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Thursday, June 28, 2012

A Weeks Worth of Drawings and Paintings

Sometimes I just feel like painting something at home...this is a view under my kitchen window drawn from my vantage point sitting at my patio table outdoors.
I love watching these flowers slowly bloom from closed bumpy pods, breaking open
to sprays of blue flowers.

Meanwhile back at Taco Jalico's on Tuesday I sat facing this woman, and later her little girl.
They had very long necks and faces like Modigliani paintings, not that I captured that here, but just stating a fact.

I painted them later at home...


I drew this couple the same day...they are THE COUPLE and they say hi to me when they come in... He often puts his arm around her. They remind me of a couple who may have been together since high school. Or, maybe it's a second marriage for both? Who knows. They sure do seem to love each other no matter how long it's been.

[The true story about this drawing can be seen on Twenty Minute Challenge blog and you can get there from the linked icon on my side bar.]
On Wednesday there were musican's again at the Town Square. There were mom's with little kids playing with dolls, a group from the developmentally delayed adult center, clusters of women, and this couple out enjoying listening to the three guitar players under the big canvas shades.

Meet the musicans! I apologize for not getting their names for you. They were good. I enjoyed them for a whole hour while I sat and drew as I listened.

This couple brought their own chairs and were so laid back. It was a pleasure watching them enjoying too!

When they finished I went into the bakery for my usual chicken salad sandwich on pumpkin seed bread. The bread seemed a little stale today. Oh well. That was definately a first ever!

But this guy is someone I have drawn before. He has a beard you cannot see in this drawing. But today he was wearing the most good looking shirt! It looked like zentangles and paisley all combined. It was various shades of blue and white with black outlines around the flowers, leaves and swirls. I got tired of painting last night so you will just  have to use your imagination!
And there was a woman sitting in front of  him.

A good week for drawing and painting. I thank all the unsuspecting models who show up for me each week.

Posting this for Paint Party Friday too...to see more of the terrific art from those artists go to the top icon on my side bar. You won't be disappointed.

36 comments:

  1. Great sketches, Lynn! I love the blue lilies, and also the aura of The Couple!

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  2. A busy week of great and varied drawings Lynn. your flowers look like Agapanthus to me, we have those in our back garden and some white ones too. The Couple are regulars in the shops, obviously, I find that if they are 'what shall I say '...a New Couple, those people often hold hands, you know all luvy duvy, job to tell with your couple..lol

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  3. ...what a splendid week's worth of creative muse inspirations! ~ your post takes me alongside of yoU ~ thru' all your adventures! ~ blessed be dear gentle heart!... ...xXx... ...Samantha...

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  4. How fun...you are really having such a blast with your sketches and paint! I love this! I hope to have the time one day...I seriously don't know how you do it, with working and all. You are just something else, and a wonderful role model!!!
    xoxo- Julie

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  5. I also call Lilies of the Nile Agapanthus. They have both names. I knew them right off.. your drawings not only are getting better, but your painting of them are too. Love the Aura around the couple and how you paint bits and pieces and not the whole of the painting. I wish you could have painted that Hawaiian shirt or printed shirt.. what ever it was.. it looks fantastic. Happy early PPF.

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    1. I'd call them Agapanthus if I could remember how to spell it but I can't. So Lilies of the Nile they are for me! lol

      thanks for all your kudos. Maybe I'll get to the shirt at a later time.
      Glad you like it.

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  6. I like how you put a frame around the flowers painting. And your figure drawings are always so full of life.

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  7. The sprays of blue flowers and the old couple were my favourites this week... but this is just an amazing week's work... it is such a joy visiting...xx

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    1. Tracey your comment about the "old couple" made me laugh. They are so much younger than I am that I never thought of them as being "old". LOL Must be the gray hair that spurred that comment.

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  8. wow you have been busy with your wonderful observation drawings and they are all wonderful, so much pleasure to see them. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  9. Your talent coupled with a keen eye, are amazing. I always look forward to your posts. Happy PPF

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  10. Wow, so much to see! Now you have me wondering if the couple have been together for a long time or not... you have to find out!
    Great energy in all your illustrations, thanks for sharing!

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  11. You are an inspiration to keep drawing, keep sketching and incorporate it into daily life. Your skill level has greatly improved over time - it is hard to capture the essence of people in such a short time, yet you do it again and again! We're going to the cabin for the weekend and I'm hoping to spend some time with my artistic side!

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  12. You certainly were busy this week. I love your drawings and the feelings they evoke. I feel like I've visited each person you draw/paint.

    Happy PPF!

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  13. I love your art, your subjects and your writing about them. I love to see the sketches and then colors. Good Dynamics, thanks. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  14. such a wonderful strand of art!

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  15. Wow, you have had a phenomenal painting and sketching week. Your Nile Lilies are really beautiful. I am envious, can't keep them alive here.

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  16. I so love your sketches of your week. You manage to make normal everyday events come to life!

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  17. These weekly sketches are my favorites of the series. I love band and the man in the printed shirt. Great! Happy PPF

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  18. I love your sketches and paintings of people! You should ask Taco Jalisco's if you can do a show there--hang a bunch of your pieces. People would love it...

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  19. Fantastic illustrations. :) I wonder how the last one is going to look colored. Great shirt! :)

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  20. Wow, you've been one busy lady! I LOVE the lily of the nile journal page!
    Happy PPF,
    Stephanie

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  21. Excellent illustrations as always ~ delightful ~~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

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  22. What a prolific week you had! I especially like that mans' shirt- wow to you for capturing it so well!

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  23. I truly enjoy reading your post Lynn! It made me feel that I'm there looking at the people and the scenes!! Excellent post and drawings as usual!!!

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  24. Love your work Lynn!! Everything is so inspirational!! You have a fantastic eye!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  25. What a terrific peek into your week. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Love your drawings and stories about them!

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  27. The view under your kitchen window is my favorite!
    I love lilies and your blues and greens!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  28. Love your sketch of the musicians! Performers can be really hard to capture, too.

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  29. Love them all, as long as we can ART we are alive! Just made that up right now. Are you doing any quilting Lynnie or is it just drawing?

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    1. Joss, I am mostly drawing/painting now. I will commit a while longer to the Quilts Around the World art quilt group, which requires one small art quilt every three months, and perhaps the Sunflower Art Show will get another from me next year. But my passion really has turned to drawing right now. Who knows what the future will bring.

      Love your quote about being alive when we ART!

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  30. you are amazing. Love these all as usual...you are inspiring me to join this PPF thing...I'm going to look into it

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  31. awesome sketches!! i love the idea of real people looking like modigliani paintings!! and that one flowered shirt..... I wanna meet that guy! what a fun group...

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  32. More wonderful sketches! It really is just like being there in your life with you, looking at your sketches and paintings...

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