Friday, February 24, 2017

Painting and Photograph taken last night.

Most of the painting is done with pastels. . but I also used Prismacolor pencils. 
I used this painting on January 13, 2017 for Paint Party Friday. . . .
Not realizing how much like a real sunset it was.

My photo of this evenings Sunset shows the similarities
. . . between painting and reality.
Thank you Kristin and Eva for Paint Party Friday and Thank you for comments from everyone. I try to get around to see all of you. Moving and being in a new place has been difficult. But I'll get there.

I did something fun today. . .I saw the movie La La Land. . .excellent. I cried and cried. . .but it was a marvelous movie. Then I watched Nashville tonight (spoiler) and altogether I Cried A River today.
More Sunset Clouds
 . . .very strong colors. .
 . . .looking West.
 . . .and Clouds from the movie theatre.
 Different clouds in this section of Tulsa.
Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.

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