Monday, December 28, 2009
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
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
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
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
Monday, October 5, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
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
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
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 ....
Friday, September 4, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
The hand was the first. I spent probably close to an hour and a half on it. I used my own hand for this..but added a bit more nail. No, it's not the best, but the light kept changing and started annoying me. lol
The foot came next. I was wearing socks and shoes, so I couldn't see my foot, and just kinda guessed where everything went. Looks a bit cartoonish to me. heheThe face (or half a face) was last. This was done out of pure boredom while waiting for my husband to be called back by the doc.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
I started this boat last week and I need help with what reflections I would see in the water if it was quite still. I only have a picture of the boat on dry land but it has to be in the water for the painting .....
Any other advice would be most welcome .....
Thanks gals .....
I have edited it to include the boat on dry land ....
.....dancing at the Auld Lammas Fair yesterday and today ....for charity ....the local coastguards who depend on donations from the public.
Here are some pics .....I know y'all will want proof!!!
Monday, August 24, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Just to let you see that I have been doing something ..... I am also working on a boat painting which is going very very slowly and I will post my feelings painting soon ......has anyone else posted their feelings paintings yet? ....no ....I didn't think so ..... hmmmmph ....
Friday, August 21, 2009
I got itchy fingers, and I really needed to draw something, anything. So I went down to my studio, looking for my Conte sticks, I was sure I had several skin toned ones or the pastel pencils. Must have given them away as a gift, as they were still boxed. Never mind, I found my willow charcoal sticks, and my holder.
8"x12" on paper
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
I went to bed Friday sometime and only got up today (monday). I only got out of bed twice in that time, once to answer the phone to Ree, on Saturday night, (I forgot to take the phone to bed, but I was that sick I didn't care, and last night, my friend and neighbour Kim had cooked me a meal.. I couldn't eat it, it is in the fridge.
I am up to go get my paintings from the Ekka, and I have a Dr's appointment tonight. I am eating a bowl of porridge right now, help build me up a bit.. I feel awful still..
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
This is what I am working on at present. It is 14"x28" Acrylic. I have to put in all the sea foam now, and that will take time.. I started it Thursday I think, I worked on it al little last night, and a couple of hours tonight.
Another 3 hours, and I am brat. It is midnite..
Charity is moving house.
Ree is tied up with her Mum.
Anne is tied up with commissions.
Me? I am sick, still.
How about, everyone doing a drawing a week for the next week. I proper drawing, not a sketch.
Draw anything you wish. A portrait, a still life, fauna, just make it interesting and a complete drawing.
Pay particular attention to your values.
You have a week from today.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
I entered three paintings into the "Ekka" The show runs until next Saturday. I went in to look at the artwork today, and discovered this painting had sold. The other two paintings I entered are Golden Girl, My Sunflower, and Flying, the yacht painting with the coloured spinnakers. This one that sold, was Emotions II Acrylic on canvas. 24"x24"
There had to have been in an excess of 1000 paintings in there. In the watercolour section, first prize was won by a varnished watercolour glued to a black canvas. It was of a varigated leafy plant. Name escapes me at present.
Another first prize in the open section, was another varnished watercolour.
A charcoal, with yellow cp of a Grader, one the drawing section.
I can't remember what won the acrylics now.