Friday, April 21, 2017

Minimalist Ink and Pencil






Minimalist Painting.  . Ink and pencil. The Paint Party Friday Art blog is interesting, informative, teaching and just plain fun.  Thank you for the comments. . .be sure and visit the other many and varied artists. Thank you Kristin and Eva for all you do.


Two baby squirrels were born high up in the tree.
I began talking to one of them and . . .he is interested. . .

He came closer and closer. . .interested. . .
 Food was put out and he went for his snack.
While behind us a bird was bathing in the Courtyard Fountain.
Blessings,
Janet
"You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” ~ Maya Angelou

Friday, April 14, 2017

Girl in Looking Glass


  I took a drawing I had sketched some time ago and colored it.  I used Prismacolor pencil and Pastels to color the room and the girl in the mirror.  I put the artwork up last week and somehow forgot to post. I didn't want to miss an opportunity for everyone to be able to see this one. I put my name in last after several days of having no visits, not realizing I had forgotten.  I look forward to hearing from you and thank you all for visiting and taking the time to leave a comment.

Thank you Eva and Kristin for the Paint Party Friday we all attend and visit each other. So many times I have not made it all the way through the list. . . albeit, I do try each week.


 The local barn across the street was painted this week. The pictures I take of the horses
on my photography blog lives here. The weather vane on top of the barn was also painted.
 . . .as you can see here.  Whoa. . .glad I'm not a barn painter.
 There are two Bay horses, the other one is usually away.
 This is the Buckskin horse. 
The American Quarter horses are shown and/or taken to Rodeo roping.
 Beautiful and different Clouds daily.
 Our Mallard Mr.
 Squirrels come right up to the door now or when I open it
they come running. . .Peanut in the shell for Breakfast.
 Twilight Moonrise between the trees.
 Moon.
 Blessings,
Janet
 Don’t ever save anything for a special occasion. Being alive is the special occasion.


Friday, April 7, 2017

Girl in Looking Glass. . .Pawnee Bills Museum, Buffalo and Longhorns

Girl in Looking Glass
 I took another drawing I had done some time ago and used Prismacolor pencil and Pastels to color the room and the girl in the mirror.

Thank you Eva and Kristin for the Paint Party Friday we all attend and visit each other. So many times I have not made it all the way through the list. One of the reasons is the pictures below.

Four of us ladies in the complex go looking a places some of us have never been or are revisiting. As the newcomer to OK, it is all new to me and I appreciate the time and effort of showing me so many parts of OK. Pawnee Bill was a Rodeo man and has a wonderful history.
 
Pawnee Bill, born Gordon William Lillie, was an American showman and performer who specialized in Wild West shows and was known for his short partnership with Buffalo Bill. Wikipedia
Died: February 3, 1942, Pawnee, OK

I just learned that he was born in Bloomington, IL which is a twin city of Normal, IL where I was born.  He died in Pawnee, OK the same state I now live. Many incredible coincidences. Please do read about him. Most interesting life and to see the place in person was a real Joy.


 They have Buffalo and just added a new baby.
 Buffalo happens to be my favorite animal since
I learned about them in grade school.
 The Sky was light and dark all day. . beautiful.
 Another Buffalo close up.
 They also had Longhorns.
 Here is a field of them.
 Looking out over the land.
 More clouds.
 The house they built after the Log House (below)

the Plaque.
 The Log house
 Where the Rodeo is held.  .
 . . .looks fantastic.
 Blessings,
Janet
Man is born to live and not to prepare to live. ~ Boris Pasternak



Friday, March 31, 2017

Ducks and Pictures . .

There's usually one in every Family. . .
 Pastels (sky and Grass) .. .(Mama Duck is painted with Gesso). . .and pen and Pencil. 
Baby ducks and landscape are Prismacolor pencil.

Thank you Eva and Kristin for hosting a great place for artists and comments.. .. Paint Party Friday. 
Thank you so much for all the comments. I visit all I can. I learn so much from all of you.

 Squirrel took his peanut to his high place in the tree.
 Mallard Ducks, Male and Female at Fountain napping.  Notice heads in feathers 
and Female on one leg. . my Parakeet would do that too.
 Dark Clouds moving in on white cloud and blue sky.
 Dark Clouds overtake and Sun brings Rainbow.
 . . .while in another direction we still have White Clouds and Blue Sky.
Blessings,
Janet
Little things don’t mean a lot, They mean everything.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Foggy Day. . . .Sunrise at Fountain and Shadows, Mallard Ducks, Squirrrel


 I made the picture and didn't like, to I made it a 
Foggy Day.
 I used Pastels, Ink and gesso. Sundown in the country. Thank you Kristin and Eva for Paint Party Friday. Always fun, learning, happy experience. Be sure and visit more artists.

Thank you for visiting and commenting. I look forward to visiting you, albeit still trying to get used to the move and all that goes with it.

 Sunrise on the fountain with Shadows.
 Mallards, a couple, swim in the fountain.
 Purple trees around the city.
 Pink Flowers planted.
 Squirrel on my Patio eating a Peanut Breakfast.
Blessings,
Janet
Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought. ~ Albert Szent-Gyogyi

Friday, March 17, 2017

Watercolor Farm and Horse pictures

HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY

Water color Farm. . .Corral in the back for the horses. . .Palm Tree. Sundown/Dusk.
Thank you Kristin and Eva for your time and efforts with the Paint Party Friday Blog. . AND Thank you all for visiting and commenting.  Your Art blogs are fun and I learn so much about products and techniques from you all.

Horse is rolling over . . .
 . . .and over didn't get his feet up in the air 
and scratching his back. . .poor thing.
 Now he's getting up. . .the other horse paid no attention.
 Monkey Flower in someone's garden.
 Mr. and Mrs. Mallard Duck.
 Moon over Tulsa.
Moon Close up.
Blessings,
Janet
Continue to share your heart with people, even if it's broken. Amy Poehler