Day 963 Rachel Maddow!

These sketches brought the total of people drawn for the week to 82 or so. Has been riveting lately. It’s like watching a spy novel written by one of my favorite authors John Le Carre or Robert Ludlum unfolding in real life. 

So why did I write all the notes?! My mind tends to drift when I don’t take notes. It’s rather like a doodle for me. It keeps my attention focused and it helps me remember what’s been said. Truly I think I would be paying attention with or without the note taking BUT I kind of like the way it looks too. 

It’s my writing on my art work taken to the extreme. And you know I do love to write on my artwork. It gives a sort of Susan Shie flavor to it. 

I almost left her without her black jacket and top painted. I took a pic like this in case but decided to paint it and I like it better painted. 

Here’s the sketch.  

And a sketch of her only guest that night US Congressman Eric Swalwell who is also fascinating.  Not to sure how his right cheek got so much darker. Oh well. I guess I could go back and paint the other one but just been too busy. Getting close to the 100 people mark for the week. 

The sketch. These are done in my Stillman and Birn Alpha with a Lamy Safari loaded with Lexington Gray ink. 

Colors used. Quin gold Quin coral Quin burnt orange cerulean burnt umber ultramarine blue. 


Margaret xoxoxo off to do her last ten people. 

Day 962 its all about the Catsup! 

Off drawing something somewhere today so thought I would share this new painting with you. 

All about the Catsup based on a picture I took on my birthday at Flying Biscuit in Candler Park on McClendon in Atlanta. I had my camera propped on the counter which gave everything an odd angle. 

I lightened and brightened the catsup and darkened the counter  so it would stand out. I added some Indian yellow to Quin red to make a lighter brighter catsup color. So far I like it. 

Last Wednesday my friend Drew said I had made her look like she was drooling. Oops.  I hope I fixed that. 

Colors I have been using Quin red Indian yellow ultramarine blue and thalo blue titanium white. Burnt umber. A liquitex light blue and flesh color and a tad bit of primary yellow. And that’s it. 

 Here’s the picture. 

Thanks for reading. 

Margaret xoxoxo