Monday, January 12, 2009

Snapping Turtle

Snapping Turtle - SOLD

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.


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!