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Gallery: Art Connections Gallery 123 N. Main Street on the Square in La Grange, Texas.
979-206-2222 http://www.artconnectionsgallery.com/


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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Sketching 456

I sketched in Austin yesterday.  In the small travel sketchbook with a Micron 01.  Quick and sketchy and unfinished.  Maybe that is the real nature of sketching.

For Scavenger Hunt 456
www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1449408


Number 5, nature - an orchid in the waiting room at the doctor's.
 

 Number 6, indoor scene - an unoccupied desk area at the credit union.


Blogs are not the most popular social media at the moment.  I continue to work on mine.  I use my blog as a journal.  I was never able to keep up with a diary or regular journal.  I have been fairly consistent with this and am happy to keep it going.  I like that it is ad free and I can make it and write in it as I see fit.  Some of the other forums show what they want, like facebook.  I'm drifting away from fb for sure. 


We went to Gene's neurosurgeon yesterday for a checkup after the medicine change.  He is good until we get back from NM.  We went to the credit union to check on our IRAs.  Then I had a routine vascular test.  So our health and finances are OK.

My blog may become more interesting with our trip to New Mexico.  I usually paint more.  Hopefully that will be the case this year.  We plan to go to the Old Timers Rodeo weekend in Magdalena.  We haven't been in years.  We are the old timers now.  We might see a few high school friends and family.  I will let you know how it goes.




Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Pastel Sketch for Hunt 546

Pastels spoke to me this morning for my sketch of the day.  I wiped off the 'bottom of my shoe' sketch and worked on the recycled paper.

Sketching for Scavenger Hunt 546  http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?p=21386664


Number 2, pencil - pastel pencil
Number 3, pen - Pilot Ink Pen
Number 4, spiral book/ notebook - my watercolor sketchbook.  It is more of a rectagle shape than this.

The forecast is rainy and cloudy for the next few days.  We have had over .5 inches since midnight.  Still drizzling. 

Some of the artists have been working in direct watercolor sketching without drawing with a pencil or pen.  Tempting to try.  I have so little experience in regular watercolor painting.  Maybe I will try it later.  I do have a suitable sketchbook, right?

Monday, June 18, 2018

Ink Pen Sketching for 546

A new Hunt and a new sketch.  I got out the big book again.  I'm still not halfway through it.  I hope to take it to New Mexico again to get in some new items and views.  Filling the book is more like homework every day.

For Scavenger Hunt 546   http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?p=21386052#post21386052 

and also for the Pen and Ink Monthly Challenge   http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?p=21386055&posted=1#post21386055  

For the Hunt, it is Number 1, favorite place/corner/nook - corner of the living room.  I rarely sit there but it is the view from "my" chair where I watch TV and sketch.

For the Pen and Ink challenge it is "a quiet corner". 

If I continue to do the Pen and Ink challenge, I should do something that is not for the Hunt as well.  A bit lazy, right?

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The Longhorns lost their first game at the College World Series to Arkansas Razorbacks.  They play the Florida Gators tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. our time on ESPN.   It is a double elimination tournament so the Horns need to win.  Hook 'em Horns!

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Happy Father's Day!

Wow, Father's Day already!  I hope Gene, David, Cole and Nick have great days.  These are the fathers in our immediate family.   Happy Father's Day!

I miss my dad.  I was thinking about that yesterday, he died 38 years ago.  Gene's dad died 54 years ago at the young age of 49.  Time flies..... and the older we get the faster it goes.

I sketched in the big book with the Pilot Ink Pen.

 Number 4,5,6 - overlapping items
Number 7, back of something


I actually sketched my hand for the pen and ink forum.  I hadn't posted there before.  Looked like fun.  They list items to sketch and one was the non dominant hand.  It also fit in Scavenger Hunt 545 as the back of something. 

I hadn't sketched with the "real ink" pen for a while.  It was OK and felt comfortable.


Thursday, June 14, 2018

Happy Flag Day!

I love our flag and love to see it flying ... everywhere.  When we were in South America and we came downtown to the Embassy, the flag always looked so beautiful.  It makes me proud to live in our free country, The United States of America.

"I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

Our Flag is Uplifting

I also sketched for Scavenger Hunt 545.  http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1449054 

My pastels are still calling for practice.  I sketched on a paper I had used before, white.  Not sure what kind it is.  It must be Daler-Rowney.  It holds pastels well for the smooth surface.  I had another sketch on the back, just turned it over and here you are.  It took about thirty minutes.

Number 3, bottom of something.
 
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I Grew up in a small town , Magdalena, New Mexico. I enjoy art and the pleasure other people get from my work. I always donate some of my sales and art to charities, especially for children. That started in Bolivia with Para los NiƱos. (Link on sidebar) "I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colors. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns." -- Winston Churchill

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