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I love creating art. I love the Creator! And through that love, I find a little slice of heaven on earth and I give Him all the glory! It's a great adventure and I'm excited to see what's around the bend! Come join me, won't you?

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Sketchbook ~ Wheat

Harvest has wrapped up mostly here in Montana.  I love the wheat fields - they are so awesome.  

So here is another sketch ~ and some play action not only with the Peerless Watercolors, but with some of my Gelly metallic pens.  I of course, love the bright colors, but I added a touch of red to the wheat stalks, and I really like how they add that bit of mystery and drama, which reminded me of the photos I took like the one above, which I posted about the Highwood Bench - wheat country in late July. 




I also added a bit of Twinkling H2O's to the background for a bit of sparkle. {and because it's super fun!}
And you won't be one bit surprised to see that I've added the infamous 'white dots' to the bottom of the page with my "Wite-Out" pen.  What can I say?  I love playing with it. Heck, I just love playing with art supplies!!  {Who knew?!}

EnJOY.  Be Thankful.  
And pray for rain!  We need it badly. Note: Joining a beautiful group of artists and encouragers on STUDIO JRU Friday!  Check it out... you will be blessed!
Blessings~
Leslie  

24 comments:

Margaret Applin said...

I had to look twice because it looked like you had hand-embroidered chain stitchs on the paper but that must be the H2O's. Of course, it is gorgeous!!!!

Bev said...

Beautiful..! You have been blessed with such talent!!

Jean said...

I love to see the way you play! Beautiful!

╰☆╮ Barb ╰☆╮ said...

Fun, fun! Yes, let's just pray rain - or snow - and get these fires out! As well as take care of the drought. Love your waves of grain.

Deborah OHare said...

I do love your wheat fields. Do you have any plans to interpret them in stitch?

Heart n Soul said...

Thank you for stopping by and leaving your sweet encouragement, so nice to meet you out here in the blogosphere :) Your work is fabulous!!

Carissa said...

oh my gosh that is beautiful!

Cindy said...

Gorgeous! I love fall, it is my favorite time of year...

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

Yes!! I have 'plans' for all of my sketches, Deborah! LOL thing is --- time! But I do find it makes for great ideas... it's the execution in getting them done. I can't even write them down fast enough. But I find it (the sketching) really does help, and I want to try and paint this scene on fabric, and add STITCHING... 'itchin to stitch' soon... my eyes are better, and my new glasses have arrived!! YAY!

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

So blessed to find you, and 'meet' you here, too! Thanks so very much and looking forward to ... more!!

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

Thank you Bev!

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

So glad to hear it Jean! I love to play! Thank you so much.

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

yes let's do pray - even if it takes {just a little}.... SNOW!

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

Thank you Carissa!! So glad to have you stopping in!

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

thank you Cindy; I do love fall too... I feel as it's our sweet embrace and compensation for saying goodbye to summer!

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

the shiny bits on the wheat berries are my gelly roll metallic pens. I know - they are gorgeous aren't they?! Thanks Margi - happy Friday girl!

elle said...

What a Creator to make such creations! We are blessed to be given eyes to SEE what is all about us and then try to capture in our own way. Just lovely.You constantly remind me to really look!

Christina said...

Oh, that's beautiful! So vibrant and live-feeling.

Laura Wells said...

Oh I love your wheat paintings. We lived in Bozeman for a few years. The landscape certainly does inspire. Stopping by from Studio JRU.

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

Thank you Laura; it's a pleasure to have you from Studio JRU! Love Bozeman area, but I feel that way about most of Montana! Thanks again!

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

thank you christina - nice to have you here!

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

Oh Elle - ain't it the truth - to take time and look... LOOK... close... and EnJOY! Amen!

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

Oh my goodness... I *love* this. One of my favorites from you. Wheat is so beautiful and you were inspired by it wonderfully!! The colors are fantastic! :)

Robin Norgren said...

the movement in this painting is so soothing

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