Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Popping Up Spring!

Just a few photos I took in my garden. I played with them a little with a photo editing tool.
This one I've started a painting from. See below. Not yet done with it.
This is from a walk I took one day. I took the picture with my cell phone. Lately I've been wanting to paint the sky with flowers and clouds....maybe....just maybe this will be an idea!
"Flowers for my Table"
I made this into a card and I just love it. Who knows what else I will do with it.
So far my gardening seems to inspire me.....
when I can play a little in the garden!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Attempting Plein Aire

Each time I try to paint oils outside, I realize how humbling and invigorating the process is. My friend has been willing to go on outings with me now and it has been terrific having a cohort. We went up to her property and hung out on a GLORIOUS SPRING day. While we were there, we took the leap and tried our hand at oil painting. We decided to go easy and do 6" x 9" panels and try some lessons from a book.

We set a time of one hour per painting so we would accomplish two "lesson" paintings.
Our first painting was to be monochromatic.
Then we did the same view and tried in living colors. Thanks to my Art Friend....
for having the time and enthusiasm to get outside and Paint!
This was her first oil painting outdoors and as you can see, she did great.