Thursday, April 30, 2009


Apr30Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

I had a VERY stressful day today... I don't like to spew discontent on my blog, or in my journal... drawing this monkey brought a well needed smile to my face.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Apr29Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Mother Goose and Grim today...gave me the idea for the laptop.. the monkey is based on Christopher Hart's How to book...
Had a personal best at the 'Combat Shoot' tonight... all the practice is starting to pay off.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Apr28Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

I am enjoying Christoher Hart's book, "How to Draw Cartoon Animals"... this confused monkey suited my blank page today.

Monday, April 27, 2009


MuddyRoad, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

More practice using my Bob Davies DVD "Watercolor Secrets".... First lesson painting water.


Apr27Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Another gorgeous Spring day here... Time to go paint a little...

Sunday, April 26, 2009


Apr26Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

These poppies didn't exactly turn out as planned... worth a try though

Honk t-shirt

Honk t-shirt, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Can you read it now... LOL


Honk , originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Got a new t-shirt at the ride yesterday...

Blog Award from AngelTreats

I received this award from AngelTreats.
Sorry is has taken me so long to get around to posting it... thank you Angel!

The rules of this award are to:

* List 7 things you love
* Put a link to the artist who tagged you for this honor
* Pass the honor on to seven artists you feel should receive the recognition, and let them know they have received this award

So here are seven things I love, not counting family, friends and menagerie:

1. My little red scooter, I feel young and free when I’m riding it.
2. Our Yellow Jeep, we’ve had so much fun and met so many great people all because of that little yellow Jeep.
3. Colors, in my paints, flowers, the sea… I love color.
4. Red meat, nothing is quite so good as a nice thick steak hot off the grill.
5. Water, swimming, sailing, mud puddles, if water is involved I love it.
6. Spring… great weather, everything is in bloom, what’s not to love about Spring.
7. My Mac… I am so happy I switched to a MAC… no more windows problems for me.

I'd like to pass this award on to the following bloggers. Please visit them, because they are all lovely and their blogs are as awesome as they are.

Judy Bec
The Happy Painter
Mark Hill
Vicki Robison
Nancy Eaton

Saturday, April 25, 2009


Apr25Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

One more Oz inspired drawing... the slippers... Who was this? The wicked witch of the East? or was it West?

Friday, April 24, 2009


Apr24Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

My Friend Angie suggested I continue the "Wizard of Oz" theme... and I just may do it. As a child the movie gave me nightmares... and yet I wanted to watch it every year on TV, my Mom didn't want me to because of the bad dreams... my Dad would say... this year she won't be scared... and finally I wasn't... it is still one of my all time favorite movies.

Thursday, April 23, 2009


Apr23Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

I copied Janey, on drawing the square around my tiger... I debated doing a realistic tiger... but decided to go with the cartoon Tony the Tiger look.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Apr22Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

This guy is having a bad hair day.... mostly because while I was painting him I was also cooking chicken on the grill, kept having to jump up to put out fires... I'm hoping to do a Tiger tomorrow and a Bear on Friday... from the Wizard of Oz... Lions, and Tigers and Bears... oh my.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Apr21Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Beau is not a young dog, and so we were very worried about him having surgery... it is always a risk especially with older dogs. He's doing fine though... and we will all sleep well tonight.

Monday, April 20, 2009


Apr20Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

News out of Florida today really disturbed me... how could someone kill 21 young healthy horses...what kind of sick individual would do something like that?

Sunday, April 19, 2009


Apr19Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

I had no idea the club was planning this honor for me... Ron and I were just going to see old friends and enjoy a free lunch... I was completely blown away by this... it is a great club and has grown by leaps and bounds (pun intended). and has a bright future ahead I'm sure.


Genie2, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Mary Evans Papillion Genie... running a fun course today at the picnic.

Saturday, April 18, 2009


Apr18Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Petunias... the flowers I didn't know the name of are Petunias. Tried to paint them... couldn't get the veins right... I do love them.
I think I did better at the match today... but I won't find out until the scores are published next week.


Apr17Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Off to the hockey game... Rays win again... now we're 1 game up... team plays in Charlotte on Sunday... if we win there... on to the next round :D

Thursday, April 16, 2009


Apr16Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Great game tonight... no time to draw... maybe this weekend I can get back in the groove.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Apr15Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Been a busy day... my hands are giving me fits...

