Saturday, May 19, 2012

Saturday Morning

The Maple grove, from the deck.

Have you got a minute? Use charcoal.  No muss, no fuss, just you, your knead and a sketch pad. It's nice to take a holiday.

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  1. Hola Linda, tus palabras me han hecho pensar que debo pintar a carboncillo, hace años pintaba bocetos. Me gusta el dibujo del bosque. Un abrazo!

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    1. Fair sketch you all, but thanks. The fun was standing at the deck rail with my sketch pad, charcoal in one hand, knead in the other and just dashing off the values, giving it a spray of fixative and sitting down to breakfast in the sun. Glorious way to start the day coming away with no paint spots on anything.

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  2. Wonderful sketch, Linda. I like doing that every once in a while, too.

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    1. Fair sketch you all, but thanks. The fun was standing at the deck rail with my sketch pad, charcoal in one hand, knead in the other and just dashing off the values, giving it a spray of fixative and sitting down to breakfast in the sun. Glorious way to start the day coming away with no paint spots on anything.

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  3. This is a great sketch, Linda. We should all take our sketch pads out once in awhile!!

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    1. Fair sketch you all, but thanks. The fun was standing at the deck rail with my sketch pad, charcoal in one hand, knead in the other and just dashing off the values, giving it a spray of fixative and sitting down to breakfast in the sun. Glorious way to start the day coming away with no paint spots on anything.

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    1. Fair sketch you all, but thanks. The fun was standing at the deck rail with my sketch pad, charcoal in one hand, knead in the other and just dashing off the values, giving it a spray of fixative and sitting down to breakfast in the sun. Glorious way to start the day coming away with no paint spots on anything.

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  5. Could not agree more...charcoal is our friend! Lovely drawing.

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    1. Fair sketch you all, but thanks. The fun was standing at the deck rail with my sketch pad, charcoal in one hand, knead in the other and just dashing off the values, giving it a spray of fixative and sitting down to breakfast in the sun. Glorious way to start the day coming away with no paint spots on anything.

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    2. But charcoal all over your fingers, I'll bet!

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  6. Yes, I wrote the same reply to all. At first I put it in a single comment, then decided it was better to reply to everybody individually , which is more personal. I am always pleased when you all care to comment. I'm just in a rush. It's "flower Day" at the Eastern Market.
    Petunia Time. What a great time of the year. I love decking out the deck.

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  7. Hope you got some beautiful flowers.

    I like mixing it up too.

    You can conquer the mess of oil, maybe with a dedicated painter's apron with pockets--very useful. I use my husband's old fishing shirt for this purpose.

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    1. Over the years as a kitchen/bath designer, I got a number of chef aprons with pockets from vendors. I gathered those together this week and hung them on a hook in the studio. I have one fancy one--that means it is red and white pinstriped versus white or black--left to use in the kitchen where I wipe my hands on my apron regularly. I guess if you're hands on creative wiping hands on one's body is the way of it. LOL. I am the messy one in this twosome.

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    2. Me too. I tie a dishtowel around me when I cook, but your aprons sound more effective.

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  8. Linda,
    I love your charcoal sketches.
    I also love,love, love, the portraits of your sons!
    Love the colors, the brush strokes, and of course the fact that they are your children.
    Fantastic.
    Your art buddy,
    Michael

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  9. I really like the looseness of your sketch. I struggle with loose - but I want to get there: to translate/communicate much with few lines and well executed value changes. So I watch your process in order to learn:-)

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  10. I like it a lot Linda :-)

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