Day 1676 HaPPy fourth anniversary.

Got this from WordPress yesterday. Odd but I will take it. Wonder if that’s when I started why they bill me every January?! Strange strange. I know it was the Russians. 😂🤣

Since it’s my anniversary officially I am taking today off. See ya tomorrow and YES it will be a Saturday in Aiken. Wonder who the model will be?!!!

Margaret resting on her laurels and taking herself out to eat. Singapore noodles anyone?! Xoxoxox

ps did I say hardly anyone looks on Fridays anyway and I have chocolate chip cookies to bake. Hugs!!😘

Day 1675 – Matthew!!!

Matthew 16×22” Fluid cp 140# WIP

Monday at life modeling I heard he was coming to the Atlanta Artist Center for portrait painting on Tuesday and that he was fantastic so I decided to stay on in Hot Lanna one more day.

Loved him. He never moved!! The man is granite!!!

Hmm I think that mustache needs to go. Too dark. It’s done with ultramarine blue. Oopsey. What happens when u don’t stand back enough.

The sketch. I was toying with putting the chair in.

25 minutes.

Still needs his cushion.

What a hideous mustache effect. Eeekk. Maybe a bit more shadow on his left arm. And that pillow. Crop it 83 hmm shadow on the left side and bottom. And somewhere I lost his left nostril. Hmm that’s easy to fix. And a bit more curve to his lower left cheek.

Have lightened it a bit. Will work on it some more tomorrow. Shoot me someone.

Drawn on 140 lb cp Flyid paper. The one with a Charles Reid painting as the cover photo. Drawn with a .7mm 2B lead pencil.

Atlanta Artist Center schedule

Painted with my Davinci #10 Kolinsky sable. You can get them on amazon. And a couple of Isabel Kolinskys #8 #6 for face details.

Background #16 Cheap Joes legend.

Painted wit h Charles Reid colors. Cerulean ultramarine

Cad red light alizarin

Quin gold yellow ochre burnt sienna burnt umber.

Dioxzine purple.

Margaret glad to be home. Xoxoxo

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Day 1296 Magic Time Finally

This post was stuck in my scheduled posts box. I don’t know if I posted but it’s such a great post can’t hurt posting again.

Watching Charles Reid paint a person is like watching someone make magic. He twitches his brush here and here. Stating at the nose suddenly there’s a fabulous painting of a person.

John was our model today. He did a wonderful job.

Charles painting.

The Master Charles Reid the most talented watercolorist in America today.

My sketch.


More painting.

Charles said time to quit so I did and I started another of John. Let ok’ing at him he needs more shadow on his cheek to define his cheek bone. Maybe a highlight lifted also on the cheek and more shadow in his brow.

John and his Jack Russell Jedi.

We all adored Jedi

Especially me. Missing my Zoe. One more of Jedi and his dad John.

My second drawing. I had about forty five minutes left to paint him.


Times up. Hmm think he needs more hair but I like this one best of the two paintings.

Up to the rooftop the rain had ended.

A tugboat heading up river.

Night on the river

A paddle boat passing by while I waited for my car.Look who decided to jump in bed with me tonite. My friend Karen’s collie Carly. What a sweetheart.

Tomorrows model Carver whose mom looks like Madonna.

Nite nite. Margaret xoxoxo

Day 1675 A few more gestures

15 minutes each. This one is on Canson waterboard.

Here she is cleaned up. Mucho better. See below for the list of her sins.

You can actually erase the paint off the canson board.

Maybe I should clean up a few of those pencil marks. Might improve her greatly. And my friend Ruth said get rid of the blob below her foot so I did and a few others.

And lighten the stool up. Gave her an eye. Vague but there. Cleaned up her profile.

OH these are drawn with a Staedler 2B pencil. Very easy to erase.

This one is my favorite. Also 15 minutes in my Dr Sketchys sketchbook a 11×14″ superaquabee that loves watercolor.

My friends think I should possibly paint the table and then leave it as she stands. I think she has an elegance to her. Quick Alla prime painting.

Somehow I think this backporch squirrel gesture sketch fits right in. To color him or not!? I like him like he is.

I tried to post yesterday. It’s still stuck in my drafts. No idea why. I thought it has published. I will think about it tomorrow.

Problem solved. Evidently WordPress locked me out because someone had compromised the servers. New password and I can upload again.

Those Russians have been at it again.

Hugs Margaret xoxoxox tired. And ready for a nap. Hmm it’s too late. Well maybe early bedtime?!!!

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Day 1673 No it’s not a Saturday

Been drawing Chrystal at the Atlanta Artist Center. Three hours of painting fun is exhausting. BYTW she’s on instagram @chrystal_line she’s a fire eater or hmm was it a fire performer as well as a great model.

This will probably get cropped. Not sure just how. Maybe like this?!

Second twenty minutes.

Making progress. Another way to crop her?!

Almost done.

And her she is again. Now how to crop her. Any bright suggestions?! Maybe like this. I am just glad she turned out well. You never know and I drank too much kombucha this am which made me jittery.

Charles Reid palette and fluid watercolor paper.

Margaret off to find an art store. Sam Flaxs here I come.

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Day 1672 Desert Time

Angel Food cup cake. Who knew there was such a thing. Topped with some incredible blue berries, a strawberry and some amazing sweet whipped cream. Pricey at $5 but those were the best blueberries I have ever tasted. I may have to plant some bushes.

Cream and Flutter is a cute little “boutique” bakery/ice cream shop in Cashiers. A charming place to draw if only I had had time.

Strange delicious flavors of ice cream like Brambleberry which is raspberry with chunks of cake in it. The perfect topping to our boat ride on Lake Glenville and pizza dinner. I had an amazing Greek salad.

Food well done is always amazing.

Margaret off to the Center for the Puppetry Arts with Henry and Livia for Click Clack Moo. Always a treat. Xoxoxoxo

Day 1671 Food Time

Strawberries. I can live off of them in the summer. Well if you add in some peaches and a side of watermelon.

Stillman and Birn Lamy Safari and an EF w Noodlers Eelskin Ink. Watercolor pencils. Fabre Castell of course.

I tried drawing the seeds with my pentel gel pen but for some reason it wouldn’t show up. Maybe it didn’t like the wax in the watercolor pencils.

Margaret hanging out at Henry’s Birthday party in Atlanta. Xoxoxo

Day 1670 Squirrel attack

Have mixed emotions about my back porch squirrels. They gobble up the bird seed. I would rather the birds did. So what are they the one one right or the DEMON SqUiRReL!!!

Demon squirrel lives in your attic and eats the woodwork the pots the plants the rubber tubing to the gas grill over and over again.

Everyday squirrel performs acrobatics for our entertainment. So silly. Little sleek things always lounging or running around the porch.

Lamy Ef stillman and birn noodlers Eelskin ink Caran dache neocolor ii prismacolor artstixs and Fabre castle watercolor pencils. Aka MIXeD MeDiA!!!

Empanada time. Shower first. Deliciousness. I think the chicken ones win by a nose.

Lunch. Didn’t know what half the food was. But delicious

I thought the spinach would be my fav but NOPE!!

Margaret xoxoxox

Day 1669 A bit more from Savannah.

A Scad prof Daniel Powers and

another of Laurence from Paris.

Baked a jillion empanadas-chicken or spinach- so delicious- for tomorrow so worn out. Who knew they were so tasty.

Stillman and Birn Lamy EF w Noodler Eelskin ink.

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