Here's a news flash... part of my comments to the reporter made it into the newspaper... Click here to read all about it.

TeaParty Charleston SC

TeaParty_0008, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Lots of grey haired right wing extremists... be afraid, be very afraid.

TeaParty Charleston SC

TeaParty_0020, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Lots of flags, signs and kids... I'm so glad people brought their children to this... they are the ones that will be saddled with this huge debt that Congress voted for.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


Apr14Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

I couldn't get the deep purple looking red that the actual rose has ... but this is close. Drew this while I was cooking pork ribs on the grill... off to the Hockey game now.

Monday, April 13, 2009


Apr13Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Felt like some color was in order on this rainy day. Got a package from Haiying Yang with my new Chinese Brush Painting DVD and brushes... I'm really interested in learning this technique. Just another opportunity to indulge in the purchase of art supplies.

Sunday, April 12, 2009


Apr12Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

I'm in shock... with return almost complete... just gotta find the car taxes to deduct... and it looks like I need a bale out... Good night.

Yellow Rose

Rose_Apr112009_0033, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

My roses bloomed yesterday 4/11

Saturday, April 11, 2009


Apr11Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

I did this little sketch first in my Journal... and actually like it better than my 'big' painting.


ShemCreekPA4-11-2009, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Here's the painting... it was a struggle, the wind was blowing so hard the paint would dry on the brush.. and I could not keep my paints on the palette wet either... I obviously need those water lessons :-)

Plein Aire Ref Photo

Plein Aire Ref Photo , originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

This is a reference photo for my painting... I left out the dock, which split the view in half.. and well a lot of other details I just wasn't ready to deal with.


Apr11Scooter, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

My scooter loaded to go this morning to the COPA outing at Shem Creek

Friday, April 10, 2009


Apr10Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Ron has to work this weekend... I'm planning to go paint with the tomorrow morning...
then spend the afternoon doing our taxes UGH!! Can't put it off any longer.

Thursday, April 9, 2009


Last-Tree-Lesson..., originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

the final lesson on trees in the Bob Davies Watercolor Secrets DVDs... on to water :-) I drug my feet on these lessons... but finally got them done...


Apr09Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.


Happy 15th Anniversary to Jon and JeAnna... may you enjoy many more years of happy married life together.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


Apr08Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

I can't believe how hard it is to do this simple step one exercise... I guess this is going to take a lot more practice... a heck of a lot more :-)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


Apr07Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Ron is feeling a bit better tonight, he must be, he agreed to chili for dinner tonight :-) Cold snap coming... plants are covered... fingers are crossed... I'll be either reading or painting or both after dinner.

Monday, April 6, 2009


Apr06Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

When I got home I discovered my Iris bloomed I'm really worried about loosing it.

Iris 03

Iris 03, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Bloomed today 4/6/2009... it is now covered with a black garbage bag... as freezing weather is headed thru here tonight.


Iris_090406_0000, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

My Iris, with a glimpse of my new little bunny bird bath.

Sunday, April 5, 2009


Apr05Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Rain held off until this evening... we got half the grass seed down... so we'll get the benefit of the 'free' water... been a long day.

You talkin to ME?

You talkin to ME?, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

This was during the last course of fire, the RO said something to me, as I've taken my finger out of the trigger and turned back to look at him... but what a face... OMG this just conjures up all sorts of funny captions don't you think?


Elaine-PGC, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Last course of fire at the Palmetto Gun Club match.


Ron-PGC, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Last course of fire at the Palmetto Gun Club match.


Dogwood-bloom, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

One bloom, low enough on the tree to get a close up picture of.


Pink-Flowers, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

These are what my mom calls Volunteers, left over from last years planter box, these came up in the flower bed below where the box sat last summer... and frankly look better than the ones last year already.

Saturday, April 4, 2009


Apr04Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

What a lovely Spring day... couldn't ask for better than this one.

Friday, April 3, 2009


Apr03Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Well I tried to give Ashton a face... it sort of looks like her... she'll probably say... ooo Gross Granny when she sees it.

Thursday, April 2, 2009


Apr02Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Wish I did faces better... but I think I got the hair and glasses right.. She is a cutey pie.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


Apr01Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Shot very well tonight... couldn't resist drawing a joker :-)