Day 1102 Cleaning out

Getting ready to move shelves so a room can be painted I am going thru a box of old papers photographs for painting and sketches. Sometimes I will sit down with a pile of paper and just draw whatever I see. Less commitment with typing paper.

Bones was a sweet long haired stray cat that someone dumped in our neighborhood. Thin as a rail when I started feeding her and of course pretty soon she was in the house. Oops.

Eventually she went to live with my son in Atlanta.

Jamming herself into bookcases seems to have been her thing. Cats do the funniest things.

I should pitch these but have a feeling they are going back in the box with the photographs.

Sketched with a black Pitt pen. Love Pitt pens. They are hard to kill. Tips hold up to my hard treatment of them. The ink is India ink so it's permanent. And they just don't seem to dry up for years. I know I have some ten years old. A record I am sure for a felt tip pen. Only sharpies seem to last as long.

Ttyl Margaret xoxoxox

Day 644 – that couple at PCM 

 

Making progress on the big painting. The guy definitely needs more work. Eek. Funny how different they look in a small photo. 


No matter how many times I walked a way from it I didn’t notice it. Hmm I was tired. I think everyone in the studio had spring fever. Nobody stayed late painting like we usually do. 

Colors heavy body Golden and liquitex Tutanium white, nickel Azo gold, burnt umber, napthol red, ultramarine blue, dioxzine purple, pyrrole red. Thanks for looking.

So why use artist grade besides they will last forever. The pigment load is higher.  That means you get more intense color with less paint. You can actually use more paint when you use the cheaper student grades to get the color you want and you may never get intense color. 

Thanks for reading. 

Margaret xxx 

 

A New Year – A New Art Blog

Posting old stuff that was in my drafts folder for

Some reason. No idea if they are duplicates or what. Happy New Year!!!

I suppose you might wonder after all these years WHY I have started a new blog?! Several reasons but the main one will be to have a professional art blog from which to sell my art. This is it!! Welcome!! Glad You are Here!! Hope you come back soon!! Be sure to join the email list link so you get an email when I add a new blog post.

Other reasons:

The old blog scquiltaddict.blogspot.com no longer fit what I do and hasn't in quite a while. Time for a change, right?! I may still post family posts there but…join the email list so you don't miss any of my posts!!

I have been hearing good things about wordpress for a while. I ran across a youtube video about selling your art on line and I joined up. Here's a link to the video 5 Things Every Artist Needs to Know to Sell Art Online.

Amazingly Cory Huff did exactly what he said he would and fired off a reply to my question…stay with the old blog or start a new professional one…he voted for the new professional one. So here it is!!

Welcome to my New BloG!!!

Sunday – Jour ??

No idea if this published. I did try yesterday and Sunday. 
This posted yesterday on that OTHER blogsite I have…now HOW did I do that.  I used the computer so I wouldnt do that but I did anyway.  DUH-I know its the cold I keep trying to get…Scratchy throat sneezy and a drip that comes and goes…gone today…wheres my vitamin A but I have a headache.  SIGH!!

Happy Sunday!!!

Which one do you like best?? I think the second one?!! For me at least.img_0184

Catching up diet journal pages and only have 6 more days til I can eat more food. YEAH!! Good news is I am down 23 pounds.  AND even better news I can resist the treats like cake and cookies.  HURRAH…and that basket of bread at Carrabas the other nite…did I say I DEARLY LOVE bread??  That said I dont think it loves me…my joints would get a flu like ache two three times a week before I gave it up…havent had it since.  Another HURRAH!!!

This one is done with Winsor Newton Markers and some regualr watercolors.  It was a pill .   Mostly because there is so much paint in those WN WC Markers that they will leak into the other colors if you are not careful.

The “title” is colored with Tombows a dark blue on and caran dache neocolor ii crayons… a bright orange and then the brightest yellow I had…still not bright enough but OH well I am done…only messed with this two three hours…

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I finally got a piece of ledger paper and glued it over the title of the page…I really had wanted orange letters but that was NOT to be.  Ledger paper does not make bright colors sadly but does add a nice texture and a change of pace.

img_0181I also had hand lotion on my hands when I started painting this which acted like a resist…eeekkk…finally got around that by wiping it with a kleenex…not one with hand lotion either lol…

Anyway coming down with a cold..another new way to loose weight?? NO I refuse…loading up on vitamins…

Day 1101 all the Dr Sketchys

took a while Thursday to figure out why I was so tired. This is a lot of drawing and painting for three hours top it off with several hours shopping walking two three miles running up and down 3 stories of stairs loading the car and driving four hours, usually takes two hours, to Atlanta I was exhausted Thursday nite.

Two minute sketches ⬇️

five minute sketches ⬇️


contests two ten minute periods? ⬇️
15 minute sketches ⬇️

15 minutes?⬇️20 minutes ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️

10×14 superaquabee sketch book which loves pentel brush pen and watercolor alike. Winsor Newton travel palette watercolors and all the Daniel Smith quinacridones. #10 DaVinci Kolinsky Sable.
Margaret making herself tired again. Lol. Xoxoxo