Sonntag, 25. Juni 2017

Acrylic Painting

Arabian Stallion

This is from an old photo of *Mirage, a stallion imported from the dessert to America around the turn of the last century. He became a foundation sire of the breed. He was in my Arabian gelding's pedigree, too.

I have some plans underway, and this is part of it, so this painting is a departure from the watercolors I have been doing. (Last night had computer maintenance going on and other things so no post yesterday and this is posted via i-pad.) 

This is the second iteration, revised from from some inaccurate proportions.
The following is the third version, and final, with head accoutrements.
The whole work was done in ultramarine blue, burnt sienna, and white, with a touch of metallic silver on the chain.
The lighting difference is from outside to inside.


Blessings on your Sunday. 

Freitag, 23. Juni 2017

One More To Go

A Little Owl

One more door needs a design. This was today's drawing, to get put on the door.....soon, maybe.

Assignment: find the differences between this version and the next. It got some additions for finishing.

Ready for laser - Sperlingskauz.
in German, owls have various names, depending on their size and shape. Not just "barn owl and great horned owl and  snowy owl," but names that mean owl but are more specific: Uhu for big "horned"owls, Kauz for small round-headed owls, and Eule (from which we get our English word) for the others.

And all these scribbles make an owl.

After the weekend, Maria's kitchen should look different, and we will try to share pictures, if someone remembers a camera.

Donnerstag, 22. Juni 2017

Maria's kitchen cupboard doors

Maria had a friend redo the kitchen in her chalet, except for the cupboard doors. She chose five local animals to be lasered onto the doors by Florian.

Red deer

Red fox


Kinglet and chickadee
Trial pieces

The cone was the first practice with the laser machine.
The little birds were done with a woodburning tool to try out the concept of added paint washes.

We decided we liked the paint washes, so the doors were enhanced accordingly.

Mittwoch, 21. Juni 2017

Mother Galaxy

The Hand that rocks the Cradle
Is The Hand That Rules The World

Blessings on the hand of women! 
Angels guard its strength and grace, 
In the palace, cottage, hovel, 
Oh, no matter where the place; 
Would that never storms assailed it, 
Rainbows ever gently curled; 
For the hand that rocks the cradle 
Is the hand that rules the world. 

Infancy's the tender fountain, 
Power may with beauty flow, 
Mother's first to guide the streamlets,
From them souls unresting grow-- 
Grow on for the good or evil, 
Sunshine streamed or evil hurled; 
For the hand that rocks the cradle 
Is the hand that rules the world. 

Woman, how divine your mission 
Here upon our natal sod! 
Keep, oh, keep the young heart open 
Always to the breath of God! 
All true trophies of the ages 
Are from mother-love impearled; 
For the hand that rocks the cradle 
Is the hand that rules the world. 

Blessings on the hand of women! 
Fathers, sons, and daughters cry, 
And the sacred song is mingled 
With the worship in the sky-- 
Mingles where no tempest darkens, 
Rainbows evermore are hurled; 
For the hand that rocks the cradle 
Is the hand that rules the world. 

--William Ross Wallace

Dienstag, 20. Juni 2017

Father's Day Quick Sketches

I haven't much to show you this week, except if you'd care to apply your precious eyeballs to my quick pen sketches on Father's Day things...

XD Hope all the dads you know had a great day!

Samstag, 17. Juni 2017

Not Accessible

Away and Filled

No posts from me recently, if any one was wondering, because I was hither and yon, and now my computer space is in a delicate operation. 

I had to wait a few minutes for something the other day, so started this flower, from a picture Mary shared. My flowers are gorgeous now, but painting time is not forthcoming.

This post is done on the I- Pad, so I am restricted in capabilities.

The second picture is one of  the Peach Chutneys I made today. Join us for dinner after church tomorrow to try it.



Blessings on your weekend.