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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Tree sketches, pastel and ink pen

I haven't forgotten the tree studies for the month. I did a study in pastels of more cottonwood on Wednesday and Thursday. I wiped off the one I had done before. I like the trees much better the second time round. The house is a house in Magdalena that I just put under the trees and I think it is a bit large, making the trees look small. It is just a study though and I will probably take it off the Pastelbord and use it the surface again.

Here it is, pastel on Pastelbord, 8 x 10 inches.

While in Albuquerque, Gene did his birthday bike ride and while waiting for him I sketched this cottonwood up close. Good for the tree study. There was one of the old adobe houses there with blue trim, but the people were outside so I didn't take a photo. I couldn't see the house from my sketching angle. I would so love to have one of those old adobes with the 2 1/2 foot thick walls and old cottonwoods around. We need to win the lottery for that. :(

I sketched this little indoor Ficus at the hospital. I was more interested in the tree part so the pot is not great. I see that I didn't even date it.

From Mom Frances' room the view out the window toward the freeway. There were interesting plants growing on the slope, chamisa, grease wood and some grasses.

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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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