Sunday, January 23, 2011

Yep, it's SUNDAY...sketches and challenge

As always, I did not get all done that I planned!  BUT I did make headway!!!  I am hoping the nice people at the sketchbook challenge will let me count my Sunday Sketches that I have been working on.  Still not done but have moved forward.  Thanks to Sophia for hosting Sunday Sketches, I am always soooooooooo inspired by the work posted there, please visit!
my "highly prized" granddaughter, Cloee, a butterfly at 18 mths.
The original, as I showed you a few weeks ago was a journal page entry; the essence of pink!  She truly is a pink girl!!!  As  you can see, I still have the grid lines that I did to be able to enlarge the painting.  I had planned on staying true to watercolors only BUT used cheap thin paper and needed to add some white acrylic to get it to work.  Will probably grundge or collage the background now that it is now longer pure watercolor. It is not perfect but I am happy with my progress.  I put quotes around the Highly Prized as that is the January theme over at the Sketchbook Challenge - hope this qualifies today even though it is not in my book.  I have another sketch started in my journal but not done yet!  Please visit Sue Bleiwess and her fellow artists' to join in!!!  Today Diane Trout is being featured!

AND, I absolutely must share this tribute to a GRAND DAME...SANFORD BIRDSEY - shared with me thankfully by another Key West artist, Wanda Simmen!

I went back in my email to send you this little Smilebox for Sandford. True to herself until the end, her wishes were a parade from her studio to the harbor - complete with Junkaroos, then sailing into the sunset on the Sebago catamarans (they had to take two out due to the number of people) and scattering her ashes at sea. She always said she wanted to wash up on the tourists at the Pier House. One of her friends is putting together a memoir of Sandford. If it comes about, I'll definitely let you know.


http://secure.smilebox.com/ecom/openTheBox?sendevent=4d5467354f5467354f444a384e4445334e7a51334d44633d0d0a&sb=1
 
All tributes should be this soulful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Make art, make friends - share art, share souls!
dana

25 comments:

BLISS angels said...

truly beautiful Dana.

m7 said...

sweet. love the bunny she's holding :)

Christine said...

wow, she's beautiful as is your artwork.

Marlene said...

She is really adorable and this painting is coming along very nicely.

WrightStuff said...

She's a cutie that's for sure! I still haven't done anything for Highly Prized - thanks for the reminder!

Tammie said...

she is lovely
and sweet
dressed in pink ~

Penny said...

Your sketch came out wonderful. Don't let your inner critic tell you otherwise.

Hugs,
Penny

Debbie said...

she is so pretty and i love all of the pink colors!

Missy said...

Such a darling painting!

Sue Bleiweiss said...

she's lovely!

Heather said...

so sweet. she looks happy and in one of my favorite colors! how fun!
enjoy your sunday.
xxoo

EVA said...

She is coming along beautifully!! Will it eventually belong to your highly prized granddaughter? It may then itself become highly prized!

Sophia said...

Dana, you did another amazing job! I am thrilled that you are a part of our little art co-op here. :) Happy SS! Hugs

Linda Pruitt said...

Lovely granddaughter!

Ann said...

a lovely painting Dana! Wish I had your talent!

Julia Christie said...

What a little princess! I love pink so love the color scheme here! Great job!

Smiles

Shayla said...

This has turned out so beautifully!

m7 said...

yes that is sophia's cup of coffee :D

Vanilla said...

How beautiful and sweet! Amazing work here, you have fantastic watercolour skills!

budh.aaah said...

That was a nice drawing with a sort of ..hmm. I dont know how to explain..I guess -an innocense about it.

What is this sketchbook challenge I wonder. I'v seeing it around for quite some time. Tomorrow I go and explore :)

Helen said...

It's lovely, and you have a real talent for people.

Jennifer Bower said...

What a great source of inspiration. I love the colors. Moving forward is so key. I too am learning to count that as success, not just the finish line.

marina said...

what an adorable painting and little girl!
And Sophie is pretty too... :-)

Gallery Juana said...

you've made a lot of progress since the previous Sunday's post. Coming along well in pink!

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

Thanks for alllllllll the kind comments! She is done and I will post on Sunday! Sorry I missed last week - I will explain!