Friday, April 1, 2016

Another Week...

Dear friends, another week has passed and I don't have a whole lot of art to show for it. I managed to paint one little turtle. These little paintings are so much fun to do. Of the 30+ small paintings I have finished and listed this year, only five are still available. The rest have all flown out into the world, which makes my heart ver happy!
Much of my week has been spent preparing our tax return.  And any downtime I had, I spent drawing for Renata Loree's Expressions class. And let me tell you, there are real parallels for me with working on our taxes and drawing faces and hands.
This was an exercise of drawing with charcoal and white gesso.
At this stage the paper wasn't holing up too well, so I get to try again on different paper. 
With both it takes me a while to get into it, but once I do I actually find it quite engaging and relaxing.
Before I started being so creative I used to love numbers and adding things up. Of course now I'd rather paint. The same goes for drawing. It takes a long time and I'd rather paint. Until I get into it! And then I am in the zone and hours pass without me noticing.  
So, today I will finish our tax return and start another drawing. And this weekend I'll get ready for a family visit next week. I won't have much time to spend creatively, but wherever we go I plan to take my sketchbook and a few pencils with me.

As usual, I am linking to Paint Party Friday, the perfect place to visit if you want to be inspired!

With much love and gratitude,



  1. Wow really terrific work.... So interesting watching those portraits evolve down the page... I see the first as Anger, the second as desperation and the third as resignation... wonderful expression on each face. Wonderful turtle too...your prices will need to go up since you are selling so fast..Enjoy the time with family....thanks for sharing!!

    Hugs Giggles

  2. The turtle is great, congrats on your sales, and love all the faces. Have fun!Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

  3. gorgeous portraits-they are so expressive, and I love your turtle. Congrats on all your sales and a happy PPF!

  4. Turtle is my fav and portraits are gorgeous.
    Happy PPF and April ūüĆ∑

  5. I love every path your artistic adventure has taken. It has been a true honor to watch you grow.

  6. Great colorful painting as usual. The drawings are really nice too

  7. I am so impressed with the faces you are creating. So much emotion.
    Have a great day.

  8. I hope the tax is done and dusted... these drawings are amazing... but the turtle is stunning as well... amazing post!

  9. Ja Gesichter und Hände frei abzeichnen ist genau so schwer wie die Steuererklärung, aber Übung macht in beiden Fällen den Meister. ;) Deine Schildkröte ist so schön und leuchtet so fantastisch. Die Skizzen sind aber auch gut gelungen. Viel Erfolg mit der Steuererklärung.
    Liebe Gr√ľ√üe