Thursday, December 26, 2013

Some 2013 Art By Lynn ... A Review

The Couple and The Purple Haired Lady ...

DH Taking a Snooze ...

The Couple and Cecelia and Carlos Sr. at Tacos Jalisco ...

DH and part of the Old West Trio, a night out on the town...

A house in Vacaville, CA ...

The Couple and another Couple at TJ's

 The Girl with Pink Hair at TJ's. Oops this was done late 2012, it's in my book, One Fish Taco... see side bar...

My grandson and our conversation in Oregon ...

Younger grand children at our house for a sleep over...

Down town Vacaville ...

Cartoon page from Taco Jalisco's ...

And again, including The Couple lower right corner...

 Lunch at Pure Grain Bakery ...

Lunch at Tacos Jalisco ...

A Sunday at Starbucks last January ...

April when I started becoming more food conscious... found a vegan salad downtown...

My dear friend Sam's garden in Oregon ...

Back at Tacos Jalisco...

A Birthday Card for my wonderful daughter in law, Jackie ...

A house in Vacaville, CA

Newest grand daughter still one year old ...

Boats at the marina in Suisun, CA last February ...

 Loved drawing this young couple at a Starbucks in Martinez, CA and DH is always fun to draw ...

Last January in Dixon Starbucks ...

Breakfast in Benicia, CA

Flying to Portland, OR last January ...





and Israel, my peace for the new year

So they are not necessarily in order, but a pretty good example of my art for the year 2013

Thanks for following my blog, my attempts at making art, my family life, my health interests and posts about my cat. I appreciate the attention it all gets here and your reactions. I look forward to welcoming you to see more in 2014.

See you at Paint Party Friday too!

Have a Good Year!


  1. thanks for sharing a year in review!! i'm new to your blog and have absolutely fallen in love with your drawing style!!

    happy new year!

    1. What a way to start a new year, THANK YOU so much! Your reaction is like a perfect injection of edible sugar to my vegan heart!!!

  2. When you put a post together like this Lynn it goes to show how busy you have been throughout 2013. What a wonderful post of your art :)

  3. You have done an amazing amount of work this! Nice to see it all in one spot like this. Your people might not be exact copies of them, but the body language is all there and each sketch tells a story. I look forward to more this next coming year.:)

  4. I like your year in review. I think I missed some of these the first time around. Great job, Lynn!!!!

  5. Wow, it's great to see an overview of your art this year! All equally wonderful! Hope the year ahead will be another one filled with art and colour ♥

  6. Such treasures! I look forward to 2014 and your reflections on it. Thanks for a wonderful year!

  7. Thanks for this! I love your drawing / painting style and how it has evolved since the beginning. I love how free you are, how you just keep going when someone gets up during a sketch, or when things don't line up just right. I wish I could let go and be as forgiving when I draw. I could have such fun! Maybe one day,...inspired by YOU!

  8. Thank you for this overview Lynn. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  9. Fabulous overview! You have so many superb sketches and it's great to see so many in one spot. you have such a fun, loose style and it works really well for slice of life sketching. :)

  10. Hi, Lynn. What a great idea to have a review of the year's work. And such delightful work so full of energy! May 2014 bring you many new artistic adventures!
    best, nadia

  11. Thanks for sharing your lovely work with us. You are an inspiration! Hugs, happy new year!

  12. Your drawing style is so spontaneous and fun but you also capture the character of the people. Really nice work. Have a great PPF!!

  13. Such a colorful and beautifully expressed year! I love your work and look forward to the next year of illustrations and insights.

  14. Gosh, Lynn, these are awesome! I especially love DH's hand where he is taking a nap--hands are so hard for me! And I think those pages where you've divided the page into six small blocks are all fascinating. Oh! And the Israeli soldier--love love love how you used a black pen that bled just a little, and used so much water--it's like the paint echoed the emotion behind the subject...

  15. Hi Lynn. I have so enjoyed all your work this year and glad I bought your book. Of course I will be here next year as well. I wanted to wish you a Happy New Year and tons of inspiration for next year. Thank you for the rays of sunshine you provide and I appreciate your visits. Take care.

  16. Wow you are always so productive....... Love those buildings and the last one because it has such a loving message.

  17. Good efforts. All the best for future posts. I have bookmarked you. Well done. I read and like this post. Thanks.
    HealthCare CPA

  18. Hello Lynn, What a wonderful way to share your year. I feel as if I have been taken on a little adventure, seeing snippets of a life. Wishing you many more creative moments in the upcoming year. It has been most enjoyable seeing your art through PPF and I hope to seem much more.

  19. Wonderful recap Lynn Happy New year and much love to you and yours!!

    Hugs Giggles

  20. I love your sketches of your everyday life! The sketches for Somewhere to Sketch are amazing! I think the paintings of Israel have an extra dimension/depth.
    Happy New Year to you Lynn!

  21. A great idea to have a review of the year's work. And such delightful work so full of artsy energy!
    Happy 2014!

  22. Your pictures tell the story of what's going on in the world. I love to see that. . .gives a lot of pause for thought. Thank you for sharing so much of your wonderful talent. Blessings, Janet PPF Happy New Year.

  23. It is this type of interesting thing with this post of yours. I had been interested with all the topic along with the flow in the story. Keep up to date the truly amazing work.

    Bulk SMS provider in orissa

  24. I absolutely love your review. You have inspired me to keep a sketch journal. I'd love to know what type of pen you use. I like the thin line. Also I would like to know what media you use for your colors. I love this creative journey and people like you who introduce me to new experiments. I look forward to more creative sharing in the new year. I read your next posting and am so sorry for your loss. Longtime friends are irreplaceable. I am glad you did have such a rich friendship.

    1. Irene, thank you.
      I use many different pens. They include Pitt and Farber in varying sizes from very fine XS or .01-08 which is thicker. I not long ago started using LAMY fountain pens in fine and medium nibs. I've also used ball point pens in a pinch. I like pens with waterproof ink. But it's also fun to add watercolor to Lamy ink and see how it runs. As it did on my Israeli soldier painting. I use Winsor and Newton watercolor pan paints, but I've also used very cheap student paint sets. Sometimes I use Tom Bow marker pens that mix well with water, and I've used Crayola crayons made for children. My art "journals" vary too. I like spiral bound ones as they open flat. I've used another style I got at Michaels that closes with a magnet and comes with a paint brush. I have filled many if them. I've used paper from 90-140 lb. I hope this information helps.
      I did what you are doing, I looked to see what others were using and then just started using whatever I could find out there. I wrote about my first year of drawing in public in my book "One fish Taco and Half an Order of Guacomole A Year of Drawing Over Lunch at Tacos Jaliso." You can get a look at it from the link on my sidebar.

      As a relatively new artist myself it warms my heart to hear I've inspired someone else to start sketching.

  25. thanks, lynn. i like the idea of experimenting, asking questions and experimenting more. I'l take a look at you year of drawing. do you live in dixon, il?

  26. i did not mention that i am familiar with danny gregory but not this particular video of eating his breakfast. you book is inspiring. i appreciate your mentioning both your book and the video.


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