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Monday, April 23, 2018

Home, Jiggity Jig Sketches

We arrived home yesterday about 4:30 p.m.  It was a good trip.  We loved seeing the great grands, grands, son and daughter in law and niece.  We had excellent company and conversations and food.  Can't beat that.

I'm guilty of not sketching more and taking more photos.  Most photos are of the kiddos.

Today was so delightful, not hot, not cold, not windy!  Should be more of these. 

I sketched out in the yard in the big book sitting on my stool.  I used a Prismacolor 08 and some Pentel Pen Markers.  I was going to use colored pencil as the paper won't take watercolor, then saw the markers.  They appear to have lots of colors, but when you use them, there isn't much difference.  The pink for the primrose looks orange.    There are quite a few flowers now in the yard, even the little Wine Cups.  In a wide angle photo, it mostly looks like grass.

 For Scavenger Hunt 539

Number 1,2,3 - flowers, leaves, trees

The sketches are on white paper, looks blue.  I'm not sure what happened.  

Our roadrunner visited this afternoon.  He wasn't figity but he wasn't very visable in the deep grass.  It was amusing when he stopped and scratched his head when he got to the pavement and rocky ground.

I'm visiting Joan Bohl's plein air class tomorrow at the Lost Pines Art Center.  The Center is having more classes.  That is great!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Fast Hunting

I washed clothes today so worked on my sketch on my break.

For Scavenger Hunt 538,  http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1446208

Number 5, black
Number 6, white

Travel day tomorrow, see how it goes.  More down the road.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Hunting Away

When traveling this time  I’m not into sketching that much.  Maybe it is distractions like the kids, grandkids and great grandkids.  Or, I could just be lazy.

I didn’t sketch in the car on the way or in the hotels for the most part.  Unusual.

I sketched on my iPad with Brushes for a couple and in the travel sketchbook with Sharpies.  I forgot my art pens.  I also sketched on the iPad with Brushes.

 Number 1, family, pets OK

 Number 4, red - crib blanket with deer attached

Number 2, yellow - bag of chips
Number 3, orange - cantaloupe in bowl

Thursday, April 05, 2018

Catching Up with Bastrop Sketchers

I hadn't realized it had been a week since I posted.  Wow...  I went out yesterday on the first Wednesday to meet up with the Bastrop Sketchers.  Well, it was just Pomona and I but we made the most of it.  I think we stayed from 10:00 a.m. until about 4:30 p.m.

We had coffee at the Tough Cookie Bakery with snacks.  I sketched outside waiting to see if anyone else would be joining us.  Then back inside for more coffee and sketching and visiting.  We left after the lunch hour and went to Neighbor's Kitchen for a glass of wine and more sketching.  It was a beautiful day and we enjoyed our time together.

Sharing info and sketching is good for the heart!

My sketches fit into the Scavenger Hunt as well.  Always a plus for me. Two birds with one stone, etc.

 Number 5, storefront or house - this is 601 Cyclery, a new bike shop in the old building.  Gene's Terratrike is there on consignment if anyone is interested.  Matt, owner, makes, repairs and sells bikes and trikes.  There was a small trike with a basket outfront and I saw him use it to take his trash to the dumpster.

Number 6, basket - a couple in the Bakery.  They have prints, art, and all sorts of goodies for sale.  They support the artists and welcome us to sketch.  I had some avocado and pistachio on a pretzel bread toast.  Oh, my, so good.

I started another sketch with watercolor and didn't get to the ink part.  I usually put ink first so was trying something different.  Will I finish it?  Who knows.

I won't bore you with all the baseball from last weekend.  It was down and up in Manhattan, Kansas, against the Kansas State Wildcats.  Texas won 1 of the three.  Then on Monday night McNeese came to Austin and the Horns won, 5-4 and on Tuesday the Horns traveled to Corpus Christi and won against Texas A&M Corpus Christi.  There was a lot of crazy plays including an umpire getting hit by the ball and a grand slam home run by Kody Clemens.  You can read about the games on the Texas Scoreboard and Schedule page.  http://texassports.com/schedule.aspx?path=baseball

Remember the old Hee Haw TV show?  They had a news part and the announcer would say something about "here are the scores from the weekend baseball:  7-5, 3-0, 5-6"  So there you are then.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Lazy Day Sketches

 Not a good day for sketching, but what is a lazy sketcher going to do?  I feel guilty if I don't sketch.  That is not a very good reason to get out the sketchbook and pen.  I've mentioned this many times.  When you make little effort to sketch, is it really good practice?

I even tried tracing the big paper clip I had, that didn't look any better.  The most I can say is that I put pen to paper.  It is equivalent to walking around the lakes, better a short walk than no walk.

Sketched in the big coffee table sketchbook with the Prismacolor 01.
Number 1,  food object - a container of cottage cheese
Number 2, money
Number 3, rubber band, it is purple.  I think it came on some asparagus,  green and purple would have made it more appealing!  The money is green but not the same effect.
Number 4, paper clip

For Scavenger Hunt 536

As they say in Canada, "There you are, then."
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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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