Well my inspiration for this was Joan's sketching at the High School of Art and Design. I decided it would be fun to work on some clothes figures and spent a lot of time looking for online sites that feature clothes models. I do like to use Croquis Cafe for my gesture and timed drawing, but most of them are nudes.
So anyway, I have these pieces of cardboard and decided that I wanted to try painting on that with the ridged background. This time I used oil pastels - I still might overwork this somewhat with the oil pastels just to see what I get, especially on the skirt. for the most part this is acrylic on the figure with a couple of places some fine-line markers or CP to get some of the details.
I have to tell a story because I think it is so unbelievable. Earlier right after we moved here I opened the front door at night and we had a bird fly into the house. Finally got him out, but thought that was pretty peculiar. Yes I did look up the old wives tale of what that means and it wasn't good.
Last night I went to cover my plants which are under my front porch and I opened the door and two birds flew off of the wreath that I have hanging on the door for Fall. They were roosted sitting on the wreath part hiding behind a scarecrow that is hanging there with the colored leaves. They absolutely scared me to death. I am not sure who was more surprised. Luckily they both flew away from the house. This morning I think I found the culprit, and they are little trouble makers, we have a couple of wrens. I have been hearing them under my studio window and one was sitting on our front porch rocker looking into Paul's Office just like she owned the place. So I think she and a friend have adopted our front porch as their hangout.
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