Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Tuesday in My Studio

It's Tuesday, and I almost forgot my "regular" Tuesday post again. Almost. It's not midnight here yet, so this still counts.

Last week was a very eventful week--Riley (our adorable new little granddaughter) was born on Friday; also on Friday, my husband Dave retired after more than 40 years at the same company, we went with friends to see a Patriots football game on Sunday (they won), and on Monday we got to meet Riley for the first time. She's a cutie, isn't she?
I did manage to find some in my studio, though, and almost finished this drawing.  I did the main part of the drawing with Prismacolor pencils on Colorfix sanded paper.  I've used rough paper before, but never anything this rough.  The paper demands a much looser style than I'm accustomed to, and I found it thoroughly enjoyable.  Since Colorfix is a paper intended for use with pastels, I thought that doing the background in pastel would be absolutely perfect.  And, it may well be a perfect solution.  The only catch is that I don't have the first clue how to use pastels.  So as soon as I take care of that little detail, I'll finish this one.

Thanks for stopping by my studio!


  1. Donna,
    Riley is PERFECT! What an angel!
    Congrats to your hubby. After 40 years, he deserves to retire. I hope he thoroughly enjoys it.
    And this drawing you've posted is beyond spectacular. Your skill and artistry is amazing. WOW!

  2. WOW! this painting is fab, GF! What a wonderful week. Congrats all around. I know you will love spoiling your Riley!! Kiss her for me, and hugs to DH!! WOW!

  3. Busy week - you weren't kidding! Congrats on your new granddaughter - she's beautiful! And congrats to your DH also. Sounds like fun times ahead! Love your drawing - you are very talented, woman!

  4. wow, wow, wow!! Of all your art I've seen so far, this one might just be my favorite (and I really really liked your bouys!!). This is amazing!! Congratulations on your new gdaugther - she is so sweet!!

  5. Your bird is amazing! You have such a wonderful talent!

  6. Oh, Donna, what a blessed week!! Precious and beautiful grandchild! I'm going to be a grandmother for the first time in February!

    Wow, I adore your drawing! Beautifully done!!

  7. Congrats on the new grand. She is beautiful!!
    AND Congrats to Dave - retirement is wonderful as you well know by now I am sure.

  8. 40 years - that is really cool, congrats to your husband. Beautiful drawing and perfect and adorable granddaughter, congrats to you as well. :)

  9. Your new little granddaughter is darling! Congratulations! Riley is such a pretty name. Congrats to Dave on his retirement. I'm sure you're still loving yours.


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