Friday, June 26, 2009

"Worn" Sketch and Garden Updates!

{Sketch on Illustration Board, 2009}
I hope to have this sketch finished later this week so I can submit it for Illustration Friday's theme of "worn". (as in, the kitty is all worn out from playing!) Its a scrap of illustration board that is about 3 inches on each side. I want to do it in oil, since I am back to painting that way.
{Oliver, 2009}
I've mentioned my cat, Oliver, several times on my blog. Here is a picture of him from a few days ago. I know I have also written about his "loaf" pose. Its like kitty yoga! Gosh darn, I just think he is the cutest thing.
{Garden, 2009}
Some close-up shots from my garden! The thing I am most excited about is the tomato plant! Look at those little tomatoes growing up! (they are the little yellow pear tomatoes that are similar in size to cherry tomatoes.) The rest are some of the flowers that have been attracting several butterflies. (and bees! can you spot the bee?) This morning they even lured a male ruby-throated hummingbird. I was so excited to see him. They flit around so quickly that I always stop what I am doing and just stand still, hoping it'll stay as long as possible!


Diana Evans said...

Hi Candace!!! your sketch is wonderful...and I love the update on your garden!!! It really feeds the soul...All of my lavendar is blooming right now and my tomatoes, peppers and strawberries are out!!! I love working in the garden and enjoying the fruits of our labour!!!


Carmen Keys said...

Cat cuteness!! Nothing better than a nice kitty loaf :)
And those tomatoes look awesome, I'll bet they're going to taste really good! (I'm jealous of your flowers, heheh).

Edrian Thomidis said...

I can't wait to see the oil painting all finished. Your oil work is so wonderful!