Friday, January 30, 2015

One more time


and still not as I am seeing the finish so I will try again but for now this is it.  Tomorrow something totally different to get myself out of this., I hope.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Today’s Daily

This one was going to be a mixed media collage but I think I’ll try again, with a shorter mahl stick.  This one may just be what it is right now, a monotype.  It’s a little messy but the cherubs are cute.  day 29

Don’t forget to pop over to Leslie’s blog to see what others are doing.

Tomorrow I have my grandson so it’s probably going to be late before I get anything done.  It’s also time for another weekend drawing event over at so I may do one of those images instead of re-doing the cherubs. 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Today’s Daily Will Be Collage Paper

Today I was playing with my gelli plates.  The intent was to do a monoprint as my daily.  What I ended up with is a lot of collage paper.  With a little more work one of these may become an abstract but the rest…. great collage papers.  Some days are like that.

This is the one that has some potential I think….

photo 4

Here are some of the others….

photo 1  photo 3

photo 5

And just because it was a beautiful winter day, here’s an old one that lives here in our home because it’s a favorite of mine…


Tomorrow is going to be a better art day.

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 

day 27

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.

skat mule 2

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.

skat on a mule 1.24.15

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.

pojagi 2

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…

day 19

Day 20…

day 20

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

day 21

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

day 15

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.