Sunday, December 12, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
I have been going through my sketch books and pulling out some pencil sketches to use for paintings. I have a few more of my ballerinas. Hopefully I can share them in the next few days.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
I did the grapes in Oil bar and had fun with the high lights on the grapes and, and the reflection of the bowl on the table.
I am off to bake Sarah's sugar cookies. If there is a Sarah out there who took Tole painting classes from me in Nashua New Hampshire a long time ago, please say hi. Those cookies are favorites of my family and friends. I lost Sarah's address in one of our many moves and have always regretted that I could not remember her last name. But I remember her every time I bake those cookies. I have been fortunate to meet so many wonderful people and I am really enjoying meeting so may great artists through the internet. So, happy painting. If you have any questions about oil bar let me know, or just share some painting thoughts. I love hearing from you.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Last week I delivered the miniatures to the gallery for their annual miniature show, Kaewyn Gallery, Bothell, Washington. I didn't have a chance to take pictures of them...... Where does the time go? That's why we all need afternoon tea, a time to unplug, sit back and just relax. Now it is time to start thinking about Christmas, and a new year. Hopefully, I will really be able to post everyday in the new year. Still need to learn how to make links work when posting. I'd love to mention all that Leslie Saeta and Dreama Tolle Perry are doing for another artist who had a stroke. They are such fabulous artists and so generous with their time and talents. To all who stop by thanks, love to hear your comments, or just say Hi.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
I was wrestling with some of my paintings that I was bringing home from the gallery when a woman in the parking lot asked if she could help, I thanked her and she picked up the two small paintings that were starting to fall. As I put the Mango painting in the car she said "I just love that painting, it makes me happy"
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
I love the idea of painting every day, but somehow am not as excited to share my blunders, but then who is? So, I am remembering one of my professors who said "draw every day" and made us keep a small sketch book. He always quoted Cennino Cennini from his ll LibroDell'Arte " Do not fail, as you go on, to draw something everyday, for no matter how little it is, it will be well worth while, and will do you a world of good." And, so today there are so many of us doing just that, following the words written in the early 15th century. It is well worth while, and I do love seeing what everyone else is doing and sharing, there are so many wonderful artists out there sharing their knowledge. I look forward to seeing and learning each day.
This lady was in Singapore, I love visiting markets and this one was especially lively and colorful, so I just concentrated on color again. This one is done in oil bars too, and I am getting ready to try working in oil.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
This was done with oil bars, not as impressionistic as I would like. But then that is the joy of painting, doing and learning, enjoying the process.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
It is amazing how we start doing something and then realize that by doing one thing it leads to another. That's what happened with this series. I did one painting and it got me thinking about all the women I had met as we traveled and suddenly there I was painting pictures of them and my memories. When we lived in Manila, I studied Chinese Brush Painting with Professor Chen Bing Sun. I adored that man, he really made us work, and at the same time taught us how to observe and "get to the essence".
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Thank you to all who have stopped by. I must also learn how to insert your names into the text so others can see your fabulous work! This is so much, exchanging ideas and meeting new people.