31 Paintings in 31 Days – Day 21

Art, Painting, Pastel

Drain is the subject today. I like the paper having little texture for this application.

Strathmore Charcoal paper laid finish. 64 lb. 9 x 12



31 Paintings in 31 Days – Day 16

Art, Painting, Pastel

When I thought of the word angular, I thought of Superman’s jaw. Ha! This is a practice in perspective and a busy traffic scene. So much going on in the picture I took. I don’t like the paper I used for this scene. I’ll try other kinds. Goodnight.

Strathmore 400 series. White. #HTP31in31 #habit #discipline #deadlines #dothework

31 Paintings in 31 Days – Day 15

Art, Painting, Pastel

Today the prompt is weak.

I don’t know why I think of this picture I took of all these chairs when I think of weak. In Steubenville, Ohio there was a charitable resale shop and everyday the gentlemen employed would put out these chairs for resale. Every night they put everything away.

I love patterns in nature, in things, fruits, vegetables. It’s those orderly things Virgos relate to. Or just me.

All these lounge chairs, personal sitting spaces that gathered together outdoors in the sun.

What memories did they hold? What did the people think when they sat there? What energies linger?

#HTP31in31 #habit #discipline #deadlines #dothework

31 Paintings in 31 Days – Day 12

Art, Painting, Pastel

Whale today. I don’t like to take a literal route, but okay, I will whale this time.  It did make me think about the time I was got picked to be kissed by Shamu! Seaworld, San Diego. I was 20 and whose brain works at that age? Shamu is an Orca, a killer whale! That animal could have taken my head off. The trainer was standing next to me and gave me a stern caution to not move. I was a frozen fish with legs. Gulp. I was not smiling. I don’t even like dogs kissing me.

#HTP31in31 Strathmore Paper 400 series. blue tint.