Friday, November 18, 2011

Art Every Day Month-day 18

Can I just say I'm so stinking excited for Thanksgiving break???
I love breaks from school.
Why is that? I don't remember being quite this excited when my kids were young.
I think it's because they are older and it's actually a break!!
I remember when they were younger thinking it wasn't much of a break when kids were out of school,(except for summer) but I sure love it now.
There's hope, moms of young children!!

And whoever moved Thanksgiving break from just Thursday and Friday to all week, well..

I'm moving to a larger canvas. I haven't done this in quite a while and it's nice to just take my time with it. 

I get so excited about color, I tend to forget that I have to have any ink down BEFORE  using the watercolor crayons. Once that is on the canvas, you will ruin your pen if you try and go over the crayon. Wax, apparently, is not good for Faber -Castell Pit pens.

I think my bird's body is a little wonky. Might have to go in and do some liposuction with shading.

Happy Friday,
and enjoy your days off!


  1. Lynn, love this, I think he's fine just the way he is. I found that with the water colour crayons the hard way, ruined a whole pack of pitt pens:( Your work is so fresh and inviting, lovely to be here! Have a blessed weekend.

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  2. You made me laugh. Little bird's body is perfect. Just the way it is.

  3. I just did the pen-on-wax thing the other day and ruined one of my favorite pens. Ugh. But in better news: I really love the color and details on your bird's wings--looks great!

  4. This piece is coming along beautifully, Lynn. I love the bird as he/she is.

    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Serena :)

  5. Oooo!

    I think this is the best one yet!

    And they are all pretty darn good, so that is really saying something.


    Have a great Thanksgiving!!!

  6. Lynn,
    This is lovely.
    The colors are so beautiful. I especially love the words in the background.

  7. Lynn you are so stinkin' talented.
    This piece is so amazing.
    the colors are perfect and I love the bird the way it is but it has to be the way YOU like it otherwise you will never like it.
    Take your time and have fun.
    Happy Turkey break.
    Enjoy the family and all the fun that comes with the holidays

  8. What a beautiful watercolor, Lynn! I love that adorable little bird, I would keep him as is! Just looks like he's been enjoying extra helpings of bird seed!!

  9. Looks amazing. No lipo needed.. Hee Hee!! I have ruined a couple of pit pens that way!!! Hope you have a fabulous Turkey break..

    Hugs, Linda

  10. haaaaaha can you come here and work your shading liposuction on my hips?
    I think he is perfect! Happy Thanksgiving! t.xoxoxoox

  11. So pretty ... love your bird! I hope you submit it to Brave Girls!