Friday, June 23, 2017

Pastels Barn

 (Edit) Pastels - Barn picture. . .I used red pastels and ink. Thank you for Paint Party Friday every week. I appreciate the comments and visits.  Thank you Kristin and Eva for all the work you put in for us artists to have a great place and atmosphere to party.

 Daytime at the fountain. . .Sunshine.

 Mid-Courtyard Fountain and flowers.
 Sometimes we have a few clouds. . ..
 . . .and sometimes we have a mass.
 Someone in the complex put up a Barrell Bird House.
 The Barn.
 Sunshine. . .and
 .  . one of the 3 horses.
The problem isn’t a shortage of opportunities; its a lack of perspective. ~ Tim Fargo

Friday, June 16, 2017


RIBBIT -- actually its CROAK/CROAK 
every night. . .UGH around the Fountain.
 I sketched these two years ago. . .and just found them again when I recently moved. My Nature period.  I am having a time crunch here and there. Please have patience. . I will try to visit as many of you as I can. I learn so much and I enjoy each and everyone of you. Thank you so much for looking in to see what I'm doing and leaving a comment.

Thank you Eva and Kristin for a wonderful place Paint Party Friday to live my art, enjoy learning, and commenting to these wonderful exciting artists.  Please visit the other wonderful artists and/or become one yourself.

 Gracie chooses who gives her loves and I can't pass her until I do.
How in the world can one pass up this great opportunity.
 Fountain in the Courtyard. . .Daytime.
 My Pelican Planter is very familiar to
Squirrels at Breakfast.
 OK, do you really know that it gets HOT in Tulsa.
Whew. . .guess so. . . who knew!!
 Bird House Barrel
 Finally, I found the third horse. . .hiding back
behind the barn. . .another pasture.
 These are the two I always see . . .a Buckskin and a Bay
all are quarter horses.
 Weather Vane on top of Barn.  . Blue sky and clouds.
"Imagination is the highest kite one can fly.” ~ Lauren Bacall

Friday, June 9, 2017

Negative Painting in Watercolor

Negative Painting in Watercolor
 I bought a new Art magazine this week and decided to try the Negative painting. The magazine is Paint & Draw and the artist teaching it is Jem Bowden from Bristol England. My light isn't as light as it should be but the dark is. . the fence against the thick dark grass is made with the end tip of the art brush. I found it interesting just trying new things to see where they go. I enjoyed it.

Thank you Kristin and Eva for all you do to put on a great Paint Party Friday. . .each week. Please check out the artists and come on become a part of us and show us your art.

There is a pasture on the other side of our fence and there is a 
Bay horse there. . .I love to take pictues of him.
 AND there is a Buckskin horse. . . a bit young because when 
owner gives him a bath, he rolls in the grass. . .got to laugh at that one.
 "The Barn" they stay in. . .notice the Weather Vane.
 Cloud in the Blue sky.
 Close up of the Squirrel at Breakfast.
 Robin in the backyard Shadows.
 Mallard Female Duck in the neighborhood.
 Moon, Clouds and Tree.
 And another Moon, Clouds and Trees.
 "With self-discipline most anything is possible.” Theodore Roosevelt

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Barn Sketch and Photos

I was a bit early thinking Friday was yesterday. . . .
 I used pencils 2H and Prismacolor Ebony. I will add the background next.
Thank you Eva and Kristin for the Paint Party Friday gatherings. Thank you all for leaving comments. I appreciate hearing them; you all are a great help to me. I try to get to all of you, but timing is difficult.

 Squirrel at the Breakfast table.
 Squirrel waiting patiently for his turn.
 Gracie in her front yard. . .Fountain and Lamp light on left.
 Blue Sky and Clouds over the Arkansas River.
 Sundown over Ark. River and sun shining on buildings.
 Moon among the trees.
 Nighttime fountain and Lamp Light.
To avoid criticism, Do Nothing, Say Nothing, Be Nothing. ~ Elbert Hubbard