Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Dog # 70 to 75 and Every Day in May #131. 30. 29, 26 and #3e

I checked the whole month and I'm 5 dogs short of  a dog a day!  My challenge was really just to continue the 100 dog drawings I started last year and now have completed 69 sketches.  The last 17 I did so fast they will not apply to the count. I tried to do one a minute.  The exercise of repeditive drawing  allows you to focus on the most  simple structure of the dog. Without any reference at least 12 of them were convincing dogs, perhaps not a recognisable breed, It was good  practice 31 more dogs does not seem that distant.

How about 100 faces with just one line?

Oh yes the 5 remaining challenges.  I have wire people dancing for #129 Now that I've looked at the live sponges I'd like to do a colorful watercolor of them for #126, I have to look up #103 ( how did I miss that one so soon?)  I can do #'s 130 and 131 to night yet!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Dog # 67 and Every Day in May #125 draw sponge

Still stuck with the birds, all my sponges were so unattractive!  I intendec to look for live sponges online.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Dog # 65 and Every Day in May #124 draw something yellow

This started as a drawing on copper foil which was then cut out with an exacto knife, soldered and glass pieces shaped into a small box. I'm always looking for a perfect sky piece of glass for the background.  Tonught as the sun went down it was pure golden yellow an reminded me of this box.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Dog # 63 and Every Day in May #120, 121 and 122

Challenge # 120 draw a flashlight and # 122 Shade (or shadows) part of the subject.
Ok I was a little lazy to combine the two : )
# 121 Coins, I thought I would take a very close look at a quarter, magnified the edge of the quarter and saw was very dinged and dented and also the Copper part was uneven 

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Gold painted fused glass pendants now at Studio 25

Some new pendants I put in Studio 25 Friday they are 24K gold painted and fired on fused glass.
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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Dog # 60 of 100 Dogs and Every Day in May # 118 Draw hair

The hair on the Hare!  Old rapidiograph 06 pen ; great when they wern't clogged!

Susie's collie

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Dog #59 of 100 Dogs and Every Day in May # 117 Draw something round

This ia a round Glass Disk with hand painted Koi fired on it.  I held it so you see the shadows below.
This is a quick watercolor sketch of our dog Sadie:

Monday, May 16, 2011

Every Day in May Challenge #116 Something green

I did this watercolor some time ago and tried it in several different colors
Here is the original color (sidewise again?)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Dog # 58 of 100 Dogs and Every Day in May Challenge #115 shopping cart

 Blogger is turning all of my images sidewise??  A cute pup.

Had to make up a shopping cart

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Dog # 57 of 100 Dogs and Every Day in May # 114 Draw Something that is ugly that you keep for sentimental reasons

 Draw Something that is ugly that you keep for sentimental reasons, This is a drawing of an old photo of a great dog BooBoo.  I only considered it ugly because the black satin and red lace frame are very faded, a little dusty as well.  BooBoo was free from in front of a grocery store, I said no Daddy said OK and this lab- setter mix was one of the smartest dogs ever.  She learned all the tricks I could think of and was a great companion for a 9 year old.  Great joy for many years!
I don't know why I couldn't get blogger to download it straight?

Friday, May 13, 2011

No Dog of 100 Dogs and Every Day in May # 113 Draw a fence

Have to post the image tomorrow, too dark! 
Really long shadows caught my interest for this watercolor painting!

Dog #54, #55 and #56 of 100 Dogs and Every Day in May # 112 Draw something Fresh

Three more Dogs I tried to keep as "Fresh" and simple as possible!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Fused Glass Cat Drawings

These 2 fused glass cat sketches sold at the Art Glass Guilds Patio sale

This one has trapped bubbles between the layers of glass,  I like the detail it adds and there is something kind of cool about that air being trapped in time!

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Dog #53 of 100 dogs and EDinMay a bowl

I tried this combined challenge 5 times!  Should have been easy... Dog, bowl?

Monday, May 09, 2011

Dog #44 to #51 of 100 Dogs and Every Day in May # 108 Draw a lightbulb and #109 a clock

A bit too late last night to post after a long weekend at the AGG Patio sale and show.  Should have picked a simple lightbulb!
Got a picture of a hound howling and thought of this:

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Dog #43 of 100 Dogs and Every Day in May # 107 Draw how you get your news.

Had to make up the rear view of a brindle greyhound (?) I liked the shape of its ears. Would really more likely be a cats sillouete in the way. The real dog is at my feet and the cat on my lap interfering with typing!

Took some more reference pictures of dogs that visit the Art Glass Guild's Patio Sale and sold some glass!  Always nice to sell your newest work!

Friday, May 06, 2011

Dog #42 of 100 Dogs and Every Day in May # 106 something sour

This one was a little tricky. Found a dog picture that had a questioning look like "it's not a ball, its a lemon" Yes you do have to streach your imagination!

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Art Glass Guilds Patio Sale and Show

Patio Sale and Show time again!


Every Day in May # 104 105 and dogs 39, 40 and 41 of 100 dogs

Every Day in May # 105 Sissors and dogs...easy! Lots of dogs get haircuts! Just had to look for a reference that had possibilities!

Every Day in May # 104 Combine dogs and salt and pepper?? Had a reference with these 2 lil' Boston Terriers and thought what a cute set of salt and pepper shakers they would be. This is a streach of my imagination!