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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Beginning a new painting of cone flowers

Sometimes it is nice to do something a little different.  I took a close-up photo of cone flowers in a garden and I'm starting a painting here.  This is blue La Carte paper with a dark green pastel underpainting that is diluted with odorless turpenoid.  I really like this method too.  The shapes are soft right now, but will be built up layer over layer, so you will see the plants "grow".

We have some fun things coming up.  Tonite my husband and I will go to the Sparks Nugget Rib Cook-Off.  For those of you who've never been, it is a street fair of sorts.  BBQ rib specialists come from all over the country and also Australia, to compete for the "best ribs".  Yum!  And I don't have to make dinner tonite either!  There is also funnel cakes and corn on the cob, live music, and usually a craft fair.

Then, in another week will be the Hot Air Balloon Races.  I am entering two watercolor paintings in the Sierra Watercolor Society Art Show that is at the races each year in the museum at the park there. 


ti-igra said...

Very interesting to follow your art process, Carolyn! I look forward to continue and see the flowers are similar to Echinacea:)
Hot Air Balloon Races - WOW! And your watercolor paintings - cool! :-)
Carolyn - you are fidget! Thats Cool! Trulla-la - sing song :)

Ida M. Glazier said...

Can't wait to see the finnish on your flowers, I have never tried the turpinoid with the La carte and must do that soon. Have fun in Reno, at the cookoff---I saw the news this am, and there was a guy cooking the best looking ribs ever!! Looked really good.