Rodeo Art competition in Houston

  My granddaughter who is in the 4th grade placed 1st place in her division again!  I’m one proud grandmom. This is the second time she has placed first in this competition.  Her pencil color drawing is fabulous!  She calls it “Ruler of the sky”.   I mailed her a inexpensive 72 piece oil based color pencil set by Marco and she has made good use of them!   I must tell you the Marco pencil colors are smooth and the colors are vibrant.   I had to try them out of course.  She is progressing with her drawing and painting & her mom has enrolled her in art classes. She plans to enter the Texas city art show, & the water conservation art competition.  This kid has some goals!  The sparkle in her eyes and the smile on her face shows that indescribable joy from creating art! 

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Lessons learned continued 

I’m 98% done with this painting.  I learned a lot trying to paint this one especially with under painting colors.  I decided to paint over the hands because I was not up for that challenge yet.  Although I love a challenge.   I really wanted this painting done & my husband wants his dining table back.  Next deer quilt.  I need to pick fabric colors & hues.  I started painting so I could learn more about color to help with my quilting, now I’m an oil painter.  This journey has been, rewarding & relaxing.  I amaze myself, although there is room for improvement. 


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Lessons learned

Sister selfies is the painting I wanted to try.  1st lesson I learned is look at the photo at the same angle.  I sketched it out in cheap artist loft acrylic and started to ad some color with acrylics.  These acrylics are great for under painting and sketching. Next I rubbed the painting with linseed oil & started th add skin to the faces.  2nd eyes are difficult need more work on them.  I think it will absolutely be cartoonish but I’m having fun practicing & learning a few things.


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Sister selfies!  

I don’t know how to paint people.  I’ve been studying & going to try to paint this photo.  These are my 2 daughters being silly on our summer vacation.  I will post this when I paint it.  Even if it turns out absolutely terrible.   


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Acrylic Painting

I’m in Texas visiting my daughter.  She brought out the paint.  Well I’m not very good with Acrylics but I had a great time.  The sun & trees are is my daughters.  Of course I am practicing cows.  I think they are beautiful animals.  Once I get good I’ll want to paint mooey a jersey calf whose mother abandoned him.


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Another lesson

This is a painting lesson from “painting Cowboys & the old west” book by Robert Hahan.   It’s titled dripping wet.

His lessons are very thorough.  I must say I learned a lot from his techniques, & I like his style of painting.  He simplifies & gives good explanations & hints.  I plan to paint more & hopefully I’ll improve with time.  It’s such a relaxing and fulfilling hobby.   


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Hall Groat study

I painted these very quickly.  I had a busy week.  I love to finish my paintings @ one sitting to avoid half done for the closet.  They may have turned 


  out better if I had more time for the pleasure of painting.  I did learn from his studies & that is what really counts.

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Simple art lesson

Yesterday I wanted to paint with no idea of what to paint.  I searched online and found a site called Peters art group with a few free video downloads & others you could purchase.  This was a quick painting & not much to it, but it did fill my need to paint.  Of course I do not follow instructions fully.  I never have.  I do like his lessons & realize simplicity is not bad.


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Charlie Brown Christmas

I belong to a pattern testers group.  I volunteered to test a paper piece quilt block.  I haven’t sewed in awhile but decided to give it a try.  I’m pleased with the results.  Time to embriodery the features. 


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French Food Festival  

Les Artiste de Bayou art guild held there annual art show at the festival this past weekend.  The grandchildren were visiting from Texas so we all entered paintings to support the guild.  There were many talented artist.  Much to my surprise we all placed. 

     These 3 were categorized in non professional pet portraits, still life, & seascape.   

   These  placed under workshop category  Edit  


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