Wobbly: inclined to shake as from weakness or defect

Friday, March 30, 2007 at 3:08 PM

It's not the flamingos that are wobbly, it's me! I have a horrid spring cold. Hoping to feel better I took a few puffs from an inhaler the doctor gave me a few months back. Whoa!!!!!!!!!! I was sitting at the easel working on this painting and felt the wobblies kick in. I looked at my hand and saw it trembling, my heart began to race, but I continued on. LOL. I think maybe the shakiness helped the painting somewhat. This is from a photo I took from the day at the Wild Animal Park north of San Diego. I'm liking how it's coming out.

Yesterday was a good art day. Dianne and I went to the studio class and then poked our noses in a printing workshop where we got a mini lesson on the process. Looked like lots of fun. We might look into the next one in the fall.


I also played around this afternoon with Virtual Pose 2. Another artist, Casey recommended it and since I lack volunteers to pose au natural; this is a pretty cool program. You can pick a model, pose and rotate to your liking, then sketch away. My only disappointment is that the image on the screen is rather small. I think you can print out the images but I haven't figured that out yet.


  1. Desiree Says:

    I love your virtual pose, good job!!

  2. The flamingos are great. I really like the color and composition. And you've done a nice job on the figure too. It's true that vp is not the real thing, but it's good practice and you've got a nice drawing here! I agree that it's a bit small on the screen though. You can try zooming in on isolated parts.

  3. jill Says:

    i absolutely LOVE the flamingos! they look great!!

  4. Nice flamingoes, Marta. The colors are great and the whole painting is fresh and loose.
    Well done.

  5. martha Says:

    Wonderful flamingos!

    I have had an affinity for flamingos ever since I painted one on a mural in kindergarten. Funny how impressionable we are at that age - it became "my animal" for life!

    I love how you have used the color here.

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