Monday, December 17, 2018

DAY 2335: Visiting Belvedere Garden!






Younger sister: graphite, acrylic on canvas










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How about visiting Belvedere Garden in Vienna?
Again my friend and Austrian artist, Heidi  has sent photos.
She and her husband recently visited Belvedere Park with some excellent pictures so we can see how beautiful the park is.
Started in 1700,  the Belvedere’s gardens are the center 
between two palaces, Upper and Lower.


photo by Heidi Putschoegl

Above the Lower Belvedere and below 
the view towards the Upper Belvedere.

photo by Heidi Putschoegl

The Upper Belvedere with some of its greatest treasures.


photo by Heidi Putschoegl



photo by Heidi Putschoegl


photo by Heidi Putschoegl

Some pictures from Belvedere Park


photo by Heidi Putschoegl

photo by Heidi Putschoegl


  Rooms in the Lower Belvedere.


photo by Heidi Putschoegl

photo by Heidi Putschoegl


photo by Heidi Putschoegl

In the Orangery there are works of Egon Schiele.


photo by Heidi Putschoegl


Having never visited Austria in person, 
I so appreciate your beautiful photos, Heidi 
and for thinking of and sharing with me (us).









A smile for Monday ...








Sunday, December 16, 2018

Dave 2334: A work in progress.





Older sister: graphite, acrylic on canvas, (wip)











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Saturday, December 15, 2018 -- 10AM - 4PM at ..






and we're ready for class.






Working on a 30 x 40" canvas, professional standing easels,
with supplies included, we started on the six hour class.


demo 1


A quick demo of graphite of methods of working on the canvas.
We had two working on their first canvas, 
and Linda's first painting ever.


by Linda
by Erin













by Susan
By Dru











 

by Linda, work in progress
by Linda, work in progress

by Linda, final

Nice work for a first painting ever, and a big one!


by Erin, work in progress

by Erin, work in pogress



by Erin, final


 Erin's (aka WW) first big canvas.

 
by Dru, work in progress


by Dru, work in progress
 
by Dru, work in progress


Some of us didn't finish in class, but what a great start!
Susan worked primarily in collage from the start.
 

by Susan, work in progress

by Susan, final

Susan also brought a big canvas from a previous 
Big Canvas class, and changed it completely.


by Susan, work in progress


by Susan, work in progress


I hope you can tell we had fun? 
Six uninterrupted hours away from the holiday rush
devoted to playing and having fun .,,  and a lunch break.

Off and on I worked on the demo canvas, Two Sisters,
and at one point I decided I didn't like the older sister,
so I demonstrated how we can gesso out and start again.






The demo canvas is also still a work in progress, 
I hope to use it as a step-by-step here in the future.











A smile for Sunday ...









Saturday, December 15, 2018

Day 2333: Mother-Daughter time x 2.






paper girl: ink & collage on Sketchbook Project spread.











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A step by step in my Sketchbook Project journal.
I decided I would work with oranges, so I gathered
some potential papers and junk mail.




I found a previously sketched face on a Thomas Guide page 
and glued it in on the left side of the journal spread.
I started adding collage to both pages.




It looks pretty scary, but the beauty of collage is 
it is easy to cover up what you don't like.


step 2

The face is so-so, the dark areas on the face are from 
ink on the other side, I didn't try to cover it up.
 

step 3

Of course there were many steps in between the four steps shown,
the four were when I remembered to stop and shoot. 
 

step 4

It's not a total success, but I do like the rough haphazard look.
Good thing.







Between the four of us we finally got smart
for our Mother-Daughter time X 2. Since Carole & I
both have December birthdays, we decided to  
celebrate both half way in between. Today was that day.



We also decided that Reunion Kitchen is our place. 

Perfect!


We all loved  (Dughter#2) Cheryl's hat. Don't you?
I have loved this beautiful girl since age six, when
she and the 5 year old WW met and became friends for life. 
I am proud to be Mom #2.



Cheryl & Mom Carole (WW's Mom#2)

Cheryl's Mom#2 & WonderWoman

After catching up, stories and laughing till tears, we also ate.
The food was amazing. Appetizers included a plate size pretzel
and another plate of spiced crusty asparagus, both with dipping sauces.The meals I will name and you can guess who got what?
Someone got a poke bowl with brown rice; someone got a beet &
pecan salad with salmon; someone got a rib burger on Texas toast, while someone else ordered a patty melt on parmesan grilled rye.
Both sandwiches came with warm bacon potato salad.
Some had wine, 1 white, 2 red. Sound good? It really was,




Then there was the complimentary Carrot Cake to be shared. Yum!
We arrived at noon and left at 2:45, our waitress Ryan said to 
take our time, and we surely did. Another great day!
Thank you Cheryl and WonderWoman!










A smile for Saturday ...