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Thursday, May 10, 2012

My Art Journal Tells The Stories on Paint Party Friday






If you would like to write your own stories for my pictures I'd love to see them in my comment box!

Happy Paint Party Friday...I welcome your comments; appreciate your visit and invite you to follow my blog!

Have a creative and festive weekend!

57 comments:

  1. Wow..you have been busy. They are all good but I love the one with the floral dress on.. you are getting better at doing clothes.. HPPF..

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    1. Might have something to do with the fact that I have been finding and buying cool summer clothes in the thrift stores here in town this week.
      ;-) becoming more clothes conscious...;-)

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  2. I love how stories are associated with your drawings!! I want to know more about the man in the red hat...he looks like he could linger there all day so it was funny when i read you only had a minute to capture him!! :)

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    1. Yes, Jenn, he looks SO relaxed to me...I just HAD to capture that pose! but he really did get up almost immediately. I'm glad I was quick!

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  3. These are great!! I love that you go around sketching what you see. You did great for only a minute! Happy PPF!

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  4. You have had a great week drawing... I love the one of the four ladies in their summer dresses... xx

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    1. Aren't those outfits fun? Happy you like them.

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  5. What wonderful sketches! I've always wanted to that, to sit in a café and draw the people and scenes around me. Really inspiring! Happy PPF!

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    1. Nordljus, I do hope you will go and do this...it is a lot of fun! Glad you are enjoying my results! Exciting to hear I am inspiring someone to do the same. Happy PPF. Lynn

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  6. Am totally loving your wonderful observational drawings and paintings. Happy PPF, Annette x

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    1. thanks Annette, happy you like them.

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  7. I love all of your drawings but the one with the four ladies reminded me of my friends. We love to meet for coffee.
    It is so much fun to meet all of your people and see what you see each day.

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    1. Ginny how fun to see yourself and your friends in my drawings! thank you ! HPPF!

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  8. All your drawings are delightful, but the top one bothers me; it's the first one that has made me uneasy. The casing on the window behind the diner looks like it is coming out of her head and coming forward. It's way too black. It needs to be paled out so it's a lot less noticeable. Sorry if I hurt your feelings, but what a friends for if they can't be frank.

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    1. Dear LW. You absolutely have NOT hurt my feelings at all. I appreciate this sort of critique. To be perfectly honest with you I can now see that I truly did over do that black door casing. I was doodling over it with ink long after I had painted the picture. My paint had gone out of line a bit and I used a black ink pen to bring it into a straighter line. Silly me. It was not necessary to do and I just OVER DID it. I know that things in back should be lighter than things in front. ;-) but I show all I do, warts and all. Now can I really lighten it up? Or will I make a bigger mess of things? I will see.

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  9. I like that you draw what you are observing at the time. You have done a great job expressing what they are doing. Very well done. Happy PPF!

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    1. thanks Gloria and thanks for stopping by on PPF!

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  10. I love the guy in the blue - he looks like a character from a western movie - ready to draw his pistol. Lovely work. Happy PPF

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    1. That's a great observation Marji...I ought to draw in a holster and pistol! HPPF!!!

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  11. Great sketches. Such a fun way to practice and record your days. I really love the three women having coffee - great detail!

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    1. Thanks Debbie...look again there is a forth woman, but you can barely just see her gray hair on the far left. I literally could not see any more of her than that!
      It is fun to do.
      HPPF!

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  12. your journal sketches are delightful ~ such wonderful observation and executing skills ~ Wow~ Thanks, namaste, ^_^

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    1. Carol and dog, ;-) Thanks, glad you are enjoying my PEOPLE! HPPF!

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  13. Love the story and sketches as well. The floral dress being my favorite!

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    1. Rosemary it was a very pretty dress~! Rayon I believe, it just flowed.
      Glad you liked it too. HPPF!

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  14. that guy looks like his hat strap is strangling him! You must have enough retaurant sketches for a book now!

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    1. Suki, I thought the same thing as I was drawing it. That is exactly how it was!!!! I try my best to draw what I see! And this time I think I pulled it off!

      The book is in the planning stages for real!

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  15. I really like your eatery sketches, interesting glimpses to a places so far away! Fun! My favorite is the guy with the red hat and the summer dresses one!

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    1. Thanks Anne, glad you like them...HPPF!

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  16. Fun sketches, my favorite is the summer dresses one!

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    1. Okay Anne, now please make up your mind! the guy with the hat or the dresses! LOL Thanks for leaving TWO comments today!!!!

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  17. Amigo (in blue) plopped down in the chair, hot en sweaty from his commute-on-foot to grab lunch. He works in the ER (therefore the scrubs) and is actually a well-respected physician. But it is a stressful job, and to keep himself from visiting his workplace as an angina patient himself, he likes to run for fun in the hot, hot sun during his lunch break. The hat is for sun protection, yes, but mostly it is a disguise. People do have this habit of peppering white-coats with random Doctor-questions, or sharing their latest ailments while ordering lunch. The hat makes him look more like a misplaced cowboy, and people are not generally interested in a misplaced-cowboy-without-horse. But he is getting uneasy. He spotted a lady in the corner pretending to write in her book, but she keeps glancing his way... maybe she can see through his disguise? Or maybe she is sketching him? How very unlikely. Why would anyone do that? Ahh, here is the food. Returning his hat to his head, he exists quickly yet quietly... Dr. Amigo incognito...

