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Donkeys in Pen & Watercolor

 

Hello Friends!

Yesterday I painted this watercolor of the donkeys. Today I outlined it in pen. This was a fun one to do!

I hope everyone is having a nice week!

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

 

Donkeys in Pencil

 

Hello Friends!

Today I decided to do a rough drawing of a few donkeys. I will trace the outlines onto some watercolor paper tomorrow and do a painting of them.

I hope everyone is having a great week!

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

 

Yellow Butterfly in Acrylics

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Today I decided to do a butterfly in acrylics instead of mixed media. I still may do one in mixed media, but what I have in mind is going to take more planning.

At the last minute I added a couple of dragonflies, but one looks like it’s dive bombing the butterfly! Ha ha!!

I hope everyone has had a great week. I have been doing more reading than art this week. And I got a new book today. It’sĀ  called “A Mother for His Twins” and was written by my friend Jill Weatherholt! This is her third book, and you can find it on Amazon. I haven’t started it yet, though.

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Stage 1 Butterfly Mixed Media

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Over the weekend I began preparing this new canvas for another mixed media butterfly. After I collaged it, I dropped some alcohol inks on it and used a straw to blow them around for some shapes that resemble butterfly wings.

After I took this picture I whitewashed the canvas with Liquitex Absorbent Ground to dull the ink splotches some so I can draw the butterfly and paint it in watercolors. Wish me luck! I probably won’t get to do it today, though, because I have to go to town.

Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug! šŸ˜€

Butterfly in Pencil

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This butterfly is called a Spotted Fritillary. I checked out a book from the library with huge pictures of butterflies and moths. The book is called “Butterfly” and is by Thomas Marent. I drew a couple more of them, but will be taking the book back soon. It is an oversized book…very big!

I hope everyone has had a great start to your week!

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

 

Butterfly in Mixed Media

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This is my butterfly I painted yesterday on a collaged canvas and added some washi tape for more flowers. It took longer than I had really wanted to spend on it. I used my fairy and mushroom stencils again, too. But I like it okay. I couldn’t get the wings even but it was fun.

We finally have our internet satellite adjusted. It turns out that the guy who came before wasn’t doing something right. The guy who came yesterday just had to repoint it. He wasn’t even here a half hour, and that included his time calling his boss to tell them not to charge us anything for his visit which was nice!

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

 

Goats in Pencil

 

 

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Somehow I managed to get a connection on my phone today. Our satellite internet still isn’t fixed. If he can’t fix it today, it will probably be later this week if they have to relocate the dish.

I hope everyone had a great weekend. We did a lot of reading!

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

Purple Iris in Pencil

 

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I drew this purple Iris yesterday. I am planning to paint one in purple and another similar one I drew for a yellow Iris. I may do them in watercolor first. Then I plan to make them smaller and put them together on a mixed media piece.

I have begun editing the article I wrote for my writing class about perils sea turtles face. The editor at the magazine, “Skipping Stones,” said to go ahead and send it to her. The other day I received my copies she sent me of the current issue which has my article about Leafy Sea Dragons in it. It is exciting to be published. (At least I can say it happened before I turned 60! Ha, ha! I won’t be 60 until the end of 2020, though. I remember when the year 2000 seemed to sound so far away!)

I hope everyone has a safe and relaxing 4th of July tomorrow! We will most likely stay home. We are far from town, and don’t like crowds.

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

 

Butterfly in the Grass – Pencil Drawing

 

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This is what I worked on yesterday. I took a close-up picture of a butterfly that landed in the yard a while back and elegantly spread its wings out to pose for me! I am planning to do a watercolor from the picture, too.

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

 

Blue Geraniums in Pencil

 

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Last night I sketched these blue Geraniums. Some are blue, some are white. and some are white with blue spots and blue stripes!

I think I am going to paint them in watercolor and maybe onto a collaged canvas at some point. But today, I must rest my arm!

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

 

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