Category: savannah river
Marathon continues- Finishing edges
Yeah its a thing. Spent most of the afternoon painting the gallery wrapped edge of the mountain painting w a 1/2 Winsor Newton imitation mongoose flat.
Thats a 12 FOOT strip about two inches wide trying not to get black paint on the front of the painting. Formerly stark white it’s now black. I tried ultramarine blue but didn’t like it.
The blue tape DID help. Painting those edges is always an onerous task when you do an acrylic because they never stay clean.
One more day varnishing it w Miniwqx polyeurethane. Drying time makes the process take longer.
Bird of the day well actually
Been working on this bird for a few days. Maybe a week off and on.
Margaret ready for bed xoxoxox
Plein Aire Fishing
Well while he fishes I paint.
Both are fairly small. 1/4 sheet 140 arches rough. The pad just fits in my painting bag so I took it along.
Will finish these when I get home but off to moms memorial so these will languish on the studio table while I am gone.
Maggie having a relaxing Sunday after WordPress tried to eat this post. Xoxoxox
Off to Paris
I only realized that after the class was over.
That’s another thing. Why do they have to paint like a madman. I can usually keep up BUT i know a lot cant so WHY!?
At this point I decided to do why I wanted. Started really slapping paint on. Drawing with my saber brush, the Cheap Joe’s scroobys loose Goose, which is always uncontrollable fun.
Day 133 Really Calling It Done
I worked on making the people walk in different directions. I think they look better now. Added a lot darks. A few more lamp posts. A flag. Darkened the church towers. Lots of darks. And a few highlights.
Paint alongs with Vladislav Yesileyev
Got this lovely treat Paris in The Rain by Vlad Yesilesev in the mail today. When I looked at it I realized I needed to go a lot darker with my blacks. And whiter w my whites so today I cheated and used masking fluid to reserve some whites.
Margaret Xoxoxox worn out from speed painting.
Day 47 A quick trip to Florida
To the Forgotten Coast in other words another paintalong with Vlad.
The value sketch and class notes.
The sketch. Tough drawing on that rough press Paper. First wash. Very light.
middle tone wash.
Painting on the kitchen table. Watched the class on Zoom on my iPad.
I did catch a sbsdrawingparty with Koosje but I need to flatten it to take a pic so tomorrow.
Margaret who’s Tahred now. Xoxoxo
Day 46 some urban sketching and drawing mugshots
Always enjoy drawing mugshots with Danny at today’s sbsdrawingparty.
Here’s the culprit. Namiki Fude. Love the way it turned out.
Urban sketching at the post office in Evans when I went to drop off mail in the outside box.
A cute Boston Bull who patiently waited with her dad while we all did a curbside pick up with Augusta locally grown.
Darn this is the shoe that kicked my beloved flip flop Out. I forgot to chronicle it. Guess I better fix that. Traveling shoe part 2
Day 33 Never
Eat a large chocolate bar. It will keep you up most of the night. But oh was it good.
I took another photo of The Farm using my Ott light to light it up. Much more accurate photo. Can’t wait til Saturday for the next class.
Drawing with Koosje. A corner of the living room really my den.
Lamy Stillman and Birn Alpha.
We drew masks with Danny at noon. Now we have to pick one out and make a paper bag mask.
I had to write down what I thought they were saying. That was fun. Can you find the Covid monster?! Lamy Safari Stillman and Birn Alpha. Only five spreads left but I got a new one from Amazon. Hurrah.
Sweet Ilaina. Missing my painting peeps.
Digging around for my 140 # rough press Fabriano I found this. Always liked it. Still have the photo to finish it. Full sheet on Waterman cold press I think.
Got some decent pics of the Downy that hit the window this am. So pretty.
Not sure what he is but cute. A sparrow?! Where’s the bird book?!
Loves this female cardinal on the thistle feeder. Adoreable.
Distancing in SC
Margaret ready for bed despite my excellent afternoon nap while watching Mary Berry at Highclere Castle on YouTube. Zzzz