Proof that I did actually work today

February 16, 2009


No daily sketch today because I was working on a painting from one of my earlier sketches of Joan Blondell. It's actually done, but since it's wet I can't put it in the scanner.
There's the obligatory painting snacks- pretzels with hummus and grapefruit juice--I don't think I could paint without these. Also underneath the canvas is a new tablecloth for painting that I just made out of an old skirt and clear packing tape.

The painting of Joan Blondell will be scanned when I wake up, and I'll write a little post about it then. In the meantime, you can look at what I wrote about her when I did the original sketch. Just click here...
By the way, to make up for the fact that this is a pretty boring post-- I am really hooked on a new Bing Crosby boxset that I just got, especially the first disc which is all his very early music. Specifically-- Red Sails in the Sunset, Stardust, I Apologize and Sweet Leilani. They're all available on itunes, and HIGHLY recommended by moi! Come on, only 99 cents a song! Just try one :) What is everyone else hooked on? Any old stuff?

9 comments:

Raquelle said...

Oh that's just beautiful. I love the green and the blue. Excellent colors. I can't wait to see your scan!

Sarah said...

Those colors are so great! Really vibrant.
As for me, musical soundtracks are big on my iPod. I downloaded the entire West Side Story album on it ;D

Kate Gabrielle said...

THanks Raquelle- I'll be posting it later this afternoon :)
Sarah- I'm hooked on soundtracks too. Especially State Fair (the 40's one) and Doctor Zhivago. I love Lara's Theme so much!

Robby Cress said...

I must agree with others. Great color choices. I love bright colors that POP!

Graciebird said...

My you really are talented. I love the vibrant colors as well, but your sketches are so good, even without color. I would love to see a lot of them in black and white and color, like this Joan Blondell.

Currently I'm hooked on Que Sera, Sera by Doris Day and Indiscreet by Ol' Blue Eyes.

Kate Gabrielle said...

I probably won't do a painting without having already done a sketch of the person, so any painting will have a corresponding b/w sketch. But painting is really my forte, I'm still learning the ins and outs of sketching. I think I'll have fun matching colors with personalities or names, etc.

I LOVE the Sinatra version of Indiscreet. It's so romantic! Have you seen the movie?

Graciebird said...

I have seen the movie; its one of my absolute favorites!

The Maiden said...

That's indeed beautiful - waow!

Kate Gabrielle said...

Graciebird- One of mine, too. It's one of my "feel good movies" that I watch when I'm blue.
Maiden- Thanks :)