Friday, January 20, 2017

Mixed Media Minimalist

 Another minimalist painting in Mixed Media. I first used Modeling gel on the ACEO. . then water color. However, I did use some pastel and acrylic, but very little. I am having a time getting used to it. . .I cannot stop using pastels and loving them.

Thanks so much Kristin and Eva for hosting this wonderful Paint Party Friday every week. I appreciate all who visit and the comments you make. It helps me know that I should keep going. Thank you again. I try to visit as many of you each week as I can. It feels like I'll never get every box unpacked. . . but it is coming along.

 Squirrel on the Fence. . .in the backyard.
 Comes around to my house. . .Little Beggar.
 Yep. . .hungry. . .
 Horse in the pasture in the backyard.
 Been awhile, but we had an awesome Sundown.
 Sundown in with the dark clouds.
 Sometime I get to see . . .
 . .an Awesome vision.
To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong. Chilton Pearce

Friday, January 13, 2017

Minimalist Painting ReDo and Rt. 66 in Tulsa

My Minimalist ReDo
I took last week's painting and added my Dreams to it. Most of the painting is done with pastels. . but I also used Prismacolor pencils.  The house is no longer yellow. . .I'll take a house surrounded by nature.

Thank you Kristin and Eva for this wonderful spot to light every week on Paint Party Friday.

My life (from moving) is still in flux but I'm trying to get better at visiting as many of you as I can. Thank you so much for your comments and visits.
My late husband and I went on our honeymoon from 
Central IL to California on Route 66.
We went through Tulsa, OK and stopped at ORU.

U.S. Route 66, also known as the Will Rogers Highway, the Main Street of America or the Mother Road, was one of the original highways within the U.S. Highway System. Wikipedia

Downtown Tulsa
 Old Buildings and Gingerbread design. Some are Art Deco
OK, I took a day off. One of my neighbors was showing several of us around and we ended up at Charlestons in Brookside. I definitely recommend it.  We even went shopping at a General store.

My friend and I split a huge Reuben and had a cup of Homemade Potato soup. Yummy.

I finally have seen a lot of the place where I now live. It has more meaning to it.

By moderation one can be generous. Lao Tzu

Friday, January 6, 2017

Minimalist Pastel Painting for daydreams

Minimalist. . .I wanted to paint (pastels) something that would bring to mind a place where you might like to go. . .what kind of a house you would live in or a large Boat. What would your world look like based on this minimalist painting.  Whatever you see in the painting, you can paint over it differently, add much or little.. would love to see what you come up with. . Birds are going south or north. . you can take out the Palm tree. I am sure missing FL.  I would rather have my white stuff in Sand rather than anything else. Guess you tell what's predicted tomorrow!

Thank you so much Eva and Kristin for a wonderful Paint Party Friday each week. I learn so much not just new supplies and ways to use them, but from comments (thank you everyone).

I sort of like the little house with the barn and the horses across the street.

This one lets me rub the nose.  Precious. I love that they are so close. 
To know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived, that is success. Melinda Gates

Friday, December 30, 2016

ACEO cards, My beige home, Patio with fountain behind it, Pelican where I feed the Squirrels

I always wanted and painted a yellow house/cottage. . with water. . .and a pups. I don't know if the Beige Apt. I moved to from FL to Tulsa would count as yellow, however, I do have a Patio wherein the Fountain is behind the Pelican planter. I used mostly Prismacolor pencils and Pens trying to portray my dream. I'm close.
ACEO cards that I couldn't part with because they are part of my 'dream.'

Thank you Kristin and Eva for Artists who love to draw/paint to have a place to go and to those who review and encourage us. Thank you Paint Party Friday.
 Twilight my new place.
 Since we have 'winter' I have Pistachios and Bird food.
 OK, little Beggar.
 The patio and the Pelican planter.
 The fountain can be seen behind the Pelican 
and to the Right. This is my Patio.
 Squirrel on the Patio post.
 Backyard and over the fence . . I get to pet this beautiful creature.

Happy New Year and Blessings,
If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how AMAZING you can be. ~ Maya Angelou

Friday, December 23, 2016

Horses . . . and the FL Christmas Way

Can't get the ocean out of my blood. . .especially when it's 3 and/or 1 degrees here. . .with sn*w.
Pastels, pencil and Prismacolor pencils.

Thank you Kristin and Eva for the Art space you allow us to show our work. Paint Party Friday Rocks!

My backyard over the fence are 3 different horses. .here are 2 of them.

Never stop doing little things for others. Sometimes those little things occupy the biggest part of their hearts.

Friday, December 9, 2016

UFO - Completed of a courtyard picture. . .Rain storm over the desert. . . Nature Photos. . . and the Moon

Finished (I think) Last week's Pastel/Pencil painting.

 Rainy Desert scene. . .UFO
I used Pencil, Pastels and acrylic . . .I will add a few more next week.   Thank you so much Kristin and Eva for this wonderful Paint Party Friday site . Many wonderful ideas from many artists are to be visited.  Thank you so much for the visit. I do get around to as many as I can. I appreciate the comments so much.

Horse is busy eating as I walk up and start talking to her.
What a surprise, she begins walking over to me.
She let me pet her nose. Such a sweetheart.
Squirrel on Pelican. . .some of the green trim around the patio post.
 Always look up. . .when the cloud rolled away, there it is. . .Moon.
 That night more clouds, but I did catch the moon before the clouds took over.
 My outside Christmas Decor. . . plus the greenery wrapped around the wrought iron.
Believe and act as if it were IMPOSSIBLE TO FAIL. ~ Charles Kettering

Friday, December 2, 2016

WIP . . . 2 colorful Trees; Fountain; Lamp Light

 Putting together everything in one picture: Prismacolor Pencils and Pastels. Not sure where I'm going with this but the colors are so beautiful here now. The leaves are either red, orange or gold. . . may just start over.

Thanks so much Kristin and Eva for Paint Party Friday, it keeps me on my toes.  The wonderful artists show me so many different worlds and supplies.  Thanks so much for all your comments. See you on Paint Party Friday.

 Some of the pretty trees this week.
 Finally, see the pretty trees.
 Few clouds off and on.
 Of course the squirrels are busy eating and
 . . .burying for winter.
 Our gorgeous horses across the way. . .
now they have blankets on when they are out.
 If you’re lucky enough to do well, it’s your responsibility to send the elevator back down. ~ Kevin Spacey