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Friday, February 14, 2020

February was so busy, but so much fun!

This month I not only returned from a wonderful week on the East coast, was doing a sketching workshop with Ardith Goodwin, put one of my paintings in an exhibit joined with poets who made poetry to go with our specific paintings, am hosting my book club group reading "The Whistling Season" by Ivan Doig, went to the Chicago Botanic Garden for the orchid show, and  saw a couple of good movies!  I will include a few pictures from my adventures.

 WynWood Walls Downtown Miami



Same as above


Same area of Miami


Our 2 Hour Cruise on the Intercoastal waterway going south from Delray, FL


Butterfly Garden and Aviary 


Same as above in Deerfield Beach Florida


Sketch from magazine.  It will be the reference for an upcoming painting.


Sketch from 3D bird done upside down and blind contour, then doodled.



A detailed sketch of eye and then painted with watercolor.


Exhibit entry-"Just Passing Through"


Have a great week!

26 comments:

  1. Stunning drawings and watercolor paintings.
    Happy PPF xx

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    1. Thanks so much! Trying new things is always fun!

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    2. Thanks so much, Sirkkis. Learning is always so much fun!

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  2. Beautiful art and fantastic photos. You had a great trip! Happy Valentine's day, Valerie

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    1. Thank you Valerie. I did have a good trip with my artist friends. Happy Valentine's Day to you, also.

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  3. Oh you have been busy in a good way, lovely exhibit painting.

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    1. Thank you Christine, Yes, having fun travel with artist friends.
      I enjoyed working on the exhibit "fantasy" painting!

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  4. wonderful art, i love this paintings and great photos!!!!

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    1. Thanks Elkes for stopping by. Have a creative week!

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  5. I love your paintings and photographs. The joy of "just passing through" is gorgeous. Happy PPF Gloria :D)

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    1. Thank you, Sue. I did have fun with "Just Passing Through!" Although the traditional painters in my group said things like "that's interesting." and "Where did that idea come from>" LOL!

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  6. wonderful art, and well, who doesn't love a visit to Florida for that warmth and sunshine and water:) Happy PPF!

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    1. I did have a great time with my artist friends in Florida! In the 20's here today in Chicagoland! Thank you for your comment.

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  7. Wow, some wonderful pieces of art. I love your exhibit piece!

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    1. Thanks so much,CQ, I had fun with it. Have a good week.

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  8. "Just Passing Through" is wonderful Gloria! Sounds like a nice cruise! :)

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  9. lots of interesting things here. Love the murals and your "just passing through" :)

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    1. Aren't those murals great!? It was my favorite tourist area. The paintings change constantly on the sides of the buildings. The artists ask the building or store owner if they may use their wall to paint on. They present their plan and how long it will take to paint. The artists do not get paid for their work, but the paint is furnished. In this area of Miami, it is not illegal to paint on the buildings, so they are not bothered by the police. We took an hour golf cart ride around the area. Our diver, a young woman in her early thirties is a muralist and her husband is a graffiti artist. The graffiti artists get the best walls because they are the ones who started the art in the area.

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  10. Wow what a wonderful post. Lots going on in your life. Your trip looks like a lot of fun. Thank you for sharing it.

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  11. Looks like a lovely and very creative time and wonderful artwork created ~ ^_^

    Happy Moments to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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