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Dancers

A couple of dancers. The second one is my daughter who would only hold the pose for two seconds.

Family portraits

A couple of family portraits. This first one is me and my daughter.

Husband sat for me. I think this looks like him although a bit gaunt. I’m limited right now to drawing/colored pencil but last night at Staples found some skin tone drawing pens.

A couple of quick drawings.

A dream drawing.

And some magnetic poetry.

All in all a pretty productive weekend.

Draw a Bird/2/8/19

A WordPress tradition. Here’s my rendition of one of my favorite birds, the owl.

And just because he/she appeared next door, here’s a shot of a turkey vulture eating some squirrel sushi.

Not a drawing but too good not to share. Have a great weekend!

Weekend sketching

A Florida boyhood. My great-nephew walking down a wooded path. He’s a cute little guy even from the rear.

ProCreate sketch printed and then drawn over. I’m still not set up for painting so this little trick is good. I especially like the sky in this one. That’s all ProCreate. The more I do it the better I get. Still not really scratching the surface; this app is huge.

Warmer today in NJ and hope it stays that way.

Wonder Bread

The Wonder Bread factory in Paterson. When they baked you could smell the aroma across town. Schools used to tour the factory and they’d give you a mini loaf.

The ProCreate version. Printed out on paper and messed with.

Girl playing the guitar on ProCreate and then printed and messed with. That is a pretty good replacement right now for now having a spot to paint.

ProCreate and sketching

Fooling around more with ProCreate. This one I did, printed it out in color and drew over it.

A sketch of some dancers out on a lawn.

A cold but welcome weekend here in Northern NJ. And as a bonus the sun is shining–always good.

Better with color 1/24/19

Yesterday’s drawing colored in. I guess it’s why coloring books were invented.

Quick landscape (for Kerfe) in calligraphy pen, colored pencil and other stuff at hand. I’m still not set up to paint and I’m a bit frustrated. But sketching, especially if I can manage it every day, will give me painting material when I am set up!

Sketch just in calligraphy pen.

Pouring rain here in NJ, dog looking balefully at me. I’m not walking him right now. Peace out!

Couple of drawings 1/23/19

I started doodling with a ballpoint pen. I know artists have done some great drawings with ballpoints. Red tailed hawks are always a good subject.

Then I tried my calligraphy pen. I just got back into that due to doing a coworker’s wedding invitations. I was scratching around trying to get it to work; it finally did and I drew over/around/through it.

Doodle in fine line felt tip.

I still don’t have a painting spot set up. We’re shuffling things around in the house. I know I could theoretically paint at the kitchen table. Anyway, may put some color(ed pencil) on these.

1/13/2019. Still here.

The first page of the journal Kerfe sent me. The pages are nice and rough. I still don’t have an art space but at least I did a few journal/drawing entries.

He was right outside my window! It was extremely cold with a brisk wind.

I entirely forgot about Draw a Bird day. Just happened to come across a couple of good birds.

And a hawk my friend took outside his house.

I will not forget about February’s Draw a Bird day: a beloved WP tradition.

A retrospect from way back

To say the last month or so has been hectic would be an understatement. My daughter has gotten motivated to clean up the second floor and I’m her assistant. Yesterday we demolished an old couch down to the bone. Oddly satisfying.

Most of this stuff isn’t dated but I’d say around 1968 on most.

1967. Maybe a linoleum print?

So as I have nothing new to post (no art space, stuff stuck in boxes) I thought I’d post some real old stuff.

We watched the Marie Kondo show on decluttering. Very inspiring! The amount of stuff here (books, records, paintings) not to mention clothing which Marie says to take out and pile on the bed. Whatever doesn’t spark joy, you thank and say goodbye to.

It’s different with your own stuff. I guess that’s why I have so much of it.

Best wishes for 2019. I promise to do at least some drawing and hope to be situated with a spot to paint in soon.