Monday, February 15, 2016

Clara in Color

I always like to enter the CPSA annual juried show each spring.
I have a couple of things I can has to be 100% colored pencil,
and less than 2 years old. But I would like to
have a new piece to enter if possible.
 I have been wanting to draw this photo of
Clara ever since I took it.  So, I started on the flowers (the easiest part!).
Hopefully I can finish before the end of March's deadline...
it should at least be fun!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Going to the Zoo, Zoo, Zoo

Audubon Zoo   New Orleans

Got to take my grandchildren to the zoo this past weekend.  It is one
of my favorite places. They are known for their bird collections, and birds
are one of my favorite subjects for artwork.  Took a few pics in between
chasing an adorable 2 yr old around.  Our favorite animals were the
giraffes.  They were not out in their enclosure (they told us if it is muddy,
they don't let them out because they might slip and break a leg). They
were in their barn, and we got to see them up CLOSE...really CLOSE!
And they are huge!!  They were right on the other side of a  wire
fence...we could experience them from the ground level, and appreciate
their height!  In fact, the large males had to duck to come inside the door...
amazing!! (no was dark, and too close up for my big lens...!)

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Selling in the South

These are three more little mixed media watercolors that I finished
and took down to Breaux Bridge.  I took 25 pieces down there over the
weekend, and they wanted 22 of them!  They were very impressed, and thought
they would be able to sell them easily.  I hope they are right!.