Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Play Day

Today we had no power most of the day due to rolling blackouts. I hunkered down near a window for some light and painted a bunch of small sketches just for fun. I was experimenting and also trying to work up ideas for possible larger works. It was a lot of fun. I was pretty cut off from the world. Except for a cell phone, I had no means to waste time surfing the internet, emailing, etc.

So, here are some of the fun things I did today. I need more days like this!




















Wow - I didn't realize I did so many! These are all 6x6 or 8x8 on loose linen (my scraps). Major, the dog, was painted from life as he was irresistibly cute cuddled up on my daughter's bed. Who can blame him - it was pretty cold for Austin! We're keeping our fingers crossed for some snow though.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love these loose color sketches - especially the girls with bubbles and butterflies. As for snow, be careful what you wish for. I'm in Boston and it's endless winter here. I shoveled three times today and twice yesterday. Can't keep up with it.

Kay said...

wonderful paintings..such fun for you

Maria's Watercolor said...

Wow, beautiful work, you were so productive without power!

Steve Washburn said...

That is a great day's play! Thanks for posting.

Studio at the Farm said...

WOW, you WERE productive. Obviously, we all need time away from our usual toys and distractions!

Susan Roux said...

These are so fun! I hope you'll develop some into larger paintings. I'm surprised at how many you did in one day. Those creative juices were really flowing!

Connie said...

I love these! So loose and painterly.

Kate Merriman said...

WOW WOW WOW. Robin, these are just fantastic!! I advise more blackouts!!

Arti said...

Wonderful sketches..full of life and energy.

Jerry Stocks said...

Beautiful sketches.

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