Day 1106 An atlanta sketch

This one of Petite Marche in Kirkwood turned out interesting. I am too sleepy to say much more so I will bid you good night. More tomorrow in a more timely manner I hope.
Margaret xoxoxox heading bed as soon as I get my lab to come in.

Day 1104 And he’s off

To the Georgia Watercolor show in Gainesville. The farrier was framed with a frame from Frameitnow.com. So easy. Put in your measurements and choose your poison. It arrives on your doorstep ready to pop into the frame. Saved me a 30 mile drive. Although I think my maple frames from Art ok Broad are nicer but no nonglare acrylic in those. Guess it's a trade off. And I get happy buttons and stickers when I go to art on Broad.

Ttyl time for Game of Thrones.
Margaret xoxoxoxo

Day 1103 Its Saturday

Katie Well this was not great. I forgot my watercolor brushes and didn't have a canvas so I played with my neocolor ii for first forty minute session.

All my sketches are on 16×20 Strathmore
Bristol.

I moved for the next forty minutes. Used my 6B chunk of lead and a bit of the 9b chunk of lead. Hmm wonder if you can get lead poisoning from it?

Third session drawing. My favorite although I think I made Katie look too old.


Drew Murphys. Acrylic 24×30" My favorite of the rest.

Jeremy's lovely sketch.

A lovely pastel by someone named Al or Alex maybe.

Also really liked this one by Marilyn Hartley. Oil

Al Beyer's HUGE oil.

Dawns oil 24×30"

Dr Fred's. Such a happy acrylic.

And the lovely Ilaina in her Matisse phase. Oil!

That's it. Ttyl

Margaret xoxoxo

Day 1103 Blind contours

Our three old Jack Russells – Charlie the best jack russell ever til Zoe, Jazz Manic feature and Susie super mom.

A few more oldies from The box.

Charlie

Blind contours. Something I haven't done for a while. You are suppose to keep your pen always on the page while looking only at whatever you are drawing.

Of course I had to color some of them. Jazz had big funny feet even though she was a tiny dog.

The jack Russell state. As in when are u going to play ball with me?

jazz

Jazz

Jazz

all of these are blind contours of Jazz.
They are just delightfully wonky sketches done in a minute or two.

Hmm well she did have very short legs and a really long body. Maybe she was a daschund disguised as a jack ,,.

Ttyl tomorrow's Saturday. You know what that means.
Hugs Margaret xoxoxo

Day 1102 Cleaning out

Getting ready to move shelves so a room can be painted I am going thru a box of old papers photographs for painting and sketches. Sometimes I will sit down with a pile of paper and just draw whatever I see. Less commitment with typing paper.

Bones was a sweet long haired stray cat that someone dumped in our neighborhood. Thin as a rail when I started feeding her and of course pretty soon she was in the house. Oops.

Eventually she went to live with my son in Atlanta.

Jamming herself into bookcases seems to have been her thing. Cats do the funniest things.

I should pitch these but have a feeling they are going back in the box with the photographs.

Sketched with a black Pitt pen. Love Pitt pens. They are hard to kill. Tips hold up to my hard treatment of them. The ink is India ink so it's permanent. And they just don't seem to dry up for years. I know I have some ten years old. A record I am sure for a felt tip pen. Only sharpies seem to last as long.

Ttyl Margaret xoxoxox

Day 644 – that couple at PCM 

 

Making progress on the big painting. The guy definitely needs more work. Eek. Funny how different they look in a small photo. 


No matter how many times I walked a way from it I didn’t notice it. Hmm I was tired. I think everyone in the studio had spring fever. Nobody stayed late painting like we usually do. 

Colors heavy body Golden and liquitex Tutanium white, nickel Azo gold, burnt umber, napthol red, ultramarine blue, dioxzine purple, pyrrole red. Thanks for looking.

So why use artist grade besides they will last forever. The pigment load is higher.  That means you get more intense color with less paint. You can actually use more paint when you use the cheaper student grades to get the color you want and you may never get intense color. 

Thanks for reading. 

Margaret xxx 

 

A New Year – A New Art Blog

Posting old stuff that was in my drafts folder for

Some reason. No idea if they are duplicates or what. Happy New Year!!!

I suppose you might wonder after all these years WHY I have started a new blog?! Several reasons but the main one will be to have a professional art blog from which to sell my art. This is it!! Welcome!! Glad You are Here!! Hope you come back soon!! Be sure to join the email list link so you get an email when I add a new blog post.

Other reasons:

The old blog scquiltaddict.blogspot.com no longer fit what I do and hasn't in quite a while. Time for a change, right?! I may still post family posts there but…join the email list so you don't miss any of my posts!!

I have been hearing good things about wordpress for a while. I ran across a youtube video about selling your art on line and I joined up. Here's a link to the video 5 Things Every Artist Needs to Know to Sell Art Online.

Amazingly Cory Huff did exactly what he said he would and fired off a reply to my question…stay with the old blog or start a new professional one…he voted for the new professional one. So here it is!!

Welcome to my New BloG!!!

Sunday – Jour ??

No idea if this published. I did try yesterday and Sunday. 
This posted yesterday on that OTHER blogsite I have…now HOW did I do that.  I used the computer so I wouldnt do that but I did anyway.  DUH-I know its the cold I keep trying to get…Scratchy throat sneezy and a drip that comes and goes…gone today…wheres my vitamin A but I have a headache.  SIGH!!

Happy Sunday!!!

Which one do you like best?? I think the second one?!! For me at least.img_0184

Catching up diet journal pages and only have 6 more days til I can eat more food. YEAH!! Good news is I am down 23 pounds.  AND even better news I can resist the treats like cake and cookies.  HURRAH…and that basket of bread at Carrabas the other nite…did I say I DEARLY LOVE bread??  That said I dont think it loves me…my joints would get a flu like ache two three times a week before I gave it up…havent had it since.  Another HURRAH!!!

This one is done with Winsor Newton Markers and some regualr watercolors.  It was a pill .   Mostly because there is so much paint in those WN WC Markers that they will leak into the other colors if you are not careful.

The “title” is colored with Tombows a dark blue on and caran dache neocolor ii crayons… a bright orange and then the brightest yellow I had…still not bright enough but OH well I am done…only messed with this two three hours…

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I finally got a piece of ledger paper and glued it over the title of the page…I really had wanted orange letters but that was NOT to be.  Ledger paper does not make bright colors sadly but does add a nice texture and a change of pace.

img_0181I also had hand lotion on my hands when I started painting this which acted like a resist…eeekkk…finally got around that by wiping it with a kleenex…not one with hand lotion either lol…

Anyway coming down with a cold..another new way to loose weight?? NO I refuse…loading up on vitamins…