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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Time Out for Poppies & Irises, Painting again, and Art-A-Day Heron

A busy day and I still deserve time out to enjoy the flowers in my yard...
I just love the beautiful colors and shapes of the poppies and irises blooming in my yard... I took time out from house cleaning today to enjoy them and then pull a few weeds too. Amazing what just a few minutes of fresh air will do, clear out the mind so I can go back in and do what needs to be done.

Painting and Art-A-Day Sketch
I've gessoed some canvases and today am starting a new painting in acrylic and mixed media. Lately my focus has been birds, so I will paint a heron similar to this sketch here in a 16x20 size. I will change it a bit, as after showing it to my friend, she suggested that it looks like the large heron is wearing slippers instead of standing over it's two babies... so I'll move them over. I thought that was funny, and not surprising since she does paint bunny slippers on some of her people. Here is yet another sketch of a heron, such gorgeous graceful birds. This is from my Art-A-Day journal, I find it is useful for practicing what I might later paint.

6 comments:

Meri said...

I so love the discipline of your art-a-day journal. I've let art take a back seat to chronic photographing.

HeartFire said...

Hi Meri,
It is working for me, but I play loose with my "rules"... sometimes I have skipped a day or 2, but then I do "make up art" for each of the days missed! So my goal is to have 1 page done for every day, no matter what...

Binky said...

Love those birds! When do we get to meet again. I so miss our get togethers.

HeartFire said...

Hi Binky!!
Thanks for the comment on the birds! The last art date last Sunday Jun 7 didn't happen, as only 1 person could make it... summers get so busy for everyone. But I did send out the next dates you should have gotten: July 5 and Aug 2, so put those on your calendar!

bh yoo said...

I feel familiar to this bird for I often go to zoo and try to sketch birds. Nice drawing!

HeartFire said...

Thank you BH... I love the zoo also, a great place to sketch!