Wednesday, January 15, 2014



All is well. 
Holly Wilder The Orb Chaser came over and did some techie moves on my new soft and hard toys. 
Thanks Holly and Son!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

A Marker Sketch

"Morning Light" 

A sketch done with markers early this morning.
These days have been filled with me getting to know my new tools: a new software Photoshop Elements and a new scanner. So much to relearn. Although the new scanner is a lot easier to use than my old one I still need to figure out how to stitch together scanned images of my larger paintings. This marker sketch is small so it fits the scanning area easily. It's the larger pieces that are requiring my researching and relearning how to put the images together. 
It's a slow process! 

Monday, January 6, 2014

Bare Heel

"Bare Heel"

"Her Shoe" (detail)

"Her Bare Foot" (detail)

© Anna M. Rodriguez

From the sketch book. Completed within two days. 
Went to a mexican birthday party and I got in the mood to sketch out what I imagined her feet looked like after dancing. It was late and an outdoor party. So many were freezing. I'd catch a few looks to see the young women dancing and taking shots of some alcohol. Didn't care to find out what it was they drank. Their display of dancing and shouting caught my attention for a few seconds and this is how I finished the sketch. 

"Her Shoe" was completed before we went to the party. 

"Her Bare Foot" was completed the next morning. 

Ah! I feel great!! I don't miss the hangovers. I don't miss the drinking. 
I am grateful.

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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Let It Be

Started this morning and finished this evening. The light is terrible. From the sketchbook.