Sunday, January 15, 2012

Angela's Moleskine by Kay Wyne

Aspens for Angela
Texas Moleskine Round-Up
Here's a shot of Angela's painted Moleskine....I thought an abstract aspen painting in bold colors with lots of layers would be something different in her book. I am the last artist to paint in her book, and it is filled with wonderful paintings!!! Lots of doggies. No aspen here you go Angela. This painting is fun, colorful, and bold.....just like you!!! Thanks so much for starting this Moleskine is a great way to get to know other artists and to be challenged. I am using clothespins to keep the wet pages will take a while for this to dry. That will give me time to title this piece....all for Angela!!! Kay

Thursday, January 5, 2012

STORMY by Linda Popple

This is a painting of one of my favorite dogs ..... and family member.  Her name is Stormy and she was adopted by Abby, Ben and Asher (three of my fantastic grandchildren) after she was abandoned by her previous owner.  I painted Stormy in Angela's moleskin.  She has several dogs in her book and they are all special and beautiful!  I hope you like this very late addition to your book, Angela.  I'll get it in the mail to Kay so she can add her work.

Sunday, January 1, 2012


The so very talented, Jean Townsend selected detritus as the theme for her Texas Moleskine. I struggled quite a bit with the subject matter. I wanted to be original, but did not have a clue what to paint until I thought of painting crawfish. Hailing from SW Louisiana, I know a thing or two about the ever popular crawfish boil...served on a heaping pile of newspapers and with the crawfish and vegetable remnants left behind you have the perfect pile of detritus. I usually begin with a sketch, but since I did not know where to begin with this tangled mess of legs and tails, I "drew" a few lines with my brush and then just jumped in. It was cropped "rough" so that you could see my own detritus in the making. Thanks, Jean...this was fun!

Happy New Year to all of you!!