Well… Pugsley is happier than a pig in poo poo. The mud’s back! I on the other hand am going to have to strangle this mutt. He’s so proud to be muddy. He also loves water. I swear he gets muddy deliberately so he can get a bath. He runs right to the tub and waits like you see him here. He tries to drink the water from the shower hose. After I hose him down he want’s right back out again! GAH!! I wanted a lap dog. He’s anything but a lap dog. But, I would not trade him in for Love nor Money.
Before dad-syd scanned on HP G4010 at 600 DPI, originally uploaded by photographerpainterprintmaker.
This photo was taken by my sister on my niece’s 5th birthday. My Dad and niece had a bond like no other. The photo was sorely abused under a magnet frame on my refrigerator for many years. I felt the need to rescue it.
Cropped to 8×10 aspect ratio.
Gaussian blur background.
Burn in details on dress.
Repair spots and stains.
I’ve attempted to add work to the virtual paint out project since December, to no avail. Last night I did a preliminary sketch of the painting that I wish to submit. I’m going to go ahead and submit this anyway because I don’t think I will get the painting done this month.
I’ve been very busy, and it looks like my schedule will not slow down anytime soon. This sketch does not compare with the work that is being submitted. The project is the brain child of Bill Guffey.
Be brave enough to live creatively. The creative is the place where no-one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. You can’t get there by bus, only by hard work, risking, and by not quite knowing what you’re doing. What you’ll discover will be wonder. ~Alan Alda
Kildare & Len’s from Windsor Regional Hospital, Met Campus Cafeteria, originally uploaded by photographerpainterprintmaker.
Went with Sheldon on Tuesday for his check up at Windsor Western Hospital. It looked like we were in for a long wait. This time we went to the cafeteria for tea, and pastry. YUM! I brought my new sketch kit with me. This house on the corner of Kildare and Len’s has always been a favorite of mine. I just might go back and sketch some more houses from the cafeteria. Especially since it’s only a block from home. I’ve had just a wonderful January 2011, and this is the first sketch of February 2011, in my Christmas present to me, my first Watercolour Moleskine! I love it! I can’t wait to see what the rest of the year holds in store.
Keep your pencils sharp, your watercolours wet, and close at hand!
I’m not content to watch television, it bores me. So, I was watching it the other night, something I rarely do when I spied a small creamer in the hutch beside the TV. I pulled it out and got my sketch pad out of my purse. It started as just a wee sketch of the pitcher and its shadow, and developed into an imaginary room.
Afterward, I sketched this quick imaginary forest, which I painted at a later date when I took my nephew to a doctor appointment. I’m never without my sketch book and paint anymore thanks to an idea I got here on Flicker. I will post a link in my blog to the group.
20 Minute Pose (sold)
Finally, my class has come together. It has taken me a year to get a reliable model, and interested students. I advertised it in January and February of 2010, and each class had to be canceled. I almost gave up, I was very disappointed. I’m glad I didn’t give up! I started advertising in November for the January class. Who knew it took that much lead time to get interest? For the first class I only had 2 students. It was just enough to pay the model. I didn’t mind because I would get to draw, and draw I did. Next week I am starting the second session, and I may have to open a second class. I’m so happy.
Here are some more images of my work