“No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.”  ~Robin Williams

I have been working on the quilt I started three years ago 🙂  I’ll post photos next time of some new blocks I have finished the past few days.  I want to get that project finished soon so I can start on some other quilt blocks.

In the meantime, I have a few sketchbook pages to share.  This first photo is actually watercolor on a sheet of  9×12 Strathmore Sketch loose paper. It’s only 50 lb weight and it wrinkled a bit.   I started with a watercolor wash, let that dry and used black paint and drew the face over the colors.  I also used a black marker to further define the features and hair.

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These are random drawings from a flower and plant motif book:

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This are some strips of watercolor that I glued down and doodled over them:

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Metal rooster drawing made from a photo taken at a local steak house:

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Violet lady watercolor sketch with brush:

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Altoids collage:

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Painting on an old book page glued into my sketchbook:

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Black watercolor on wet paper:

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These last two are watercolor abstracts:

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“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” ~Thomas Merton

I have a few things to share.  Sketchbookery class has ended but I’m still drawing and painting.  I am using student grade watercolors until I see if my interest in this medium will last beyond a few months.  I also have a Prang’s set of cheapie watercolors that work very well for beginners(me).

Here’s a chart of my Pelikan Paints. I assigned names for the colors:

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Charts of my other paints:

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Here’s a spread in my handmade booklet I mentioned in a previous post:

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Last week my mother had a procedure at the hospital.  I took some photos of people waiting and waiting out in the wait area.  I drew these with a brush and burnt umber(Van Gogh student paint ):

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This next effort is from two different photos taken of my two sisters waiting with me.  Sisters, if you are reading this, I know it doesn’t look like you….you two are much prettier and more attractive than this. Also, I know I need some anatomy drawing lessons 🙂

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I drew this next one with a Bic grip ballpoint pen.  I was looking at a black and white drawing in Women, a pictorial archive from nineteenth-century sources by Dover Books. I had a second try at drawing the hands.  It’s still not correct but I liked it when I finished painting it.

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And, here’s Happy from my Happy Meal bag.  I know he’s supposed to have legs.  The Happy I was looking at didn’t have legs and I didn’t notice until I finished him:

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I’m so far behind on my 4×4 series.  I will have to catch up, somehow.

I can’t believe it’s the last day of July!