Thursday, May 31, 2012
Rain Then Sun
We had another couple of inches of rain again, then some sun. One of the gopher tortoise came out of his den to feast on the grass and weeds. The weeds in our lawn provide a variety of plants which are important for the tortoise diet. This guy is about ten inches across and slightly longer. He's the medium sized one we have. There's one who is even larger
Here's a wall tile I did of the gopher tortoise a while ago. Whenever either Gary or I see one out, we always let each other know. I never tire of watching the tortoise in our yard. In our side yard they eat the grass down in a wide arc and Gary doesn't even have to mow there.
On rainy days I always feel like going to the library. I've been thinking again of painting with acrylics to I checked out a few books to read. My easel is all set up in the corner of my studio and I already have a variety of paints. The book The New Acrylics gives a good explanation of acrylic paints and how they are used as well as contemporary uses such as glazing, texturing, staining, and more.
This illustration is from Julia Cameron's book, How to Avoid Making Art. Lots of humorous quotes and sketches to laugh about in her book, many of which I can see myself in. Ha.
I picked up The Grace of Great Things by Robert Grudin off the library shelf to read and I have two more books on request. This post is part of The Mud Colony what's happening in the studio. This post is part of Artists in Blogland what's happening. Thanks for visiting and for all your comments.