Friday, May 19, 2017

Old house and old Truck sketch and photos

Old house and Truck. . .Charcoal Sketch.
 I also used the knitting needles for the trees again.
 I twisted my foot and was unable to sit too long or to get around, so I missed last week.  I enjoy sketching, but I also enjoy painting.  I would love to have the old truck.

Thank you Kristin and Eva for Paint Party Friday, a wonderful place to show art work, learn, teach and receive comments. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. I try to get around to as many of you as I can.

 Squirrel in Tree having his Peanut Breakfast.
 The Fountain. . .in the Sunshine Shadows.
 Mallard ducks and Squirrel sharing bits of food.
 The Barn. . .
 . . .one of the horses in rolling in the grass out behind the Barn.
 Blessings,
Janet
No such thing as a mistake, we all create what we need.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Trees and Mountains and more.


 Another charcoal drawing. . . I used knitting needles to make the white branches before using charcoal on the large tree.  This has been a fun experiment drawing instead of painting.

Thank you Eva and Kristin for this wonderful welcoming website. The comments have been so helpful and fulfilling. Paint Party Friday is a great place to learn and visit. Thank you for your comments. I do try to get around to as many posts as I can.

At one point I had drawn a barn with a topper. . . Weather vane in the shape of a horse. Here is my reference. . .

The horses were out back today.
Squirrel wants my attention. . .out of food mom.
Our gorgeous Fountain where
the Mallards like to swim.

The Mallards in my front yard.
Red bird in my Front yard too.
Blessings,
Janet
Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Lao-Tzu

Friday, April 28, 2017

Barn in the woods.


 Practicing my sketching. . .with sketching pencils. . . Barn, old brick walls. . .wishing well, birds and trees.  I appreciate any and all comments. . Thank you.
Thank you Eva and Kristin for a wonderful Artists place to Play and show off our art in all mediums. Paint Party Friday is a great Party.


 Middle Fountain.
 3 Squirrels.
 Squirrel up close.
 Morning light.
 Robin and Shadows.
 Caterpillar rescue.
Blessings,
Janet
Don’t cheat the world of your contribution. Give it all you’ve got.

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