Sunday, January 30, 2011

3 servings of Veggies

Three servings of Veggies

Friday night Pastel class subject was a still life of vegetables. Jeff (teacher) has this setup before we get there to max out 2.5 hrs we are there. I like his teaching style because he gives us the lecture part up front that's interesting and very informative, all the while we are sketching our picture. After he gives his mini lecture he get's busy with own painting. Then walks around time to time to give tips and encouragement with ours. Usually, I get 3/4 finished then have to finish up at home. The drapery is so challenging in these still lifes, but I keep at it!
Have a great evening!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Buffy the Buffalo......

Buffy the Buffalo

Gosh I suck at naming paintings but it makes me laugh how bad I am. Oh well, My talent lies elsewhere.... on to the next painting! Have a Great Evening.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Paint and Draw Together - Butterfly!

"7.25 x 15 "
(Photo, courtesy of Paint and Draw together blog")

"Paint and Draw Together blog" I love this blog! the photos they allow to paint are so wonderful!

I painted this on some watercolor paper that I had torn off a 1/2 sheet, so it's a odd size. I was going to use it for a long portrait of some kind of flower but found it fun to use it for the Butterfly.
I'm still debating if I want to add some wording on the left side, but I guess that I can do that in photoshop later.

Pastel Class.... it's a "couple's" thing

Sheila's Ocean
19.5 x 12.75"

Arnold's Ocean
19.5 x 12.75"


I'm taking a Friday night pastel class with Jeff Bramschreiber at the Triton Museum. It's a ten week class for all levels. It's been fun and I've gotten my husband Arnold to join me! (it's a couple Arnold's never done any type of art outside of drawing so this is new experience for him. And he's doing great!

What I discovered is that I love taking this class on Friday night because it moves the energy inside me to create over the weekend. I feel so free and unbounded. Usually I'm all worked up to create something that I wake up early on Saturday only to feel stressed about finding something to paint!
But the last two weekends, I've been less stressed since I've created something that didn't take any planning other than showing up :-) and just going for it. Fun!

This week's theme is on "Oceans"

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year!

Watercolor 1/4 sheet

Watercolor 1/4 sheet
Working on some guitar paintings for DOH (dear o'l husband" ) whose favorite thing to do is play guitar. So I thought I could make some paintings that I could print up on tshirts for him to wear.

Holiday Angel - WIP
Watercolor 1/4 sheet

Happy New Year to all! Wishing the very best for all of you!