Sunday, August 20, 2017


Full weekend, rode to Georgetown on Saturday, met with Ron's brother and his wife for dinner Saturday night.  Sunday Mellow Mushroom for lunch then shopping at Wally World, rode up to Summerville for dinner at the Carolina Ale house... next thing you know it's time for bed and eclipse tomorrow.

Friday, August 18, 2017


Paint blob doodles,  for these, I painted the circle of color, then sprayed clean water in the center of each blob... then tipped the sketchbook up to create the drips... the orange one, did a double drip... When dry I doodled in the flower petals and leaves.  Fun stuff.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017


Wow, two days in a row, where rain was predicted but it didn't actually rain at my house.  Decided to draw one of my palette knives tonight,  I only have two.  As a watercolor painter I rarely use palette knives for painting (it's an oil painter thing I think).  I have used them to scrape on a watercolor painting, and probably sinfully used them as letter openers.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017


Day isn't over, but it hasn't rained here all day today... yippee!  Just fooled around with a tooth brush to spatter paint, blocking off an area for a quote today.

Monday, August 14, 2017


Rained most of the day today... sigh.  My flowers are loving the rain, I'm about tired of it.  Forecast for the rest of the week, is rain every day this week... ugh.

Sunday, August 13, 2017


Put some ink tense pencils color down, then used a uni-ball signo white gel pen for the doodles.   It was NOT supposed to rain today, my morning forecast predicted NO rain today,  so it rained on and off all day long.. sigh.  We were going to ride up to Moncks Corner this afternoon, but as we headed that way, dark sky ahead made us cut it short and loop through Summerville instead.  We managed to get home without getting wet.

Saturday, August 12, 2017


We managed to get a short ride in today, before the thunderstorms hit.  Tried to go to Mellow Mushroom, but it was packed and had a long wait, so we went down to Parson Jack's in West Ashley.  I had the 10" pizza Ron had a Philly Cheese Steak.

Friday, August 11, 2017


Watercolor paint blob birds,  some very shaky long legs.  Finally, enough sun today to manage to get the yard cut.  Took the car to Columbia and ran thru heavy fog in Orangeburg this morning, and rain coming home,  but it cleared up this afternoon, and so far hasn't rained tonight.
TRIGGER WARNING... skip the rest if politics upsets you.
I was in elementary school during the Cuban missile crisis in the 60s, now we're having another missile crisis.  I'm not too worried about it, but I imagine the folks in South Korea and Guam are worried sick about what the crazy man in North Korea might do.  Democrats are worried what our crazy President might do (I think perhaps the North Koreans should be very worried about it).

Thursday, August 10, 2017


I did this small colorful lizard in my sketchbook, hopefully my friend Melissa who hates lizards won't find it too offensive.  We have quite a few plain green lizards in our yard and garden,  I like them, they eat mosquitos and other bugs.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017


Rain, rain go away, come again another day... PLEASE.  I don't know how much more water we can take around here, before people are using kayaks in the streets downtown.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017


This page was painted first then ink, backwards to the usual way I do things.  Trying some different things,  it is easy to get in a rut and start furnishing it, laying down carpet and getting really comfortable in that rut.

Monday, August 7, 2017


This mixed media paper, doesn't work like watercolor paper, so I'm struggling with it a bit.  I'm enjoying the portrait format, wish the gutter didn't produce such a shadow on my scanner.

Sunday, August 6, 2017


My friend Celeste shared an article about warming up, by filling a page with dots of color from your palette. Sounded perfect for me today... so dots of color with my mop brush.  Below a link to a little video of part of our ride today.