Wednesday, September 2, 2015

When Cold is Hot and Hot is Cold. Kitchen Faucets.

Puppy School Graduate

Whimsical Sketchbook Art © Vernita Bridges Hoyt 2015

Boxer Series #1: Puppy School Grad
Daily sketching or drawing is known to improve an artist's skills. Over the past several years I had fallen away from daily sketching, but recently I picked up the sketchbook again. What better place to start than with an ink line sketch of the boxer pup. Sketching has begun. Where will it take me? Thor was not happy at all wearing the graduation cap for his puppy school grad picture, but he was (and is) such a good boy that he wore the cap for a minute or two, long enough for pictures. I used a photo reference for the freehand sketch of Thor puppy and applied a little artistic license to make the his brown eyes blue. This is the first sketch of many to come from my newly revived daily sketch routine.

Boxer Puppy School Grad, wc & ink on 100 lb. paper 8x5 in.
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When cold is hot and hot is cold. Kitchen faucets.

The Texas summer of 2015 was hot with triple digit temperatures for June, July, and part of August. The summer was so hot that water flowing from the kitchen hot water faucet was colder than water flowing from the cold water faucet, and water from the cold water faucet felt like it had been heated, and it had been heated … by the sunshine. I was never sure exactly how that happened, and once I thought somehow the lines had been crossed. They had not. A Facebook friend had posted how they were conserving California water by filling a bucket with cold water while waiting on the hot water to flow from their faucets. Then they used the bucket of cold water to pour on their plants and flowers. As I waited for the water in my kitchen faucet to change from hot to cold, I wished there had been a way I could share some of the hot water coming out of my cold water faucet. Confused yet?

As a child, I was reprimanded for daydreaming. Today my daydreams morph into paintings.  V. Bridges Hoyt — painting the sauce of Texas™. 
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