Alice in the afternoon

Alice is waiting for a walk, and she has every reason to want to go outside. The sun is out, the snow is melting, and that means that all kinds of things that were buried under the snow are hers to discover. It looks like spring has finally arrived in some sort of semi-permanent way. Of course you can never really be sure that it won’t snow again until we get to mid-April, but I’ll take this. I hope that wherever you are (except for my friends down under!), you’re enjoying a bit of spring too today.


14 Comments on “Alice in the afternoon”

  1. Spring is making an appearance in central Ohio, but as usual the road is a rocky one.

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  2. I am so glad spring is approaching up there for you and Alice! We are having a lot of rain in Queensland, OZ. Temperatures are mild but it is wet. Papers are damp. I have a dehumidifier running in my art room. Winter is the best time to go out sketch. The sun is not so fierce.

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  3. Bernadette says:

    Yes, yes, it’s a beautiful sunny day in Ohio. It’s been in the high 50’s, even too warm for my lightweight jacket. Cold air and rain move in tomorrow but surely, spring is on the way.
    We have our kitchen window open where our cat likes to sit, watching for birds.luckily the screens keep him inside.
    Very nice drawings. I sketch the cat often as he sits beside me.

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  4. Bernadette says:

    I forgot to mention….I really like the way the shadow falls over Alice and spills to the floor. It’s a great way to remember this day when spring visited.

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    • Alice loves to have an afternoon nap in the kitchen, and last time our son was here he moved her bed right to the door she gets a full body sunbath. Now I do that every sunny day.

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  5. Denise says:

    Love your Alice updates! Did you use gouache for her “color” portrait? I’ve purchased a few tubes of gouache recently, but haven’t had a chance to spend much time trying it out, too many other projects. Thanks for the reminder to get going with them! 2-4 “ of snow due here in CT on Friday! Winter not over here yet, either.

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    • Thanks Denise. I hadn’t sketched Alice in a long time and I was overdue! But as you just saw, I was getting a new course ready to launch. Thanks so much for registering, btw!!
      As for Alice’s colour portrait, good guess. It was not real gouache, though. I was using some new gouache brushes in Procreate! Hope winter is over for you soon.

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  6. toddpop1 says:

    “Alice in the Afternoon” sounds like the title of a French New Wave film from the ’60’s… Probably directed by Truffaut and starring Jeanne Moreau.

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    • It does sound like that, doesn’t it?? Probably because this week I have been watching FIFA, the international festival of films on art, which is all online this year. Lots of very out there stuff so maybe that got into my head.
      I hope all is well with you guys!!

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  7. John Penney says:

    Shari, The second, color sketch is a very dynamic composition. Very much like notan with its strong light and dark patterns. Well done.

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