Monday, February 4, 2008

Another Bird

"Goldfinch on Redbud Branch"

11" x 14" Oil on Canvas Panel

I've been browsing through a lot of "Birds & Blooms" magazines lately. They have the most amazing photographs of birds in them. I think I might paint some more!

Yesterday, my friend Pat and I went to the Mount Dora Art Festival. What a treat! I haven't been to an art festival since leaving Kansas City 6 years ago. This one is huge! Street after street of amazing artists, all with very different visions and mediums. Believe it or not, I didn't purchase any art -- just a cool pottery piece. And, I discovered that my body just won't hold up anymore to walk up and down the streets all day -- after about 3 hours, I was done! That was a real surprise (and not a pleasant one, for sure!).

Today in Workshop, I was watching another artist working on a watercolor -- and decided that watercolor looks like something I just might need to learn! Oh No! More $$$ to spend! I think that I'll try something next week, using one of the instructors equipment, and see if it really is as much fun as it looks.

The weather has been spectacular the past 2 days! Sunny, and in the high 70's! Soon, the azaleas will be in full bloom, and Spring will be right behind! As much as I miss living near my kids and grandkids, during the Winter -- it's all worth it!

1 comment:

Kelli said...

Hi Nancy,

I love the colors in this painting. You're doing very well. Go girl.I finaly made it to your blog.

See you in class.