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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Drawings From Photos and Drawing From Life

 This is my son and extra special daughter in law, who I now just refer to as my daughter, on their wedding day. Taken from a photo from that wonderful day. I maybe captured a tiny smidgen of their personalities. Maybe...


 ... and this is another attempt at drawing from a photo ...  and I'm hard pressed to say its a painting of my grand daughter because I don't think she has green eyes, but that's what this baby has. You can see her little hearing aide behind her ear there on the right.


And then I got back to LIFE at Taco's Jaliscos drawing from LIFE. I have to tell you I am eating something totally different there now since I shifted up my diet to a very grainy/veggie/fruity/non-dairy/non-meat way of eating. (See previous blog post about new eating regime) Carlos is grilling me red, yellow and green bell peppers and onions, adding them to a medley of rice and beans, lettuce, tomato topped with slices of avocado that is simply to die for! It's called a
burrito bowl.
(burrito without the tortilla)

So while I was there two days in a row this week I ate and drew these people also enjoying the wonderful Mexican fare.


I drew this one (above) in the light of day, but came home and painted it in the almost dark! LOL I bet you can't tell.



I like seeing our people in the service fields enjoying lunch here too. I wonder if he was thinking about where he might like to travel to in Mexico. I know when I drew the map this week I was remembering places I visited there 53 years ago! Holy Cow, was it really THAT LONG AGO?

I hope your week was as nutritiously tasteful and artfully creative as mine has been!

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Someone bought a copy of my book
One Fish Taco and Half an Order of Guacamole A Year of Drawing Over Lunch at Tacos Jalisco
yesterday!
If it was YOU please tell me
so I can
THANK YOU
!
Thanks for all your comments, they make my week so very very special!

37 comments:

  1. Sketching and painting live models is much different than using a photo. And drawing family is so much harder than art with strangers or acquaintances. Love all your work - and I love your comments about your daughter-in-law. I had a friend who called her 2 daughters-in-law her daughters-in-love!

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  2. I love all your drawings Lyn you seem to catch the essence of the people you are drawing. Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. All fun works of Art. Love the baby. also love the last one. There is something compelling about it. Makes me want to know what he is thinking staring at that map. I think it is harder to do family then strangers for some reason. Maybe because were to critical of ourselves with knowing them. I am sure your family will love the drawings.

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  4. Lovely drawings, you really do jump in and go for it Lynn :) Hope your new menu is as tasty as it sounds. Do I hear the next book being called 'One Burrito Bowl and a Rainbow of Peppers'?! perhaps? :)

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  5. Drawing real life is more difficult for me because I don't have the experience. Drawing from a photograph, plus knowing the people, is so much easier. I know, I need more practice where I am weakest. You are excellent at both. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  6. Your illustrations are always so whimsical and vivid, always fun to visit your blog :o)

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  7. Beautiful painting of your son and daughter-in-law's wedding day, they look so happy and I love the paper lanterns

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  8. it is different working from photos and from life... I tend to have both on my desk when it is possible.... the actual object and then a photo of it... a bit hard with your subject matter though... love that you are continuing to push yourself and do new things...xx

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  9. You made my tummy growl when I read the description of your latest food trend. Yum! And your paintings are great!

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  10. Fun sketches Lynn....I think you captured the love and your next book can be called Burrito Bowl!!
    Thanks for sharing!

    Hugs Giggles

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  11. Love them all, but the last one most - unusual view, great composition, vibrant color and love all the handlettering!

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  12. Sweet Lynn, such a lovely post with pictures of dear family. And your new dish sounds delicious!

    Hugs from Ilona :-)

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  13. wonderful illustrations again Lynn! That last drawing is fab!

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  14. I love all of these especially the one of your son and daughter in law.

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  15. I don't know if you captured your son and daughter's personalities, because I have not met them. However, you certainly captured the love and excitement of the special occasion in their facial expressions. I also like your granddaughter's portrait, because that i a difficult pose you chose to illustrate. Tacos Jalisco looks as delightful as ever. Blessings, my friend!

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  16. Great sketches as always! Still going to get me a book one of these days!

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  17. oh I just love your work!!!! you always bring a smile to my face!! well done!!!

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  18. I think all is looking sunny in your life! Even in the dark...it is your sunny personality that lights up everything you touch! I have been away for 2 weeks 2 days and now getting back into the swing of things this week.

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  19. ok, now I am hungry for a burrito bowl! always fun to see your art work, and enjoyed my visit. happy PPF!

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  20. En plein air seems to your forte ~ other paintings are lovely too ~ Your talent is bringing the essence of a live person out ~ Photos, I find are not easy to paint from and you really shine with your life sketches ~ Wonderful all! ~ just my humble input ~

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  21. More wonderful sketches from life! I do have to get that book so I can get some good recipe ideas. I eat almost that way now. I just have to get chicken out of my diet. I don't think I could give up fish though. Bread is no issue for me.

    Great stuff Lynn!!

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  22. I simply love grilled peppers, so so yummy! That good food certainly doesn't hinder your wonderful work! I'm not sure I could cut out dairy - I love milk, cheese (not to mention chocolate) way too much. Just for tonight when we're going over to friends I've made a wonderful raspberry mascarpone - yummy!
    Good luck with your new diet, and keep those drawings and paintings going!

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  23. Amazing drawings, love your son and "daughter" what a sweet portrait. Happy PPF. xox

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  24. Glad you included the hearing aid on your granddaughter. Such details add so much to the depth of the story you tell with your drawings. Always love visiting your blog. Great work.

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  25. Very happy portraits of your family. The veggie bowl sounds awesome. I love red/green bell peppers and am looking forward to our garden producing them. Nice job Lynn. I always leave here with a smile. Congrats on another sale.

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  26. Your daughter in law is so lucky to have a mother in law like you. Your granddaughter is precious. And your drawings from life -- they have life to them. Fantastic work this week. Happy PPF!

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    1. Thanks Jessica, means a lot, thanks!

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  27. Interesting week, lovlely paintings! Good luck with the new eating plan, it sounds so healthy.

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  28. I love your live paintings. Congrats on the sale of your book too.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  29. A burrito bowl sounds like a great idea, especially if you don't eat flour tortillas like me. And great art as always. I love the top one of your son and daughter.
    Rita

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  30. Love your paintings, always so much life going on. Love mexican food and hopefully one day I'll get to visit there,, it's on the list.. :)

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  31. What fun drawings i really like the one of your son.

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  32. Gorgeous works..I always love how expressive and energetic your pieces feel! the wedding art is special and beautiful..and love the baby..so cool! Brilliant pieces..
    and i LOVE mexican food..anything hot for me please!
    Wonderful post!
    Victoria

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  33. Your drawings are fabulous, but of course! I'd really like to be brave enough to try drawing... one day for sure! xo

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  34. I like your drawings. I am just starting to draw. I added on my blog. I just came here for first time.

    When your a person who loves drawings, painting, doodling, painting . One

    follow's others so I am here to you also from another paint Friday you were

    entering. So nice to see this. A family of happy people who like this kind of artsy display.
    I will be a follower after I comment.

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