Foraging today! 

Walking along the bayou side I decided to check the Japan plum trees for fruit.  I was very disappointed to only find 6 plums they are usually loaded with fruit.  To my amazement I found blackberries!  Loads of them but, unfortunately most were out of reach.  I do have to look out for poison ivy, water moccasins and alligators.  These varmits limit my abilities to reach the best fruits (forbidden fruit)!  I also checked out the banana trees I planted on the bayou side because my husband refused to let me plant them in the yard.  There is a bunch of  bananas  but they are not ripe yet.  I can’t wait to pick those bananas!  The banana tree was given to me from a lady from Thailand.  She said they are very sweet.  I will find out soon.

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One of my favorite blogs!

Hi friends! Please join me for a fun painting tutorial today at 12:30pm Eastern Time on YouTube!12:30pm Eastern Time on YouTube! We will be painting this. Here is a traceable pattern. Here is the reference photo: You can watch the live stream or the replay in the player below but if you want to chat live […]

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Negative space

Today at our art guild meeting we all did a “study”!  Everyone painted this cat but all were unique in there own way.51338133702__6c87e7fc-8eb2-4c1b-9a17-109c0b003464

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I just love her tutorials!

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Wild horses

This is my idea of learning to paint horses.  Started with water soluble Lukas Berlin.  I didn’t find these paints colors were intense enough,  they were great for blocking in.  Layered with Richelson oil paints and M Grahmn with a little walnut oil and spike oil.  This made a big difference.  I would love to find a less expensive oil paints to achieve a beautiful painting.  What oil paint do you use?  What do you recommend?  

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Grand children!  A special kind of love!

This an oil painting of the grandchildren on the beach.  I love seeing them happy, playing and enjoying there youth.  It brings back memories of vacations with my siblings, parent & children.  Happy times of the past with memories I will cherish forever.   Family is the most valuable possession we have & we should enjoy every moment we have with them. 

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Grand Isle

I spent last weekend at the beach at the Gulf of Mexico.  I really had a relaxing weekend.  Bird watching, fishing, taking in all of the scenery. 

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I had the most peaceful relaxing weekend.  We camped at a little state park called Lake Lincoln in a small town in Wesson, Mississippi.  Lovely view of the lake.  The fish weren’t biting but the park was beautiful.   We stayed in ou little t@b campe. It was so much fun. Our tiny camper looked so small compared to the big campers,  I have to say I think we were just as comfortable and had the same luxurys as the people in the huge campers.

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I have to say this one is finished.  I’m determined to learn to paint people.  Practice, patients and determination. I will get better!

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Work in progress

I decided I would try to paint a human.  My granddaughter to be exact.  I have never had a lesson on portraits so I’m pulling out books and reading.  Hands are difficult is what the book says.  Yes the book is right about that!  I sketched it out with graphite first, (I rarely sketch on my canvas with graphite I normally just dive in with the paint brush.  I’m so glad I decided to sketch it on the canvas.  I thought this would be a quick painting.  I’m determined to finish it!  I’m not sure who it will look like.  Pets, farm animals, are forgiving but people aren’t.  My granddaughter loves it!  She’s a great girl.  I think the idea I am painting her is exciting to her. Critiques, advice highly appreciated.  I love critsism it helps me to improve!  

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