Good Things Continue To Happen

They say “good things come to those who wait” but I say “good things come to those who continue to press forward with their dreams until they manifest into reality”.

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Winter Fest Tree Lighting 2015

 

Winterfest Tree Lighting Festival 2015
Winter fest Tree Lighting Festival 2015

Tonight we went to the Winter Fest Tree Lighting Festival.  This is the reality that Christmas is just around the corner and 2015 is almost out the door.  Where did the year go.

We stayed long enough for the tree lighting and then left because it was cold. They even brought snow  in for those who wanted to snow board.

Santa and Mrs Claus were there walking around greeting everyone, they had a group there called Heart and Soul line dancing who performed, there was a choir there singing  Christmas Carols, and plenty of food.

All in all it was a good community event.

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SKETCHBOOK DRAWINGS WITH PEN – CROSS HATCHING

One of the best times to take your sketchbook with you is when you know you will be waiting for a period of time.   Here are some of my idle time drawings where I did some “Cross Hatching Drawings” with pens.   It really helps the time go by quickly.   These are with the Micron 02 and 05 pens.   You can view more of our works at http://chinue.imagekind.com/Smallartseries,  thanks for following. Be sure to like our page as we continue on our journey of art and leave a comment we really do read them…

CROSS HATCHING DRAWINGS
CROSS HATCHING DRAWINGS
THE FACE, CROSS HATCHING DRAWING 2015
THE FACE, CROSS HATCHING DRAWING 2015
CROSS HATCHING DRAWING PLANTS 2015
CROSS HATCHING DRAWING PLANTS 2015

Museum Day Part 2 The Lincoln Memorial

For some reason I always thought the only way I would ever see the Lincoln Memorial was to travel to Washington DC.   Image how surprised I was when I found out in the City of Redlands, California there is a Lincoln Memorial.  One day I will travel to Washington to see the main memorial, but for now I was glad to see this one.

This was the second museum we went to on the Museum Crawl Day.  It was like stepping back in history, I even saw the first submarine ship used by the Navy.  There were letters, there were medical instruments used on the soldiers to cut their limbs off,  there was history that is not taught in the school system.

Little did we know that if Lincoln had not been killed, he had planned to come to California.  That part of history we never knew.  It is a beautiful example of what is right and what is still wrong and needs improvement.

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LINCOLIN MUSEUM
LINCOLN  MUSEUM
LINCOLN MEMORIAL MUSEUM
LINCOLN MEMORIAL MUSEUM
LINCOLIN MEMORIAL
LINCOLN MEMORIAL
LINCOLIN MEMORIAL
LINCOLN MEMORIAL
LINCOLN MEMORIAL
LINCOLN MEMORIAL
LINCOLN MEMORIAL
LINCOLN MEMORIAL
LINCOLN MEMORIAL
LINCOLN MEMORIAL

Museum Weekend Part 1

Recently went on museum visit which was called a “Crawl”.   You had admission to three museums that day at no charge, they gave you a passport that you would have stamped at each location.   At the last location they would put your passport into a drawing for tickets at a later date.

The weather was perfect for this outing so off we went to the first location  First stop was the Historical Glass Museum.   Ok, did you know there was any such thing as a Glass Museum, I sure did not.  This museum is truly for the collector in you with items from the 1800’s, 1900’s  and more.  If you can even image glass ware from the 1920’s then you have come to the right place.  I was very impressed with all the history of glass at this location and the care that has been given in preserving this museum for public view.  It was a good day for learning about glass…………….:)

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GLASS MUSEUM, REDLANDS, Ca
GLASS MUSEUM, REDLANDS, Ca
Perfume containers GLASS MUSEUM, REDLANDS
Perfume containers
GLASS MUSEUM, REDLANDS
GLASS MUSEUM, REDLANDS
GLASS MUSEUM, REDLANDS
GLASS MUSEUM, REDLANDS, CA
GLASS MUSEUM, REDLANDS, CA
GLASS MUSEUM, REDLANDS
GLASS MUSEUM, REDLANDS

Well Fall has finally arrived after a very long hot summer, it is so refreshing to see all the beautiful colors that Fall brings along with cooler weather.   I recently went to one of the many pumpkin patches to capture some of these beautiful colors of Fall.

To everything there is a season……….Fall has arrived and nature is smiling at us.

These were taken with a Kodak Digital, for some of them I used my zoom lens to bring the image closer and capture more detail….. like the butterfly on the sunflower.   I even explored the corn maze but didn’t go too far into it.

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DIGITAL PRINT
BUTTERFLY ON SUNFLOWER
PUMPKIN PATCH
PUMPKIN PATCH
FALL FLOWERS
FALL FLOWERS
SUNFLOWERS
SUNFLOWERS

 

 

The Corn Maze Digital Print
The Corn Maze
Digital Print

It Starts With A Blank Canvas- Textured Painting (Oil)

 

Blank Canvas , treated with  Absorbent Ground and texture.
Blank Canvas , treated with Absorbent Ground and texture.
14 X 18
14 X 18 Oil
14 X 18 Oil
14 X 18 Oil

I wanted to experiment with textured painting this week so I did several oil on canvas for this study……I  applied Gesso to my  canvas- two coats.  Since it’s a hot day it won’t take long before it dries.  I applied Absorbent Ground with a spatula making different types of moves on the canvas.   I applied this sort of thick so you could see the indention when it dried.. The Absorbent Ground is used to help the paint absorb better.  I waited for this to completely harden and dry before applying any paint. Since the Absorbent Ground works with acrylic paints,,, I am going to use waterable oils which are similar to acrylics in its thickness and drying…………

 

as I painted I applied the paint according to the way the texture had dried on the canvas. Once dried you can see the texture on the canvas….the painting is abstract but you can see different shapes, one being a ice cream cone and another the shape of a person, the rest I will allow for viewer imagination.

 

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