Thanks so much to Lina and Nathan for having us all to your home for Christmas. The company was wonderful, the food was exceptional and G'Pa and G'Ma love our gifts. I'm so happy you like your painting. Lina, let's make a date to paint together? G'ma
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Friday, December 21, 2007
Today, I am cleaning up my mess and packing our bags. We are heading for Ohio to have Christmas with Lina and Nathan, John, Michele, Todd, Aaron and Lexie. I'm taking Cookies, Cranberry Relish, Pies amd Chex Mix. Yum. I am so looking forward to this! I'm like a little kid at Christmas, Oh, it is Christmas. Ok, like a little kid. When I return, I will paint and post my Christmas paintings.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
I have been painting but they are for gifts so I can't show them until after Christmas. I have been baking cookies everyday. I tried to reorganize my studio yesterday but I was in there for 5 minutes and sat down to paint the latest idea. I couldn't stop myself. All those colors and all that paper call my name. I have been saying my whole life, "I wish I could paint that". Now I can paint whatever I want. Sometimes it's really bad but it's a learning experience and just paper. I'm going to a one day workshop in January in Ohio with my sister. I am so excited! I'm sure I will learn new techniques.
Monday, December 3, 2007
I have been in Ohio for a week to visit with my sister. We played so hard that we didn't stop to paint. Now I have laundry to do and groceries to buy so it might not happen today. Tomorrow for sure. I will get my 10 minutes of drawing into my Moleskin.
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Sunday, September 16, 2007
This is the barn I started at the workshop and finished at home. I really didn't like it. I had the doors lighter so that you could see into the barn and it was too busy. I darkened the doors, darken the sky, added ore shadow and voila! Now I like it for where I am in my painting. I learned a lot with this one. DH helped me learn that all lines should be vertical even when the horizontal is not horizontal.
Sunday, September 9, 2007
This is the painting that I did at the Robert and Sharon Long Workshop. I loved the workshop and I loved the Long's. They were warm and generous. Our group put out some masterpieces. I thought that I would be the "baby" of the group since I have ony been painting seven months but I wasn't. I learned so much about mixing colors, glazing, shadows/light, and confidence/competence.
Sunday, September 2, 2007
Saturday, September 1, 2007
I painted my sister Barbara's house for her birthday. I am so glad she liked it! Her house has beautiful new grey siding and I struggled getting the right essence of grey. Oh well, she liked it and that feels good.
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
I painted all day today and loved it! I wanted to use several different techniques I have learned. I masked with contact paper and I put WC in a spray bottle and I misted it on. Some of my leaves are abstract and some of them are realistic. I don't like my stems but I will go back and fix them.
Sunday, August 26, 2007
I have working on this for weeks. I'd better put it away for awhile before (maybe too late) I overwork it. Autumn is my favorite time of year. I also love barns and churches. For years I have been saying that I wish I could paint that and now I am. Getting better every year! Me and my Watercolor!
This was fun. After it was done, I wanted to paint it over. Maybe I will! I am going to a Robert and Sharon Long Workshop the week after next. I am so excited! I moved my painting spot again today to get better light. DH put up a gate to keep the dogs out of the room. He's so sweet.
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Saturday, June 30, 2007
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
It's Tuesday morning and my grandchildren are coming for a visit. I haven't seen them for awhile and I am very excited. It's raining and I hope it stops so that Lexie is not driving in the rain. I know that she is a good driver but I'm a grandma and I worry. (It's my job) I'm going to turn on the pool heater soon and warm up the pool so that we can swim.
I planted 2 tomato plants and I now have 6. 4 plants are volunteer from last years crop. I think I will have plenty of tomatoes since DH doesn't eat them. I bought that new liquid plant food that you put on your hose and I feel like Jack in the Beanstalk!