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Owl Pencil Drawing & Watercolor

Hello Friends!ย 

These days I have been working on drawing animals without tracing photos I find but drawing them just by looking at one.

I have been wanting to do an owl for awhile ever since my daughter said her friend was going to decorate her new baby’s room with owls.

Here is the pencil drawing.

Then I decided to paint from this drawing also without tracing it. As you can see, the watercolor came out different in size and structure, but I love the way the colors came out! I have been working on using more water and less paint in my watercolors. One of the colors of this Eagle Owl are dark brown, but I still didn’t paint the darker feathers as dark as I could have.

Owls happen to be one of the woodland creatures that are featured in the class I have been doing online, too. So this was fun.

I hope everyone is having a great week! I am off to have some lunch and do laundry.

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Art Adventures!

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Yesterday I received this beautiful book in the mail written by another person I heard on The Inspiration Place podcast by Miriam Schulman. Her name is Jennifer Orkin Lewis. She decided to publish a book to challenge others to draw something for 100 days in a row. So I am taking the challenge! There are a bunch of different prompts, a different theme for every four days, and lots of encouragement to be creative.

Here is a picture of the cover. This is going to be fun!

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! ๐Ÿ˜

Spring Squirrel

 

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Today I painted a squirrel for the first time. I named her Sarah. This was really fun. It is one of the woodland creatures featured in the online class I am doing with Miriam Schulman. I didn’t paint what she did. I found my own photo reference from an animal encylopedia I have. Then I gave her a dandelion to hold.

I did this after doing another project from a new book I got in the mail today. I will be posting that one tomorrow to share with my friends for our Friday art.

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug. ๐Ÿ˜

 

Miss Moose

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Yesterday I decided to paint a moose. It is one of the winter woodland creatures that Miriam Schulman does in her Winter Woodlands Workshop at theinspirationplace.net. I can’t get my link thingy to work right now.!

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! ๐Ÿ˜€

Baby Chicks in Pencil

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It has been quite a week here in Northern California! Storms here knocked out power for us and surrounding areas for a couple of days. What started as a thunderstorm also brought snow levels down to 1000 feet which is where we are! So we had wet snow and over 5″ of rain in the last few days.

I sketched these chicks quickly last night which was all I had the energy to do. I think I may have a cold now. Our power came back on yesterday afternoon, so it was an unusual Valentine’s day this year! I hope all of you had one filled with love. Every day is Valentine’s day for me and my husbsnd! ๐Ÿ’–

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! ๐Ÿ˜€

Flamingo Fun!

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I worked on this last weekend. I really had a lot of fun doing this in acrylics. I wanted a laughing flamingo because I just think they are funny-looking creatures!

I painted this on a thick piece of wood that was cut from a white bookshelf. I bought a bookshelf for ten bucks that only had one shelf. I knew I had other longer shelves in the garage that could be cut down to add another one to it. So my husband cut it for me, and I decided to paint the smaller piece. But then I ended up giving the bookshelf to him for his new podcasting and writing room. As it turned out, he didn’t need the extra shelf!

Next I am going to be working on painting some polar bears. I may do them in acrylics, but I haven’t decided yet. It is another winter animal we are doing at The Inspiration Place.

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! ๐Ÿ˜

Piggy Watercolor

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This is a piggy watercolor I decided to do today. I have been really busy this week! Our daughter moved out, so her room became my first “official” art studio! I say official, because I won’t have to share this room with anyone else, well, except Wampus the cat! She follows me everywhere! So I have been moving stuff around again. And my writing desk fits nicely in the closet (because it has no doors.) That way I can use my same chair to do art and turn right around in the same spot to my laptop behind me. Cool, huh?

Since I have been a part of a group of artists on Facebook at The Inspiration Place with Miriam Schulman, we have been inspired to paint several different animals. I painted a flamingo over the weekend which was my own idea. I am posting that one tomorrow.

Now I am going to work out. I need to keep my back and arm in shape for everything I want to do.

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! ๐Ÿ˜

 

Mice in Watercolor

Mice In Love

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I just wanted to share a watercolor I did this morning of a mouse couple. I am super pleased with how it came out. And I drew the mice and everything else just the way I wanted them to look! This was so much fun!

I joined a club online atย The Inspiration Placeย called The Insider’s Club. The videos are taught by an artist namedย Miriam Schulman.ย 

Her website isย http://www.schulmanart.com

So next we are doing polar bears. I wanted to make my own design and mice my own way instead of copying what she did. I am really trying not to copy stuff or trace things. It is definitely challenging!

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug. ๐Ÿ˜€

Mouse Pencil Drawing

Hello Friends,

I worked on this little mouse yesterday. But for now just decided to do it in pencil. I will do a watercolor of it some other day.

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! ๐Ÿ˜€

 

Art Journal Collage

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This is the other piece I did on Sunday during a fierce thunderstorm! I finished it just before we lost power for a couple of hours!

I bet you’ve never seen a sea otter on top of a harbor seal! I cut parts of these images from three photos in the 2019 Calendar edition of a local magazine called “Outdoor California.”

The three photographers are Douglas Croft, Harold Epstein, and Carrie Johnson. We have some incredibly talented photographers all over our state!

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! ๐Ÿ˜

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