Tuesday, November 1, 2011

P IS FOR...

...P is for...a Plethora of Photos
Although the first one is a picture...


PARROT ... a small story behind this. I have done a lot of Painting but I'm absolutely tied to reproducing every detail of every Picture. If you take a look at my other blog you will see what I mean. A very kind friend saw a Packet of art Paper at a sale, which was about the size of the pictures I usually paint (5" x 7"). However when she got it home she found it was for oil Painting which I have no idea how to do. She gave me the Paper anyway and I decided to try it out with my Prismacolor pencils. It came out with a kind of Pebbled effect which I kind of liked, so I decided to branch out - Wow for me - and try something in a more Primitive style of Picture. I was actually thinking of the Maori kind of Painting that is done with little dots. Well that didn't work out and this is what I ended up with. Very different from my usual style.


PONDERING... (or if it were 'M' day...Moth Meditating.)
(MOTH being the MAN OF THE HOUSE).




PLEASE ADOPT ME...
So many sweet kittens, so many homes needed.  There are now three of us at the church who have adopted cats from the local animal shelter.  We are all so Pleased and happy with our adoptees I think we will have to start a cat-lovers circle!  Nobody wants to sit with us because we all talk cats!


PINK GRASS...
 I love this stuff I think it is so PRETTY.  The city Planted quite a bit of this in different Places around town.  This grouping is on the next block to the church.



A PAIR of doves...
I took this PAIR a couple of years ago on our balcony in Kauai as they were sheltering from a heavy downpour.  They did not look happy.  They are the first thing you hear as you come out of the airport.  Their very pretty, soft cooing is to me an absolutely typical Hawaiian sound.



PEEKING..."Where'd he go?"
Squirrell watching in Idaho.


PATTERN...
One of the Prettiest Patterns I've seen.  I like it so much I've kept this Photo for about five years.  It was on the drapes of a place where we were staying  in England. Don't know what I'll do with it, but it is very Pleasing.



Prismacolor Pencils...
I know I have posted this before but I think it is one of my best Photos.  It happened by chance. It was when I was just starting to do some art work a couple of years ago.  I sat and sharpened about 40 pencils then just gathered them up and put them in this container and this is how they fell into place.  I couldn't have arranged them better if I'd tried!



So that's 'P' for ABC Wednesday. Now who's up for "Q"???
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26 comments:

jabblog said...

A very Pleasing Packet of Ps - Perfect:-)

Roger Owen Green said...

plethora is one of my favorite words ever! and you have delivered!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Kay L. Davies said...

Your parrot came out wonderfully, Chris. I like it a lot.
And I love those Hawaiian doves, all fluffed up to show their annoyance with the weather. LOL

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

Tumblewords: said...

A perfect plethora of photos! Great post!

Hildred and Charles said...

Lovely Ps, especially the kitties...

photowannabe said...

A bouquet of pencils. Super job Chris.
I like your pencil drawing on the oil paper too. It gives a lovely texture to the parrot.

Dina said...

A nice collection. I love your parrot picture.

Thanks for your comments on the puppies. I answered your question about the tiny box discovered in Jerusalem.

Ann said...

Is he pondering when you are coming home to cook his dinner whole he is enjoying the beach? LOL

Ann said...

p/s what kind of sharpener do yu use? I bought a hand twirl sharpener to school, and the kids love it. Today, I found, it had worked overtime, and needs to retire.

conservativelybohemian said...

Oh I have to agree about that last photo, Chris. It really is fabulous!

snafu said...

P is for Perfect Post.

Gigi Ann said...

I love your Plethora of Photos, and one Picture. I checked out your other blog, and see you are very talented. I can't even draw stick people.

Scriptor Senex said...

A perfect profusion of P's. I'm interested in the prismacolour pencils. I've not come across them in the UK - I wonder if they go by a different name here. Every time I see paintburshes, pastels or pencils like that I want to rush up to the loft and get mine down but I know I won't have time to do much. I suppose it's all about priorities..

Kathy said...

I love the picture of the doves. So much detail in the feathers.

Lisa said...

A plethora indeed! I absolutely love all your photos (and picture) today. Great job!.

kaybee said...

A Pretty Perfect Posting of Ps, ChrisJ. Polly the Parrot is particularly pleasing!

Jo Bryant said...

i love all of your P's - but especially the kitty ones

Meryl said...

I love your plethora of "p's" and think it's great that you're expanding your creative paths!

chubskulit said...

Perfect PICK for P! Late visiting from ABC Wednesday!

Hand and Foot Prints is my P, please come and see.

ChrisJ said...

ANN: I have a couple of electric pencil sharpeners that I use. No special brand.

SCRIPTOR S: I don't know if the pencils are available in England. They are very available over here but rather expensive -- at least $1.30 each, probably more. You could try looking them up on Google.

lotusleaf said...

I long for those pencils! So many lovely photos for P!

claude said...

Hi Chris !
You had several ideas and choices for P.
Great post !

Nanka said...

A perfect P-Post and you have captured them all brilliantly!! I especially like "Peeking, Pattern and the Prismacolor pencils".

Gillian said...

Well, I did enjoy your plethora of Ps, especially the puddy tats! I like your experimental drawing too - I'm all for trying new things and having fun with different media. x

photowannabe said...

Chris, I think the cookie's name is something like Palmiers. The insignia of two palms crossing.
I love them too. They are so light and flaky.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Elizabeth said...

Perfectly pleasing.