Wednesday, March 5, 2014


 'untitled' ~ acrylic paint, marks all pencil and graphite in old book, 4" x 6"

i was on a terrific parakeet kick for a few days...  

acrylic paint, marks all pencil, graphite, and oil pastels in old book, 4" x 6"

it was after i painted this girl and felt that i really wanted to branch out.  for a while, anyway...

acrylic paint and marks all pencil in old book, 4" x 6"

inspired by lisa graham's rooms i painted this.   oh good grief!  it felt like way too much work!   i have a new-found respect for painters of rooms...

acrylic paint and carbon sketch pencil in old book, 4" x 6"

of course i went right back to faces.  i never think of them as work... 

 acrylic paint and carbon sketch pencil in old book, 4" x 6"

 i'm coming to the conclusion that it's all about layers with acrylics... 

we've had a couple of weeks of rainy weather for which i'm *very* happy,  but it makes for an awful picture taking environment.  these pics are all a little weird looking - and dark.


from my daily planner and  the charvin journal.


i'm sticking with just colored pencil and pencil in both books.


this is what the charvin journal looks like.  kathy brought it back from france for me, but you can buy them online - although i'm not sure that any are *exactly* like this one. the paper is wonderfully smooth and (the best part) heavy enough so that you can't see through the paper at all, even when you use dark colors or press down hard.

'loves trees and rain' ~ colored pencil and pencil on bone

drawn yesterday on a piece of bone i found, brought home and sanded (320 grit, i think), then taken out again so i could draw on it.

hanging two years now...

i'm going back to replying to comments via email if i know your email address. otherwise i'll continue replying here on the blog.  it's nice to reply via email because it feels more personal.  the other thing is that by replying to all of the comments here, the comment count is really high.  it's like a false reading.   or something...

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“I could paint for a hundred years, a thousand years without stopping and I would still feel as though I knew nothing.” 

~ Paul Cézanne

30 comments:

  1. Great to see this lovely collection. I love the parakeets in the room. It was worth all your hard work but my favourite is the girl underneath that. I see that you have used a carbon sketch pencil which I have not heard of before. I am in love with my black charcoal pencil at the moment but will have to give the carbon one a try.

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    1. yes, fuzzie fingers, that carbon sketch pencil is a good one! it's made by 'general', and it's a combination of graphite and charcoal. i think you'll like it... : )

      thank you for your nice words...

      xoxo

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  2. Always so delighted when I see you have posted some of your work. Each one of these is just wonderful. The birds in the room add that 'lynne' touch. My favorite of all of these though is the last face. You have captured the innocence and allure of all young women! And that Cezanne quote is one of my favorites!

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  3. you are a wealth of wonder
    and wonder-full-ness Lynne.
    always so much to love here.
    ♥ ♥ ♥

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  4. Hey Sweet Lynne. Your wee birds are pure delight. I had several of them when I was a kid and discovered my true talent as a bird whisperer. All my parakeets were friendly and companionable and would just as much wander around on the floor as flit about a room when they were allowed out of their cage. They loved nothing more than to perch on a shoulder. Wonderful memories. Of course I adore all your girls and rooms and drawings and paintings and its a very good day when your art comes out to play. :)

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  5. Lynne, your post is comfort food, really!! Your room turned out fantastic and the parakeets look as though they are really fluttering about!! I am so with you on how faces don't feel like work. It's always a relief to return to faces. Your last face here is truly something special...perfect color...perfect layers. Wow.

    I am thinking I need a sketchbook with thick paper like that...I wonder if they make them tiny sized? I've tried to find a pocket size sketchbook with paper you can't see through.

    I really love all your art...this was such a great post. Your parakeets are special.

    xo

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  6. aloha lynne! tx for sharing and inspiring always! i have wanted to draw little girl faces forever, but i know i suck at drawing, but whenever i listen to how honest u are and your own frustrations i somehow feel encouraged to keep drawing them cause i know it is the only way i will get there, so i really appreciate all the time u take to share how u approach your artwork and what u use, aloha, angi in hana

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    1. hi angi! so nice to hear from you again! yes, yes, it's about the practice... and i definitely take breaks because it does feel discouraging at times. but onward, you know. with aloha... : )

      love...

