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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Bluebonnet Photos Linda Rupard

I just lost a lot of photos I had taken of so many beautiful bluebonnet photos because right in the middle of saving my imported photos it was decided I had to have a password which I have never had to have when I am I saving photos before. This may be all I can post unless my Kids can figure this out. Hope to have more to share soon. I will keep them on the camera next time until I know they are saved. It was so wonderful standing in the fields of blue with some pinks, whites , yellow & red to orange color flowers mixed in with the vivid blue purple. The fragrance of these wild flowers is so sweet wish I could share that too.





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Sunset Over The Colorado Linda Rupard

This is pouring, tilting & splattering paint on Yupo paper. Then looking for something in the wash I saw cars & buildings going up the hill. This reminded me of a place we saw on one of our trips Near Parker AZ , a little town on the Colorado River that stands on the hills above the river.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Patches Linda Rupard

I painted this for one of my Grand Daughters who wanted a funny cat to hang in her room. This will be hung like it is without a frame. Edges are painted to match the front. This is an acrylic on canvas.

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Welcome Spring Linda Rupard

This is a watercolor on paper. This is a welcoming Spring flower. Love these bright colors that seem to sing, it is Spring. This has been a much nicer Spring for us here in West Texas, bit more rain , makes for more green & flower color. The Birds are singing , something that I didn't hear as much last year as this one. Now if we can just keep getting a bit of rain to fill our lakes here & keep the plants green & the fires away. We can stay happy all Summer & maybe cooler too.

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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Mama & Baby Donkey

I struggled drawing this one & I had to use the eraser so much that a solution to fixing the shorter neck & other needs I used tracing paper & moved it around to get the correct drawing. Thanks to my friend Sue who is one of the 6 Caboose artist who does this. Then I put drawing on light-box & traced onto watercolor paper. In Doug Walton's class I would have used crayon or some wax resist for this step. Then with my drawing on my watercolor paper I began my painting. This time I did the Donkeys first then added the background in washes. This is painted from more photos from our Oatman AZ day trip from the campground we were staying at in Lake Havasu City AZ. This is the same little Donkey from the all tuckered earlier post who had set up to see what was going on around him when we came back down the street. Guess nap time was over.


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Party Animals Linda Rupard

I have been working on my Donkeys again & they were looking so colorless I finely remembered why. I had done this one several years ago. My dull one is almost finished & I will post it today. This is watercolor on paper.

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Imagine Linda Rupard

I see things in this first time wash & splattered paint but not sure if I want to bring it out or leave it to the imagination of the viewer. I used liquid acrylic paint on Yupo paper.
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Chintz Tea Set Linda Rupard

This is an older collage I had done for a Caboose Society traveling collage show .

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Sketchbook Zentangle Linda Rupard

Didn't finish painting today so just finished this Zentangle. Didn't notice when I was doing it but see a spaceship now that it is finished.

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Monday, March 19, 2012

The Pond Linda Rupard

This is a small watercolor with ink I did at the pond to use for a bigger painting I did.

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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Jade Dragon Linda Rupard

Had trouble getting a good photo of this one for some reason. Painted using my Jade dragon for a model . Ink with watercolor.

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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Zen Skechers Linda Rupard

Another pair of white shoes that will be more fun to wear now. I like the brand name Skechers. Sounds like artist shoes. Spelling is right.

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Friday, March 16, 2012

Zentangle Shoes Linda Rupard

I didn't like my off white shoes so I Zentangled them. Now I like them much better.

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

All Tuckered Out Linda Rupard

This little Guy was laying on Main Street Oatman AZ. Donkeys roam free in this neat little AZ town. Painted from photo & a drawing. His Mom was nearby.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Zentangle Rooster Linda Rupard

This is a watercolor & Ink Zentangle on watercolor paper. I wonder which one did come first, the chicken or the egg.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Storm Over Dry Creek Linda Rupard

Liquid acrylic on Yupo. Dry Creeks in AZ can become raging rivers real fast. Waterfalls & rivers where there were none. In AZ they say turn around don't drown. Lots of people don'n listen & they have to be rescued if possible & sometimes they cant be. So remember turn around don't drown. I like that catchy little saying, good advise too.


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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Shopping New York Linda Rupard


I started this collage couple of years ago. It was so wild that I put it away. But now I am seeing more wild things so I brought it out & finished it. I think it is finished. A fun piece to do. New York was one of the words I collaged on so N Y shopping seemed to be a good name. Collage on 140 arches watercolor paper.
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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Bath Time

This is an older painting on paper & one of my favorites. 15 x 22

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Friday, March 9, 2012

Summer Pleasure Linda Rupard

This is a liquid acrylic on Yupo paper. Roses are truly one of the pleasures of Summer.

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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Flower Power Linda Rupard

This is liquid acrylic on Yupo. Photo is darker on the bottom part then it really is but best I could get. I heard the Bluebonnets were starting to bloom in some areas in TX so maybe we will have a good year for Bluebonnet Photos. It really is beautiful when we have a good year. The fields of blue are unbelievable. They are blooming earlier then usual. Really hope we don't have a hard freeze & loose some before they are in full bloom. I guess the golden Poppies are blooming in AZ now. That is an awesome site too when they have a good year & enough rain. True in TX too, have to have enough rain. But I think all the snow & rain we got in the winter will bring them on. Also enough rain to help some of our lakes with their water levels.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Arizona Flavor Linda Rupard


This is a liquid acrylic on Yupo paper. I turned the paper ever direction until I saw trees & stream & using negative painting I brought them out.
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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Mountain Stream Linda Rupard

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Have more warm works going but cooling it off today. Really love the mountains & streams with the wind blowing through the trees. Quite & peaceful. The wind is blowing today & coming down the wood stove pipe which I love to hear. It reminds me of when I was a kid an our windmill would make the creaking sound that Mother didn't like because it sounded lonesome to her, another sound I loved . Knew you were in the country when you could hear the windmill rolling.

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Monday, March 5, 2012

Hot Summer Flowers Linda Rupard

I needed a change so I dug out the Yupo paper & put washes & splattered paint. Then I found these flowers in the paint & using negative painting I brought them out. I used liquid acrylic paint very watered down, it went on like watercolor.

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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Silver Teapot Linda Rupard


This is a watercolor on paper . Looks like a fun Tea Party time. A cup of hot tea sounds good to me, have to go make a cup .
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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Just A Fiddling Linda Rupard

This is an older painting I worked on some more. Watercolor with ink on paper. Fun to have something with our flag in it because we need to protect what it stands for. Freedom because we are a country that has lasted as long as we have because of all the people who have given their lives or served in our Military to protect our rights. We do need to honor our country, Flag and keep GOD in our Constitution & his Name on everything that it has been on since the beginning of our great Free country. We like the way it is & need to keep what has always worked for our Free Country.

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Friday, March 2, 2012

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Tlaquepaque

This is a sketch , watercolor with ink. We have been traveling in the RV for several months & I am ready to paint. I have lots of photos & sketches that are waiting for an artist to paint, so I hope to get back to painting & keeping up with my blog now that we are home.

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