Sunday, February 27, 2011

02/27/11 II Corinthians 5;17

This painting is a drastic change from my usual. It is a religious interpretational painting. II Corinthians 5;17 : Therefore if anyone is in Christ he is a new creation. The old has passed away,the new has come. My interpretation of this scripture is that if we live as Christ does in the Bible, then we become new. By becoming open to all our gifts and using them as Christ tells us in the Bible and being thankful for all (good and bad) He gives us, we will become one with the trinity.
This painting will be entered in a contest that asks the artist to paint this scripture. I'm not sure that I am completely finished with this work but I am pleased with what I have so far.
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Saturday, February 26, 2011

02/26/11 Still on the easel - Taking my time!

Chibi and I had the whole studio to ourselves today. I worked on the duck (drake) and the lab's wet fur. It continues to challenge my skills to achieve the look I want. I am determined to get it JUST right! I'll be down tomorrow in the afternoon to continue. Hope Grant shows up so he can give me a few pointers!!! I can see from the photo that the subtle changes in the water color are too subtle! Those feathers are about to make me loose my religion!!!! I WILL get them. All of this try and mix and mix and try is frustrating! I can see I need some lessons - and soon.

My thoughts and prayers are with my fellow painter, Kay Wyne, who just lost her mother this past Friday. Even though she had been sick for a long time, you are NEVER ready to loose you parents. Prayers are going out to you, your family, sister and your children. Remember, we love you a lot!

Thanks for listening to my rantings! Enjoy the great weather today.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

02/24/11 On My easel

I haven't done that many dogs, much less a hunting dog. Loved the close up of the duck in her soft mouth. Still have a lot to do on her coat to make it look wet but I worked on her face and the duck's underbelly today. Had to stop before I wanted to but I shall return tomorrow! I'm afraid the duck is going to be more challenging than the dog! Those feathers are tough. I am pleased with my progress today.
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Sunday, February 13, 2011

02/13/11 Outter Bank

I enjoyed painting this image in my moleskin so much that I decided to paint it on a canvas. The angry, bruised clouds are always a challenge for me and I can see where I can add some more seagrass, but on the whole I am pleased with the outcome. Right now I'd like to be on a WARM sandy beach just baking the cold out of my bones! I shouldn't complain since the weather is beautiful today and to think, only a week ago we were up to our tutus in snow!
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Monday, February 7, 2011

02/07/11 New Flower - Cone Flower

Just love the way this cone flower looks! I tried to put in too much detail and ended up going back and kinda smudging it. Let me know what you think!
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02/07/11 Big Birthday present!!!

Meet "Big Red," my new painting cabinet!! It was a present from a very dear friend. (Thanks again) It is actually a Craftsman tool cabinet that Laurie Pace, I think, talked about in her blog. It is fantastic for organizing all the things artists need to keep at the studio. This tool chest was on sale for 2 days,2/1-2/2, and I grabbed it up as fast as possible! I ordered it, had it delivered to Sears and picked it up on Friday. Sharon helped me get this monster out of the car and with a little help I was organizing in an hour! I am just in love with it! I still need to label all the drawers with their contents but that is minor. A huge thanks goes out to P. F. for his generosity and thanks to Sharon for helping me put it together!
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