Day 1466 Key West Food Tour

Our hostess was AnnaLise a Key West local who owns and runs the Key West Food tour.

AnnaLise gives a great tour loaded with history and anecdotes about all things Key West.

These are all the places we walked to on our tour. We walked a lot. NOT for the faint hearted.

One of my favorite places she took us too was the funky Blue Heaven. I can’t resist their Key Eat pink shrimp eggs Benedict. So delicious.

And on the weekends and evenings there’s a band and chickens. How can it be a bad spot to sit a while?!

A few other great things to do on Key West are Lloyd’s Bike Tour also jammed with facts and folklore. The Ghost HUNT tour is also fun and interesting not for those who are afraid of things that go bump in the night. Eeekkk!! The Shark Tour we won was also fun and interesting.

Margaret still worn out from her travels. Xoxoxoxo

Day 1465 or so. Waterlogue

Is a free fun ap for iPhones.

Bertie in Bold

In Travelogue.

the bear in vividbold

Luminoustravelogue

illustration soaked

It turns photos into various watercolors effects with a couple of clicks. There are several settings.

Photos from Ponce City Market

You can choose the style painting you like best. The auberge in Aivers where Van Gogh died. The fountain in Place de la Concorde Paris sacre Couer Montmartre Paris The steps in Montmartre sakes steps different treatment. Rouen Cathedral painted by Monet 28 times. One of my fav Waterlogue photos.palace of Justice Rouen France Rouen France half timber buildings.

You can see it can give some great effects.

Sorry I don’t know if it’s available for other phones.

Margaret back from the lovely cool mountains where it was 66 this am. Nap time. Xoxoxoxox

Day 1465 It’s Friday

Time to head on out to a restaurant to eat I think.

We ate at the Pirates house and had our own little room finally all to ourselves. No ghosts seen though. It’s one of the oldest houses in Savannah and supposedly haunted by it it Bluebeard?!

We also ate at Vic’s. Deliciousness in the form of tiny home made biscuits shrimp and grits and a fabulous desert.

Tracy of Art in the mountains loved this sketch. The more I look at it I do too. I know better than to draw the background before people sit at the tables but sometimes I just can’t wait. And if I ruined the sketch why not draw people on it as they arrived. Can’t hurt it can it?!

I was trying out a technique used by Ronald Searles in his Paris Paris book where he draws right over whatever is behind it when he does street and restaurant scenes. I actually used a sepia pen and a black ink pen. Kind of fun but can’t decide how in the world to paint it.

Margaret getting ready to pack it in and head to Atlanta for Henry’s sixth birthday. How is that possible?!! Xoxoxox

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Day 1464 Odd seems

…Like it should be day 1465 since it’s the fifth. Hope your fourth was wonderful. We are probably off riding around Glenville Lake and fishing.

Charles drawing John.

Another sketch of Laurence. She was great fun to draw. There may be one more sketch of her somewhere. Evidently I didn’t take a picture of the sketch. Oops.

The sketch.

Painted with my Charles Reid /Holbein Metal palette. In my stillman and birn beta I think drawn with a Lamy EF with Noodlers Eelskin ink.

Our new trash man who came for a visit last nite.

Margaret playing with her grandkids in the WNC mountains. XOXOXO

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Day 1463 – John!!

Hope you are having a WoNdErFuL FoUrTh!! I know we are at the annual Fourth of July celebration on the Green in Cashiers NC

John one of our models in Savannah in my sketchbook. His hat is really a bit too high on his head. Oops.

Sketch 2 of John but more importantly his adorable Jack Russell Jedi. What a great dog!! And the hat drawing went much better.

Sketch for 1.

The sketch 2 with notes on how

To paint it.

Painted with my Charles Reid /Holbein Metal palette. In my stillman and birn beta I think.

Margaret playing with her grandkids in the WNC mountains. XOXOXO

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Day 1462 Megan from Savannah

A very sweet lady. She paid for our models John and Carver to stay at one of the local Holiday Inns for over a week. How nice was that?! Otherwise they would have crashed wherever they could.

The sketch. It really looks like Megan.

Painted with my Charles Reid /Holbein Metal palette. In my stillman and birn beta I think.

Margaret playing with her grandkids in the WNC mountains. XOXOXO

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Day1461 Laurence

From Paris by way of Albuquerque or Santa Fe. I can’t remember which. LOVED her accent.

The sketch.

Painted with my Charles Reid /Holbein Metal palette. In my stillman and birn beta I think.

Margaret playing with her grandkids in the WNC mountains. XOXOXO

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Day 1460 Ok So It’s Saturday

Done. Really she is. Well til I decide to change her right?!

Ilania -16×22″ cp Fluid. Great paper. Behaved very well. Dried very flat despite the fact that I used a lot of water.

First break aka forty minutes. Colors used cad red light cad yellow pale and cerulean.

Second break. Color used yellow ochre marine blue cobalt violet.

When I left at noon. Colors burnt sienna ultramarine blue.

After working on her a bit at home. Still using my Holbein palette with Charles Reid colors in it.

Drew Murphys first break.

When we left. I know he’s at home working on her til He gets her right. He can be like a dog with a bone.

Al Beyer’s huge oil. Great job Al!

Tom Needham’s small Watercolor. 1/4 sheet

Fred’s. I just love this. Such a happy bright painting.

Rachel Millers 1/4 sheet watercolor. Lovely job Miss Rach!!

Amy’s. LOVE this one too. She did a stand out job today.

Alexis pastel I like this one a lot too. Great colors.

Bills oil on metal panel.

Something quite degassing about this one. I like!!

Margaret about ready for bed. Xoxoxox

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Day 1311 Thinking I might

Need to correct my day count. I have been posting daily for almost four years now. I started around July 1 2014 so the count should actually be 1460!! Hmm. I am off quite a bit. Did I say I can count. Lol.

This may be done. Not quite sure. 22×15″ cp Fabriano

too many white flowers?! That means you have to do a lot of negative painting aka painting behind the petals to make it show. Maybe a darker background?! Darn. Every time I think it’s done I decide wait one more thing.

Thought it was done. NOPE!

Done?! Uh uhh!! 🤨

Lots still to do!?? Eeekkk! Yeah I decided to add another lily. Did I say I loathe painting. Lilies. Pale things with all kinds of nuances of color like purples and greens. Lovely annoying things. Oh and those stamens. I have made hash out of them for quite a while now.

Yesterday. What was I thinking doing a half sheet aka 22×15″?!🤪

Well the sketch went well and quickly. Always a plus.

Colors used.

Well that’s it for today. Tomorrow start of year five. Eeekk. Maybe time to quit.

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