Friday, August 25, 2017

Gaz' Play toy Tag

 I thought of GAZ the new addition to the family.  Feathers, yarn and noise makes him happy.
I used a large tag, covered it with gesso and then added Pastels, markers, gel pen, prismacolor pencils and pens. I also added feather, bell, covered a toothpick with WASHI tape and piece of yarn at the top. This is my first tryout for this medium.

Thank you Eva and Kristin for a fun learning experience each week. I appreciate the comments and visits from everyone. Thank you. Paint Party Friday has so many different and varied artists to learn from.  Please try to visit as many as you can, it is truly a fascinating experience.

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