Monday, September 30, 2013

Day 30 of 30 for 30


Day 30 of 30 for 30.... A few people wanted me to do a fall centerpiece. I saw this one and liked it so decided to do this.  I can't believe the 30 days is done!!!  Stay tuned!

Day 29 of 30 for 30





Day 29- Thanks to my friend  Linda Marino for posting this adorable cat.. one of my favorite subjects to draw.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Day 28 of 30 for 30

Day 28 of 30 for 30.... Still trying to catch up... I wanted to do something I haven't done before and someone posted a cupcake so I thought that would be a great idea.

Day 27 of 30 for 30




Day 26 this is dedicated to my cousin Catherine Mattei who lost her battle with PTSD.  She was a hero to all who knew her!  I hope you have found peace.  We miss you!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Day 26 of 30 for 30

Day 26- This is for my friend Julie Begin who posted this cute picture today when I was feeling down. I didn't know what to draw/paint.   Thanks Julie

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Day 25 of 30 for 30

Day 25-  Danielle posted this rainbow colored eye on my blog for me to do..  I wanted to do something really different and this looked fun.....

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Day 24- of 30 for 30


Day 24-  My friend Tom posted a very small picture on my blog for me to paint.  I couldn't see it very clearly so I made up my own version..

Monday, September 23, 2013

Day 23 of 30 for 30

Day 23-  I didn't have a lot of time tonight to get a "masterpiece" on paper so I chose a single strawberry so I could keep going with my challenge.  I haven't done drawn one before so I thought it would be fun.  :-)

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Day 22 of 30 for 30



Day 22-  Today is the first day of Autumn and thought it would be nice to celebrate the fall season.  I asked some friends and with all their suggestions... I found this and thought it would be fun.  Done in soft pastels.



Day 21 of 30 for 30

Day 21- Wanted to paint some fall things so here in New England nothing is more New England than apple harvest time!!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Day 20 of 30 for 30

Day 20 -   Still playing with color pencil on black....

Day 19 of 30 for 30


Day 19 - Playing with a colored pencil on black....  Candle with flame...


Thursday, September 19, 2013

Day 18 of 30 for 30


Day 18- Didn't have too much time so I did a quick sketch in color pencil of a window box sent to me by my friend Laurie when I posted that I've always wanted to draw one.  


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Day 17 of 30 for 30

Day 17 of 30 for 30-Say hello to Harley!... My friend Carolyn's pup. I hope she likes him...He's almost done.. just a little more to do on the bottom but since I'm a day behind I thought I should post him.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Day 16 of 30 for 30

Day 16- Trying to catch up... saw a picture of a butterfly and wanted to draw it....   I kind of made it up as I went.... Hopefully today I can get back on track!


Monday, September 16, 2013

Day 15- of 30 for 30

Day 15 - I was thinking of the end of summer and thought of boats...  This one looked lonely so I thought I would do a quick color pencil picture.   


Saturday, September 14, 2013

Day 14 of 30 for 30




 We are almost half way done and it's gone by so fast....

Day 14 was a picture of a cute cat posted by Danielle.  Drawing cat faces are one my favorite things to draw along with butterflies. 

Friday, September 13, 2013

Day 13- of 30 for 30

Day 13-
The picture I was working out wasn't coming out like I planned so I ditched it and did a simple daffodil for my mother in law who's Birthday it is today.  She left us way too soon.    Happy Birthday Lisa.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Day 12 of 30 for 30

Day 12- I saw this picture of a swan and it's reflection and found it so simple and pretty.  This was done in color pencil with a highlight of pastels.   Looking forward to what's next......

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Day 11 of 30 for 30

Day 11 of 30 for 30.  I was playing with my color pencils and nothing was turning out quite right... so even though it was hot as blazes I was thinking of the autumn colors that will soon be falling,   I decided to do a colorful leaf.  I also found a new blending technique for color pencils and tried it.  I think it came out alright.

 I will be back to getting back to doing some drawings/paintings from the many photos from my friends who posted on this blog soon. 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Day 10 - of 30 for 30





Day 10 - Paying my respects to those lost on that awful day  9/11/2001  the only way I know how!  Done in Pastels!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Day 9 of 30 for 30


Day 9- I couldn't concentrate on doing anything new so I actually finished a previous piece of my favorite bird... Done in pastels/color pencil. 

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Day 8 of 30 for 30



 Well today I didn't draw or paint since  I was feeling under the weather so I brought out one of my recent graphite drawings that I still have around here.  It's of Bert McCracken of "The Used".  It is one half of a commission that never was completed/paid for.   I hope to get back on track for day nine.


Day 7 of the 30 for 30




Day 7 of the 30 day challenge.    I was out in the morning in the morning to some tag sales and all I saw was lighthouses, figurines, books and pictures.  I thought it would be great to do a quick lighthouse.  I'm still working in pastels especially after going to Jerrysartarama and buying $59 worth of pencils for this challenge.


Saturday, September 7, 2013

Day Six of 30 for 30



Some how this didn't post this morning like it was supposed to for Day 6...

  Today I didn't have too much time and wanted to draw something I never drew before.  I wanted to keep it simple and see if I could accomplish something good.  I decided on a simple orange in colored pencil. 

I'm hoping to get some great drawings done this weekend., we'll see.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Day Five of 30 for 30




Well I tried my hand at a handsome horse who belongs to my friend Melissa.  It still needs a little work on the shading but I'm running out of steam and wanted to post something for the day.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Day Four of 30 for 30




Today is day four of the 30 day challenge.  I was feeling lazy and needed to keep it simple.  My friend Laurie mentioned a stargazer lily and I thought that might be fun... Still playing with pastels too.  Maybe tomorrow I'll get serious....

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Day Three of 30 for 30- Sunflower

Day 3 of 30 for 30.  Still playing with pastels... thought I'd switch it up away from animals and work on a sunflower..  Maybe tomorrow I'll be back to animals!



Monday, September 2, 2013

Day Two of 30 for 30



Day two of the 30 for 30  I chose one of the photos sent to me on my blog by Tina Thomas.  It's her puppy Camo.  I did this in charcoal and pastels.  I hope she likes it.!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Day One of 30 for 30....




Well September is here and so is the 30 day challenge.  Today I finished a colored pencil piece of an eagle that I've been working on all week.    I wanted to spend some time today planning the next few days pictures and I have many ideas from my friends of things to paint.    Stay tuned for day two....