Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
"Singing the Blues" acrylic, 6 x 6 on wood
I'm just playing around....I have 3 of these "gessobord" panels...they are 6 x 6 x 2 inches....You can just stand them on a table top, or hang them....now I need to paint her 2 mates so I can have a trio. :)
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Tara's Tulips Watercolor and colored pencil 15 x 11
...a detail photo.
We hosted a wedding shower for a friend of ours over the weekend...Someone brought these beautiful tulips and left them at the house...I don't know who left them, and I assume they were for the bride to be, who forgot to take them with her with all the commotion. I decided to paint them because the leaves just seemed especially animated! :) Tara's Tulips was a fun and welcome break from the large acrylic of Turnberry I've been working on...Thanks for checking in!
Friday, April 18, 2008
Work in progress (wip) acrylic 24 x 40
Still plugging away at Don's painting...I wanted to have it done by the weekend...don't think it will be, unfortunately....I have to resolve the lower left side...adding texture within the already stated value range...(values are the lightness or darkness of a color...as if you are removing the color and looking at it in black and white)
Have a great weekend! The weather here is just glorious today....which is a big reason why this painting won't be done. :)
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
this is a work in progress (wip)...24 x 40 inches...acrylic.
My husband (Don) took a golfing trip to Scotland summer before last. He snapped some photos while playing and I'm painting from one of his pictures....always a huge challenge for me, not having been there to see for myself....It was one of those cloudy then sunny then rainy days....So I guess this is (or will be) about the weather, rather than the golf course. I have a devil of a time photographing acrylics. The sheen of them gives my camera fits....
Thursday, April 10, 2008
I took this photo in May of 2005....I've never seen a rainbow quite like this....it eventually evolved into a double rainbow....this image is right from the camera...not photo shopped, other than making the file smaller for the web. Neato eh? :)
finders keepers hint...
If you are walking or running on Polly Ann trail....right near Indianwood Road...you just might be a "finder"....It was still there as of 8 am this morning! hehehehe
*edit....I've heard from the "finder" of #14! what fun! :)
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
This is an 8 x 10 plein air painting (painting outside on site) from last summer...sigh...haven't made it outside to paint yet this year....I've been doing yard work on the nice days we've had.
finders keepers hint....in Lake Orion....if you like to walk or run the Polly Ann trail...you just might find it! I'll know tomorrow if it's been picked up....I usually don't hear from the finders...but that's ok....I still get a kick out of doing this :) Happy hunting!
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
It's time for another "finders keepers" release! Be on the look-out all you potential finders!
Number 14 will be placed today somewhere in Oxford or Lake Orion Michigan...I'm going to give hints later today, as to where I've left it. hehehe
edit.... #14 was found! Here is the email I received:
"My friend and i were embarking on a journey across town. Today was a fairly cloudy day and we started to feel some rain. At this point we were half way to our destination so we thought we were about to get soaked. that was when i stumbled upon your rock with the four leaf clover on it. This was also ironic because i was wearing my lucky shirt with guess what (a four leaf clover) on it. but anyway the rain stopped!"
This is what makes the finders keepers project fun for me....I love getting the notes when they are found! Thanks for writing finder #14!
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Has spring sprung??? Oh my gosh it's a gorgeous day here today!
I just finished this small (5x7) ink and wash house portrait for a friend of mine....she and her neighbors have been so supportive of me....it seems whenever any of the neighbors move....they have a going away party and commission me to do a small house portrait as a memento for them. It's usually a surprise...hope these friends don't look at my blog before their party! LOL
Enjoy this beautiful April day! I'm going to play in the yard.....