Huge storks flew in to join the local egret at the pond at work, they were like bulls in a china shop, beautiful in flight but stomping around in the pond stirring up the mud... the poor egret was appalled I could tell LOL
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Tony flipped my painting over and using my brushes (which he HATED) painted the scene I chose for day 3. He said it was a wonder I managed to do as well as I did my brushes were so bad... sure wish I'd known what a difference it could make.
This is my third Watercolor, sections were unfinished... if was very hot and humid so I stopped and did the roof tops in my Journal (see journal page for 5/28)
Reference photo was taken at low tide, by the time I finished there was water in the picture LOL . a spot to paint with shade is a MUST in Charleston.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Very hot and humid today, 2 folks left the class early... didn't even say goodbye, just packed up and left, Tony could be brutal in his criticism and they just couldn't take it. He was surprised I think, but was very nice to the rest of us the rest of the day LOL Met Elizabeth and she and I may get together and paint some... she lives on IOP. I'm exhausted and will load the pics from the camera tomorrow.. for my fans.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Monday, May 26, 2008
I learned so much today my brain hurts... it was a great day, and I'm looking forward to doing it again tomorrow... I learned what I need to practice... and I took WAY too much stuff, and not nearly enough water... for the paint or for me. Afraid my journal suffered.. as I'm too tired to really do anything else except go to bed.
Sunday, May 25, 2008
I had a long awaited lily bloom this morning, and the Glad's joined the show. I do love my flowers this time of year. Tony van Hasselt workshop starts tomorrow, rode over to Sullivan's Island today... it was a ZOO traffic was HORRIBLE... guess that's why we never go to the beach there.. LOL Can't wait, hope I don't make a fool of myself.
Busy day for us yesterday, but lucky for over next door neighbor Ron made a run to the grocery store after we got home from the Palmetto Jeep club ride. He didn't see the old man on his way out, but saw him lying face down in the front yard... he ran in the door and told me, I called 911 and in short order the paramedics took him away, it looked like he either broke his arm or dislocated his shoulder... he's 75 years old and might have died out there if Ron hadn't noticed him... as the sun went down and it got quite dark by the time the medics arrived.
Friday, May 23, 2008
Saw a website today that suggested drawing the floor plan of the house you grew up in... so here's mine...interesting how just doing this brought back so many childhood memories... which is astounding because I find it hard to remember my name some days... LOL
Finished the Spring Fling ATC cards and put them ALL in the mail today... glad to dust my hands off and call that little unpleasant task DONE whew.
Jeep folks getting together tomorrow for mud, food, and music...
Everyone have a safe holiday, and say a prayer and remember the soldiers and their families of past and current wars... we owe them our freedom and current well being.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Ron got me my very own GPS today, so of course I had to draw it. He also bought me a scanner/printer ... problem is I wanted just a plain, flat bed scanner... this thing is TOO big for my desk... so do I make room for this monster on my desk somehow... or take it back and buy what I wanted (and told him that I wanted)... tis a problem. Didn't scan my ATC card last night as it was still wet when I went to bed.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Monday - back to work, just doodles today, in my Journal, PT, and art class tonight instead of Wednesday. Art class brings out my inner critic... every time I go I tell myself I won't go back....it is so frustrating... then the next week rolls around and I go again. We don't have class next week and I have my 3 day workshop... with Tony Hasselt.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
My new 'beach' cart worked perfect for hauling my easel, chair, art supplies, and side table at class tonight... snagged at Wal-mart in the garden dept of all places.. that's also where I found a small folding plastic table that worked much better than laying my supplies on the ground... my poor back was very pleased.