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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

"Hospital Day" Eight Pages in Art Journal While Waiting" Lynn Cohen

I will let my art journal pages tell the story:

We were there from 9 am till 10 pm. We are home now and in recovery mode. Me from fatigue, him from surgery/fatigue/pain, etc. Life goes on and Life is Good!

Connecting to Paint Party Friday and Sunday Sketchers. See icons on my side bar for entry.

Don't forget you can join us drawing to a theme at Paper, Paint, Pencils & Pens through this link and also on my side bar.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Sketchbook Skool

 My first drawing for Sketchbook Skool. Gouache over watercolor paints, white gel pen, bold black marker, copic black pen. Calligraphy pen.

Instructions involve drawing what we see, using pen only, which is already the way I work, but I didn't let that stop me going out and buying more pens, different types adding to my already substantial collection.

Drawing our shoes is a reoccurring theme. I loved drawing my Converse High Top shoes.

And making it pop with paint was even more fun!

Again, drawing in ink over pre-prepared water colored pages is a nice art journal effect for the new leaves on our fig tree:

And finally something you are used to seeing here me drawing at Tacos Jalisco in pen.

And coming back to add paint later!

I am enjoying the class. One more day in Danny Gregory's class. And then we move on to the second of six teachers. I'm excited to see what the next teacher has to offer in way of tools and techniques.
There are over 1000 people taking this class (six teachers, six weeks); and they are a chatty and sharing group. We have the classroom site for sharing and our own closed group Facebook page. It's fun seeing everyone else's art and receiving critiques, ideas, encouragement and inspiration.

I'm haring this with Paint Party Friday and Sunday Sketchers! Don't forget to visit us at Paper, Paint, Pencils and Pens, and if you want to draw with us there leave me your email address and I'll send you an invite.

Thanks for visiting. I love and appreciate your comments. Have a creative week!

PS: I am adding word verification, as much as I hate it, due to excess anonymous comments that are spam. And not allowing anonymous comments any longer. Sorry if this leaves someone out of my blog, who has no other way into it, and has no ill intent.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Now and Then in Ink and Paint by Lynn Cohen

I had lunch at Tacos Jalisco this week and while I was sitting and drawing the guy reading the paper at the counter, Christine, who works in my office building, came in to order take-out. She sat at my table so I added her to my picture as we talked. She was an art teacher in another life. She liked this portrait of her okay while she was seeing it upside down, but when I turned it around she didn't like it quite as much.

The guy from "The Couple" in my book (see sidebar) sat at the table across from mine so I drew him eating his lunch. I really should paint this one. His jacket was turquoise and purple!

Later, his wife came in and joined him. I added her to a next drawing and fit part of him in there too.
It's so nice of them to pose for me these past three years now!
Over at Paper, Paint, Pencils & Pens we are drawing to the theme
"Time Away From Home, Vacations/Holidays Real or Imagined".
In 1983  I took a trip to China. You can read more of the story at the other blog.
I did this ink drawing from a non-copyright photo I found on line.
I actually visited this pagoda with all is gold treasures when I was in Beijing.

Then I started back tracking to 1960 my first really big trip to Mexico when I was 19 years old. The long story is also on the other blog.
I did climb these pyramids outside of Mexico City.

One more stop in Mexico was in Acapulco where I slept in a hammock, sunned on the beach and ate freshly caught fish, beans and homemade corn tortillas for breakfast each morning for a few cents a day.

We post daily at Paper, Paint, Pencils & Pens and this is one fun theme. Go check out what the other artists are doing there. And if you'd like to join us leave me your email address and I'll send you an invite.

Happy Paint Party Friday and thanks to all of you who come here from there. I appreciate your visits and comments so much.

Happy Sunday Sketchers too, the same goes for you and your comments.

And to everyone else who visits known or unknown to me THANK YOU!

Have a creative week!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Aprils Fools Anniversary Today

My wonderful husband gave me a dozen roses this morning a cute card!
Because in 1985 we eloped to make an honest couple of ourselves!
We've been together seven years longer than our 29th wedding anniversary.

This is what we looked like 36 years ago!

We've traveled wide and far since then ... us at Crater Lake, OR.

 Love perseveres ...

We have aged a bit ...

... and here we are today!
The Happy April Fools!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

My Week In Ink by Lynn Cohen

Many of you know that I  pack several small art journals in my back pack where ever I go. And that I've been drawing at Tacos Jalisco, the little family run Mexican Restaurant up the street from my office for going on three years now. Above is "The  Couple" well the guy from The Couple and the story includes his wife as well.

Below was the next week. Not sure if you can tell that the woman with the bun on her head is talking to the guy with the long neck and there are two other guys at the table in front of them. It gets very crowded there and people tend to over lap.

On April 4th I start Sketchbook Skool with Danny Gregory. He has five other teachers teaching successive weeks in this the first semester of classes. Here I've drawn him and one of the other teachers from India from a video they did about the class. These are not very good likenesses of these fine fellows. I hope I've not insulted them.

On St. Patricks Day my husband and I met up in the evening for an outdoor music fest where we listened to this US Air Force band sing and play Irish music in the town square.  The guys and gals all wore kilts. It was chilly out. I hoped they were warm enough.

At my other blog, Paper, Paint, Pencils & Pens, we are still drawing to the theme of "Gardens & Parks." I asked my friend, Cris permission to draw one of the chickens in her garden she'd sent me a photo of. I guess you can tell it's a chicken.

And along the same theme I drew this yesterday in my own backyard!

I'll link up to Sunday Sketchers today.
They are still taking enrollment for Sketchbook Skool if you are interested in that;
and We have an open door at Paper, Paint, Pencils & Pens if you want to join us drawing there. Leave a message with your email address in the comment box here or there and I'll send you an invite so you can post there.

Have a creative week and thanks for stopping by and for your comments that I appreciate so very much.