Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Work on Class Assignments

I am continueing to work on my new class doing Technicolor faces, you wil see the badge on the right for this class. It expands your skills in painting a face. It mades you look at shadows> I am reading the "Highlander" series great sotry in 8 volumns, but the author talks a lot about light and in her descriptions talks of how light hits the face in question and reflects the seroundings of the charactor.

So life is colroful, lots of flowers, my reading, and my painting, even my frustrations of personal things leads to colorful language.

Hopeing for garden picture taking today, the lilys are blooming.

I will thank you ahead of time for your thoughtful visits.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Garden, and Class

Have been picking berries, it is wonderful to go pick one's own. The garden is in nice shape and has flourished with rains. You see Shirley Poppies, Delphinium, and Missouri Buttrcups for the most part. It looks like I have no paths in all these large plants, I do. It is also one of my favorite things to bring flowers inside.
The Shirley poppies you see with the berries have to be seared with a lighted match to last in a vase. You sear the end of the stem, so it is backened.

In All Nora's art and the Technicolor faces which you can see at the right is great fun. I am not a free spirit with this technique yet. like all things worthwhile it takes practice. It ups the energy level to have something exciting to do.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Rainy Day Woman, Younger

Of course, I wanted the same and didn't get the same close, but, not. I did ink rubbings on tissue paper, used a plastic form I have and tore bits of that for the flowers. Used the side of the acrylic pad for unmounted stamps for the lines. I also have acrylic paint and colored pencil. There were only ghosts of butterflies in the garden on this day as it was raining.

Getting primed for Technicolor faces at All Nora's Art, look to the right for further info. You will love it.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Rainy Day Woman

This is how it was in the garden today, birds everywhere as the children were leaving the nest. There was a minor bright spot in the sky, but rain and rain things are molding and there are different toad stools everywhere. Which reminds me of the time I was taking the daughters to school, one of them had a science project of diffeerent fungi. I looked over at it as she was holding it so careful to not destroy it, There were worms coming out of the fungi, and I drove right in the ditch, because I was stunned and looked away from the road too long.
the school bus was right behind us, it stopped, picked us up, let me off at the station to get a tow truck and took the kids to school.

Anyway I heard the song on the radio, "Rainy Day Woman" and the painting got started.
I am pleased with this face, think I can do it larger tomorrow? Suppose to rain again.

I also picked the first quart of strawberries. Wonderful, but they are self- destroying also from too much rain.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Unsettled Mind Reflects Unsettled Painting

First of all working in a very messy space does not bode well for good work, neither do a lot of distracting thoughts. I worked on this for a lot of days, not a lot of time just a lot of days. Very hard to bring it together with some sembalance of unity. Nothing worked well everything seemed like I had done it before. At no time did the words enter my mind this is just the right thing and I like it. The face went well, but, it is what it is and I will tidy up the art room. and run the vac.
I will feel better when things are not so messy.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Just "BE"

Very hard thing to just BE and not think about what next, what has to be done, what if this or that. Even today with rain pouring, which it has not done in three years, so it is a sight to behold. So I bake bread and brownies, read and paint. Maybe clean. just after I get another painting started. I have no idea what or how I just will start something with a comos flower.

We have been tantilized with color and more color from Sharon, you will see her badge on the right, you can go there and find a great class and enjoy color and get great skills, you will have fun and find a new colorful you.

This cat has great attatchment to his owner. This is acrylic paint, a stamp made from wallpaper, colored pencil, and papers.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Enjoying Angela's Art

Angie and I had discussion on printers for gel transfers, she has a laser printer so she was a little skeptical about how it would work instead of inkjet that she used when she was here. I think her transfer worked really well. She sent me this today and I was thrilled to see it. Clever woman.

Also Sharon Tomlinson, Norah has a new class starting in June Click All Norah's Art to read about this exciting fun class. You will also see a badge on the right that talks about her class previous. What could be better than painting a techicolor face on a hot evening?

My head is putting a painting together as I tote the watering can this afternoon.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

June Garden

Early June does not have a riot of color, it could in the garden, but, then not room for the carnival colors of July. The garden is big enough without more to tend.

The iris have been wonderful and the peonies are just now starting, some things are ahead some not so much. It is a different year, and they all are, but this spring has distinct differences in the plants. So this is what I have so far.