Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Fuchsia's Mystery

This was a fun fuchsia painting and named appropriately Fuchsia's Mystery since I couldn't remember the name of the flower without the help of the friends here on my blog. Thank You!

One of the things I actually had trouble with is trying to get the water blossom effect on the painting. It was really difficult! which is funny since when I started painting I was a master at creating them. Maybe it was because I was using 330lb paper? well anyway, I was able to create some but not easily.

I'm going to continue defining the leaves but wanted to do a posting since I've been away so long.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Dump Cake with a twist

Dump Cake with a twist.
My sister Anna brought this cake to our February family birthdays and I've had dump cake before but this has a couple other ingredients that makes it delicious.
For those of you who wonder about the name, it's called dump cake because you dump all the ingredients in and then bake.

1 - 20 oz can of Apple Pie filling
1 - 20 oz can of Crushed Pineapple (undrained)
1 - Box of Yellow Cake Mix
1 - 7 oz bag shredded coconut
1 - 2 oz bag chopped pecan bits (optional, you can use any kind nuts)
1 - Cup of butter (melted)

Spread apple filling in the bottom of the 9x13 pan, next layer crushed pineapple, next spread dry cake mix over the fillings, next layer coconut and then nuts. Pour melted butter all over the top of this.

Bake at 350 degrees for 50 min.


Mystery Flower.......

Okay, I know the name of this flower, it's one of my favorite flowers from childhood, but for the life of me right now I cant remember it's name! I thought I'd just go and google it but I dont know what to words to search for.... uh dangly pink flower.... so if any of your remember, I appreciate the help :-)
I'm still working on the values of the flowers and wondering about the background and how I should go at it. So I guess it's still a mystery flower......

Monday, March 9, 2009

Meditation Girl

Ahh, the joy of meditation. I could use some of this reality right now, good thing painting is like a meditation to me.
This was a quick paint, I kinda wanted to try it loose and not so much attention to details. For some reason the pencil lines around the hands, I couldnt get erased, I must have pressed to hard.