Sunday, March 18, 2012

Rookie Painter - March's Challenge

Hi All,

It's raining... damp...cold... and Great! I have time to post!  I always love the painting challenge site "Rookie Painter" because the photo's are fun to paint and high quality subject photos. 

Rainy Day Pears

Have a Great Day!

"Get the Lead Out Abstract"

Happy Sunday!

Some day's I just want to "get the lead out" and just paint something, mainly because I'm so impatient and limited on time and Dang it!, I just want to feel like I've accomplished something :-) 

Btw, when writing this, I thought 'what is the meaning of  "Get the Lead Out"?'

I didn't have a clue of it's origin and true meaning so I had to look it up and found this definition:

"is short for "Get the lead out of your ass/britches/butt/feet/
pants", which is long for "Move!" These expressions originated in
the U.S. circa 1930."
 "Get the Lead Out"
Mixed media of Acrylic,Watercolor, Caran d'Ache crayon, Spray Paint

This painting is for my husband office, should I share the true meaning of this painting with him? it essentially means "butt energy painting" LOL heeeheee! Ssshhhh!

Have a Glorious Sunday!

"Old" but "New" Dragonfly painting - Alma's Dragonfly

Hi There!

Gosh, I wanted to post this LAST year! LOL, oh well, life got in the way :-)

Alma's Dragonfly is a painting I did for my nephew Robbie and wife Alma. They always liked my other dragonfly painting I did and wanted one like it. For this one I wanted to experiment with different mediums, so I started it with Acrylic, then on to Watercolor and last touches were Pastel.

Top= 1st painting
Bottom = Alma's Dragonfly

As you can see here the differences between the two. (sorry about the bad lighting and reflections).

Alma's Dragonfly
22x30 Watercolor

Me below outside in the hot summer sun before it went home with them. (Gosh, I've got that, help I'm melting look :-)