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    1. Oh Minnemie, you have MADE MY DAY!!!I have to tell you that I started reading this quickly and at first thought you were telling me your doctor husband had come home for lunch and had decided for some reason to look at MY blog before going back to work. LOL Too funny.
      Your story is quite WONDERFUL. Yes, they do look like blue scrubs now that you mention it.I am laughing so hard. This is such a good story! I absolutely positively LOVE IT!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!

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    2. You have given me so many smiles, glad I could return one:-)

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  18. I really got drawn into your stories and pages, they are great, so interesting and fun.

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    1. Julie, thank you, I am so glad you enjoyed your visit!!!

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  19. Better late than never, Lynn!!


    Sketch one
    First woman - Don't look now, but you've got a black casement growing out of your head
    Second woman - I know, Lynn slipped with the pen...I'd better get it off before Linda sees it.
    First Woman - Too late!

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    "You won't believe this, but I was sitting here waiting for my order, when a poodle cycled in. Bought a hot dog ... and then tied this hat around my neck!!

    Sketch 3 Middle Woman : I always use this karate chop to cut up my food.

    Sketch 4 Did you hear that? Lynn ordered in Spanish. That's the second customer this week ..... the first was a poodle

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  20. Oh John, I love your humour! I am laughing so hard. You guys are great today with these stories! I wonder if I can get your and the other's permission to put them into my book, when I finally self publish. Or would other readers 'get it' or do you sort of have had to "be there" in blog land following the thread to get it? LOL LOL LOL ROTFLOL! I can't stop laughing. I just read them again!!!!!!!!!!

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  21. I love your drawings!!! They always tell a story all by themselves!
    Happy PPF...
    Renee
    xoxo
    www.fussitup.blogspot.com

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  22. I think Hat Guy is a dancer, there on a break from rehearsal. He knows wear one color elongates the silhouette. Regular folks just can't relax like that. The hat is just for style.
    The three women have just come from a charity committee meeting. The one in the flora dress orders carbs, but never eats them.

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  23. I enjoy the stories your paintings tell. I have a story for you....a girl sitting eating hershey kisses with her little mini aussie sitting in front of her wishing she had some too. This story is true, it's of me and my pup. Poor little pup, no chocolate for her. ;) Happy PPF!

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  24. Love watching your stories!! And reading comments, too! :)

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  25. Lovely watercolors Lynn!
    Hahaha it is nice to see how they evoke all these stories.
    I guess that is what art is all about, triggering something in the observer :)
    Have a nice weekend ♥

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  26. Interesting pictures, I like these watercolors, bright colors.

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  27. oh...i love these...just perfect...xx

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  28. love to see your sketches every week, so awesome

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  29. I like how you write between your paintings. :) Your work look like ''current moment'' pictures, that's so inspiring!

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  30. This is such a great post! Love the stories with the art! You are very talented, with a unique style! Very refreshing...I started imagining little quips...the women in black " I'm pregnant and don't know who the father is?" The guy in the hat, "It's so hard being a cowboy" Third one, woman in yellow," It rose so big, I buttered it up, but it barely fit in the loaf pan!" She's definitely a bread baker!!
    The last one," Darn I wish they didn't make us wear a pink uniforms, I think I need a smoke!"

    Have a great week!
    Hugs Giggles

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  31. These definitely make us feel like we were there with you! Great sketches!

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  32. I can't top yours! But I have to say, I am so impressed by how quick your impressions are! ONE minute for a sketch (or pose) is awesome! And I love the addition of color, xo

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  33. Wow, such creativity in such a short time. Life drawing does that to you, forces you to get the drawing down asap before the model moves or wanders off. makes for some lovely moving linework. I like what you've done here, your linework is fab and the dash of colour sets it all off beautifully.

    Best wishes,
    Liz

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  34. Picture #1..blonde woman says to redheaded friend. "I was so tired, so the plastic surgeon put this large wind up handle out the top of my head. my husband has to stand on the kitchen counter every morning and wind me up for the day. But I have to be careful in a stiff wind not to tip over. It is kind of like wearing those head dresses they wear in Las Vegas!
    #2 What is the matter with these people!? Why did they give me two tiny glasses of water instead on one glass? I ordered to go, so they know no one is joining me. Why would they want to have to wash two glasses? Even these two small glasses are not enough water, can't they see how I was sweating under my hat? My hair is sopping wet. I need about 3 really big glasses of water, while I wait for my food.
    #3 Quick girls hold up your hands to try to cover-up the important areas of our gray haired friend. She has been walking in her sleep lately and came here nude! Maybe she could borrow your large yellow bag to hide behind while we walk in back of her so no one will see!
    #4 Gee, every time I have to walk back here to get a cup, I hit my head on that darn copper samovar! My head is as bloody as my red hat! And some times the pots knock into each other and then knock some of those dried peppers into the hazel nut coffee. Those poor patrons never know what hit them! The indigestion is so bad they probably think they caught some dreaded viral infection!

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Thanks for leaving your comments as I love hearing from you. Your words of encouragement are why I continue to draw!