April Showers Bring..

Much smorgasborgery.

Starting with some watercolor cherries from a Challenge on WetCanvas (in the miniature forum, thanks Lil, for the photo).

On this, I used only Alizarin crimson, ultramarine and yellow cadmium light.

Keeping it simple.

This dragon was also for a WetCanvas Challenge (in the Sci-fi/fantasy forum, the theme was wings). It doesn’t have any limbs as I am a bit of a defeetist.

Hahahahahahahahahaa..haha..ha..

*cough cough*

Ahem, pardon me.

This was done from a scanned sketch I did then I added the colors with a photo program. That’s about all digitally, that I know how to do.

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My original sketch of the defeeted dragon.

Next up was this oddity. She’s a masthead that has escaped from her ship.

Metallic watercolors.

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I’m still working on the linocutting. Having a great time of it.

I decided to make rampants for us. I was going to go traditional but then I thought why use a lion rampant or a unicorn rampant when you can use a Westie Rampant and a Labrador Retriever Rampant.

I intentionally left the rough bits in on this. I liked the look of them.

Meanwhile back at the ranch, everything is growing.

I love Spring!

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©Virginia Spencer, thepurpledogpaintingblog.com, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Scratch Scratch

This is what a squirrel looks when it scratches its back on a peanut shell.

Sexy, non?

scratch2scratch.

Apparently he became itchy while trying to steal seeds from the bird feeder. The local birds were not all that thrilled.

crankybird titmouse woodpecker.

Run, little squirrel! Run!

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bald eagle bird raptor

It’s okay, he’s safe, that was from February. 

Spring is definitely in the air here.

tulip.

rhodedendron

Meanwhile back at the easel..

The palette came out better than the painting!

palette knife painting.

And at the drawing board. This is ink, 10x 3 inches. I’m debating on whether or not to color it in.

town ink Virginia Spencer

Close ups.

halftwo

half one

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Hope everyone is having a good spring!

©Virginia Spencer, thepurpledogpaintingblog.com, 2016

Squirrel!

There once was a cheeky squirrel

who was driving my poor dog mad

dog squirrel westie

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He mocked and he laughed and he chortled

Oh! He was such a cad.

dog squirrel westie.

He used diabolic acrobatics

To show me his tummy bare

Hanging about on the feeder

He masticated without a care.

squirrel feeder.

And yet he is saved from my revenge

By a fact of no dispute

Thief and bandit he may be

But aw look, he’s just so cute!

squirrel grey adorable pose

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©Virginia Spencer, thepurpledogpaintingblog.com, 2015

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Ode to a Turkey

There is a turkey in my yard
I don’t know what he wants

tom_wild_turkey.
He struts to and fro
And yells oh such nasty taunts

turkeyface

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He waggles his wattles
And snoozles his snood

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And he blocked the driveway
Cause he’s in a fowl mood

turkeysitting.
But I will not let him
Get to me

Large_male_dominant_turkey.

For instead I have painted
A watercolor tree.

watercolor tree blog art.

The End

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©Virginia Spencer, thepurpledogpaintingblog.com, 2015

 

Take me out to the Airshow..

Take me out to the airshow!

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Airshow barrel roll plane.

Take me out with the crowd!

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blowing up runway, airshow

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Show me a bright orange plane

Flying high!

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plane-orange-airshow-Quad Cities

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Look! It’s a parachute up in the sky!

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parachuter-flag-airshow-Quad Cities

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And there’s three four AT-6 Texans

Leaving wide smoke trails..

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plane-flying-airshow-Quad Cities.

For it’s a helicopter..

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helicopter-airshow-Quad Cities

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And a Zero

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zero-plane-airshow-Quad Cities

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And a Heritage Flight

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 fighter jets-heritage-hisotry-planes

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At the old Airshow!

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plane airshow.

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fighter-jet-F22-military

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©Virginia Spencer, thepurpledogpaintingblog.com, 2014