Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Happenings

 Winter may be giving us it's final dance but Mom gave me some spring today.          
                                 

These lovely pink hydrangeas were a "just because I love you" gift.  Something to chase away the last of winter's chill.  May have to get my brushes out and paint a few of the blossoms.


Shelby our new baby is doing well.  Growing like a bad weed.

We are working every day with the lead.
 
Hubby took some quick shots of us stepping out.
 Not a lot of time in the studio but did manage this quick sketch .
 
Used a bit of pen an ink, watercolor and watercolor pencil on stonehenge.   I like this paper.  It takes watercolor washes...has a nice texture for colored pencil, graphite and pen and ink.
 
Well that's all my happenings.    Hope yours are good.   Stop back soon.
God Bless!   

24 comments:

  1. Beautiful painting! Your puppy is so cute! we have a collie.

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  2. Oh, you've got a new pup too! Puppies are so wonderful, aren't they! We have two to train and so far, the biggest problem I am having is that they like to "garden". The painting is lovely, you are so good with birds... mine always look so "unnatural".

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  3. 'Just because I love you' presents are the very best kind! Shelby is so adorable, she makes me miss having a puppy.

    Love the blue jay sketch and I can't wait to see your painting of the hydrangeas!

    Blessings, Victoria

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  4. Shelby is adorable! Oh to be as slim as you! Something went awry when my days numbered 43 years. Sigh...Love the watercolor and feather whimsy.

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  5. Such a beautiful entry to spring!! LOVE the colors and the joy in this!

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  6. Good Mornin" Debbie, such a sweet pup. They are like children, so fun and cute while tiny but they emerge in the terrible twos all to soon with their own brand of puppy chaos....LOL. It is fun though, I must admit. A puppy can brighten anyone's day. Have fun!

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  7. Hi Debbie. Lucky you to have been given some Spring. Hope you will plant it somewhere. Shelby is looking a mighty fine and handsome young pup there sitting so obediently. Your painting is gorgeous as always especially with that wonderful Blue Jay. Take care xx

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  8. So nice to see you and the pup! He looks happy! I LOVE that painting! Very well done....
    Love ya!

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  9. The puppy is getting so big! Those hydrangeas are such a beautiful color it would be hard not to paint them. Nice painting...good colors on the bird and I like the spluttery look.

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  10. What a great Mom you have! Beautiful flowers

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  11. What a beautiful painting, cute little pup and wonderful Mom! It looks like you had a wonderful day.

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  12. I love those pink hydrangeas, how sweet of your mom and if you do a painting of them I hope we all get to see...I love the bluejay painting and Shelby looks just adorable.
    Happy Spring! it's right around the corner

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  13. What a blessing from your mother, beautiful and colorful hydrangeas to energize your day. And Shelby seems doing fine and bigger. Really a blessed day. Ah your sketch is also beautiful. God bless

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  14. I love hydrangeas. They are gorgeous.

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  15. What a great painting you managed to fit into your busy day dog training with the lead, it takes time. I used to have 3 Labradors. The 1st had a will of her own the 2nd never needed to be on lead, always by my side, and the 3rd would NOT go on a lead, thankfully we had a lot of land so we never needed to put her on a lead. What a lovely thought from your Mum, to bring you flowers as a plant, then after you've painted it you will be able to plant it in your garden when the weather gets warmer. Enjoy the coming w/end
    Barbara Lilian

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  16. Shelby is the cutest little thing, I love his ears! The hydrangea is the prettiest pink and yes, looks like spring! Your bluejay painting is gorgeous, love your composition! :)

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  17. A lovely gift from your mom...it brightened your day and ours to. Your blue jay painting is remarkable...love the detail in the feathers.

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  18. Beautiful puppy and gorgeous Hydrangea, both inspiration for painting

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  19. Shelby is adorable, we can say that as he's still a puppy.
    Your paintings are always a joy to see and I get to see you too! good post , BJ

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  20. I love all of your pleasant happenings...thanks for sharing. From beautiful, just because blooms...to a fast growing little puppy...to a pretty painting........life is beautiful.

    Ciao bella.
    Creative Carmelina

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  21. I am sure you have been looking at 'The Dog Whisperer' series , you look so professional training adorable Shelby :-) Your painting is beautiful ,delicate and joyful !

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  22. Beautiful painting, beautiful pup, beautiful countryside -- you are blessed indeed!

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  23. What a wonderful gift !! I love hydrangea's.
    Your pup is so incredibly sweet. I love it when their ears flap, stand and flap again before they will stay in the standing position ; )
    What a wonderful sketch, great colours !!!
    Have a great day.

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  24. Your sketch is beautiful! And that puppy is adorable. You must be having fun with him :-)

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