Friday, December 8, 2017

2 Squirrels and a Tree

 The tree was a stencil. . .I used pastels and prismacolor pencils. 2 Squirrels and their peanuts. . . this is a daily feeding. 
Thank you Kristin and Eva for Paint Party Friday which we all look forward to . . .  learn, teach and be a part of this wonderful place.  Be sure and visit these creative artists.
 1 Squirrel on a tree.
 There is a squirrel in the middle toward the bottom.
 Another squirrel high up in the tree.
 Gracie blends in with the statutes.
 1920s house with Picket fence across the street.
 Barn and Pasture . . .2 horses.

 Clouds and Blue Sky.

 Courtyard Fountain. . .most pleasant sound.
Summer there are ducks here.
 My BabyGirl is in the window waiting for me to come
back from my picture taking.
Getting really cold here. . .20s and tonight 18 degrees. Grief.  
Frank Sinatra “The best revenge is massive success.”

Friday, December 1, 2017

Scrap (Marker testing) made into ART

The first picture I used different markers to see which one was almost out of ink (to re-order).. .. when I finished I saw a painting waiting to happen. . .Therefore it turned into this weeks ART project.

Thank you Paint Party Friday. . .Kristin and Eva.  It is a learning party for art supplies, videos, and comments which really help me know if I'm going in the right direction. I love the experimentation.
I try to visit as many and all of you that I can because I enjoy, learn and have fun.
New Kittah in town. . .couldn't get to as many this week as I'd like. Always pups, birds, or fish, never Kittahs. Learning experience here. . .Totally!

Some of this week's pictues:
Christmas Wreath and Reindeer door.
Curtain lights stay up all year.
 Barn. . .Trees. . .Picket Fence.
 Horse in Pasture. . .
 . . . .hears me.
 Clouds and Blue Sky.
 Sunday Church Clouds.
 Horse going into trailer.
 Plane, clouds and Blue Sky.
 Fountain and Lamplight.
 New Kittah in Town . . . Adopted.
 Watching out the window. . .
 . . .so many leaves again this week.
As soon as leaf blower came close to window
she was not having any of that. . . GONE!
 Twilight moon. . .clouds and trees.
Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve!  Achieve! ~ Andrew Carnegie

Friday, November 24, 2017

Yellow Cottage Porch Swing

 I definitely want a swing and an Orchid on my front porch . . .Yellow Cottage.
I painted this awhile ago, been busy this holiday. I hope all of you had a great Thanksgiving.  Thank you Kristin and Eva for hosting this wonderful Paint Party Friday for so man talented and exciting artists.  Be sure to visit them all.

 Squirrel Climbs up the tree to eat his Peanut.
The trees are still colorful.
 Close Up.
 Barn.. .colorful tree behind. . . picket fence.
 He hears me. . .I whistle and up he looks.
 Horse in the Pasture.
”Doubt is the creator of obstacles between you and your dreams. LIVE without doubt."

Friday, November 17, 2017

Colorful Leaves and Yellow Cottage

 The colorful leaves (falling everywhere), and squirrels in the trees, gave me the idea to paint them. . .I used pastels, prismacolor pencils, and art pens.  I enjoyed making this one. . . yellow cottage, pond and pups.  More pictures at:

Thank you Kristin and Eva for a place to show, comment and learn new things.  Paint Party Friday is a most amazing place.

 Horse and Barn across the fence.
 Looking out the art window to the Courtyard below . . .
 . . and finding a squirrel.
 Blowing the colorful leaves that fell.
 This is my front yard . . .
 . .they are blowing the leaves into.

Let's teach them how to dream big, let us teach them never to conform. - Roxana Jones

Friday, November 10, 2017

3-Story Yellow House has been decorated

This is a 3-story yellow house (pastels, pencils, pens). . .making all sorts of changes, additions, decor. . .Always Palm trees though. Fish pond, Clothes hanging on the line and, of course, Pups house.
Thank you Kristin and Eva for a fun learning experience to go to and comments every Paint Party Friday.  The videos, comments (thank you so much everyone), instruction and new ideas are amazing.

I didn't get around to every one this week, had a flood. I live (for the first time in my life) in an apt. complex. The dishwasher next door leaked into my apt.  Small downstairs. I had to take everything out of closets (one is a walk-in) and Pantry. Difficult to manage ALL WEEK going around things, galley kitchen made it more difficult. Still in a mess.
 Harvest Moon and clouds.
 Mid-court Fountain.
 Barn and 1920s house across the way.
 Fountain. . .colorful Trees and Lamp Light.
 Trees have so much color this year.
 I have enjoyed it. . .guess for the past several
years the colors have not been there.
I know I was disappointed last year NO colors at all.
 Don’t let the noise of other people’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. ~ Steve Jobs

Friday, November 3, 2017

Another Yellow Cottage by a Pond.

Yellow Cottage, deer (still working on that one. . .looks like a bunny) still making Palm Trees and a grape harbor. . .I used a lot of different paints. Watercolor, Prisma pen, ink, pastels. . pencils

Thank you Eva and Kristin for Paint Party Friday and the wonderful Artist visits and comments.

Horse and barn area.
 Fountain. . .Lamp Light. . . now I see why the birds
hit the windows. . .I'll have to put up decals to show
them this is not a safe avenue to fly through.
 Trees are turning. . .Plane going by. . .Blue Sky.
 Mid-Courtyard Fountain . . Shadows
 Only one horse and his shadow out today (they all have coats).
Another horse is in the window.
  Close up. . .adorable.
 Plane going by.
 Moon last night. . .Trees.
 Trees and Moon.
“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.”  Author Suzy Kassem