Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Also, here is the "High Sierra Meadow" after I touched it up.
Saturday, June 26, 2010
This painting is almost done. I ran out of light outside. It was one of those wonderful summer nights where you can sit outside and listen to the sounds of night, in shorts and t-shirt, and feel comfortable. Fortunately - no bugs and no mosquitos!!!! Just a lovely night.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Summer! So many things to do and enjoy: yardwork, riding my horse, taking my Mom on outings, barbeques, eating meals outside, buying berries and peaches at the farmer's market....are you enjoying summer too?
Saturday, June 12, 2010
I have exciting news - my daughter is expecting her first child (my first grandchild!). So, now my art-time is divided between painting and fiber. Time for show and tell:
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010
But this abstract thing I've been into lately is very relaxing and brings out my intuition. So, for the first time with pastels, I did not have a photographic reference, I did not have a plan, I just started picking out attractive colors and putting them on white strathmore pastel paper. You cannot put water on this paper, so I used a piece of foam to rub the first layer of color into the texture of the paper.
After looking at it for a while, the closest thing it looked like was a flower garden. So I started putting in cobblestone and rock and flower shapes. Totally from my head, and using the shapes already on the paper.
I am certainly not an abstract painter, but this is fun attempting to do it. What is that logo or saying? "Just do it!" Maybe Nike.