Saturday, February 15, 2020

VALENTINE'S FLOWERS



SKETCH

A little sketch this morning.  Inspired by a photo on Sktchy.


Friday, February 14, 2020

STARTING THE FLOWERS

Here is the beginning of my Valentine Flowers painting.




FRIDAY ACRYLIC

Now for something completely different...

First we did an underpainting - making marks.

Then we negative painted something that was supposed to look like the underside of a palm tree.

DOG SKETCH

A sketch from a photo on Sktchy.  Cool dog.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

TUESDAY WATERCOLOR



VALENTINE'S CARDS

I made a Valentine's Day card for my Mom, from her dog, Reba.

Reba, in  colored pencils.

And I also made one for my sister Sue, from her cat Lily.

Lily in watercolors.

 I had to mail them today so they'd get there in time.  Mom's need to be there on Thursday, because she doesn't pick up her mail until the next day.

Monday, February 10, 2020

DONE QUILTING BEGONIA

I've finished quilting Begonia!






Sunday, February 09, 2020

QUILTING BEGONIA

I actually started quilting on the Begonia Quilt yesterday and got close to halfway.  

After lunch, I worked on it again.  And this time I remembered to take pictures.

I got to about the 3/4 mark, but stopped when I got tired of redoing parts.



I thought I should show exactly how I quilted this 'petal' design in case someone is interested in doing their own Begonia quilt similarly. 

I used a 6" circle (which measures 5-1/2") and this little arc which fits perfectly in a 3" square diagonally.


And I used this circle (it measures 7") I found where it measures 5-1/2" across and put a piece of tape there.  I used the tape to then line the ruler up on the seamline.





Friday, February 07, 2020

FRIDAY ACRYLIC

We had another session of Impressionistic acrylic painting.

This was paint, destroy and rebuild.

You have to paint pretty quickly, before the paints dry.  We sprayed our canvas with a retarder to begin and that worked really well.


Thursday, February 06, 2020

LUNCH

On the first Thursday of the Month, Mom, Julie and I have been getting together for lunch.  Today it was my turn to host.

I made salmon with asparagus and grape tomatoes.  Yum.  I also made some great califlower/cheesey breadsticks.  No grain, low carbs.  We dunked them in marinara sauce.  They went fast, faster than the cut veggies and humus.  Yum. Yum.

The salmon before I broiled it.