The first one I almost trashed but it ended up being a learning experience. I added the blue background and what I thought was a permanent black pen for the yarn turned out to not be and I went back in with white goache and I was satisfied with the result.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
This is so late but I'm posting it anyway. I got an unexpected day off today due to a sick child but he's been amazingly non-whiny or needy and seems to be recovering quietly so I get to paint!
Interestingly on Saturday, I took a workshop on a technique that the artist calls "Soft Focus"and everything we painted was blurry.
I've been told that working on a book is like having a baby. Well, this baby has taken 2+ years for me and 10+ years for the author. What's different about birthing a book is you never know your due date so we've just waited and wondered....until yesterday... I got a call from Angie Williams and our baby was born. ;)
If you would like to order a copy from me, let me know, or you can go directly to Publish America and buy your copy there.
Friday, November 06, 2009
Ginger is a fellow artist and unbeknownst to her, I took her picture while we were at our annual art show reception in early October. Along with the casual yet sophisticated pose, I love that I could include the paintings and ribbons in the background to help tell the story of her career as an artist and the many awards she has won.
6 x 6 in. watercolor on Aquabord Daffodils are one of my favorite flowers and dozens of little clusters have been appearing in my yard s...
I have really enjoyed photographing and painting my pansies this year. This painting is one of the recent projects I've been teaching i...
Right now I'm wishing my Facebook was connected to my blog because I've been posting lots of art and news about a recent children...
Over the weekend, I painted one of my cats who unfortunately is black. I love her coat and she's the loviest cat I've ever owned but...