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Friday, September 18, 2009

Farmville


A little sketchie of a farm in the Midwest done on a small piece of illustration board.* This worked nicely to hold in my lap or on the sketchbook and took layers of paint and ink and pencil and whatever I threw at it pretty well, as long as there wasn't too much wetness all at once. I like the idea of using the illustration board to supplement the paper in the sketchbook, and just know that it would "travel well."

And now I'm fighting my old computer, which is hooked up to my wonderful scanner. At one time neither the scanner nor the favorite printer would work with Vista (when Vista first came out), so I've kept them attached to the poor tired old computer which runs XP. What will I do when it dies, as it seems determined to do before the year is out??? I guess I'll be spending hours researching whether or not they've come up with Vista compatible drivers for my favorite peripherals! Do the rest of you also have to think hard to remember if all this technology really makes life easier or not?

Anyway -- I got this one scanned, and then the connection died again. Not the best in the lot, but the computer is flickering now, so I'm posting this anyway since it may be a while before I get the scanner working again. Sigh. More to come later. Hopefully. Meanwhile, I promise ... I'm still painting and sketching!
:-)

*Several experiments on larger pieces of the board were total flops -- I paint way too wet!

11 comments:

Teri C said...

WHOOHOOOOOOOOOOOO, she's baaack. At least for a little while.

You must have done this on your trip. Looks great and now I am looking for more.

I am backing a Macbook pro when I get back to Tucson. My scanner doesn't work with my Vista either.

Zelma said...

Love it Linda...Good composition too!

steviewren said...

Linda, I had the same problem when my virus infested computer had to be wiped clean recently. I went from using XP to Vista. Vista didn't want to recognize my perfectly good printer. Luckily my computer genius sons found a way around it for me.

Love your farm painting.

Zelma said...

Linda, It just occured to me that you may be able to find a "patch" online to make your computer communicate with your scanner and printer.

annie said...

We bought a wireless print network thingie when I got the laptop which uses Vista. My nephew hooked it all up for me. But my scanner no longer works. Nephew tried to figure out how to make it work and failed. But For now, I am taking photos of what I would normally scan, though I don't like the results as well.

annie said...

Oh, I liked the drawing too!

Linda said...

Okay -- so I was able to find drivers that are supposed to work with Vista for BOTH the printer and the scanner! Woo hoo! They don't support the "full functionality" of the devices -- who knows what that means. Well, I guess I'll find out. I got one driver downloaded last night and the other downloaded today, but have yet to unhook and rehook peripherals. Wish me luck, y'all!
(Oh, and I should note that I already have a printer/scanner-all-in-one-thing for the laptop, but the scanner stinks compared to my Epson Perfection, and I don't even waste my time with it.)

Chris said...

Alexis and I both thought this one was fantastic. I love the color.

caseytoussaint said...

That's lovely, Linda!

William F. Renzulli said...

Delightful sketch!

janey said...

Wonderful sky.