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A mix of Prussian blue, titanium white, sap green and yellow ochre meet peacefully to create an abstract ocean view.

Ocean Four is the last of it's series and is painted on an unused fabric softener sheet to create an original pattern which compliments the earth tones.

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I'm enjoying my flower sketches before dinner. I'll absolutely continue them.

Purple Petal FenceThis sketch shows a house with a purple petal fence and a huge sunflower as a setting sun over a bronze colored house. The original sketch shows much more detail such as small gold flowers on the house and small blue flowers in the sky and even on the purple fence. To finish off the sketch I added a light filter from photoshop.

Medium: Crayola markers w/ water over crayola crayons and metallic gel pens in a 4x4 sketch book. Full image size, 8 inches.

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F. Magdalene Austin

Flowers Before DinnerThis is a mixed media painting I did before eating dinner. I started out drawing in crayola crayon then I used crayola markers with water over the crayon. I smoothed here and there then added extra layers of crayon under marker until I was satisfied.

The smooth crayon under layer makes working with markers very easy. Shading is easier as is covering up mistakes. I also like the texture it makes where marker stains the paper but not the crayon. I discovered it's best to use yellow with green marker or blue marker with yellow in order to get the desired result of green. It's been fun experimenting with the two mediums.

Flowers Before Dinner is the start of my second sketch diary which has been dedicated to flowers of all kinds.

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Girl in RoseGirl original sketch

She started out as a quick sketch while watching television then quickly blossomed into a young princess dressed in rose, peach and blue.

Painting details: Leaf below blue eyes, white flowers in her hair, pink flower on her cheek, cherry red lips, pink and white hair, floral background.

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Swan and Star

From the beak you can see this is a male swan, a cob. His arms are stretched wide where a star bounces from his wing and spreads light across the sky.

Title: Swan and Star (this and all image on SUNDRIP are copyright protected)
Art by: F. Magdalene Austin

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Tea at my house

"Tea At My House" is the newest entry in my sketch diary. This particular teapot sits on my China cabinet beside dry flowers and few homemade candles in brass holders.  I purchased the pot for a dollar at a second hand store.

This particular sketch diary/journal is dedicated to everyday moments such as tea before bed, doing routine stretches as well as sitting in front of the fireplace. There's nothing profound, nothing of earth shattering importance in these here pages yet, I find comfort when looking at these everyday steps captured in color.

Mixed media: Metallic watercolors, ink, colored pencil
Art by: F. Magdalene Austin

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Goodbye flowers, hello cold.  It seems during the cold I've lost artistic inspiration so I filled my sketch diary with paintings inspired by lack of inspiration.

Goodbye sunny flowers. It's oh so cold these days.

Goodbye flowers

The sun rays have left, they took with them my ability to create.

Cold Outside

At the table in my under pants I sit and wait.

Inspiration

...continue reading "Diary of an Uninspired Artist"

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Best Friends Glitter Glue Art Flower Girls Original

'Best Friends' shows two flower girls, one with red petal hair, one with yellow petals standing in a field holding a diamond pink heart. The girls have peachy skin and big smiles. One dress is vibrant blue with gold trim and matching slippers. The other dress is ruby red with matching slippers.

This is a mixed media original painting created with oil paints, glitter glue pens and touches of gel pen.

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Title: Best Friends
Art by: F. Magdalene Austin

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Why do we let the weather man lie? He says it'll only be a light shower then the rain will stop. Two days later and it hasn't stopped raining. We pay this man to lie to us. Why? Why do we do this? Why do I keep listening to this man, hanging on his every word as if it were gospel?

The Ominous Rainy Day

In this painting the forecast was clear sunny skies high of 80 degrees. Click to view this painting larger. By doing so you'll be able to see the poor soul going down the hill then up to her strangely illuminated home.

Obviously I'm having a great time with watercolors and my new sketch diary 🙂 My goal for the diary is to draw the basics, everyday things with my own little twist.

Title: The Ominous Rainy Day
Art by: F. Magdalene Austin

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