Friday, August 18, 2017

Mama Mallard Duck and 2 ducklings

Mallard Duck mama and babies.
I used Prismacolor pencils, pastels and sketch pencils.  I have been watching Ovations channel on ATT and learning so many different unique ideas outside the box. Their artists are making landscapes with so many different materials, etchings, etc. Ideas are flowing around me. Practice, practice, practice. . . anything new.

Thank you Eva and Kristin for Paint Party Friday and all the wonderful comments and advice I receive.
 This is our mid courtyard fountain. . .it needed a
new pump. . .the water was green. Now it's gorgeous.
 Many different clouds around nowadays. . .
 some dark and some puffy.
 Barn. . .Shadows.
 Gray horse in pasture. . .going back to barn.
 Gray horse enjoying grass.
 Blue Jay waiting his turn at the breakfast table.
 Squirrel high up in the tree.
 3 Squirrels and a fountain.
 Squirrel up close.
A Friend is someone who believes in you when you stop believing in yourself.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Small TAG front picture and back quote.

 I used pastels, Pitt pen, white gel pen, Prismacolor pencils.  It is one of the smaller tags.

This is a new idea that I am practicing  .  .  of course the yellow cottage is back.. . Thank you Eva and Kristin for Paint Party Friday every week.

Thank you for your visits and comments to all the artists that come see me. I appreciate and enjoy the comments . .  that make me better and better. It really helps.

He called the horse from the other pasture.  . . here comes the Buckskin.
 . . Buckskin sees me. . . stops and looks at me. . .
 Two horses go off to get new shoes.
 Southwest (on speed dial)
 See the birds flying away. . .
 Moon earlier in the week.
 Night time fountain.
 Tornado formed overhead and took out some large branches
 . . .I had to get out the door in order to move it.
 We had a EF2 tornado form over us and take out 8 businesses 6 blocks away. One of them was my favorite . . .Panera Bread.  I Go to that one since I moved here.  There was no siren warning. I did get a push notice on my phone, but I was waiting to see if it was real by the siren. It was real. . 4 tornadoes that night. . . after 1:18 a.m.
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. ~ Pablo Picasso

Friday, August 4, 2017


 I have a Castle, island, fish and birds. . . .I used Pastel, gel pen and sketch pencils.  Thank you Paint Party Friday for a wonderful place to study, visit and comment on all the wonderful artists works. I appreciate all comments. . .Thank you so very much.  I've had a lot of computer issues lately but I will get around to as many of you as I can. I learn so much from you all. Thank you.

 Horse Barn behind me.
 Grey horse.
 You can see the birds in flight.
 Clouds . . .heart shaped.
Humming bird.. . drinking.
 Humming Bird coming in for landing.
 Moon at Twilight.
"Decisions determine destiny.”  Thomas Monson

Friday, July 28, 2017

Lark and Cardinal

 The photo that I was able to take in the backyard of a female eating at the bird feeder and the male on the fence watching over her. . .gave me the idea to include the Cardinal in the picture above. I used Prismacolor Pencils, ink and Pastels and gel pen.
Thank you Eva and Kristin for your fantastic place to play and show off and visit so many great artists at Paint Party Friday each week.  Thank you for all your comments, they help tremendously.

 Fountain and bench at my end of the Court Yard.
 Barn, Trees, Picket Fence across the street.
 Weather vane, Blue Sky and shadows.
 Squirrel chittering for his breakfast. . .
 . . .another squirrel that has colors. . .red on back, brown
on bottom part and Blonde tail.
 Mid Court fountain and plants.
 Side yard of house with Picket Fence.
 Pasture on other side of Barn and side yard.
 Crescent moon.
Jon Sinclair wrote, "Failure is a bruise, not a tattoo."

Friday, July 21, 2017

Barn Window Art completed. . .

The Barn window . . .is completed. 
There is a horse inside.
I used Pastels and rubbed black pastel over a screen on the bottom window to look like screen. I also used Prismacolor pencils and pens.
Thank you so much for commenting. I appreciate everyone who visits. I have the new point and shoot camera now, but the Mac has been acting up. . . .I try to visit as many of you as I can because I enjoy all of you and I learn so much.

 Thank you Eva and Kristin for a remarkable learning experience and Artful website. . . Paint Party Friday.
 Barn, Trees and Picket Fence.
 GAZ looking out glass door.
 2 Squirrels at the Breakfast Cafe
Fountain in background.
 Gardening in the backyard.
We are all a little broken. But last time I checked broken crayons still color the same. ~ banksy

Friday, July 14, 2017

Yellow Cottage. . .Rain Storm

I never give up. . .still looking for my Yellow Cottage. . .I finally finished the art project (it was a cactus) I started about 6 months ago.  I used Pastels, acrylic, pencils, gel pen and eraser in tedious places.

Thank you Kristin and Eva for Paint Party Friday. I am learning so much from the other artists and their art supplies, ideas, plus videos. Thank you for sharing your tips, tricks and how to use some of the many art supplies I don't know about.

I also want to thank you for visiting and leaving comments. It is so helpful and encouraging.

Barn and horses across from my backyard.  This 
horse is keeping me in his sights.
 Their pasture is just over my fence. I love that it is so close.
 The barn is also close to a house with a picket fence.
 The second pasture is on the other side of the barn from me.
 So beautiful in this neighborhood. . . .
 Lots of trees and the picket fence. . .
 Moon, clouds and trees.
 Night time at the Fountain.
When you know your worth, no one can make you feel worthless.