Day 1891 Super Mario

I know it’s Saturday BUT she told me she needs more work. I think I got Mario tall enough. Maybe. The first try was way too short. Hard to tell I am so short and he’s so tall. Also hard to get a long lean person all on one page.

I drew this while he was dancing and painting. Aka he lunges in and stabs at his painting then dances back. Looks are repeats the process. No wonder he’s so skinny. That takes a lot of energy.

I stand up and walk back from my painting and ran into the delicious scones Pete brought. NOT fair. ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿค— Deliciousness in the form of pastry.

Watercolor pencil twisbee pen w Deartrementis document brown ink and stillman and birn journal.

Margaret who has to get ready for wet paint party tonite but would rather stay home. And zzzz @marioarobinson @aliapainter #grisaille #fabriano #watercolor #art #painting #artist #portrait #aquarelle #northcarolina #raleigh #marioarobinson #watercolor #painter #aquarelle #drawing #sketching #lifemodel #nudesketch #portraitpainting #portraits #portraitart

Day 1890 Racing to Atlanta

The Little Professor was juried into a show at the Atlanta Artists Center in Buckhead so off I raced to Atlanta this morning. I would rather have stayed in bed.

The Little Professor was painted from a photo of my dad when he was three. His mother used to dress him up and parade him before her friends who would ask him questions. Since dad skipped two grades I am sure he knew the answers.

The Goodys Kodak Store on Ponce de Leon was also juried in. One of my favorite crusty rusty Atlanta landmarks.

So after a quick drop off. I hit the art stores to spend my Christmas and birthday gift cards before I loose them. Yes I have lost them before. One hour later I was at Trader Joe’s. Then on the road by 2:30. Wanted to beat the Friday rush hour. Home by five.

In bed soon. Hugs Margaret Xoxoxox

Day 1889 SOB 2

The decorations at South of the Border just scream to be drawn. Where else do you find such weird whackiness?!!

Watercolor pencils. Twisbee pen Deartrementis document brown ink stillman and birn Zeta.

Margaret heading to bed. Dropping off paintings for an art show in Atlanta tomorrow. Run run see Maggie run. Xoxoxo

Day 1889 Super Mario

Happy Valentines.

I tried the tall thin Mario drawing twice. Still had to prune this one down. He’s sooo slim and sooo tall. The first one he looked about 6 feet instead of 6 5 or so.

Watercolor pencils twisbee pen Deartrementis document brown stillman and birn sketchbook.

Anyway dear reader it’s the night of the reception. Pray for me. Hugs. Margaret xoxoxo

Day 1888 South of the Border (Again!)

Colored with watercolor pencils and one red tombow. The tombow was probably not the greatest choice. Looked better before I think but no photo. Oops.

I had found the alligator irresistible so when I stopped I had to draw him. I also bought rattle snake eggs for the grandkids googly glasses a huge 2′ pencil and hmm a whoopee cushion. That should be fun. The rattle snake eggs are a hoot. When u open the package sounds just like a rattle snake. ๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿ˜ต It’s a rubber band with a washer string on a bent v shaped paper clip weight wire.

Here it is earlier. But no pic of just the ink sketch. Oopsey.

I did take a photo of the other sketch I did yesterday.

Been curled up on the sofa relaxing before the big show reception and craziness of tomorrow.

Twisbee pen Deartrementis document brown Ink stillman and birn journal.

Margaret ready to eat dinner Xoxoxox

Day 1887 on the road again

Thrilled to say this is Now MY painting. Mario paints all of his painting from a love model. No photos.

my favorite way of painting a person too. These were all for sale in class. And all painted by Mario Robinson who is also a winsor newton rep. My friend Mike is the proud new owner of this lovely painting. All the paintings are painted with winsor newton paint. I almost bought this one. Lovely hands. This one was also a close contender to go home with me. And I loved this one too. A very quiet painting. at the end I fell in love with this one and would have traded if I ha had mine with me. The colors on her are so gorgeous. Soft blues and purples and alizarin. They do t show in the photo turning grey instead. Annoying iPhone.

This was my first choice BUT I couldn’t decide whether to buy one or not and somebody else Jane took her home. โ˜น๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

Margaret ok the road again.

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Day 1886 The Mario Party is Over ๐Ÿ˜“

I did this drawing of him while he was helping a couple of other students. Now to get it painted. Should be fun. Have lots of great pics of him to paint from.

Laughing with Mario. Something else he does well.

Mario is super tall. At least 6’3 or 6′ 4″ tall and thin.

Margaret packing to go home in the am. Art show opens on Thursday. Loose ends to tie up there too. Xoxoxoxo

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Day 1885 – 50 Shades of Brown with Mario

As done as she may ever be. Who knows. I may work on her some more. We didn’t get to take photos of the model so not much to go on to finish. Maybe loose some of the highlights on her cheek. They are still too light. . My paint puddles. The tests of the colors we used to paint fifty shades of brown and 15 shades of grey. The skin and hair wash colors are at the top left circled in pencil.

Mario’s paint test strip. Yesterday afternoon.

This am. A wash of the brown watery mix of yellow ochre cad red and ultramarine overs the whole face. Eekk. That was scary after working on those greys all day.

Before I screwed up the second background wash.

I accidentally stuck my brush in the black wash when I started the background wash. Oops. And then I had a blue run that got into my watery grey background mix.

Margaret putting her feet up with a glass of wine. Xoxoxo

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Day 1884 – 15 Shades of Grey with Mario

Barbette a million layers of grey

I used my grandmothers opera glasses to see the model better.

The drawing

Round one of the grey layer

Round two. Progress is slow after edges w water adding the same grey

Whatโ€™s with the white bubble?!

I ran the same grey wash over the WHOLE painting top to bottom!!๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ฌ SCARY stuff.

Adding more and more darks. Wetting the edges w a waterloaded brush to soften the next grey layer bas it was added. Hard to explain. I usually do it the other way around.

A coat of grey over the whole figure WHAT??!๐Ÿคช๐Ÿคช๐Ÿคช๐Ÿคฎ

Finally dark enough to start running flesh tones tomorrow. This literally took from 10-5:30 minus model breaks and lunch breaks. ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿคจ

This is Mario’s. Look below to see his progress from yesterday til today.

Marioโ€™s palette

Mario’s shoes. ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Day 1883 Hangin w Mario

Been drawing all day in a class with Mario Robinson in Raleigh.

Being a jack rabbit type I was drawing our model for the second time, no third time when I realized I could draw Mario at his easel across the room.

So I added him to my painting. ๐Ÿ˜Š 140# cp fluid

This is the second time I drew our model Barbette. 300# cp Fabriano paper.

Tomorrow we will spend all day painting the shadows. ๐Ÿ˜ณ

Day three we will be doing the flesh tones I think. Stand by to see what we do!!!

Did I say I really want to paint. Oh well.

Margaret in Raleigh where it’s finally chilly. Hurrah!! Xoxoxo

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