It's been a busy summer so far what with kids out of school and a summer
track and field club (my son not me!) But I've been managing working on
some new paintings. This is what I'm currently working on. Can't wait
I fell in love with this regalia, so beautiful with intricately woven feathers into the headdress and cape. With so many of them similar in color, I had to focus on the nuances in each feather to make them come alive visually, as if they weren't already stunning to me!
Because at some point in your life, you're just going to have to learn to float!
This painting was pretty tricky, never having painted sparkly water let alone submerged/floating people before it created another one of those "what was I thinking" moments.
I think my thought process was something like this. . What a great image! I should paint that!, well, maybe not, it looks kinda hard, but then again, it would be a great painting, oh I don't know, I've never done anything like it before, well what better way to learn!, Ok, I'll try it!, I think . . . maybe after I do some easier paintings. . .oh, I'll just go for it! Ok I'll do it . . wait,
I'd better stock up on chocolate. . . yeah, chocolate will make this easier. ;0)
Ok, so I don't paint on an easel and I have several things I'm working on but I thought since I haven't updated my blog in a little while I'd let you see one of the things I'm working on. Thanks for checking in, I'll have some new paintings to show you soon! ;0)
(Jelaine Faunce is having a showdown with the Internet so as soon as she's laid down the law at the OK Coral, I'll post her image ;0) )
All of the sudden, peeps are all the rage! Lately I've seen more peep posts and pictures than I can remember. I don't remember what got me started on painting peeps a few years ago and I never meant for them to take over but they have a way of, well, invading my space! This year has been no exception even though I swore off peeps.
I've been challenged by some of my most creative friends this time so how could I have turned it down? I went simply for something I feel is important this time:
Equality for all Peeps!
Make sure to check out every one's blogs by clicking on their names and enjoy the stories behind their paintings!
Three boxes of Sweethearts and a bag of large Sweethearts later, I had the still life I wanted to paint! Ok, four boxes but who's counting after the first two! This was a sweet challenge to be a part of. . snicker snicker, had it not been for the candy, I might not have powered through a touch of the flu during the painting! Suffering for art was not part of the plan but I'm so glad I was able to finish it in time to be part of the challenge with a fine group of painters. Please check out their blogs to get the story behind their paintings! just clickity click on their names :0)
I love these flowers, such a beautiful pink and a warm yellowish glow in the center, and then there's the lovely darker pink veins. . . in the spring, they look like a carpet of pink in the desert. But really what got me to paint this watercolor was the bee on the glass. So cool.
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Happy New Year everyone! I thought I'd start out the new year with a little fun. I used to watch Gumby and Pokey when I was little and thought they could make an interesting painting, of course I had to put my own twist on them!
I hope you had safe and wonderful holidays, time to move forward!
It all started with this flower painting by my girl
She had asked if she could try my watercolors and this is what she came up with, that gave me the inspiration I needed to do a portrait of her, that and the fact that she NEVER lets her hair be put into braids or pony tails or anything, it's always free and flowing, so when she said I could braid her hair and tie it up like her Great Grandma's and she saw her self, she couldn't stop giggling. I had a lot of fun painting this one, letting the paint flow and drip and make as much mess as Lily did when she was painting.
Here's some of the steps it took to finally finish what is now one of my favorite paintings.
I hope you enjoy seeing my latest work as much as I enjoyed painting it!
I've said it before and I'll say it again, and then again next year! This has to be my favorite holiday! For me it's visually exciting and full of cultural depth and to top that off, it's a time to celebrate with music and rejoicing and food to honor the loved ones that have passed into the next phase of the journey.
I'm happy to have Jelaine join me this year with her Antonio - Huggy Bear - Fargas Pimp daddy and posse. . . . I just love her twisted mind! ha ha ha
I'm also extremely happy to be introduced to the works of Geraud Staton, who's cunning wit that rivals Jelaines and a love of horror movies is a dude that I just had to know. Just look at the expressions on the faces of his painting!
What can I say about my painting? well, a rubber ducky in skeleton drag and fish bones? That'll work! ha ha ha
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