Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Daily Sketch - Color!

I painted this early this morning, with gouache paints and white acrylic ink.
I wanted it to be a splash of color and I guess I succeeded!

I think I needed to "let go" a bit!!

My sister is doing better, but it's been stressful, so art is keeping me sane.

Hope you are having a good week!

Monday, August 31, 2015

Daily Sketch - "Sandra"

Today, a little sketch in pencil. I decided that her name should be Sandra.

This has been a tough week, and it's only Monday. My sister had a heart attack,
which came as quite a shock, and, although she has been stabilized, 
it opens up a whole discussion about whether she'll be able to live by herself.
It's difficult - so I'm escaping for a bit of time each day, into my sketchbook, 
and that is a very nice place to go.

Hope your week has started off well!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Daily Sketch Completed

Today I added watercolor to the sketch I had done yesterday,
along with some markers. I took the photos on our front stairs, 
where geranium petals fell on my sketchbook! Perfect!

I hope you've had a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Daily Sketch - To Be Continued...

A sketch with Micron pen today - 
tomorrow I will paint it with watercolors
and photograph it in the daylight!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Daily Sketch and Quilt Shows

This is a little bird statue that lives in my kitchen windowsill.
I've been having to photograph my sketches at night and they 
come out this yellowed tone, despite my efforts to edit them.
Anyway, I'm getting bored with what I'm doing, so I'm planning to do
some more colorful themes and even some collages.

Also, here are a few photos I took at quilt shows this week.
These first images are from a quilt exhibit at the 
New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, MA -
"Carol Bryer Fallert: A Retrospective"

Exquisite work!!

And these pictures are from an exhibit called "Out of The Blue"
at the Whistler House Museum of Art, also in Lowell.

Artist: Betty Busby

Artist: Sarah Ann Smith

Artist: Deborah Babin

Also a very enjoyable show!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Daily Sketch - Kizzy the Parrot

Last night I went to art class at our instructor's home,
where she lives with 5 beautiful parrots.
I snapped a photo of Kizzy as he swooped down and
walked across the floor. Later I did this sketch from the photo.

Then one of the small parrots flew to my shoulder.
You can tell I was delighted!!

Tomorrow I'll add photos from the quilt shows I visited yesterday!
A busy week!

Hope your week is going well!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Quick Sketch!

A very busy day and night, but I did manage to sneak in a quick sketch from 
a quilt show I went to today.

I actually went with friends to two quilt shows today!
I'll post pictures from them tomorrow.