Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sunday sketches

Hi guys, thanks for your lovely comments on my last blog post. Sorry I was a bit down that day but I'm not feeling so sorry for myself today. I managed to do a run this morning with the eldest (he's a great runner but would be even better if he didn't talk the entire time) heheh I don't know how he does it I"m red and puffing and he's a chatterbox!!! I guess you have endless energy when you're 8! I miss being 8! ;0)

We are still house sitting for my parents at the moment while the work continues on our bathroom. I have managed to get back into some sort of routine with the kids and thought I would try some sketching today. I bought some ACEO cards (I think that's what you call them) I've done a few things before this size but thought I'd give it a real go this week while I"m not at my usual spot in my office. I also bought some gouche paint which I haven't used for years and plan to paint these through the week.



 I want to experiment with accentuating some of my figurative ladies' curves.......
 This pose was inspired by a Matisse sketch. I plan to paint it then I'll show you the sketch side by side so you can see there I got my inspiration from.
 My favourite part of the face to paint is the eyes, I just can't stop painting those!! So I had to throw this one in there.
 Ok, I don't know why but I felt like painting a green alien lady heheheh......I already started using the water colour paints on this one but plan to do lots more with pen as well!!
Lastly, I'm not sure about this one, it's my take on an abstract figure.....I will paint it though and persevere with it! 

I guess the great thing about painting in this small size is that you can try all sorts of things as it's only in a small scale. 

I also wanted to show you some little beauties that I have been looking after this week. They are such funny strange creatures. It's been nice collecting the eggs every day, you can really see the difference in the beautiful bright yellow yolks from the fresh eggs! I just have to make sure that my huge Malamute dog doesn't eat them!!! ;0)


 This photo cracks me up!!! This chicken does not look impressed that I caught her on camera ;0)
 I'm thinking that a chicken inspired painting might be on the cards with all these photos!!!

Hope you're all having a great weekend I'll be popping round soon!!! :0)

14 comments:

Jehanne's doodles said...

What great sketches. Love that photo of the chicken looked at you saying "eh what do you think you are doing" lol Looking forward to seeing the resulting creativity :)

Catherine... said...

Hi, love the sketches, I think Mrs Hen is saying "Ooower Missus I'm not blinking, I'm not blinking..." have a good Sunday...

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Wow...love your figurative ladies...very spiritual and meditative..love the symbolic energy they have...powerful!! gorgeous ! Love all yoiur sharings...and wow..such sweet chickens!
victoria

Missy said...

Your cards are going to be very cool, love the mMatisse inspired pose. Running with your son, how wonderful! Love the chicken pictures!

Kathy said...

Great sketches.. a fun size to work on..can hardly wait to see them finished... that chicken pic is so cute.. nah.. she doesn't look impressed at all...fun to be running with your son.. would be nice to even have part of that energy some days..
xx

WrightStuff said...

Kids do love to chat. We just had a moment when I was trying to park the car in a very busy car park when I had to yell "Please stop talking for 5 minutes while I park!". Non stop questions!! We still love em to bits though!

Yes, do some chickens!!

Heather said...

Hello!
I want to be 8 too! My daughter is 8, and the endless energy and chatting continues here at my house, too! Lucky kids, no responsibilities! Running always helps energize, me...too.
I love that your doing ACEOs - i have tried one or two - you are right, it's fun to work on a small scale...your figures are so beautiful and feminine...I just love them. the last one if my favorite! have a great day and thanks for joining in today! xo

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Great sketches and photos ~ Amazing! Wow! thanks ^_^(Carol ~ Share the Creative Journey)

Joni Nickrent said...

WOW! You've got a lot of awesome sketches for your cards. I could definitely see those chicken shots as perfect ACEO's too! POP ART MINIS

lissa said...

great sketches. though I wonder if you're not inspire to paint more by the chickens - they seem to have great faces.

toadinaboat.com said...

These atcs are going to be great once they are painted. Maybe there will be chicken atcs next week!

Debbie said...

your sketches are looking good! I love the pics of the hens. Fresh eggs are delish!

Magic Love Crow said...

I love the aceo sketches you did! Can't wait to see them done ;o) Oh, I love the picture of the chicken looking at you! LOL! Too funny ;o)

Roban Studio said...

Aren't chickens funny? We have three Buff Orpingtons and they are very entertaining. I really love your chicken painting!!! As well as all your other artwork. Happy PPF! :-)

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