Margaret who has a painting to finish. Xoxox
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
Flying away with Vlad Yesilesev on today’s paint along. I think I actually finished for once. Reserve the right to get up tomorrow and change it. Half sheet Kilimanjaro 140#. Trying to decide if I want to buy more 300# Kilimanjaro. Down to my last sheet but I have a large stack of the 140 so I may use it for a while. #useitup Also a stack of arches cold press #280.
Vlads value sketch
What people already.
Oops forgot to take photos.
More darks esp foreground and under the umbrellas. The balcony. Playing with my saber brush which us fun to do squiggly calligraphic lines with.
thought it was done but nope.
added a few more whites and more balcony shadow.
Anybody want a kitty kitty???
The Key West Prince. Fun way to pass a few hours. May have to try another one of these. Possibly make some prints?? This was done while Drawing with Danny Gregory and Gigi Chen today which was fascinating. Gigi Chen is adoreable and amazingly talented.
Among the many types of art she does are amazing pen drawings of people and birds. You can catch a class with her next weekend July 18 with Sketchbookskool.com/workshops
She uses ink pen to do hers. I used gel pens because I had bought some a while back from amazon to use for Vlads class.
The prince is done with Pentel gel pens primarily orange white navy and a fav of purple and gold plus a fine sepia Pitt pen and a red Academy pilot pen. No red gel pen. Done in my Stillman and Birn Alpha. One more page!!! Wooohooo. New one waiting.
Worked on this one a bit today. Added some sidewalk cracks and took the white out of the big street light.
Some black on the bottom left.
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Mushroom on Broad Street. 11×15″ 300# Fabriano rough.
Why is it when I finish these I usually don’t like them. 😫😫😫This one is no exception.
The photo. A little dark to start with. Took forever to draw because I added all those people.
First washes with lots left to do.
Margaret who needs a nap now. Don’t know why these make me Tahred. Xoxoxox
This started out to be a palm tree practice then bougainvillea and flame tree and gradually I added buildings, Pepe’s, a rooster, people, and a bike or two. The essence of the big more formal painting I that I started Wednesday.
I think it’s done. I rather like the Arches 140 lb rough paper it’s painted on but will have to use up my stack of Fabriano rough before I buy more. The paper behaved very well staying flat. Hurrah.
Back when the palms wet Transparent. I fixed that. 😫
I had to add the sky. What’s a Key West painting without the gorgeous tropical sky?!
Sky added but I decided the palms were too bright and fighting with the buildings which were the focal point.
Watching/Listening to 100 Foot Journey today Marguerite said this about her pots but it’s applicable to drawing and painting.
Good movie if you haven’t seen it.
Margaret ready for Father Brown. Xoxoxo
Especially when I have another pile of facemasks to sew. Thank goodness they are done. 36 so far.
My favorite bread recipe. So good. Saw Martha make these last Sunday on cbs Sunday Morning Show. Looked too delicious so I wrote the recipe down but think I would sub raisins and cranberries. I have plenty of those. Thought these sounded good til Martha showed me hers. I do like a good oatmeal cookie. And I am quite fond of keeping a large bowl of this kind of salad in the fridge. Did I remember to get cucumbers NOPE. Trip to the store required. With a mask of course.
Margaret Tahred. Xoxoxox
Draw small squares all over your pages and then draw parts of items you can see. Can anyone find Zoe. She’s one of these.
It was actually quite interesting. Glad I had the big shelf across the end wall in my eye sight.
It took about 45 minutes to draw all these. And no Zoe is not on the second set. Next time will make it neater like the first set.
You freehand all those squares. One more behind. Draw a face with France Van Something.
Can you see the kayakers!?
They start at noon every week day. If u are on time it’s fun to comment with the other participants and Danny will answer as will Koosje at nine in sketchbookskool YouTube. If u missed one like I did they are still there. Just scroll thru The first five nothing minutes.
Here they are. One group slowly rowing upstream. The other hardly rowing racing south on the river towards the Atlantic. Well in 130 mules or so and a few dams.
A Charles Reid painting of Belize. Isn’t it awesome? And that palm!!! 🌞🌞🌞 Well what can I say?? The king of the splatter. Probably done in two hours or less. 🤔😳😳😳It’s for sale. Lovely painting.
Lamy Ef Brown Noodlers Ink and Micro Uniball Black Watercolor pencil Stillman and Birn Alpha. Brand new one. Hurrah.
Stay well. Hugs. Margaret xoxo
Found these sweet clementines in my sons kitchen this am. Far too cute to eat attached to the leaves and each other.
If my bag of painted weren’t out in the car on a very rainy day in Atlanta I would paint these. Maybe tomorrow?!
I think I like it better with the lettering than without. What do you think ?!
Drawn with a uniball micropen in a handprint journal. High time I fill this book up and be on to the next one.
Margaret in rainy drippy squally Atlanta not looking forward to the drive home in the same weather. Also ruined all my plans for arts stores and other Atlanta fun. Time to replace my old ancient beloved London fog which is no longer waterprood.
Not a sketch of the cabin but a random house on the road into Brevard from Sapphire. Scene Looks pretty in the morning sun so I pulled into a loggers driveway across the road and drew it.
Drawn on some random loose paper in the car with a black ultra fine uniball pen.
Almost a week with no wifi no cable. We twitch our noses at it will start up fro a second or two two bars of u are lucky. Then without even moving the signal is gone. 😵🤔 So didn’t even bother with blog posts.
Time to get back in the swing of things. Hmm why didn’t I draw my croissant. Sooo good at Bracken Mountain Bakery in Brevard.
Headed into Brevard to meet a freeing from USC Aiken to do an art gallery walk in Brevard. Hard to do when you have young grandkids along. We tend to hit the toy store and the ice cream shop which are also a lot of fun.
The wild flower field in front of the cabin. Now brown but it’s so gorgeous when it’s full of purple Dutch iris and lupine. Later Joe Pye weed fills the field.
And the mighty Thompson Rover from the front porch of the cabin. Best wild fly fishing river publicly accessible in the WNC aka western North Carolina. My son is lucky enough to own that stretch. The rest is in the Nantahala National Forest.