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  7. Your drawings and paintings here are so beautiful. You've mastered acryic paint so naturally, I wish I had your gentle touch. I still don't like any of my acrylic paintings but don't tell anyone! ;) xx

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  8. Oh Lynne. I literally did a little pause at your top bird, stopped in my tracks. She is a complete and utter stunner. My Craig is a bird keeper and so over the years I have developed a fondness for them too. I was always against the keeping of birds but have learnt a thing or two from him... and for some reason, being a cat lover I thought - somewhere in the daft place in my brain, that I couldn't love them both. I'm a twit - what can I say. I just love the expression on his face. I hope you don't mind my saying but if you ever sell prints or postcards of that one - will you give me a nudge to come look?

    I just love what you're doing with your experimentations in acrylic - inspiring as always - I just want to go out to my shed to paint now but it's almost bed time here!

    Regarding the comments - I always love getting a reply in my inbox. It's so much more personal and never fails to make me smile. Especially when you sometimes forget to check back on people's blogs.

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  9. Nice to see you my lovely we too have bee having much needed rain ,but of course not where we need it ...we call these little chaps Budgerigars or Budgies lol sweetest things well you do have an assortment and loved seeing what you have been up to...keep playing luv ya

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  10. your work is all about whimsy and it always makes me smile. That last lovely is so sophisticated and professional looking I imagined I'd seen it in some picture book somewhere.

    Lynne, your work brightens these dark days that we've had here too!

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  11. xxoo.. i love everything ! so happy and feels good !

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  12. nice and sweet ! i specialy like these !

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  13. I love Lisa's rooms too, she is such a fabulous story teller, those rooms have such atmosphere! Yours feels soft and dreamy, just like your faces. Those parrots add a magical touch, I don't think they look like they want to be caged :)

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  14. Lynne, Beautiful and sweet. I LOVE the girl with the wide space between her eyes, she has so much character. xoxo

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  15. hello Lynne,

    so lovely to see your charming arts, each piece! they really are eye candy for me.
    i agree, with acrylics, lots and lots of layers.....

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  16. Lynne , just the most wonderful faces. I think with acrylics they change color as they dry so it takes time and layers to get the color right. I notice that I can be gone ten minutes come back and its as if the sun has set all the colors have taken on a darker hue.
    I've been just now to the Chardin Web site. Gads; those acrylics and brushes.
    Am I just confused about euros or do they seem very reasonable for the quality?
    I'd love to try the paints.
    Have you?
    xx
    j

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  17. Ha Lynne, I was curious about the special feet
    so I can enjoy your beautiful art work
    and so what you already use in your artwork.
    Love greeting Christiene.

    Ha Lynne,ik was nieuwsgierig naar de bijzondere voetjes
    zo heb ik kunnen genieten van je prachtige kunst werken
    en wat je zo al gebruikt bij je kunstwerken.
    Liefs een groet Christiene.

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  18. Beautiful, pensive, inspiring as always.

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  19. Not surprised that you keep coming back to faces Lynne. They are singularly yours!

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  20. Oh I do love those parakeets! So sweet looking! I love everything you are doing as usual!:) Wish I lived near you and I could come over and bother you sometimes!
    xoOlivia

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  21. I had a lovely time catching up. Enchanted by the little parakeet head popping up out of the vase and the bone painting in the tree.

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  22. Well, I've been off, reading through another whole blog, but wow, it's great to be back with you. I wish there was some way that you could magically produce hundreds of pieces for us to enjoy! Ala, we live in the real world with real time! So enjoyed my return:) Laura ...no comment necessary...instead,mgo paint us some more :)

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  23. I can't get enough of you. You are Infinite! You are an endless, deep box of surprises. Thosembudgies are priceless.

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  24. Everything you create is a feast for the eyes and soul! Yes. Everything! :)
    xoxo

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