Margaret who is tired and ready for bed after book club. Nite nite. Xoxoxoxo
Category: Chat Noir
The daily bird
Drawing the lovely Crystall.
Another Monday with Crystal
Ten minute pose
Tractor time. Found this one smack in the middle of Oakhurst in Decatur.
Slowly rusting away in a back yard near my youngest sons old house just off Oakview. As one of my friends said it already had a chicken. I think it might need one on top of the tractor too.
The sketch on 10X15″ sheet of 140# of hotpress Fabriano. Drawn with a .03 Derwent permanent marker.
Watercolor added. Cad red light ultramarine Prussian blue quin gold burnt sienna.
Done for the moment but I do think it needs something. I added some greytone Tombow markers.
Addendum: found out this is a McCormick Farmall Tractor probably from the 40s or 50s. Thanks have found a pic on line of the same one but doesn’t tell the model number.
Margaret ready for bed. Xoxoxox
Oops I did it again
Two paintings in one day and a nice long nap on the sofa when I finished.
I painted and drew from 9 am to almost 5! Guess my artistic block is over. Amazing how a vaccine takes the pressure off! Hope you get yours soon.
The drawing. 300 # cold press Kilimanjaro. Nice paper! Masking fluid was added to reserve the white of the whiskers.
Off to a wild start with Liz Chadderton. You too can paint a cute Easter bunny. She makes her animal paintings look so easy but let me tell you they aren’t. My paper kept drying out making hard edges. Sigh.
Almost done. This only took 40 minutes and about forty years of practicing. Only 3 colors used. French ultramarine, burnt sienna or burnt umber and opera pink. Masking fluid on the whiskers.
And that’s a wrap. Back to my nap. 😴 Margaret xoxoxo
Archibald Butt Bridge
Done for the moment. Quarter sheet of fluid hot press paper. The bridge is an Augusta landmark on 15th Street and spans the Augusta Canal. The mills in the background once were powered by the canal. Archibald Butt was an Augustan who died on the Titanic giving up his seat in a lifeboat. He also served in President Roosevelt and then Tafts administration who came to town for the dedication. Butts is buried at Arlington.
The ink sketch. This stage was not easy for me. Took about 4 hours of thinking and scheming deciding how to draw the bridge.
Watercolor washes. Colors used Thalo blue, quin gold, quin burnt orange, dioxzine purple, cad red.
Last step adding more pen and tombows.
Gorgeous early spring day today despite tornado warnings. Lots of gusty winds.
Margaret who didn’t sleep a lot thinking about all those tornadoes that never got here. Xoxoxox
Day 228 Kitties Wonder
Chased around after the kitties drawing them today. There’s always something that gets their interest. Sometimes it’s me. Hmm.
Ps fixed the spelling of kitties. But too lazy to take another picture. Now comfy on the sofa.
What is she doing?! I know that’s what they are thinking. Didn’t someone have fun with Hallie’s marking??
Yesterday I lifted tails of everyone but the tigers. One male the black two females the torties. Like calicoes torties are almost always female and bring good luck.
My torties are named for Halloween. Hallie and Weenie. Weenie and Tootsie are quite friendly. Thinking he might need a rename but what?? Hallie is coming around. Tigers as shy as ever.
Lots of baking going on today. Snickerdoodles and quiche or a frittata since I leave off the crust.
I drew the recipes in my recipe sketchbook but letting the ink dry over nite before i color them.
Ok lazy Tahred woman fixed it.
Margaret ready to watch Queens Gambit. Xoxoxo
Day 215 Kitties Cleanup
Kitties cleanup after breakfast this am. I was quite daring and left four of them inside last night. Nobody knocked on the bedroom door to wake us up this morning. However they were excited to go outside and eat breakfast. Tootsie Weenie and Hallie will let me pet them a little while they eat.
They seem to like “inside” and especially the tiled laundry room. So far no poo anywhere.
Namiki Fude so much fun to draw with but that Noodlers Eelskin ink which is suppose to be permanent smears even after its dry. 😩😩😩
Stillman and Birn alpha Caran d’ache Neocolor ii
Margaret ready to eat some dinner. Homemade butternut soup. Hope it’s tasty. Xoxox
Day 214 Kitty Doodles
Got bogged down doing paperwork today but managed to draw the pot kitties on my back porch. Oddly once again two are missing. Last time that happened they turned up. So who knows. It’s a wait and see right?!
This morning they were busy playing inside and outside. Spent the afternoon snoozing. As I type they are waking up. Of course I Am done drawing them. Sigh
Anyway here they are. Used my Namiki Fude. Faber castell watercolor pencils. Was afraid to dampen the watercolor pencil because I knew the ink would run. Really need to order a bottle of platinum black. Never had these things problems with it.
Stillman and Birn alpha.
Zoe’s ready for Halloween. She was very excited when I put on her Halloween scarf.
The knitting is growing. 16″ or so now.
Margaret thinking abt a nap. Xoxoxox