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Thursday, July 25, 2013

People and Life is What's Important to Me ... So I Draw It.


Last week I skipped this picture when I was making my blog post. Just an oversight. But the guy in the yellow shirt might have been feeling self conscious about his deformed arm and hand, I don't know. I've drawn that cop on the left before. He has huge eyes! Notice they both have guns.
I do like drawing plaid shirts. Otherwise,this was just another lunch time at Tacos Jalisco! Oh, and I forgot to paint the salsa. You can decide which is the green and which the red.



A week later, I'm back again. Five men eating together, and two women in the background. The guys are big because they were sitting right next to me. I could have reached out and patted that guy in the tile shirt on the back with no problem. There's another deformed hand, do you see it? That car is outside the glass front door. It's not going to hit the gal in the black shirt. Although it may have worried you a bit at first. She's okay. The umbrella is outside too. Sometimes people sit at the one table out there. I have not seen Carlos is quite some time. But I did see and talk to
"The Couple" that day. They're fine.


This I captured just yesterday at the Pure Grain Bakery. There were musicians in the square, but it was too hot to sit out there to listen. It would have been fun to draw them. Instead I found a table outside in the shade and my closest view was the back of the gal in the red blouse and tye-dyed skirt. She and her friend were talking business I think. They were going over some paperwork in that big grey folder.

The older couple were sitting closer to the musicians. And the woman sitting on the rock was watching little kids run around. They ran out of the picture.

I got two compliments from two different people. One guy came out of the bakery, saw me and said:
"Artist!" He stooped down to see what I was drawing. He said: "I like it" and walked off.

Then the owner of the shop came by holding her young grandson, who had been running around the square. She said she'd seen me drawing another time there and said I had really drawn that customer to look just as he looked. I wonder which drawing that was?

It was nice to hear both compliments!

I'll post this tonight to Paint Party Friday! Check out the other artists there via the icon on my sidebar.

Treat life as a gift and enjoy every moment ... as we never know how many more moments we actually have. Savor them and everyone in them with you.
Just saying.

33 comments:

  1. You know your colors are wonderful on these. are these the paints I gave you? Love your take on life. Love the comment from the guy passing by. Always nice to have kudos from those passing by. Yes hug the one your with and make each moment count.

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    1. Yes, they are mostly that set of paints you gave me "The Loft" paints from Michael's. I use some of both those and my Koi set of watercolors. Thanks again for that sweet gift.

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  2. Lovely sketches and the stories you tell are always so engrossing :)

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  3. Great sketches from life as always and I love to hear about the simple things that folk get up to in your lunch hours!

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  4. Loving all of your observational drawings which you do brilliantly. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  5. I love your statement...."people and life is what's important to me so I draw it" Great pieces, not a gun person though... at all... I could tell the car was outside, you got that perspective spot on!! Good job....these are all so fun! Glad you got some up close and personal compliments...it always encouraging...I sometimes think it's kind of mysterious to people, when they see artists in action!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  6. Great sketches Lynn! I love the two ladies lunching Wednesday at the Pure Grain Bakery! Beautiful job portraying them and the older couple under the tree, makes me want to jump right in and join them on a lovely afternoon. Love your stories and tidbits about people you observe at lunchtime. Keep up the great work!

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  7. Isn't it just wonderful to hear all these comments from strangers? I agree with them- you are a very accomplished artists now, and as people have always been your 'business' for so many years, it figures you should be drawing them. Happy PPF friend.

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  8. Lynn, I love the feeling of sunshine and shade you got in your painting of the people sitting out in the area of the musicians. Thank you for your comment on my blog post today. It is always fun to get a group of artists together!

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  9. Your sketches of life at the restaurants are always so real and so delightful. I love the variety you get in the types of customers and the colors of the clothes. Another great post.

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  10. It's so wonderful that you know and are comfortable in your style.
    Happy PPF,
    Rinda

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  11. Fantastic life drawings! Valerie

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  12. Your artwork is truly a reflection of who you are. Blessings!

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  13. Beautiful work! I love how you are recording the daily life around you in a very real, interesting way!
    Stopping in from PPF to say hello...
    have an artful weekend!
    Renee xoxo
    http://www.fussitup.blogspot.com/2013/07/dreaming-and-paint-party-friday.html

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  14. Lovely work my favourite one is the two ladies, even when you drsaw their backs you can sense their personalities. I am pleased to tell you that you are one of my winners of my postcards at http://sharonartinspirations.blogspot.co.nz
    If you would like to go to my postcard page and choose two cards and email me with your choice and snail mail address, I will get them into the post for you. My email address is sharonrevans@xtra.co.nz

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    1. thank you Sharon. A joy to own some of your art. I"ll hop over with my info now.

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  15. People and life are important to me too that's why I love to paint people. So great when people/passers by comment on your work, while you are in action!
    I notice an undertone in your words today... thinking of your dear friend!?

    Happy PPF
    Ilona

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  16. Love your sketches and your narration about each character. Each time I see your posts I'm inspired to start a sketch journal like this. Maybe one day I will:) The message that you've given at the end of the post is so meaningful.
    Susan

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  17. Your sketches are always awe inspiring. I'm happy when I leave here, thank you for that.:)

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  18. Lovely sketches, I almost feel like I visit Jalisco's once a week! :) I bet I would feel right at home there, if I'd ever had a chance... Interesting people and places! <3

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  19. These views of your daily life are just wonderful. So much going on and all caught by your eye and your pen!

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  20. I love your drawings, they are very simple but yet so perfect. You're using lovely colours. Thank you for sharing and enjoy your Sunday!

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  21. Love these cafe illustrations. You have a fantastic style!

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  22. I was sure I commented on this post on Friday but I can't find my comment so I'm not sure what happened. I always enjoy visiting your blog for a little insight into life in your town and the comings and goings of the folk at Tacos Jalisco

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  23. You are recording small histories - a true storyteller!

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  24. I so enjoy visiting your town with you and getting to know the people you sketch. The compliments you are receiving are very well deserved.

    I so agree with you about recognizing and enjoying each and every moment as well as the people who are important to us. Just want you to know that I am thinking of you and Patti.

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  25. These are amazing. So much detail. I agree with the other comments...you are a wonderful story telling artist :)

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  26. I really enjoy how you capture the every day life around you. :)

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  27. What great pieces, love the back story with them.

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  28. Awesome sketches! I also like how there is a story behind them.

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  29. I love your pictures and you stories. I feel that I am right there with you and taking in all there is to make it a joyful experience. The addition at the bottom of your blog is a 'thoughtful' addition. I've been doing that with my other blog since the first of the year (21 days of prayer and fasting). I know it helps me. Blessings, Janet PPF

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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!