Monday, February 9, 2015

Tongue Twisters, Shadows and Diddling for the Love of It

Ponytail, TMDD Series, graphite, 6" x 8"
There could be a painting here.  Love the strong lighting.  Love the hair, odd for someone who got rid of hers.

From life, The Grand Parlor at Roth's Roost, iPad drawing, ArtRage app, 6" x 8"
 

Ponytail may make it to canvas? The stark lighting and the challenge in her haphazard pony tail held my interest the whole thirty minutes and I still didn't get it quite right, but good enough;  I know where the flaws are.

 I loved diddling my great room (that's what folks call their living room in these parts) more on the iPad while watching Tom Selleck in his new Jesse Stone movie while situated on the sofa across from this interior space.  I'd like to diddle like this on canvas. Scumbling really tires me out, brings me down and kills the fun.  I gave our condo a name--in the manor (you know I know better0) of the English.  Ellis and I cracked up trying to say Roth's Roost  over and over really fast. It's quite a tongue twister.
 

10 comments:

  1. Love it all! Ponytail, shadows...and how clever to get the hat just right on the head.......that always gives me trouble. I am going to have to doodle on the tablet, looks such fun, another good way to spend 30 mins.

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    1. No pressure on the tablet, just fun. Ponytail was harder than I expected. It pointed out strongly just how dark pencil will go: Not Dark Enough! Good subject for charcoal pencils--you need the details. Thanks. Fun Skyping this morning. We'll do it again in a month, same time, same place.

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  2. The ponytail one I can see painted. It is so active!
    Love In the name Roth's Roost!!! I tried it fast. funneee!
    You and Ellis sound like you laugh together a lot. Lucky both of you.

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    1. We do. I love how houses have names in England. So I decided to name our condo. At Roths' Roost, there's a lot of clucking and crowing goin' on by both the cock and the hen.

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  3. Hello Linda!
    Love all your recent sketches!
    Love "Roth's Roost!" Yes, it is a great tongue twister! Try saying "Toy Boat" over and over again! Much fun
    I so much love your "Grand Parlor!" Thank you for turning me on to "ArtRage!" Love this one! Full of excitement, great colors, and off the charts wonderful movement! Take care my friend! Brrrrrrr! Two more feet of snow in Boston today and yesterday! Total for this week almost six feet of snow in most parts of East Coast of Massachusetts! Brrrrrrr!
    Your Still Loving The Snow Art Buddy!
    Michael BRRRRRR!

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    1. Yes, we just heard the forecast. There's another one coming for you. Hang in there. The spring flowers will be outstanding. Meanwhile, it's great weather for painting. Take advantage.

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  4. I love the contrast between 'Ponytail' and the 'Roost'. I'm never going to be into the latter style but I can see why perhaps I should be - my loss!

    At the risk of sounding patronising: your brilliant sketches are getting brillianter (if there was such a word.)

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    1. Thank you John. I see it too. Way back, Bill Cook, I think you were a follower of his, told me to forget trying to paint and stick with my pencils. I'm thinking he may have had a point. (Love the pun). But I do like giving painting a try and fooling around on the tablet is child's play. I am enjoying the exploration of the medium's. Oil is great, but acrylic is more spontaneous.

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    2. For goodness sake don't give up the painting , don't waste the talent ... do both, as well as writing :0)))

      You couldn't give it up anyway it's pre-programmed into the L W Roth DNA

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    3. That's true. It's been in my blood since the get-go. I just feel real comfortable drawing and painting comes harder--or takes more out of me.

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