Wednesday, November 3, 2010

WIP of my Paintings

I can't believe I let 2 weeks + go by without blogging.  Well I have been organizing my art area in the garage and going through a lot of old sketchbooks.
I also have begun a new sketchbook.  Here is a finished sketch/watercolor even though it's not framed, it's done.
This painting is the emotion I had all last week...............
Sad Tree 01
I've been sad because a friend died last week of a stroke. He was only 47 yrs. The same age as my late husband.

Sketch in Progress 01
This is a WIP (work in progress). I haven't touched it in the last 4 years.  I need to finish it.

Facial structures drawing
So back when I was in dental tech classes we had to take a class called: Anatomy of the Head & Neck and Oral Facial Structures. Phewwwww that is a mouthful.
But I became interested in the muscles of the face and the structure. I found a photo of a medical model showing all the muscles and that is what I was drawing. I should finish it. I kinda like it.

Moleskine #1 book
Here is my new sketchbook.  It is Moleskine.  I like it a lot. The watercolors on the yellowed paper seem to glow. I decided to paint a palette and put some of my watercolor pigments to look like the paint wells as my inside cover illustration.
 I bought the Sketch Moleskine but the paper is buckling from the water. I read that there is a Watercolor Moleskine. Cool but my Barns & Noble doesn't carry it.
Sketch Citrus Plaza
I am using the Moleskine sketchbook for location and outdoor drawings. I worked on one today.  The drawings will be quick in the moment drawings. Nothing precise. Just a quick sketch to capture the moment. Then go back and put in some color. I'm rusty so this is not so good. Practice, practice, practice........

Computer cover 08
I wanted to share my new laptop cover. It looks like an old book.  I love it. Oh and those are my reading glasses on top.  LOL
Computer cover open 01
Checkout my wallpaper.  It looks like the program Photoshop or Photo Studio. But it is real. It is made out of real items, cardboard  boxes, pencils, paintbrushes, etc.  It's so cute!!

Lastly is a photo of Peanut.  This is how she looked on Halloween. She was a leopard.
Alexis Halloween 2010
She is my cutie pie.  I just love her to death.

Goodnight Peeps and Happy Painting....


  1. Your art work is wonderful. I love the tree. I hope your doing better. It has been a hard few years! I love you so much and don't know what I would do without you. Your my spot of sunshine each week. Cheer up sweetie. Peanut looks soooooo cute. Just like a leopard!! Love the spots on her face. See ya soon.

  2. You've been busy! Love the tree sketch, but sorry for the emotion behind it. Losing someone so young for whatever reason is difficult.

    Isn't it interesting to see all the work we leave unfinished. That's one of the things I love/hate about cleaning my studio. Makes me wonder about me!

    LOVE the book/computer cover! And Peanut makes a wonderful leopard!