They flit, fly, and crawl

Bite, sting, burrow, draw fresh blood

The summertime bugs!

Art Prescription: So while probably texting, deep admission, I looked down and found my pink clogs, without socks, covered in fire-ants. Holy Batman watch where you walk!

Three days later I’m still applying cortisone cream.

I’m really interested in capturing the essence of horses for my big, 36 x 36, painting.

With a heat index of 104, I ventured out to farm to field-sketch, literally.

Graphite on paper:

Layers of color

Atmospheric soft background

Gestural drawing.

Art Prescription: I’m working on a large 36 x 36 canvas. I’ve painted lots of layers and then dripped an acrylic wash over the entire canvas.

Then I’m sketching with graphite trying to achieve the gestural feeling I have in my head.

Sleek curves and round butts

Long willowy manes and tails

Soft welcoming eyes.

Art Prescription: So I painted a 36 x 36 background today. I have a vision in my head with a horse.

Here I’ve done several thumbnails sketching out composition. So far I’ve gone off the canvas.

Sketchbook:

Yellow Roses bloom

You are not here to smell them

They grew from your love.

Art Prescription: In memory:

Art Journal Collage:

Came in through the door

Hovered at windows, wings beat

Set free into blue.

Art Prescription: I’ve had two hummingbird encounters this week. First was a female who flew into my open-door studio. She allowed me to help her out.

Second a hummingbird who had collapsed at a neighbor’s. Moved into open air that one took off as well.

Hummers are a sign of pure joy. Thank you Mother Nature!

Colored pencil on index card:

While the horses wait patiently to go out to pasture, these guys were sitting pretty!

Have a great weekend,

Bev

Finally release

Thunder booms, rain pounds the ground

Air smells of wet grass.

Art Prescription: Busy day wearing many hats. RN, artist, horse mom.

I had a request to rework a previous painting.

And here is “Fryer,” the ox: