Thursday, April 22, 2010

Time to slow down!!!

Sea and Sand Festival at Folly Beach is over. The mad rush has slowed down. Family coming in from out of town to stay with us for a week. But best of all a new painting is started. This time it's going to be large 18x24. A friend of mine is a photographer and he has some beautiful work. I have been inspired by a few of his photographs and he has graciously agreed to allow me to use them as referance material.

So deep breaths, my new painting is started, I may not be able to work on it much for a week, but it's started. Plenty of time for sketches, though. The wheels are turning and the ideas are flowing. Now just to get them sketched out so I will have them when this one is done.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

I have been busy in my studio, with watercolors! I put them down several years ago, frustrated and agrivated. At the time I was working 40 plus hours a week and couldn't invest the time I needed into them.
I took an online class, found that some of my supplies were the biggest
cause of my frustrations. With the supply issue under control, a better understanding of the medium and more time to invest in painting. I have been busy, painting and playing with this "new" venture.
When the painting and learning slow down, I will post more. I hope to have more photos of some paintings to show soon.
The Bird of Paridise was my class picture, the Hybiscus Flower is one that I have tried many times in the past, They NEVER turned out like this!!!!!!!!!!!!! yea!!!