Adding more

Ears are one of those areas I really don’t feel comfortable drawing. If a dog’s ears flop over, then you don’t have to deal with any of the inner ear structure. Maybe that’s why I’ve avoided dogs with upright ears until this point. I’ll work through it slowly, little bit by little bit….

Spring

I didn’t manage to sketch yesterday. We went to celebrate a friends birthday with a wonderful brunch. After the meal, we took the dogs out for another 5k walk under the sunny warm skies. After that, I started feeling ill and everything cascaded downhill from that point. Anyway, today I’m slowly getting back to normalContinue reading “Spring”

Charlie Continued

I decided to take a little break out of the day to work a bit more on Charlie. I’m still trying to figure out what I’m doing with this image so progress is slow. Today I pulled out a box of Faber-Castell soft pastels and started playing around with colors. It’s pretty obvious that I don’t workContinue reading “Charlie Continued”

Ornamental Plum

Spring is forging ahead in our part of the country. We’ve had above average temps for most of the winter. Today should end up in the low 60’s, rather shocking for this time of the year. Many of our ski resorts are closed due to lack of snow which is a bad omen for theContinue reading “Ornamental Plum”

Night Camas in Halsey Oregon

Last night we visited the site after attending the opening event in Brownsville for one of the other Art in Rural Storefronts artists. My goal was to inspect lighting and the general nighttime appeal. Our conclusion: Night viewing is the best! I’ll get back there soon for better images. The windows are tough to shoot throughContinue reading “Night Camas in Halsey Oregon”

Sticky fingers

This is going to be a busy week!  I have about 5 days to get my plans and introduction together for the Rural Storefront installation project. My brain works best bycombining sketching with model building. The above image is one of many camas sketches but with vine charcoal & pastels. An exercise to get my brain thinkingContinue reading “Sticky fingers”

5 years

Wow! I have to admit that I’m pretty amazed to still be blogging after 5 years. If someone had asked me back on 20 Feb, 2009 if I had a prediction for what the future held, what would I have said? Probably something about creating art and loving my critters. I never would have guessedContinue reading “5 years”

Accepted!

What a great way to start spring. For the past 18 years, I’ve celebrated our wedding date. One of my best art friends also celebrates her birthday. Happy Birthday Carol!  Today is especially sweet for receiving the official email for a juried show entered last month. At first glance, blurry eyed and no coffee inContinue reading “Accepted!”

She Protected Them

The She Project rolled into action Friday night. This happened to be perfect, since I’d spent the day outside working in the yard, enjoying all the sunshine and colors. Dave didn’t get home until around 8:30 and by that time it was finished. This year my phrase was “She Protected Them”. This is what IContinue reading “She Protected Them”