Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Thank You Diana

When my sister in law Diana was up here visiting over the holidays, we had planned to do some watercolor painting. She selected this Iris from a set of lessons I had taken from my w/c teacher Wendy , we ended up getting so busy that we weren't able to paint, but Diana had managed to draw out the Iris. The darn thing was itching to be painted (or was it me that just wanted to :-)
Anyway, here it is, and Thank You Diana!

Friday, January 9, 2009

What the Hell, you might as Well.......... YES!

Excuse me!, but this caught my eye in Julia Cameron's "Walking in this World" The practical art of creativity book.

We had just finished seeing Jim Carrey's "YES MAN" movie, which was good, motivational and eye-opening to the wonderful possibilities of saying "YES". Liked it on many levels and recommend seeing it.

Decided to stop in the bookstore and I found this book. The first task is "What the Hell, You Might As Well", Huh? had to look it up and see what that meant. Basically, we sometimes get stuck and we just have to take/make some small creative movements to get the energy moving forward, seeing that we have choices and a new sense of direction.

So the task at hand is to write a list from 1-20 and list 20 small creative actions you could take. For example:
1. Paint the kitchen windowsill.
2. Hange lace on my bedroom door
3. Put the primrose into a good pot.

and etc. ...

Wow, seeing Yes Man first, getting all motivated, and now finding this book to help me get my energy moving. It's Great! Yes! yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes,...
So tomorrow I'm going to work on my "What the Hell list"
oh yes.................

About Julia:
Julia Cameron is famous for her book "The Artist Way" She has a amazing
website and forum http://www.theartistsway.com

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Rain Man.... part 2 hmmmm..............

Okay, I woke up this morning and thought about how I could resolve the beard/hair on Rain man (hubby's) face. I'm still not satified with the outcome of this painting. I'm going to try scratching it with a razor to bring in some highlights of his beard. He really does have grey in it!
More to come.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Rain Man.... part 2

I've gotten Rain Man as much done as I want to fiddle with it. I kept looking at it and fiddling and fiddling till I think that I'm fiddling with it to much! Maybe should have called it "Fiddle Man" !

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Rain Man.....

Here's what I'm working on right now. I captured this shot when we were in Salzburg, Austria. It's my husband Arnold the "rain man" heehee, he doesn't know that I'm going to title this painting as that. This is actually a small version of the one I am planning to do, I started to draw the larger one but had to stop because the paper was still damp from my initial water wash to stretch the paper. But being antsy to paint something, I created this small version. I figured this will give me a good idea about how to paint this.