Thursday, April 18, 2013

PPF: A Peek Inside my Sketchbook and Art Journal

It's been a long time since I've pulled out my sketchbook and art journal, but there's something about spring which pushed my muse in that direction. So, I'm linking up with Paint Party Friday to share this water color painting in my art journal.
And a few sketches in my sketchbook, featuring "Things I See on a Run."  The second deer is kindof goofy, but I like the first deer pretty well. And I enjoyed trying to figure out how best to paint those awesome flowers ("Pride of Madeira") that are everywhere on the coast side these days.  Where is your spring time muse pushing you?
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27 comments:

Amy said...

That top sketch is really good Rinda - I like the whole tone of these combined entries, I like how they record specific parts of your runs.

Giggles said...

Very nice recording nature in such a lovely way!

Happy ppf!

Hugs Giggles

Miriam said...

I love looking in your sketchbook, the colours on these pages are beautiful.

sharon said...

Love your sketches.

scrappyjacky said...

I'm really loving your top sketch as well. No chance of seeing deer where I live!

www.dorissdaughter.com said...

Lovely sketches, I like the second deer, she has such a sweet face and expressive eyes

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely sketches. M muse is pushing me to paint outside on my balcony! Valerie

Karen said...

Every time you post one of these sketchbook pages, I'm inspired to try again. I like both deer very much, as well as the first page---such soft, lovely colors.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

fab sketches!
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HAPPY PPF!


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We would love to welcome you aboard! ;)

alexa said...

I love them all: the courage to have a go is to be applauded in itself, but to have talent as well makes it extra special to look at. I really like that whimsical deer!

acreativeharbor.com said...

Oh, your journal is so lovely and Spring like ~ lovely work ~ ^_^

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Your deer are so charming, you have captured their innocence so well......Lupines must be blooming.....masses of flowers are always so spectacular. xox

Gloria in CA said...

Nice sketches Rinda. I think you've capture what you've seen very well. Thanks. Happy PPF!

Linda said...

nice sketches Rinda! You have me thinking I should be attempting some sketching outdoors now that Spring has arrived. Happy PPF!

Dianne said...

lovely sketches...I like the flowers best...that's just me, I guess. Spring is making me want to draw flowers and trees too! happy PPF!

Adrienne Smith said...

I love your sketches! I love that they have an imperfect cartoony amazing feel to them! :) Great job!

Debbie said...

your deer are so elegant. I love the watercolor paintings!

Cat Beringer said...

my springtime muse is still in hibernation. We are still buried in snow and got 8" last night. Boo...right? But, I enjoyed looking at yours! Makes me want to go for a run wherever it is that you are!!

~*~Patty S said...

Your sketches are all wonderful and wouldn't I just enjoy seeing those special flowers ... nothing like that here in Virginia!
Springtime with the leaves coming back on the trees and blossoms bursting everywhere has me snapping photos left and right ... so much beauty to enjoy each and every day
Wishing you a happy and peaceful weekend Rinda
oxo

Missus Wookie said...

Your bug sketch and label made me smile, I like the deer and purple flowers are always a joy :)

Tracey Fletcher King said...

I love a peek into people's sketchbooks... these are wonderfully you...xx

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

You photos would not come through for me. Wishing you a happy PPF
Nicole/Beadwright

Ayala Art said...

I love the pages! My muse? liek always, pushes into several directions at once... then it goes to hide :oP lol

Carola Bartz said...

I actually like the "goofy" deer! I immediately recognized the "Pride of Madeira", you captured it very well.
My spring muse gets me in the garden. I so enjoy digging in the dirt right now.

Melissa said...

My muse has been slightly stimied lately be a busy schedule, but I have a photography date with a friend on Thursday . . . and then we'll see where it takes me!

Annabelle said...

I like the whimsy and life of your sketches .
Nice work : )

Gail said...

They're all wonderful but I must say I really like that first deer.