchbook.

Maron D’artrementis ink.  Great new Noodler Konrad but next time I used it all the ink poured out in my hand.

Zoe was very wiggly when I drew these. Maron D’artrementis ink. 

This was the first one. Eek. What was I thinking. Not enough practice.

I could blame it on the pen with no ink. I couldn’t get up to fill it or she would follow me. And then her pose was shot. Brown document ink all gone.


Reloaded one of the pens. No idea what color the ink was. I think a noodler Creaper in carbon platinum black ink.

Thanks for reading.

Margaret xxx sleepless in Atlanta

A lost day 770

Before I unpack do the laundry go to get groceries fill up the gas tank and what else?! Work on my commission map and commissioned socks go to French ummm post photos to an online art gallery – I decided I would do a few animal sketches.

My ever obliging jack Russell Zoe flopped on the sofa in annoyance. She wanted to be in my lap.

The cat. He was intent on a thorough cat bath. He wiggled he moved. 

He turned around 

He was almost on his head.

Then he walked off. I couldn’t I entice him back even with his favorite kitty treat. Sigh.

Funny thing about a cat. When I draw him I get the feeling there’s a lion hiding in his small 9 lb body. Good idea to practice for a trip to the zoo drawing the big cats.

Drawn with a Noodler Konrad loaded with D’artementis document brown. Super Aquabee Tablet.


Thanks for checking by.

Margaret who thinks she will draw Zoe again.

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Saturday two weeks ago

Another lost Saturday…the day of Hurricane Matthew blowing thru Georgia and the Carolinas trapped on the other website…we did some great work that day.

 

This is one of my favorite paintings that I have done at life modeling on Saturday.

Sunday. I don’t seem to quit running. Emily acrylic 24×30 painted in about an hour and a half.

Think her forehead is a tad too narrow which is an easy fix. Where I painted it was the black hole of Calcutta. No light because of Matthew pouring outside.

Drew Murphy. Amazing he painted this in about a half an hour. It’s 24×30. Acrylic.
Drews first painting. He didn’t like t so he started over.

Ruth Pearls beautiful conte crayon sketch. 

Al Beyers huge oil. About 3’x4′. Amazing to paint this in an hour and a half. 

Ruth’s second sketch. 
Done by Coach.  I need to learn his name. Large charcoal.

FRed Bakers 24×30 acrylic. Another of his mad women. 

Tom Needhams lovely watercolor. Quarter sheet. 
And our newbee who amazes me. A little off but what talent in someone sketching for only a year.

Mine in progress. 

Second break. Maybe I should have stopped here?
After forty minutes.

True Margaret off to Asheville be back tonite. Xoxox napping now.  Lol.

Another Lost Saturday


Took me three starts to get her located nicely on the canvas.

This is start number 2. If you look in the background u can see traces of the first start.

All that means is that I really only spent an hour or so on this painting which is 20x 24. I got sidetracked on the face and forgot about her lower arm and hand. Oops. And no background to left side.

She’s painted with just a few colors. Titanium white. Pyrrole Red. Nickel Azo Gold. And  ultramarine blue.

I am sure I could finish her but I am more interested in messing up my abstract. Right now I really don’t like it. But we shall see.

Thanks for reading.

Margaret who’s going to knit a sock something brainless and easy. Xxx

Day 805 Arts in the Heart

My friend Ruth Pearl and I had a great time drawing the live bands downtown. Everyone of them was just great we heard was great.

Voxnbass. Nefertiti had a great voice.

These were all drawn in 20 minutes or less. Started with ink. Then used Winsor Newton watercolor markers and Tombow pens. Now and then I used Caran d’ache neocolor ii.


John Dunn band.


JJ Harris Band. First one I did. Not the best.

Ttyl

Margaret off to Columbia for the day. Xxx

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