Day 2040 Gold finch

If at first you don’t succeed draw two of them. This is number two.

Not my favorite

The first one. Lost the bill and had to scrape it off. Don’t know exactly what the difference is in the two sketches but like first bird better well that’s actually the second one.

Funny postcard story. My grandkids were looking thru my book Sunday as we waited to be seated at Cracker Barrel. Henry was looking at the bird postcards and volunteered He bet I could sell them for money. I asked him how much. After careful consideration he said he thought $3.

I do intend to make notecards of some of the bird postcards. Would have already done except I got sick and nobody does anything during Masters week.

Livie my granddaughter wanted to know why they weren’t in my book. I told her I hadn’t seen them a lot since I started the last book. I only drew them when I saw them. Maybe I need to fix that blank before I run out of book. About three pages left.

Kilimanjaro 300# cp watercolor pencils

Margaret improving by baby steps. Xoxoxo

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Day 2038 Cough improving

Aren’t u thrilled with the daily update?! I know I am thrilled the cough is anatting. It was ferocious. Ribs were killing me.

This one has been languishing in my sketchbook saying I am good enough to publish. Illness equals needs must right?! The first version of painting tall Mario at the aisle. Like the other version better but this one is fun.

And pages like this are just fun to be wild and crazy with.

Margaret thing she’s on the mend. The birds are saying Draw me at least right?! Xoxoxo

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Day 2036 squirrel attack

Can’t help but finding the scamps entertaining even when you are coughing yourself to death.

Ultimate spring time and squirrels painting. That green is cad yellow and peacock blue to get a lively spring green. Squirrels cerulean and burnt sienna.

Margaret off to bed. Still sleeping a lot xoxoxo

Day 2035 The rest of the lot

Hard to Tell where her one arm is. The next row poses looked better when I took the photos than what I remembered. Ayesha is a dancer and a hip hop artist.

And decided I liked this rather feral pose. The paint color is Daniel Smith hematite burnt scarlet which makes a great skin tone for African Americans.

Ayesha had a lot of trouble holding the poses. And would turn her head and talk. Not good in a model. Dress is Daniel Smith opera rose. The winsor newton version is fugitive.

A nice pose but the heads TOO big. Maybe I should just chop her head off.

The long pose was just odd. The model lay on the stage like a sausage whole another young lady painted her. Not my idea of a long pose. Too easy to draw in 30 min so I drew the young lady who was painting her several times. Wasn’t a bad painting but I gave it away and forgot to take a picture of them. Oopsey

Margaret who might be on the mend. Cross your fingers Xoxoxox

Day 2034 some dr Sketchys finally

Not a stellar night for me. She was An interesting model but sometimes you are just off. when I just dread the head it usually means I don’t like the pose. And I never got around to finish painting these. Shows how much I liked them. more interesting.

Can I blame my bad sketching on the fact that I was getting sick already?!

Pentel bush pen Charles Reid palette superaquabee 10×14″

Margaret still out for the count.

Day 2033 Gorp continues

Sweet little squirrel I drew before I got ill. At least I think I am on the mend. He just gleamed in the sunlight out on the back deck. Fat and sassy. Must be all those sunflower seeds I feed them.

They have been attacking the feeders since I have been a little slack the last two days. They slide down and fall off upside down. Knuckleheads!!

Goodnite all.