Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Day 27 Is In My Sketchbook

And I should have taken a bigger sketchbook, my subject didn’t fit the page and I didn’t want to do it any smaller. We sketched at the Historical Museum today.   I’m not a medical person and I was on my way to a different display when this object in the medical display stopped me. I was attracted to the color and shape, not the object itself 

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However, for those of you who are interested, it’s a hand operated carbolic sprayer.  Joseph Lister is considered the father of modern day sterilization according the what card next to this said.  He chose carbolic acid as a way to kill germs in operating rooms and introduced the hand operated carbolic sprayer in 1870.  His contemporaries considered him a quack;  however, in 1871 he used in when operating on Queen Victoria successfully and it became accepted.

Next week we’re going back to the museum; perhaps I’ll make it to the exhibit I had planned to get to.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Still Doing The Dailies

day 24

I missed a couple of days, life got in the way.  This is day 24, a hobbit house which I think would make a nice fairy garden in a clay saucer.  Something to think about.  This one is in New Zeeland, I got the image from the wetcanvas site again.

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Day 25 isn’t finished yet. The image is from the weekend drawing event over on wetcanvas.  The artist who posted the photos also issued a challenge -- paint something in Gustav Klimts style.  I decided to give it a try using this photo.  It’s been fun but it’s taking way longer than I usually spend on these.

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And as a result, today’s is a real quickie…. done with some oil pastels that a neighbor was getting rid of… tonight’s dinner.

day 26

On the days I didn’t get paintings done I did finish another pojagi piece, still working on cutting straight.

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Tomorrow I’m painting with my Tuesday morning group so I should be able to get one done.  And I hope to do more on the Klimts piece.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A Few More Dailies

day 17

I missed day 16, this is day 17, another  favorite subject.  And today is day 21 so where have I been you might ask.  Well, we’ve been skiing and away from a computer so I couldn’t post;  however, I did take the sketch book with me.  Here is Day 18, another door into what I think is a garden…

day 18Moving away from doors, another thing I am attracted to is old shacks.  All but one of these images are from the wetcanvas image library.  I do love that there are so many to choose from.  This is Day 19…

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Day 20…

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And finally, up to date with Day 21 and this one is from one of my photos….

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I found another garden that may be tomorrow’s but this is it for now.

Don’t forget to check out the other entries over on Leslie’s blog

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Day 15 of 30 in 30

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Day 15 of Leslie’s challenge, halfway home.  This time another garden gate.  Ed and I love walled gardens, it’s not that we’re anti-social, well maybe a little, it’s just a look we enjoy.  In the summer we often eat at a favorite spot in Saugatuck because outdoor dinning is inside a walled garden area.  We like the food too.

This is another one from the image library at wetcanvas and I am intrigued by the arch because both sides seem to be facing out, perhaps the wall is actually thicker than I think.  Doesn’t matter, the photo had three things I like, walled garden, old stone walls and a blue door…. good enough reasons to paint it.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Number 14 for 30 Paintings in 30 Days

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Another one from wetcanvas, this time from the Reference Image Library.  This is in the sketchbook I talked about yesterday.  I may do it larger for my son’s classroom or office, he teaches Automotive Technology.  Check out what some of the others have done over on Leslie’s blog

You should also check the blogs of two of my wetcanvas buddies who are participating in this challenge.  Joan Tavolott  does some wonderful plein air work.  Sharron "Shez" Marshall is another who does some beautiful work.  Check both of them out.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Short and Sweet, a daily

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Today my painting group was back at the library.  They have a village set up on one of the shelves, these are two of the miniature buildings,  I’m not real happy with the result but it was fun trying to make them seem real.  There’s always tomorrow.

Check out what the others did over on Leslie’s blog

Monday, January 12, 2015

The Red Door, The Daily Done Tonight

day 12

This is another one from one of my British friends over on wetcanvas. It’s mixed media, a combination of crayon and watercolor.   Awhile back I made several small sketchbooks.  Actually, they’re signatures that might eventually become a larger sketchbook but my thought was they are thin enough to put in my purse and I won’t have to carry a larger sketchbook all the time.

I do have a sketchbook in my purse at all times, never know when one may have to wait, like today at the eye doctor.  My mother and my aunt always had knitting with them, I once did too but I don’t knit as much as I once did so the sketchbook has replaced knitting needles.  Besides, I can sit at a table in a restaurant with a sketchbook and not many know that I’m sketching, knitting would be more obvious.

So this is the first that I’ve used one of the signature/sketchbooks that I made and the door is the cover.  Tomorrows may or may not be in this one because  it’s a day I paint with my Tuesday painting group and I have a sketchbook that is dedicated to that; however, after that, I think the dailies will be in this one.

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the dailies on Leslie’s blog.