Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Mah Jongg Inspiration

Playing Mah Jongg at my friend, Susan's,house Monday, I was repeatedly distracted by the gorgeous views outdoors:

This one is a view of the Organ Mountains, looking southeast out Susan's door. It was a chilly, windy day, and the clouds were doing acrobatics! 

This is Susan's New Mexico "bottle tree." Bright sunlight danced and sparkled on the bottle edges. Little birds were flitting everywhere, eating seeds, sipping water,  busy with bird business. The scene was shouting at me to paint it!

At home, I cropped the photo and used the grid technique to help me do a proportional drawing:


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