On Mother’s Day we added a new member to our Family, a mini-Dachshund. She had a very large and loving personality packed into a tiny 3 pound body when she came home. She’s grown a bit and so has her personality in the 3 weeks we’ve had her. Here she is within days of coming home with me. She was getting ready to nap in my art room.
Learning to navigate the stairs and finding a view in the wall.
On Thursday, May 31, we dropped off our artwork at the Yosemite Western Artists Tri-County Exhibit then continued up Highway 41 toward Yosemite to the Lewis Creek trail. At this point in little Lulu’s life she’s accompanying us everywhere since she isn’t house broke and there isn’t anywhere safe to leave her alone at home. David wanted to photograph a certain waterfall so I sat in the car with Lulu. I wasn’t in the mood for mosquitoes and I wasn’t sure how Lulu would do on that hike. Luckily for me, Lulu slept almost the entire time we were parked at the trailhead. That gave me a chance to make 2 small tree studies with ink and watercolor. The first drawing is 2.5 x 3.75 inches. The second is 4 x 5.5 inches.
We returned to Lewis Creek at an earlier time the following day but Lulu didn’t sleep as long so I only made one ink and watercolor study. This one is 4.5 x 5 inches.
That evening I painted this little pastel of Yosemite Falls on Wallis sanded pastel paper. The image is 1.75 x 2.75 inches. The frame is 4.5 x 5.5 inches.
Big subject, small size…..smiles. People ask if I sharpen my pastels to get the tiny detail. No, I’ve never sharpened a pastel for any painting. I am thinking it would be fun to purchase some good pastel pencils….hmmmm…..time to shop!