Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
So today I mixed up some fresh medium and painted several coats on this fine sheep. I have lots of whites to add to the dark fur around the ruff, and then a few more layers of glazes, kind of golden/purple/green/ecru, so don't faint when you see the darkness! I recently bought some new small # 1 and two brushes and they'll do a good job added those curly sheep fur! Here are five stages.
It was 70 degrees on Friday, and only 46 today. That's New England for you! It was great to see the snow in my front yard melting away from my garden and seeing some small tulip and daffodil sprouts popping their heads up in the garden. My husband bought new posts for the mailboxes and returned them to their rightful places. I also noticed that my garden is smaller than I thought, once the snow melted away. Time to enlarge again! My friend went with me to a nursery I had never been to and I had a blast. Once of the things I noticed was all the "birds" products they carry, and so of course I left them a few card samples for the owner. They had some canaries, a parrot and a pair of doves in the gift shop area, and it they were singing and cooing up a storm. Makes me want some canaries!!!
The name of the place is Churchills and it's in Exeter, NH. Stop in if you are ever in the area. I can hardly wait until the weather stabilizes, to go back and buy some more flowers. I bought some pansies and a Venus Fly Trap plant for my granddaughter who really wants one! Found out you really shouldn't feed them hamburger!!! Spring has begun to slowly creep over my town and I couldn't e happier!
I painted some more on my sheep but haven't downloaded the image yet. I'll try to post it tomorrow! Happy Saturday!
Friday, March 11, 2011
I will be selling my work in a new shop, Diddies & Doodads at 57 Pleasant Steet in Epping, NH. Psyched! Lovely shop in an old remodeled barn. Stop in if you're in the neighborhood!
Also finished my pig painting and put it for sale in my Etsy shop. I'll be making prints also. This weekend the sheep paintings begin! Wish me luck! That's a lot of wool!
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
This little piggy went to market! Not really. Here's the pencil sketch I started with to begin my pig painting. I have some masonite all covered with 3 or 4 coats of gesso, just aching for some paint! I got tired of colored pencils for a while and thought I'd do some more oil painting. I most always start with pencil. I took this photo with my phone so it's not so great!