Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Now I need to get back to painting while I have some time.
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Here is the sketch for today - a model I enjoy drawing. She has wonderfully curly hair and a pale streak in it and lovely shaped lips and a round body that is fun to draw.
The lighting was such that it created some interesting shadows, too.
Friday, April 25, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Here are the jars I'm using to mix the paint and water to pour on the paper. Remember, you pour the misket on DRY paper but you prewet (spritz well with a spray bottle) the paper before you pour the colors (something I often forget). If you use baby food jars, you won't feel like your wasting good paint when you're done because you can just cap them and keep them for a while.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Now I've got to cook - something I never feel comfortable doing because I don't really do it enough to get good at it and am always sure some disaster is going to happen (things not done, not hot in the middle, too runny, too something!). But you can't share birthday hosting with 4 other couples who all cook and have good stuff (like homemade lasagna) and then just order pizza when it's your turn...or can you?
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Here is what I have so far...first washes and second. Am I done? Do I need to add more? What do you think?
And I think I am done with the Rusty Pot painting we all are doing at WatercolorWorkshop. I wanted to give the background some color but keep it light. I think seeing it like this, it needs a bit darker shadow shapes to give it more pop?
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Here are more photos from my trip. The Fairchild Oak is huge - so massive that when you walk up to it you have a true feeling of awe. Not what that word has come to mean but the true meaning. You get a catch in your throat and you stop breathing for just a moment as you understand the age of this beautiful living thing.
Some of the photos are from the Ormond Beach Art Museum and Gardens. A lovely little forested and little lizard-filled (so cute!) area that has great trees, flowers and even a waterfall.
And of course, the egrets bobbing in display - a few males still hadn't paired up (and it may be too late for those johnny-come-latelys) and they were giving it their all, bobbing and stretching and fluffing out their feathers to attract a female. (My photos are just point and shoot and I wish I could show you Jerry's - which are fantastic, as usual! - but since I don't know which ones he may use in competition, I'll have to wait on that).
Enjoy my little pics while I do some serious housecleaning today and I hope to take a break sometime and get a little painting done just to feel more at home and back in the groove.
Monday, April 14, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008