Saturday, September 8, 2012

Out for a while

I will be away from my blog for a couple months because I am subbing. ( at least until late October - mid November) I will be able to paint on Sundays but since I am working with first graders it will only be on Sundays! I need Saturdays to catch up on errands, cooking and general housekeeping, plus grading papers.
If I complete a piece I will post it. Please hang in there with me!!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

07/26/12 Big Boy

I had so much fun doing this!! I am looking forward to doing another one but of a cow. This is just so much fun tapping into my creative side. I am pleased with the way this big boy looks. I have seen several artists who paint in a similar fashion but this is new to me. AND SO MUCH FUN.!!!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

07/21/12 Sailing at Rockport,Tx.

Worked a little more on this baby. The weather was very overcast with little blips of sunshine. I captured this sailboat returning to Rockport when I was there in March. I am still a long way from being finished but I'm on my way.
I have a close-up of a buffalo head that I'm also working on at the studio. It gives me a variety to work on.  I get bored easily and I can switch back and forth.
Thanks for looking at my blog on this sizzling summer day. Keep cool, Carol.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

07/12/12 Finally back!

Sorry it has taken me so long to post but I have been under the weather for the last month! I wish I could have said I'd been someplace exotic and exciting but, "No such luck!" Anyway I'm back and well and ready to paint. I came down on Tuesday and got this far on a new painting from a photo I took in Rockport, Texas. In case you can't tell, that is a sailboat in the foreground. I feel like I haven't painted in months instead of weeks! I have really missed the studio and the time I spent there.

I'm sure I NEED to do a lot of things to improve this but just give me a few more days to get my brain wrapped around it again and to recall all the tips I've learned in the past two workshops I've taken.

Thanks for taking the time to check in on my blog. Carol

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

6/19/12 Learning to paint shadows - Lakewood

I attended a Becky Parks workshop last week and was looking for a photo with good shadows.  The only one that remotely fit the bill was one that I took last year of Lakewood.  I took some artistic liberties and I am not totally finished with it but it survived a wet ride in my car from Rockwall without being ruined. If you go to Lakewood this year you might see the final version of this painting.
I think I got the idea that she was trying to convey to us but now I have to keep practicing what I learned.
Thanks for taking the time to check out my blog. Carol

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

May 30,2012 In the Bluebonnets

I have finally gotten back into the studio!!! Since our class everything has gotten in the way!!  I spent two weeks teaching so I would have a little extra money for the summer and all sorts of other things.  

Got back in yesterday and today, using what I learned in Rusty's class.  I am not finished with this painting but it is a far cry better than it was!!  Any suggestions would be appreciated.  Thanks for looking at my blog,Carol

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

05/09/12 Port A dockside

This boat was dockside in Port A on the second day of Rusty Jones' workshop in Port Aransas.   I can't tell you how much I learned and just how much fun I had.   It was HOT, windy and I was using my new plein air paint box.    Rusty was patient with his students and clear in his instruction. I can't recommend any of his workshops enough! I'm sure I'll be saving my money for another one of his workshops in the future.  
Thank you for checking out my blog. Carol