Monday, June 20, 2016

Active lines and a MOO

I like to sketch every day.  Sometimes these sketches are quick line drawings straight from my head.  My favorite subject is the dog :-)

I drew a series of three:

Maybe a little sad?

Wow, wired :-)

Ready to play!

And I drew a cat:



 I had no idea that there is such a thing as a witches' door, but in any case, my word art isn't one of them.  It's just word play :-)

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

A habit

I can hear the birds singing beautifully outside my window.  It is very calm; the temperature is pleasantly cool at present.  So nice :-)

I have a dog sketch first.  He is investigating something

Graphite sketch

Word art - just a word that I like:

Ink and Sharpie pen

And a MOOdle:

Add caption

Daily art journaling appears to have become a habit (yay).

Monday, June 13, 2016

Recent art journal entries

I've been turning to my brush pens for quick sketches lately.  Here's another one:

Three horses

While working in my art journal the other day, I was also trying to figure out the best time to go walkies with Remy (thunderstorms were in the forecast).  I know Remy loves getting out and sniffing everything, meeting Briggs - his dog buddy, and friendly humans; thinking about this made me realize how much I love walkies with him and because of him.  He is a poster boy for living life with joy and enthusiasm.  It's infectious!

MOOdle for dog buddies everywhere <3

Another MOOdle:

Ink and Copic markers

Friday, June 10, 2016

More than one kind of MOO :-)

The first kind is a highland cow "moo" :-)

ink and brush pen

This first time I ever saw highland cows it was in real life in a field in Scotland.  Incredibly wonderful looking animals. 

My usual kind of MOO:

Ink, Copic markers, Sharpie pens

And a MOO variation -  the MOOdle:

Ink, Copic markers

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Art journal entries

I continue to make daily entries in my art journal.  I like to make sketches regularly because it is a good basic practice for me:

From the other day:

Ink sketches

And more word art:

Ink and Copic markers

As well as more MOO:

Monday, June 6, 2016

More painting, a reworking, and word art

I started this painting early last year just after completing Diane Culhane's online class,  "Paint Your Garden".  I used the frottage and blown blots techniques from the class and then I stopped.  I wasn't sure what to do next.

I pulled the painting out of my "in process" stash a couple of weeks ago thinking that the next step would come to me given time and perspective.  Patience is a virtue (so true) and I completed this painting a few days ago.

"Morning In the Garden"

And now to the "reworking".  I posted this rough photo of "We Gather Together As Friends" on Friday:

I thought I was done with it but, no, I kept going back and looking at it while waiting for it to dry completely.  Hm-m-m.  Out came the brushes and paints and now I am happy with the results:

I make word art (all the time, oy) and it has become a regular subject on my blog :-)  This one is of the moment and decidedly not close to my heart but, unfortunately, it is close to my head:

Friday, June 3, 2016

I've been painting :-)

I have started a series called "Trees of Life".  It was inspired by an online class that I took late last year - Diane Culhane's "For the Love of a Tree".

I posted a couple of paintings from this class on this blog post.

This first painting of the series is titled "A Perfect Day":

And in the landscape with beings theme, this is ready for its first isolation coat.  I've titled it "We Gather Together As Friends":

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Numbat and MOOdle

I had never heard of or seen a numbat until a couple of weeks ago.  It is kind of cute and I wanted to make a sketch of one :-)

Also known as a banded anteater.

And here is another MOOdle:

Ink, Copic markers, Sharpie markers.

Golden retriever fix ;-)

Remy <3