Thursday, March 1, 2012

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Pears II


Acrylic on paper 15"x11" I painted this with liquid acrylics, in the manner of watercolour, and I had a ball..

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Trio of pairs, oh no I mean pears!! :-p


Liquid acrylic on paper, 15"x11"
Palette knives, fingers to blend, rigger for detail. Oh and a spray bottle.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Snow scene (WIP)


11"x15" acrylic on paper..

This is what I was playing with yesterday afternoon. It got too dark to paint last night, as Johanne hasn't daylight bulbs in the house.. I am looking forward to having a play some more later.. That post isn't dark like that in person. I will take another picture when I do some more.

I am just practicing my grasses in snow. If anyone has some decent photos I would love to see them.. :-)

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Tis half way through January, the Blog is officially open again!!!! Post your work!!

What are you working on at present?? Post it for us to see, and if you have any ideas about a challenge put them here.. :-)

Well I did it, I finally set up my painting gear..


I have to pack up each day, but what the heck I am painting..

Monday, December 28, 2009

Snow storm today


Last night, we had freezing rain all night. I awoke to the rat-a-tap-tap of the ice pellets hitting my bedroom window. Wondered what the heck it was at first. It woke4 me a couple of times, but I drifted off easily enough again. By mid morning we had a snow storm. It was amazing, huge snow flakes, that by the end of the storm wee horizontal!!!! There was snow stuck to the side of the side of the 6 story apartment building across the road. cool!!!!!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Charcoal drawing of a walking trail in Dundas Ontario (wip)


This is a work in progress, of a walking trail, a very special place to me.
I took the photo a month ago when the leaves were all but fallen. I am drawing in my 6"x8" sketch book. I really wish it was bigger. I may paint it, but I will draw it bigger before I do. Just need to finish this first. I will get back to it next week I hope.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Challenges on the blog .....

Hi all .....I don't think I will be joining in this time with the challenges .....I actually found that they were making me quite anxious the last time I was doing them ....especially when I didn't get working on it at the beginning of the week ....then I was rushing to get something/anything done just to show it......

I have also made up my mind to cut down drastically on my internet usage ..... I waste far too much time on it...... :(

I need to concentrate more on painting something that would be suitable to sell to the public. I have been caught out too often recently with nothing ready to replace something that sold. Last week I sold one in a local cafe and the manager said that he was taking over the shop attached to the cafe and did I have any more paintings that he could hang .... I had to get 2 finished and framed quickly and I took down two from my own walls to leave with him.

Then my friend who runs a B&B told me last night that she has sold one of my paintings ....of course I have nothing ready to replace it ..... it's just not good enough .....

So I am cutting down on all my internet usage .....emails etc ..... I shall still post at WetCanvas and have a laugh in the cafe but I really must try and only go there once a day ....maybe twice..... it's going to be difficult but I have to look on this art business as a job and try and make some money from it ..... I won't make any money sitting on my backside at the computer ..... I need to be at the easel .....

Happy Christmas and New Year everyone and Happy painting/drawing!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Get those brushed out, sharpen those pencils ... make ready!!!!!!

Merry Christmas Ladies.

Please make ready for the new year. :-)) WE are coming back full swing. We will be drawing and painting, and we will resurrect our challenges.. Any ideas are more than welcome. We all need to really make this blog work in the new year, we need to help each other to get motivated and make art..

What say you? Who is In?

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Annnd...back. :P

Hi ladies. I've finally made the move back to Arkansas. We've been here a bit, but just got settled...well...almost settled. I'm now looking for work and getting ready to start on my Master's degree and we're staying with my husband's father until we are both gainfully employed. Buuut...we're here. :) So, things should slow down soon and I should be able to start drawing again. I've missed you ladies and I'm happy to be back. Now...to get JJ back...hehe

Monday, October 5, 2009

Went to visit fellow wcer's today.


Pat took us to see Doug and Ruth. We had a nice visit. I posted some photo's on facebook if you are interested.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Hello from Wigan - Pemberton UK

Hey guys,

What have you been doing? Any drawing and painting to post? It is training today, so plein air sketching is out of the question, and I have my kit sitting right beside me too..



Come on you lot get back to your sketching and post something..:)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Dust Storm


Absolutely blows me away. I have never seen anything like it over the city before, well not this bad. It is oppressive. The red dust have blown up from Western Australia. I have to wear my mask, as I am wheezing.. :-(

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Hey up everyone..

It is far too quiet around here.... :)

What have you been painting? Drawing? Doing??

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Okay...I am no good at this!

There once was a fellow name Hugh
Who went to town on a mule
But it started raining and
The sky started falling so
He had to go home on a boat!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Me and my bright ideas...

I can't think of a thing out of my limerick to paint. Help!

I can see one thing in Anne's and one thing in Ree's I would paint.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

My feelings painting.....at last ....


I love the color yellow and how it makes me feel so I had a quick search about it on the internet and found out a little more about it .....

Yellow symbolizes: wisdom, joy, happiness and intellectual energy.
Put some yellow in your life when you want clarity for decision-making, relief from 'burnout', panic, nervousness, exhaustion. It also aids sharper memory and concentration skills and gives protection from lethargy and depression during dull weather.
On the downside ......people lose their tempers more often in yellow rooms, and babies will cry more. It is the most difficult color for the eye to take in, so it can be overpowering if overused..... so I won't be painting a whole room yellow!!!

I saw a big yellow lily painting on Wetcanvas and I decided to paint myself a big yellow flower .....
30" X 28"

Here it is above my computer ....

THIS WEEKS CHALLENGE

You must choose one word from the limerick you wrote and make a painting out of it.

Oh, and, I don't mean paint the word literally..:p

Post the painting Monday 14th.

Horrible Timing

I'm so sorry I'm late on my limerick, ladies. It's been busy here. If it's not drunk friends taking my attention, it's packing up the house and taking care of dogs. I haven't really even been able to touch a pencil the last couple of days. I think I may have to take some time away to get things done here at the house. We're still waiting to find out when we're moving, and our kids are missing us like crazy (I'm missing them much more though). Once we get a date, it's probably only going to be about 2 weeks from the day we get hubby's orders. So, basically, we're trying to get everything packed and ready that we're not using or is not a necessity before we get the date. Plus, I"m looking to go back to college, so that's yet another thing I'm dealing with here (online since I don't have time to go to a traditional university). So, until everything slows down some, I think I need some time. Once we get moved and settled in our new house (halfway across the country), I can join back in, if you ladies are still happy to have me. :) Until then, I'm going to miss you all. If you need to chat, or just want to, JJ has my messenger info and I'd be happy to hear from you. :D

Friday, September 4, 2009

JJ's Limerick

There was a lady named Anne

She was watching Ree climb a span

When Ree's pants split

Anne had a fit

and Ree's face went dead pan

My Limerick

There once was a young man called Eddie
For fun ....he was ever ready!
He slipped on some ice
It didn't feel nice
Now Eddie isn't so steady!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Boat Painting






This is what I have been working at these past few days and I think I am finished now ....I am getting tired looking at it anyway!!!!