Sunday, November 2, 2014

Notations


With the calendar turning to November I am making some notations.


The landscape has changed but there are still blue skies with soft puffy clouds...




A turkey vulture flying high...













ground cherries waiting to be picked












pink cosmos blooming in spite of the chilly air...














(WIP- My Furry Friend)

and  painting some of autumn's collection.

Are you making any notations?   If you are -hope you will share.  

Have a blessed week!

Hugs Debbie

28 comments:

  1. Hello Debbie, a lovely post. I am making a note to paint more often than I do now. I admit I have been taking it a bit too easy. It's time to get to work and improve my painting skills. I hope you have a wonderful week.

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  2. Fabulous and charming at the same time - I an in LOVE with your squirrel!
    Ground cherries - I have loved painting them, but never knew what they were called. Do they have a light stem when dried with pale, slender leaf?
    I was recently at NM Bosque del Apache and the birds are flocking in - sounds like a pun! - Anyway it was magnificent with the golden cottonwoods and blue sky joining their reflections in the water. Saw two Blue Herons as well as Snow Geese, Sandhill Cranes, and plenty of various ducks. I realized then that Autumn may soon be over. have a lovely, blessed week.

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  3. Lovely painting, Debbie! I love November for the colors and bare trees, which have their own beauty.

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  4. Your painting is so sweet and beautiful, Debbie! Lovely photos, too. I like chilly weather, crisp, cool, fresh, windy. I love sunshine and rain, and yes, snow, and November can bring us all of these things. I love coming home after being out in the cold and making a nice cup of hot chocolate or herbal tea. One of my favourite herbal teas is Celestial Seasonings Bengal Spice! It is delightful! :)

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  5. Your squirrel is absolutely wonderful. I have been taking note that our leaves are not changing with vibrant color this year, but the lighting in the sky is gorgeous.

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  6. Your squirrel is totally charming beautifully painted. And the first picture, when enlarged, is lovely you are so lucky to live in such a scenic place. Do you ever paint landscapes? November isn't one of my favourite months usually but this year so far it is unusually warm and bright - unfortunately it is due to change this week to colder, wetter weather - oh well, it was nice whilst it lasted. Enjoy your week my friend.

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  7. Lovely photos - and oh! that painting! I love it - and look forward to you sharing the finish. xx

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  8. Notations.... I am always making notes to myself, to remember to do this or go there on certain days as my memory seems to fail me more than it used to. My mental note at the moment is to paint more often. It's beginning to turn into true autumn weather here, so now maybe I can get my boots out of the cupboard, I'm still wearing sandals. I'm loving seeing your WIP of the squirel painting, do you sit back and ponder, how much more detail it needs or to leave it as is ?

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  9. Notations is a wonderful idea. Lovely photos, and the squirrel painting is charming.
    This week is taking out winter clothes week. Its fun to rediscover and have the new space to put more things away.
    Have a great week!

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  10. Cold and dreary to enter November here ... warming up this week, but the cold finishing off the leaf color and last of the mums .... LOVE that squirrel!!!! My notations - the changing light on our barns and fields, the light in the east elongating woodland shadows, the ever increasing bareness of our trees ... winter knocking ...

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  11. Ooh, love that furry friend! He's delightful, Debbie! My favorite season, all captured on your blog. I love it!

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  12. I love your WIP!! Beautiful to see your area at this time, you have a great eye for the beauty that surrounds you! Have a wonderful week!

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  13. Lovely photos:) Your post reminds me that I have let my sketchbook/journal sit over the weekend. Time to go out and about and make notations!

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  14. What a friendly squirrel! Lovely work on this one. I can almost forget how proprietal they can become when fall shows up. I'm curious about your fabulous cosmos plant. Is it perennial? It looks very bushy and quite high. How tall is this marvel?
    These days, I'm sketching on canvas for some future paintings and keep running outside to gather maple leaves. These are still dropping with every gust of wind. A beautiful day's shaping up. A big hug Debbie

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  15. You did such a beautiful job on your furry friend, Debbie! I can't believe it's already November! And as always, I enjoy seeing your photos...Keep them coming!!!!

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  16. Sweet painting, Debbie. And I liked seeing the changes in your environment with the changing season. We had a c-o-l-d weekend--opened the house for fresh air, then closed it again and had to turn on the heat! It's a beautiful day again today, and I'm loving every minute of our cooler weather.

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  17. He is perfect Debbie , such beautiful autumn colors , love that little sweetie. And good to see there is still life out there ! Wish you a great week. Hugs.

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  18. I love your furry friend. You paint him well :)

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  19. Beautiful photos of things you have noted. Your friend in the painting looks like he is enjoying the day too. We had some wet and then cold weather this weekend...it felt like winter was on its way. Enjoy!

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  20. Bonjour chère amie,

    Dommage que notre belle arrière saison prenne fin aujourd'hui avec l'arrivée de la pluie !
    Je me régale de vos photos. Une nature généreuse. Quelles sont ces cerise de terre ? Sont-elles comestible ?... je suis une curieuse !

    Votre peinture avec ce charmant écureuil est magnifique ! En ce moment ils s'amusent les miens sur le toit de mon atelier ! Je les entends trottiner, ils doivent venir se régaler des glands qui tombent en cette période de l'année.

    Gros bisous ☂

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  21. Hi Debbie. Your little fury friend is delightful. I love the soft colour blends you achieved. Thanks for giving us a flavour of autumn where you are. Ours has been rather warm this year with the hottest Halloween on record. I am sure it is about to turn soon. Anyway keep enjoying those bright blue skies whilst you can. Take care. xx

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  22. I like your squirrel, Debbie. The painting looks fabulous. Enjoy your nice weather there. How is your midterm election there going. Hope everything with you and your family is fine. Thanks for sharing those beautiful pictures. God bless.

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  23. Love the squirrel painting Debbie! We've enjoyed watching our little friend scurry back and forth across our property with nuts from our oak tree. Such fun! Have an awesome November!

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  24. Beautiful photos Debbie! The landscape has so much drama in it - I love how it changes so markedly from the summer landscape. Are those turkey vultures real vultures? Your painting is looking fantastic! How wonderful to have squirrels in your neighbourhood to admire!

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  25. I love your painting. The little squirrel looks very mischievous!

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  26. Your Squirrel is beautiful or handsome. I don't know how to tell whether they are male or female. I see a lot of Squirrels sitting on the fence at work. Thank you for sharing your wonderful painting. Marion x

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