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Friday, February 25, 2011

Mutt stage 2

Well here is my adorable mutt at stage 2. I still want to make some changes here and there, but not get too fussy. Question...what do you find the best way to photograph your oil paintings, is? I can't take it outside because it's still snowing and raining. I can't scan it, because it's still wet. Gonna try by the window, with no flask. The shiny oil paint keeps giving me reflections! I never have that problem with my colored pencils, obviously, because I can scan them and they con't shine. Been a while since I painted!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Gonna do some oil painting today

Need a change of pace so I believe I will do some oil painting for a few weeks. Here's a rough sketch I did on masonite I painted with gesso. I love making a lot of these small 8 x 10 panels, get them all ready, and I can grab one when the mood strikes.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Fajita Cat

One of my cats, Mr. T loves to curl up under or inside of anything. Somehow he rolled himself into this blanket on my chair and all I could think of was fajitas and soft tacos! At least he was warm.

Taught a girl scout troop last night

They give you one and a half hours to do 6 projects with the girls so I pretty much raced through it. Touched briefly on perspective, grayscale, mediums, line, etc., then got to have them interview me while I showed them some samples of my artwork. I wished it could have been one lesson on one thing! But they all get an art badge anyway! I thought I would be nervous, but they were all well behaved and asked intelligent questions. Plus they liked my art! So I felt good when I left!! LOL!!! Thanks to my daughter, Erin, for asking me, and thanks to my granddaughter, Emily, for helping out passing out the materials!

need i say more?

Thursday, February 3, 2011

February 3, 2011

Well we are still up to our eyeballs in snow, and another 6 inches is forecast for Saturday. It's already over 6 feet high on both sides of my driveway. I have to turn off the radio and put the windows down, before I exit, so I can hear if anyone is coming. At least I work at home. Where my husband works, they had 12 of the guys up on the roof shoveling so it wouldn't cave in. On the way home from an appointment, I saw a snowblower on the second floor of the fire station, blowing snow off! Now that's New England ingenuity! As for me, I'm kind of in a slump. It's too cold and slippery to take the dog out walking too far and I'm not very motivated to start any new artwork at home. Kind of waiting for spring to melt at least 2 or 3 feet of what is already on the ground! Maybe tomorrow I'll motivate myself to get moving. I did do some yoga the other day! That has to count for something! so I'm going to post a nice reminder of what spring looks likes in my yard to cheer me up! Enjoy.


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