Monday, August 31, 2009
Most of these paintings are in private collections now, I love doing this, if you have a photo of a special memory or place, maybe we could work together to get it done in oil for you... contact me and we can see what we can work out.... as long as you aren't in a hurry:) This is my relaxation and I turn on the soft music and get into it.... thanks for coming along on this journey with me.......
this is a watercolor from 2004, quite basic. Watercolor is difficult but sooo fun, the technique is opposite of oil, which I have been working with this past year. Watercolor has a totally different quality and feel, you have to draw a good picture first (this one wasn't drawn, just added color to see what happened:) I did improve as you will see from paintings added after this... I worked on watercolors several years and oils kept calling me. I went into watermixable oils and truely love them, have been working more with them the past year or two and will show you some.. they are creamy and fun to mush around and play with. I had done acrylics earlier and they are quick drying, fun and fast to work with, but oil kept calling.. had worked with them many years ago, the old turpentine cleaning brush oils... so messy and smelly... sorry to ramble, will get on to showing you more paintings and progress... I think..:)
Greetings to You All... I am a Granma that enjoys painting. This is a first for me to start a blog. I want to encourage others to blog and share in the art challange. I hope you chat with me and we can encourage each other in our experience. I am self taught but have taken classes through the years and have attended workshops with some wonderful artists. We pick up new information with each project and it ever expands our hope and abilities. Do join me on my excursion in art.. let's grow together...:)