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Contemplation

You know, I really should consider designing puppets.   Seriously.  If I had kids I would make the most amazing paper puppets for them and a wonderful little card board stage. Today's sketch is Contemplation.  Enjoyed a lovely, lengthy moment…

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Apple

If you're looking for some epiphany on apples today, forget it.  I've got nothing.  Well, I've got a few things but I've probably said enough. : ) I believe this apple is simply saying hello, Britt : )

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Structure

Spent a quick hour today sketching out more structural concepts for the next series of portraits.  The figures and faces are made up.  I am simply working out some concepts.  Once I have real models things to should really work…

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Portrait of a Woman

I really love this work.  It is embodying where I'm headed creatively.  I got a lot of great work done this week.  Some weeks are not conducive to being in the zone.  This week on the whole has been wonderfully…

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Working It

Some times you just need to dance your way out the door. The Wall paper reminds me of the straw, thatched covered walls of our new home in the 70s.  My mother had it promptly removed. Britt : )

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Today’s rainy day Portrait

A lovely drizzly day that even garnered an evening sweat shirt!  First sign that fall is approaching.  I can't wait!  Spent a nice hour over at our corner bakery working on another portrait idea.    Working through numerous options and…

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Portrait of a model

Helena, my fictitious model was conceived while out on the bench today.  Another portrait sketch for my upcoming series.  I will probably go back into the hair at some point.  For now I have to move onto other things.  I…

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Loss

Some write songs about loss.  I've decided to draw mine.  I've lost a lifetime's worth in the past eight months but am doing just fine.  But one of the things about loss is that it's worth remembering, feeling, and even…

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Portrait

This is another sketch from my upcoming portrait series.  I drew the skeleton on the 6th of this month but finished the shading today.  I am very excited about what this will look like on canvas.  I am also going…

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Man in Line at Coffee Shop

So the other day I attempted to draw my husband from across the room at The Corner Bakery.  He was a very reluctant model.  Fortunately I was so far away I couldn't quite decipher whether I was getting the evil…

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More thinking…

I drew this the other day.  It's one of several portraits for my next series in paint.  Just working out variations, ideas and thoughts.  Mostly just thinking, drawing and rethinking.  Finding what I want and what I don't. I'll be…

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The Paper

  I stopped by Greenberry's  the other day and found a few patrons out and about.  This man was reading the paper at the table next to mine.  I just loved his beard and the fact that he was reading…

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Painter Girl

  I've been spending the weekends painting.  After all that is the point of this blog... get back to painting.  So tonight is a reminder for myself that I need to spend more time as painter girl.   Hopefully this…

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Hands

  Hands are a huge challenge but fun.  There is so much detail to either spend weeks capturing or an hour quickly sketching.  For now, I'm working on the character and positioning of my hands.  I'm taking this one step…

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Modern Miss. Marple

  I grew up with a lot of Agatha Christie, Ellery Queen and Mystery.  On occasion I even dream a good mystery, although  I would never dare write one.  But, it occurred to me that with all the tv shows…

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The Weekend

  I love the weekends.  I love the open air, the grass, the road, the trees, the breeze, and all that time for myself and Steve.  On our first date we took the metro down to hear a band on…

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Friends

  I was wandering through Facebook, as I do, when I came upon a friend's photos and immediately knew what I wanted to draw.  I don't like working from photos but then again there is challenge in capturing the spirit…

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Flowers at the Market

  I had a pretty busy schedule today but wanted to make sure I had a chance to capture some people at the Court House Market this morning.  It's a great place for people watching, and lets face it, once…

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Flowers for Sale

  After having a lovely lunch up in Clarendon, I asked Steve to drop me off at the metro so that I could see about getting a sketch of the flower guy.  There he was.  I've found my initial sketches…

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Martha Washington

  Steve and I went  to Mount Vernon today.  After watching the HBO series John Adams, it's surprising we waited this long.  I especially wanted to see and meet Martha Washington.  Now I know she is just a character actress,…

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Partly Sunny

  Not only did the sun finally peek out today, but I was able to take my sketch pad and camera over to my favorite gardens.  There were only a handful of flowers opened  and the rose garden was still a couple…

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A night at the Ball

  Maybe it's just because I haven't been out to an event in while, or that I am in desperate need of a haircut and a trip to the gym, or maybe it's just having been hold up indoors listening…

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Coffee

  Anyone who knows my husband, knows he loves his coffee as much as I love my tea.  Our weekend would not be complete without a trip to one of the local coffee/tea shops for said cup of joe.  Today…

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School

  I was thinking about school tonight...the years and years I've spent in classes and the lovely books I've collected.  While reflecting on the wall of books I decided to draw an homage to all those students, past, present and…

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The great face off!

  Today I went to day one of a national portrait convention: The Art of the Portrait Conference.  I've been to a lot of comic conventions but never an art one.  So far, it's been fantastic!  I spent a bit…

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Cherry Blossom Afternoon

      Saturday, when the sun was beaming high in the sky, I came upon a picturesque group of women gathered under our Cherry Blossoms for a picnic.  I dropped everything and grabbed a frame of them.  I don’t…

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Rainy Day

  The rain is back.  It’s always bitter sweet.  On the one hand you feel the day, it’s like a washing of the soul. I love how rain drops on my face somehow awaken the interaction between me and the…

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