I'm so fortunate to have a son who knows his way around power tools! I invited him down to Florida for a long weekend to help me update my little bathroom. He arrived on Thursday, and between then and today, he demolished the old one, and fixed me up with a new one! He even had time to kayak on the river this morning!
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
I have two 20" square canvases that I intended to make coordinating abstract paintings to go in my new upgraded bathroom later this month! So, I put lots of modeling past texture on them, painting an underpainting, then covered that up mostly with creamy white/titan buff paint. Then, I started using a makeup sponge to add some green paint on the texture, and look what happened! It turned into a landscape! NOT what I had in mind! I'm still going to play with it and see what I can do - there's still a long way to go to finish.
But, I really shouldn't be surprised. When I painted a lot of watercolor paintings, most of them were landscapes. I seem to gravitate to them. But, the second canvas just doesn't have the same "feel" - so maybe it will actually be an abstract.
Here is a closeup of some of all that yummy texture! Love it!
Saturday, July 13, 2013
I'll be teaching the class: "Creative Collage" at Under the Cherry Blossoms in Mount Dora on Saturday, August 3, from Noon - 4pm.
Price: $40 - almost everything is included. I'll supply the substrates (we'll do 2 collages!), and have lots of paints, papers, stamps and tapes on hand! You can bring anything you'd like to add to your collage, and we'll discuss color and composition theory and have an afternoon filled with fun!
Contact "Under the Cherry Blossoms" or call them at 352-735-3090 to sign up.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
After watching Jane Davenport's little video, I decided to try some of her techniques. I really like the way she teaches drawing eyes. I did the background by tearing up some napkin, but I don't like where it overlapped, so that's probably not going to happen again.
I'm feeling a lot more confidant about painting these faces - not really sure what to do with them - but I'm getting a nice assortment in my art journal.
I'm getting ready to paint and update my bathroom. I've got an idea for a couple of abstract paintings to do for it. Anyone want to place bets on if that will be come a reality? With my track record, the odds are pretty slim!
Friday, July 5, 2013
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
I do especially love the quote: "Note to Self: When empty, refill with love"! I do this regularly by calling my kids, hugging my husband or petting my kitty or doggie! There is so much love around - no use letting it go to waste! I bought a page of stickers with "love quotes" on it, and I love every one of them!