Monday, January 12, 2009

Snapping Turtle

Snapping Turtle - SOLD
thanks!

One of three watercolors I did today. Didn't go out to the studio, I would have gotten blown away. Wind gusts of 60 MPH - makes for staying in the house and
painting in the kitchen a happening thing! The size of this one is 3 1/2" x 5".
It's amazing how you can open a magazine and get so many ideas.
Hmm, I didn't even take time to erase my sketch marks - oh well.
Number 8 of 15
Marc Hanson, an artist whose work I truly admire has posted a petition of a plea to Barack Obama - as he becomes President of the United States to create a post promoted by Quincy Jones called "Secretary of the Arts". If you go here, you can also sign the petition as I did. In these times of struggle and grasping for what's important - I feel this would help to create a platform to assist, preserve and promote 'art of all kinds' in this country.
P.S. Just so you know, they will email you and ask you for a $1.00 donation to Petitions Online, but that will probably help administer this plea...I noticed that my assigned number was about 71,000, so at least it's getting some attention.

4 comments:

Victoria on Okinawa said...

Nice 3 watercolors. I like seeing the sketch lines, shows the act of creation and looks so fresh.

Pattie Wall said...

Thanks Victoria. I like watercolor - it's easily transported and clean up is a cinch! I have been using basically three brushes.

Leann said...

What a wonderful turtle! Amazing sense of color.

Pattie Wall said...

Thanks Polly!