Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Taking a Trip and a Sketchbook Peek


Hello and good morning!  I am going to be gone for a few days to North Carolina to spend time with  these girls ...my childhood friends Carol and Kelly.   It's hard to believe it's been two years since we last met there in NC where Kelly lives and I can't wait for the girl time complete with giggles and soulful talks.  

Graphite, watercolor and gouache in
8.5 x 11" sketchbook

This week I have been working on a 11 x 14" oil painting that is almost finished and spending a lot of time in my larger sketchbook...an 8.5 x 11" Stillman and Birn Gamma.  I don't work in this book often, but I should because there is a lot of room for play.  But honestly I tend to do my "play" on loose paper because  if it turns out well I want to be able to stick it into a frame for a while until a better one comes along.  Like the first image above here...I would  frame her for a bit because I like the way her dress turned out.  


Graphite, watercolor and gouache in
8.5 x 11" sketchbook
In the above image I was playing with some lettering just to see how my freehand looked.  It doesn't say anything...or at least not that I know of.  She looks so Picasso.  I study his art a lot in a couple of books that I have and it's funny how sometimes those impressions come out in my own art when I look at the art of others.  I love that subconscious thing in art.  It always amazes me.  


Graphite and watercolor in
8.5 x 11" sketchbook
The above is just a playful sketch.  I was trying to do a good tree in watercolor...not an easy task.

I hope you have an amazing week and see you soon!!
♥Lisa

13 comments:

  1. Looks like you are having a grand time(via Facebook) love your sketchbook landscape. Looking forward to hearing all about it when you return. xox

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  2. I always enjoy seeing your sketches. Enjoy your trip with your girlfriends.

    Hugs~

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  3. love the previous girlfriend post --and I agree. I have a girlfriend from age 7 and she is so special to me--words fail! Love all these sketches / paintings..they are wonderful.

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  4. Oh I'll miss you and your posts but wish you the best time with your 'Besties' ever! Love the watercolor sketches above. I agree in that it is interesting when I look back on many of my art pieces and see a Picasso-ish style peeking out at me. I don't even really study his artwork. Guess I am influenced and don't realize it. :)

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  5. Have a cozy time with the girls.
    I'll be visiting my girl and her girl in Whitehorse until the 13th.
    See you soon. xo Carole

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  6. I was actually thinking of Picasso when I saw these works, there sure are some similarities. Love how you mix the mediums ! Have a nice time with your friends, how wonderful to have friends from about forever !

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  7. Wonderful work, Lisa! SO unique!! Enjoy your time with your friends! I know how you feel...this week I will be getting together with my friend. We reunited after 40 years and now we see each other every two weeks...Life is good!!!

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  8. Have a wonderful visit with your dear friends, Lisa! I love these new sketches and paintings of yours. :)
    xoxoxo

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  9. Have a great time away Lisa ;o) Love your new sketches! A lot of fun ;o) Take Care ;o)

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  10. Love your sketches, especcially the second one with its wonkyness ;) the tree and the far away houses are lovely too! ♥ Conny
    http://piaromsartjournaling.blogspot.de

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  11. I agree -- Picasso came to mind on these! I LOVE Picasso!
    Have a great visit!

    Can't wait to see more of you art work once you return.

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  12. Always nice to pop in and see what you've been up to. Hope you are having a great trip!

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