Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Post with No Name

Don't ya love my title?   I do remember a song "Horse with No Name".  It was a cute song and  coe to find out it made it to the states in 1972 and in Europe in 1971 and became a gold record.  Here is the link to the song.  I liked the one with daily motion the best because I guess it had cars and horses in it.                                              Horse with No Name .

Sometimes when we mow, which we did this morning before it gets so blue blazing hot, I think.  I know that is scary at times but it just feels good to be outside on the lawn mower and just enjoying life.  We have chosen to divide the mowing duties into two days when it is so hot.   Good choice I think.  What came to mind you may ask?  I did think about my painting and my artsy things and looking at the clouds and all their beautiful shapes.   Of course the Horse with No Name also.   I guess it was just a summer day to enjoy.  I hope you all are enjoying the moment and just taking in what the day brings.   I have always tried to live in the now and Hubby does tell me that I do live in the now more than any person he knows.   So in my book if Hubby says so it is good for me.

There is a little quote I like and if OK I will share it with you.  Pretty true I think.   Worry does not take away tomorrow's troubles, it takes away today's peace.    So there you go my "Lawn Mowing" thoughts I guess.

I have been busy and oh did I say busy?  Being Relaxed Relaxed Retired is just pure hard work.  I thought it would be eazy peazy but no WORK it is.    A sweet friend did send me a link on Facebook and said Annette you might like this. Wow did I ever it was a pastel portrait by Cuong Nguyen originally from Vietnam.  He had an e-book and I purchased it.   It is teaching a method called Verdaccio that has been around since the 15th Century.  Now folks that is older than I am .

Here a couple I did with that method, now I warn you there are some boo boo's here on the drawing but I wanted to show you how the skin tones just pop.  I do want to go back and finish one of them and correct some things.  I was to lazy to drag out my soft pastels.  These are both done with pastel pencils.   I did these while watching the baseball game well two baseball games on TV so just a break from doing CQ.






What ya think?  He is an awesome teacher and I can remember being exposed to this method and I was not ready to receive it  and thought how is that going to help the skin?   You know  sometimes when you are learning things they just don't sink in until you are ready for it.  You can hear it and hear it and it just doesn't sink in and when you are ready wham it is like where has this been all my life.   

Well I won't overwhelm you but will be back soon with some Crazy Quilting how is that for a deal?  
Thanks for stopping by and seeing what is going on in my world.

XOXO
Annette  


9 comments:

  1. I love your quote--a good one to remember. And the skin tones on your portraits is really wonderful.

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    1. Thank you dear Janet and glad you like my skin tones. working like a mad man to find what I want to do when I grow up lol

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  2. These are amazing! Beautiful work. Your quote is one of my favorites. It is so true!

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    1. Thank you Renee, it is a great quote isn't it? Thanks for popping in and saying hi and liking my world xoxoxo

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  3. I love how you bunny trail along....teeheehee

    Your pieces are just Stunning Annette! I especially love that first gal-she is sooo beautiful!
    Fun post as always sweetie! xoxo

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  4. Annette, these pastel drawings are wonderful,and it's hard to believe you got those beautiful skin tones just using pastel pencils. Your art just gets better and better... Btw, would you be so kind as to share the Facebook link? I would love to see the work of the artist you are learning from.

    hugs,

    Elaina

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    1. Hi Elaina just type in Cuong Nguyen and you should get it . I did that and works fine. Glad you like these yep just pastel pencils xoxoxo

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  5. Did you really paint them while watching TV? Wow! Now I'm really impressed. What a talent and this technique seems pretty amazing. Thank you so much for sharing and I adore your sense of humour :)

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    1. Hi Kasia, yep painted while watching TV. On Baseball there is lots and I mean lots of slow time. Perfect for rooting my team and painting. I couldn't believe it either that pastel pencils will play like this. thanks for looks, commenting and just stopping by . xoox

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