Thursday, June 25, 2015

I look horrible in selfies!

Ha Ha - just realized I posted the rhino first with that header.  He looks way better than my selfies!!!  It's been extraordinarily hot here in Beaufort SC. In the high 90's for the past 2 weeks.  Even for Beaufort that is very hot!  But no, I haven't melted.  I just have had very little time to make art and less time to post it.  My grandson is out of school for the summer and camp for him starts next week.  That means arranging many play dates and sleepovers.  I was on a mission trip with 6 folks from my church in Jonesville, VA.  I learned how to dig a drainage ditch (in rock hard clay) and how fascia board is put up on a roof line.

Now I'm home and pretty well recovered so I took some time for art even though my grandson had 2 friends over for a sleepover last night.  He came to me yesterday and thanked me for making all those play dates.  What a sweetie!

The fun, collage and painted rhino was my first "painting" in a while.  Took some time to get the colors right - I wish I painted animals that people actually had as pets.  No one has ever asked me to paint their pet rhino!  For some reason, they just call out to me.  And they are horribly endangered animals.

Practicing a bit on faces.  I take the worst selfies in the world - not a technical problem but a facial one.  There are many things wrong with this attempt - but the scary thing is it looks better than the photo.  Apparently my nose is growing and my face is shrinking - so soon when you look at me you will only see a nose!  This pose had my face tilted slightly downward - so my nose looks even bigger - LOL

Anyway - good to get into my studio again.  I will be sharing this work on Paint Party Friday.  It's astonishing to me that I haven't even posted here since May 1st.  April and May were not good months.  But I am glad to be back and hope I can continue to get some studio time.  I really missed painting.  Thanks for visiting here - and go take a fun trip over to Paint Party Friday to check out all the beautiful work.  It's in it's 5th year now due to the hard work of Eva and Kristin who run the site.

14 comments:

  1. Your Rhino is wonderful. Hugs, Valerie

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  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE your rhino!!!!

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  3. That rhino is a masterpiece, and such lovely colors. I like your selfportrait as well. They're hard to do, at least for me.

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  4. I love your sweet little rhino. What a great piece. Love your self-portrait as well.:) Have a great day.

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  5. This is THE BEST post ever!! Oh my goodness what fun it is!! LOVE your happy Rhino so much and with that title....I can't help but smile...the colours are perfect!! You should do a huge canvas...who wouldn't want to look at that face everyday....I sure would.... Seriously I am not usually into wild animals...unless they look like your fun fellow!! I am will Laila....it's a Masterpiece!!

    Your drawn selfie is awesome too...you're too hard on yourself...but our noses do grow...I noticed that about myself too!! As for your grandson what a doll...he appreciates you so much!! Thanks for the great show and tell!! Loved it!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  6. I LOVE your colorful rhino! I think you're much to critical about your self-portrait, because it's beautiful. Happy PPF and stay cool!

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  7. No. he-Mr. Rhino- is great but your selfie is a good drawing. As a neutral observer, you don't look bad either. I actually think your rhino is a lot of fun..

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  8. The rhino looks friendly and I very like the colors!
    I never could draw a selfie...
    Greetings from Germany

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  9. Cute rhino and sweet selfie! Funny about the title, I was wondering, lol.

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  10. Fantastic Rhino and the selfie is super!
    Happy Sunday! Thank you for visiting me earlier!
    oxo
    Susi

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  11. Your rhino is one heck of a coll guy and you are not bad either :). Glad you are getting your groove back.

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  12. I love your Rhino, and he doesn't need a rhinoplasty...but neither do you! i can't stand to look at myself in my phone! When did I get so old! I know what you mean, our ears get bigger too it seems, Soon i will be a caricature of myself!

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  13. haha, your description of your selfie made me laugh :-) It looks good though! And your rhino is delightful. I so love the colours!

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  14. The rhino has such a sweet face! Love the color, too. Stay cool if you can!

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