Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Happy NUMBER 9! number 9..number9..number9

Often times I think - 
I should update my blog.
I should blog more..
I should take down my blog..
I should migrate this blog to another weblog service just for the difference..
I should..

then I think, 
MEH, this blog is fine. 

The problem with this blog lately is ----
I think I have too many things going on in my life.  
I am so busy. 
 I am sporadic with my art lately because of this whirlwind of activity.
But mainly - and honestly - I JUST don't take the time. 
I am not a good planner. 

But I like to blog when I can plan it in my day.
This is my 9th blogiversary.
Thanks to all my readers and lookers!!
I appreciate that you stop by to see 
what's new from time to time.  

Do I still have something to say?  I always have something to say.

Keep tuned for further developments, I am not giving up yet. 
I will have something to say or most likely show.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Happy Mother's Day and a new Pastel Painting

6" x 6"
pastel on tinted and pumiced Gatorfoam board

I love, love, love the new technique I learned from Rita Kirkman.
It's becoming much more comfortable and understandable with
each of these last several pastels.

Painting a value study before adding detail and color is 
just what I needed. In doing so, you get a lot
of the work done underneath which makes it 
sing when I get down to the nitty gritty of the work.
(I should never call this work, it is what I love
and it isn't work to's 'total passion and enjoyment'.)
It takes me to another place.

Happy Mother's Day!

Friday, May 6, 2016

A Pastel of a Cat

6" x 8"
pastel on Gatorfoam board

I did this painting in my Rita Kirkman class a few weeks back.
   This one is of a special cat who belonged to my
online friend Danni. She has a great blog
You should visit it.  I love where she lives (in Oregon)
and the antics of all her critters on her farm.

George was a stray - who lived with her for awhile and then
met with an untimely death (3 years ago).

I have always admired the photo I used for this portrait.
I also needed to reference the photo one more time and work
a little on the post he is sitting on, it didn't read right, but
I think it does now.

This painting is on it's way to Danni next week.
Thanks again Danni!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Daily Painting of a Wolf in Pastel by Pattie Wall

6" x 8"
 pastel on primed Gatorfoam board

Today, I primed a white Gatorfoam board in 
Aubergine colored pumice by Art Spectrum.
I didn't do a prior value study..I just 'went for it'.
It went really fast, maybe because I have been
so busy with acreage care, landscaping and mowing
that I just couldn't wait to get at it, and
knew I had a short amount of time.

Happy 17th Blogiversary to ME

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