Monday, October 19, 2009

Approaching Storm



I painted this last night while my out-of-town company sat and talked to BB, PB and me. Since I was at home and not at the studio, I painted the entire thing with one of those tiny pocket palette boxes (Windsor Newton). I didn't have my proper brushes, either. And I couldn't get a fine enough line with the masking fluid for the lightning. Oh well, here it is. It's a storm over a barn in Baldwinsville, NY, where I had to run and run to try to escape the coming storm. I will NOW package and mail the mole to Mike, I hope. Today is BB's birthday and I have a poetry class tonight and the girls (my daughters) just left a little while ago, so it will be tight. But I will try!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Fallen and Fading: Half a Sketch


Here's my half a sketch for this this round, done in water color. One more to go and then I can mail. My daughters will be here 'til Monday, will do it ASAP! (But don't want to rush it, either.)

These, this set, are the last moles in this "year-round" that everyone will see in person.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Autumn Dusk; One More done, one and a half to go

Autumn Dusk. I painted the rabbit and its surroundings in water color and then used block-printing ink and leaves I picked up in the yard to add the camouflage leaves around the rabbit. I used the 2010 one year calendar to roll out the paint and leaves. (Now I have a big mess to clean before my company arrives.)

I know today is the day to mail, but I just got back from a writing workshop and retreat and have out of town company coming and my son's homecoming is this weekend and he has his girlfriend coming from out of town. So I will be mailing late. I may not be able to do any more
until next week. So sorry.

Saturday, October 03, 2009