Man I wish I had bought a snowblower instead of waffling, or pancaking, or making waffles. The plow finally came by at 4:00 and we scrambled out to start shoveling. Between me, Katie, and my mom, we were able to get all the cars un-stuck. It's s'posed to snow till 10pm. Elena is crying. Katie said "I think your hearing is going" and I said "What?". I've noticed some hearing loss from working carpentry this past year and have resolved to always wear my red and black 3M ear muffs, even though my co-workers ridicule me.
I got a chance to paint on the panels I've spent the past few days building. This could be called "Hitch and Block" or "Harbor Freight's Finest" or something of that ilk. It was worth the extra effort to sand the panels and put a few coats of gesso on.
I had an idea for a kids book. This illustration is called "Pig Takes the Lead". Cow is angry, Racoon is racing along in the back trying to catch up.
Last night at Joyce Jonte's figure drawing group, Alessandra held very dynamic and difficult poses. Wielding a graphite stick (think large soft pencil no wood) and traditional #2 pencil, I roughed out shapes and smudged graphite everywhere. Luckily I also had my Staedtler Mars Plastic eraser, a workhorse and the best eraser there is. It turned completely black. The first two drawings are twenty minute poses. The last four are one minute sketches.
Great new abstract painting by Bar Harbor artist Liddy Hubbell. Check out some more of her work at http://www.liddyhubbell.com
She is part of the Art Waves Bar Harbor studio (find them on Facebook).
This is an image I pulled off Abby's website (http://www.abbymcbride.com/art/). Besides being my younger sister, Abby is a talented painter and writer. Although I'd like to think I had some artistic influence on her, I fear just the opposite is true.