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Thursday, August 2, 2012

New Modality Color Crayons!

 These young ladies were in the park last Saturday where we went for a Free Lunch the local police department was offering along with face painting and finger printing children. (how sad is that idea!)
But we got a kick out of sitting in the shade eating our barbecued hot dogs and drinking cold water, while I drew the people around us. I saw on Danny Gregory's blog that he had used some crayons in his art so thought I would give it a try. I bought a big box of 64 Crayola Crayons for $3 at the grocery store! I love brand new crayons. It definitely was a blast to the past..........way far to my childhood!
And it was fun. I love the variety of colors and the way watercolor won't mix with them but paints in the grooves (the white spaces between crayon strokes). The sky is all watercolor blue paint, but same color or blended color paint was added on top of some of the crayoned parts of my drawing. Try it it's fun!

This one of a guy loitering was done in all crayon, no paint... done quickly waiting for DH to come out of the 7-11 with his newspaper and our lottery ticket. (nope, we didn't win this time either). LOL


On Saturday we went to the farmers market again and this time, as I wasn't alone I took photos and brought them home to draw and paint from them later. This woman was busy shopping for fresh veggies. It's a mix of crayon work and watercolors.


Now you can see Shelley Dally who made my Frida necklace I purchased from her this week after ogling it the Saturday before. She was all decked out in a colorful Tye-dyed dress that I was excited to draw and paint. This is all watercolor and black ink pen. She is adjusting a lock on the piece for me. She has the prettiest smile.




This is the beautiful necklace Shelley made with fused glass embellishments. The back of the bottom heart charm says: "Serenity, Courage, Wisdom"

This is my art for Paint Party Friday. Tomorrow you can follow more of the artists participating there by following the icon on my sidebar.

34 comments:

  1. cool necklace. i love frieda too. interesting combo of crayons and paint. you are tres inventive.

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  2. I love visiting your art blog, I like the way you are not shy to experiment, and how you write a bit on your sketches. I love the 7-11 one, it made me laugh so much I began to cry!

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  3. I really love the one of Shelley - the colors are so vibrant and I like how you did the words around her body. Your sketch book would be so much fun to look through! All the rest are great too, that one just really caught my eye! I knew someone who used to melt crayons and 'paint' with the wax. It really created a very different texture and style.

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  4. I am just amazed at how fast you have grown in your drawing. Its truly amazing work you do now. Love the first drawing. I get the feeling of being right there with you watching them gossip with each other. :) I too chuckled at the Phone conversation, and love the colorful outfit of Shelley. Cant forget the Gal picking out veggies to buy at the Farmers Market. All with their own stories. Happy PPF early. :))

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  5. That portrait of Shelly is wonderful!! it's so vibrant and full of personality. Great job on the tie-dyed dress too!

    You've really come a long way baby!

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  6. Love it all. Your art is still looking good!

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  7. Thank you Lynn for supporting me in this story. I hope along with my story, it is the story of understanding...and what you said on comments is so true, I was changed forever.
    Your drawing with crayons are really pretty too. I just love the details, the things you see that would be missed by others. You are telling a story too with each drawing....Big Hug, Mary

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  8. Have you used the NeoColorII watercolor crayons yet? They are fabulous but will cost you a whole lot more than 3.00 but really worth it. LOve all your drawings.

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  9. I love this woman and her colorful dress...I feel I know her somehow! Great illo Lynn...and super fun necklace!

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  10. another great post on the goings on in your world!

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  11. You do such a great job capturing the flavor of your town.
    Happy PPF!
    Rinda

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  12. Have sorely missed seeing your on the spot drawings they are always so full of life and I love them all. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  13. Problem solved...........have become a follower....should have done this ages ago. x

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  14. I always love visiting your blog, such a snapshot of life. Your necklace is beautiful and the picture of Shelley is equally so. I would love to be able to do what you do, you have such a gift.
    Von PPF

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  15. I love them all, particularly the 7-11 woman. And I adore Frida too, this is wonderful. I hope you gave her a copy of your drawing- it 'sings'. Happy PPF Lynnie from across the pond in 'Olympics mad' London.

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  16. Oh, I love the smell of a new box of Crayolas!
    All of these are great! My favorite is the portrait of the woman buying veggies!!
    You are so very talented!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  18. Lynn this is great!! I had to chuckle I thought the lady had her tongue sticking out, I had to look closer...ahaha need to wear my progressives on the computer!! I like how you got the cleavage in too!! You really can tell the character of the people from your amazing drawings!! Great idea about the crayola and watercolor mix. I just heard a guy on tv talking about melting old crayolas and dipping old candles to change colors in a decorating segment!... Plus I was looking at encaustic tools this week....hmmmm think I need to look into this more!! Love the tye dye dress...so fun! Great necklace too! Thanks for sharing this meaty post!!

    Happy ppf!
    Hugs Giggles

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  19. Hi Lynn. How very creative you are. I just love your work and how you are able to draw the things your saw/did. Excellent. Thank you. Happy PPF!

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  20. The local farmer's market must be a place of abundance for your artwork. Lovely scenes. I like the crowd that showed up for the free lunch. Happy PPF

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  21. lovely illustrations of your nice week!

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  22. I love the use of crayon! low cost art supplies too :)

    It looks like another fun week of people watching/sketching ... you are definitely a people person :)

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  23. I can see why you love that necklace, and love the portrait you did of the maker.... how lovely.... it also looks like you are having fun with crayons... it is one media I struggle with but maybe it is time to pull them out again and give it another go!!!

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  24. You scored a 64-pack of Crayolas? Awesome! As is that vibrant portrait of your jewellery-making friend. And that lady choosing her veggies is so amusing, typical and unique at the same time. Lots of fun here.

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  25. Good for you to draw with crayons. Unfortunately I can't stand the smell of them, they give me a headache, so I only use them very rarely.
    I love the necklace you bought - and your painting of the creative woman who made it is beautiful. I love the colors!

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  26. I love how your people come to life with the crayons! Cant help it - prob the tye dye is my fave!!!!! Crayons are wonderful --- a fun thing to do also is to melt them and draw strange things with them :D

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  27. Wow! So much beautiful artwork! I love what you're doing with the crayons! I'm with you--nothing is quite as joyful a purchase as a box of crayons!

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  28. Great drawings and great necklace. :) Not a fan of crayons myself though.

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  29. I would love to see your sketchbook! Must be great to be able to paint and draw all those everyday scenes. Makes a great memorybook!

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  30. Love your work Lynn, I was wondering how you were doing and then I read that you take photos and then you draw that is a good idea. Love the way you use crayon and watercolors, it is fun to work with the crayon does not let the watercolor take over..Thank you for your nice word on my blog and I cant tell you how happy it made my to see my Lady on your sidebar, thank you so much :-)

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    1. Siggadis, sometimes as I did here I draw from photos; but more often I draw from real life on the spot! I bet you can tell the difference. One is fast and one is a slower process.

      Yes, I hope putting your button on the side bar brings more people to your card shop!

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  31. Wow..these are all so fabulous! I have enjoyed looking at posts I have missed...beautiful..expressive..gorgeous work!Shine on!!! fabulous
    Victoria

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  32. There is so much energy in your picture of Shelley. I love it. Your other drawings are a fantastic slice of life as well. :)

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  33. The crayons make the picture look a bit different. . . although I may not have noticed it if you hadn't mentioned it! Your subject matter is always on target. I look forward to these 'people' b/c it is all in how you see the world. Very interesting, joyful, exciting. Thank you. Blessings, Janet PPF

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