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.
I have really enjoyed photographing and painting my pansies this year. This painting is one of the recent projects I've been teaching i...
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...