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Monday, December 04, 2023

Seasonal Watercolor

After sketching from someone else's photos I decided to sketch from life in watercolor and ink.  I sketched lightly with a Micron 01 and added watercolor.  This is our only fall color near our house and in our yard.

For Scavenger Hunt from Life 93

Number 4 Seasonal - the last of fall in our yard.  This is in the Canson Mix Media sketchbook, 9 x 12 inches.

A friend of ours has a webpage for selling stuff, she said accessories, for your dogs.  I'm passing on the info.....  Looks nice.

Sunday, December 03, 2023

Watercolor Christmas Sketches

I sketched in the Canson Mix Media sketchbook, 9 x 12 inches, early this morning before I could get sidetracked.  I did an outline sketch with pencil then used my mix of watercolors with the water filled brushes not a regular brush. 

These are for the Water Media December Challenge on creativespark.

You can see the photos there and take part with us if you have an inkling to do so.

I think my background on the Christmas cactus bloom would have been better if I'd used a regular brush and wet the paper first.  Live and learn.

I have two Christmas cacti growing at the moment but since they were moved here recently and haven't acclimated to our home they won't bloom this year.

We have a tiny bit of fall color in the yard an toward the easterly pond.

That was accompanied by a beautiful sunset later toward the westerly pond .....

Hope you are having a restful weekend and ready for the holiday rush ....

Saturday, December 02, 2023

All in the Bag

I bought this grocery bag to sketch way back in October about Halloween and All Souls Day.  I haven't had the opportunity and "bag" was on the list today.  Perfect!

Number 3 bag - grocery bag from H-E-B  In the Ohuhu sketchbook with Pentel Marker Pens.  Of course the yellow and pink don't show well.  Sigh....  Colored pencil might be a solution.  The bag is nice for groceries about 24 x 16 x 8 inches.  

For Scavenger Hunt 93

The real thing....


We had a surprise yesterday evening.  Gene loves gadgets and we usually have battery operated salt and pepper shakers.  He got Joanna a tiny pocket pepper grinder years ago and they started the process.  We had many grinders over the years but haven't had any for a couple of years.  Our recent squeeze shakers broke and Larry surprised us with this rechargeable replacement.  They are charging now and look pretty nifty.  I'll let you know!  Thanks, Larry!!

The old hand squeeze shakers.

The new grinders charging.  I will sketch them soon.

You remember cutting down the big tree.  I remembered to check.  It is 27 inches in diameter and about 7 feet in circumference.  I only had the 6 ft. tape with me when I went out.  The stump comes up to the top of my chest so it was hard to reach my camera high enough to get the rings.  Pretty old tree.

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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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