Friday, February 17, 2017

Puffin watercolor vs Pencil/Pastels and a 2015 Puffin picture

 Pencil and Pastels
My daughter likes one and I like the other. . .still trying to learn Watercolor and still fall back to using Pencils and Pastels. Saw a photography show of Puffins. . . wanted to paint one.

I have 2 Puffin pictures I painted 
Baby Puffin. .. .2015 

Thank you Paint Party Friday . . .Eva and Kristin for hosting a most marvelous place to learn, teach, be part of. . .Be sure and see the wonderful artists who participate.

I also enjoy photography. . .of all nature in my life now.
I have been a doll maker and I wanted to make an old woman.
Purple dress, Purple nail polish, Purple hair and High Heels.
 Feb 9 ushered in Spring in Tulsa, OK.
. . .and sure enough, there are signs already.
Believe in the Robins, not the groundhogs.
 Full Moon through the Trees.
 Plane over head.
 Plane Trail.
 Another Plane Trail at Sundown (pink) twilight.
 Squirrel on Patio outside my bedroom window.
 2 Horses in pasture outside Barn.
 “And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” Roald Dahl

Friday, February 10, 2017

Bison/Buffalo my favorite animal

I used Prismacolor pencils, Pastels, FaberCastell ink pen and  Burnished it. 

Thank you Eva and Kristin for allowing artists to share their work and their talent in one place. The comments are so helpful. Thank you everyone for the comments. It really helps. Be sure to see all the Paint Party Friday artists.

I went on a day outing with the Tulsa friends. We went to the Will Rogers Museum and then to the Will Rogers homestead. I always thought he was an amazing man since I was 12 years old and saw his movies. I was so amazed at all the things he did. 

I had no idea how he died, but then I've never lived in his home state either. He decided to go to Alaska because he hadn't seen it. . .He died in a air crash in 1935. B. 11/4/1879  d. 1935
This is the statue at the museum.
 Statue inside the museum.
 This is the message outside the home he was born in.
 This is the house.. .
 It was a 2-room log cabin . . .the Kitchen, Dining room and 
2nd bedroom was added later.
 There are white horses on the grounds.
 This is what the lake looks like today.
Just down the road are Longhorns.
We ate at the Claremore Pink Tea House.
Normality is a paved road; it’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it. ~ Vincent van Gogh

Friday, February 3, 2017

Prismacolor Pencils and Burnishing . . . Squirrels and Horses

I completed about 8 ACEO cards that I decided to keep so that I can determine what I want in my future. The yellow sports car was one of them. I used Prismacolor pencils . . .My friend talked to me about burnishing. So I looked it up and used it for the first of the ACEO cards. I like the outcome of it. I will do this to a few more later.

Thank you Kristin and Eva for hosting a most wonderful, exciting and learning experience in our Art World with the weekly Paint Party Friday website.

The Squirrels are at it again. Hard time finding unsalted peanuts in a shell. My little one is pg with baby(s). I don't want her ankles to swell.
 I saw the horses in the pasture and began talking to them. . .the beige one usually comes to see me and I pet her. . .the Brown one came this time.
 No way did the Brown horse what to share me with the Beige horse. So I was able to pet and give attention to the brown one. . .Horse Whisperer.
 We've had a few good sunny warm days this winter. We were all sitting outside when we heard a loud noise (no idea what it was). The birds flew flittering away and the squirrel ran up the tree chittering away. . .in fear. Caught him on a cut off branch.
 Every morning I feed the squirrels and the birds. In the background looks like a purple bird house, however, I've seen a squirrel in it.
 Gracie is a Blue Russian cat. . .a very different cat than I've ever known. She is on top of the curio cabinet. . .way up high. She belongs across the courtyard from me.
 Close up of my Darling girl. She is happy with the peanuts. . . . . .
 . . . she is on the iron work on my patio . . I thought she was facing out, nope she was facing my bedroom looking in. . .does my poor pg. gal need some advice. She is so adorable. Want to see her babies when she has them. Not sure where her nest is.
 Her is the brown horse up close and person. I love being able to talk to them and pet them.
Some walks you have to take alone. ~ S Collins

Friday, January 27, 2017

Horse Barn, Corral, Water Trough at Sunrise

I used watercolor again, I am determined to master this. I also used Prisma ink pen. This was a fun picture and I am gradually getting 'it.'  I think it's called . . . practice, practice, practice.

Thank you so much Eva and Kristin for hosting this wonderful, artful place. . . Paint Party Friday.
And, Thank you for all your comments. They give me hope and promise. . and great advice.

A few of my photos this week:
Birds and squirrels waiting.
This little guy decided to eat while sitting on top of the Pelican.
The purple house in the back looks like a bird house,
I've seen a squirrel in it.
 This Squirrel grabbed his peanut and found a sitting place
where an old limb had been cut off the tree. . .perfect spot.
 Three Squirrels hanging around taking turns.
 Three Birds taking turns with the Squirrels.
 Four Squirrels hanging around.
 Six Birds ready for Breakfast.
You’ve got to be a beginner before you can be anything else.

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