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Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Sketching, Pollen and Instruction

 Scavenger Hunt 533 started on March 4 and I am just getting started. 


I sketched in the big book on the porch .. quickly yesterday.  Gene was cleaning off the furniture and vacuuming the rugs to store.  Yes, we have to get things off the porch even though this is the nicest weather for sitting out there.  The Loblolly Pines give off their powdery yellow pollen for about a month.  It stains when wet but for some reason doesn't cause many allergy problems.  It is so fine and covers like powder.

A sample of how it gets on everything. 
Number 1, something I've had since childhood - Gene!  I've known him since we were two and three years old (a bit more than 70 years).  Just think .. we can argue back all those years.  Yikes!

Number 2, appliance or power tool - vacuum cleaner

Gene usually doesn't complain about my quick drawings, but his head didn't make him happy.  On the other hand, I did make him a bit slimmer than in real life.

Stefan Baumann, oil painter,  has some fun videos with good instruction.  He is dramatic in dress and attitude, but I like watching.  He made videos with the National Parks for PBS and also makes videos of some of his classes.    Fun for me to watch and have learned things, too.  The techniques he talks about work well for pastels and acrylics. Design can apply to most media including watercolor and collage.
Link to his YouTube channel. 

You can go to his website and sign up for his free plein air painting e-book and that signs you up for his newsletter.

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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 Niños. (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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