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

Friday, January 6, 2017

Minimalist Pastel Painting for daydreams

Minimalist. . .I wanted to paint (pastels) something that would bring to mind a place where you might like to go. . .what kind of a house you would live in or a large Boat. What would your world look like based on this minimalist painting.  Whatever you see in the painting, you can paint over it differently, add much or little.. would love to see what you come up with. . Birds are going south or north. . you can take out the Palm tree. I am sure missing FL.  I would rather have my white stuff in Sand rather than anything else. Guess you tell what's predicted tomorrow!

Thank you so much Eva and Kristin for a wonderful Paint Party Friday each week. I learn so much not just new supplies and ways to use them, but from comments (thank you everyone).

I sort of like the little house with the barn and the horses across the street.

This one lets me rub the nose.  Precious. I love that they are so close. 
To know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived, that is success. Melinda Gates