Tuesday, May 31, 2011

05/30/11 Making some progress

Finally got a chance to paint yesterday and put in some reflections and reeds. I am trying to be patient and go slow so I don't get sloppy. I will get to paint some today but I'm still pretty busy with wedding shower cooking and school awards ceremonies.
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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

05/24/11 still on the easel

Just had time to add a few details on the underbelly and enjoy some company before the severe weather alert came up on my iphone app. Decided it would be better to go home. I still have a long way to go but probably won't get to paint again until Monday.
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Saturday, May 21, 2011

05/21/11 On the easel

I haven't been able to paint for a few weeks now because I've been subbing and will be subbing all next week. It is a necessary evil!
This picture is from a friend who went on an anniversary trip with her husband up and down the canals in England. She happily surrendered (just a loan) some of her pictures for me to paint. This is just the under painting and the beginning of the cows.
Can't wait until I can spend weeks at a time painting again. I sure do miss it but running out of money in the summer months is harder on me than missing a few days of painting.
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Saturday, May 7, 2011

05/07/11 For a change!

Last Monday five of us attended our first life drawing class at The Creative Arts Center in East Dallas. We had quick gesture poses that were 1-2 minutes to draw the gesture and then we took a break and began a 20 minute session. This is the result of the second 20 min. session and my friends were shocked that I was a much looser drawer than painter! I have been pushed to paint in this fashion and I'm going to give it a try. I love to draw with charcoal and hadn't realized how much I missed it.
Thank you for looking at my blog and have patience with me - obviously I'm an unfinished product!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

05/03/11 The winding road

Finished my small palette knife painting yesterday and now it has to dry for a while. It is very wet with thick layers of paint. I like the way the road leads your eye into the painting and the fence-line follows the road.
This image was taken in Warrenton, Texas at the edge of "Mark's Field," as we call it. I go to southern Texas twice a year for an antique festival and always manage to grab my camera to find a variety of photos each year. This image was taken in October of this year.
Thank you for looking at my blog on this beautiful Spring day.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

05/01/11 Ewe can do it!

I painted this little lamb (sheep actually) for my new nephew, Owen McNally. (or O'ee, as his sister calls him) When I started it he was very monochromatic but I decided at the last minute to put some bright colors into his wool. He really has almost as much paint on him as the real sheep has wool! This will definitely take a while to dry!
I will be painting all week and hope to finish what I left on my easel. Thank you for looking at my blog.