Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Quick Sketches

Mixed Media
Just sharing a couple of  quick sketches tonight.  With Christmas only twenty-one days away sketching may be all I will manage until after the holiday season.

This furry friend of mine has been my latest muse.  Have done several drawings as well as a watercolor painting of him.   Used graphite and watercolor pencil on a Studio 71 sketch pad. Very little water was used so the paper wouldn't buckle.    





5" x 7"
 
A photo of a single daisy blooming among some larkspur inspired this small watercolor sketch.  It was painted on a Strathmore Ready Cut Watercolor Sheet - hot press.     These come in packages of 25.   Very nice size for outdoor work or to take along when one is traveling.


Well hope everyone is having a lovely week.
I am so glad you stopped by to visit.

God Bless!
Debbie


33 comments:

  1. Bonjour chère amie,

    Je suis très heureuse de pouvoir admirer ces deux belles oeuvres...
    Ce charmant petit écureuil pourrait être l'un de ceux qui courent sur le toit de ma dollhouse, atelier !
    Vos fleurs sont une belle promesse à l'aube de l'hiver... Elles nous laissent entrevoir une belle note d'optimisme en attendant de les voir fleurir au printemps.

    Continuez de nous séduire...
    Gros bisous ♡

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  2. Debbie, These are exquisite. I love them both!

    Yes, we're having a lovely week. Just wanted to let you know there's a Giveaway happening tomorrow on my blog... be sure and check it out!

    Hugs,
    Brenda
    xox

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  3. I love them both as well, Debbie, and your little furry friend has captured my heart...as do all your posts! :)

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  4. Two lovely sketches, each very different. So much to do and so little time in December. Have a restful but enjoyable weekend

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  5. Look how gorgeous and delightful that squirrel is! Really beautiful, Debbie, and makes me want to experiment with graphite and watercolor. The daisies are just super and brings to mind the gentleness of spring.

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  6. Look a that little cutie! Your squirrel is darling and the flowers are beautiful-very fresh.

    I like Strathmore too. I use the ready cut sheets (500 series), cold press, for my paintings. Just soak, staple, gesso and go!

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  7. Nice work Deb, good to see you and yes, I did have a good Thanksgiving spent with friends in Biloxi.

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  8. Lovely work!
    I laugh...quick.
    I'm so slow quick is like trying speaking a foreign language in a day.
    Happy Week-end!

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  9. Nice sketches--I especially love the squirrel. What a cutie!

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  10. Wonderful work on both pieces, Debbie!!! Love the squirrel!!

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  11. Both of these are wonderful Debbie. Enjoy your day!

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  12. Your flowery paintings are always gorgeous Debbie , but your furry muse is quite the treat ~ then again as you know I am partial to furry muses . lol
    Have a wonderful weekend my friend.

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  13. Debbie, both of these are lovely! You have so much texture on the squirrel...I love it! The floral sketch has such a light, pretty feel to it. Have a wonderful day...I see sunshine out my window which is a nice change after the last few gloomy ones. Enjoy!

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  14. Lovely work, Debbie!!! That little muse of yours is adorable!
    Kathryn XX

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  15. Your sketches are beautiful, Debbie! Enjoy your day!

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  16. Lovely sketches both so different, I love the way you have painted the daisies, but your little furry friend is the winner for me. i haven't done any painting for awhile I'm making gifts to take with me to Denmark, we'll be with our son and his family for the festive season I'm looking forward to it so much. All our family together..

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  17. Your watercolors are always such a pleasure to see, lovely little chap and beautiful , fresh colors and great contrasts in the second one . Hugs.

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  18. Your sketches are - paintings! They are both beautifully rendered.

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  19. Good evening Debbie,
    I just love this squirrel! Your watercolor sketch is just beautiful...
    Happy holiday season.
    fondly,
    Penny

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  20. The little furry friend is so cute! And love the looseness of the flowers - at this time of year, it's hard not to stress ourselves trying to fit it all in and little studies like this are beautiful and release the artistic need in us until we can do something bigger (if we want).

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  21. These are so nice Debbie! Your squirrel looks real enough to touch. and your flower painting looks amazing with all that movement. Take care my friend! Big hugs

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  22. I love the little squirrel, great textures and I love the fur! Your watercolor is fresh, beautiful and vibrant. I wish you a wonderful weekend Debbie!

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  23. oh wow i just love both of these what a cute little muse you have, great work.

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  24. Love your little squirrel. It is always a treat when you share your work. Enjoy the weekend. Bonnie

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  25. Debbie, your furry muse is so cute! Both of your sketches are beautiful...

    Blessings,

    Victoria

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  26. Debbie, I love your furry friend! Your floral is awesome, too!

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  27. Love the daisy picture Debbie - really loose and well-executed.

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  28. These are both delightful Debbie! Have a wonderful weekend.......hugs

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  29. Absolutely awesome, Deb -- truly beautiful work!!!!! Getting close now!

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  30. How lovely both your watercolors ... Small pets are like goblins curious ... They show themselves to us, but then run away ,inviting us to play, as children.
    I love your watercolors full of peace, now that winter gets closer to harmony hills.
    Have nice week,hugs,Rita.

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  31. Love your furry friend art work...I can just imagine you with your paper and brush's deep in that joyful and peaceful space of creativity.

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  32. Hola Debbie. Dos acuarelas muy frescas y coloridas, aunque diferentes muy bellas ambas. Un saludo!!!.

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Joy

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