Tuesday, September 12, 2017
This small painting is from my small watercolor art journal. I sat outside of the "agriturismo" resort villa we stayed in and painted this. It's a beautiful valley with a farm. This is looking into Tuscany. This is also the view I had from my room.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
The Evening Rise
Oil on panel
My niece's husband took this photo on a recent fishing trip. As soon as I saw the photo, I knew I would use it as a reference for an oil painting. It just grabbed me. I love the setting sun, the bent rod, the story it tells. Steve, who took the reference photo told me that this time of day is called the evening rise, because the fish rise up to eat the bugs that land on the water. I am happy with this painting and how it turned out.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Thursday, July 6, 2017
4" x 4"
oil on panal
Ice cream and cupcakes represent happy times to me. I guess because I only
eat them when I am with my family or celebrating a special event. Those are
happy times for me. I don't eat cupcakes or ice cream cones when I am by myself.
cone refine to only dull out next
(I thought it was competing too much with the actual ice cream,
so I dulled it out.)
start to refine
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Home Sweet Home
This is a fabric and paper collage. I am starting to think about which papers I will bring with me to Italy for my collage trip with Elizabeth St. Hilare. She uses paper and will supply all of our supplies needed, but she did say to bring paper that we would like to incorporate into out work while in Italy.
This collage above uses both fabric and paper. I also used paint. Its a real mixed media piece. It's part of a children's board book that I altered.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Prima and I don't think it is artist quality, although it says it is. But even so, the colors are vibrant and rich, perfect for quick sketching. Easy to mix and I just love the bright colors.
The wonderful thing- this paint set cost 15.00. I would of paid 15.00 for the box alone, so the added paint is a bonus. Like I said, its not artist quality but it works just fine! I'll be taking this little gem to Italy this summer. I plan on doing as much sketching of the local area as possible. I can't wait!
Thursday, May 18, 2017
watercolor on 140# paper
I've always wanted to paint fog...and I just didn't know how to. I found a technique book that showed me how. Yay! This is my first attempt. I like the sky colors. I found a workbook by Zolton Szabo that has demos on techniques.