My vow to paint more this year is holding true. Earlier this year, I wrote about wanting to paint more in this post. I seem to be able to sit down with my paints once a week, and I don't think that's quite enough. But once a week is a start! Here's where I'm at [...]
Last year, I hardly picked up a paintbrush. I'm not sure why. Perhaps I had ceramics taking over my brain;) This year I vow to put the paintbrush into action again! Ceramics will have to make a little room for painting, because I want to practice both. It's often a bit daunting for me to [...]
My sweetheart and I spent the first two weeks of December on the beach at beautiful Sanibel Island, Florida. Long walks on the ocean shore provided new beach art to view every day. I met the young artists of only a couple of works, both pre-teens. Here are some of my favorites! I took along [...]
Here's my latest painting - a painting from a photograph of my love and I taken in the summer of 2012. Acrylic on stretched canvas, it measures 20 inches wide by 16 high. Originally I attempted to freehand draw our faces, but became frustrated with not being able to get the face detail proportions correct. [...]
Here's my latest painting. It's acrylic, with a bit of black marker, on canvas, and measures 10 x 10 inches. I like the grid pattern, and will use that again in future paintings.
Here's a picture of my current painting-in-progress. I often begin my paintings based on an image, and this is from a black and white photograph of rocks. Once I get into the zen of painting - the now - the flow - it usually becomes more abstracted from the original image. That's the fun part.
I started this painting years ago, and mentioned it on this blog about one year ago, and I think I've finally finished it. I find calling a painting "finished" a difficult thing. There's always something I could touch up. Or fix. Or adjust. But at some point, I need to stop fiddling with the piece, [...]
I seem to be still addicted to spirals...
I'm still drawing and sketching and painting when I can find the time. Here's a recent watercolor of a cityscape. Click on the image to view it at a larger size.
Getting a chance a couple times a week now to draw and paint. The minutes and hours and days are less momentary and are beginning to have form. Less crazed and more calm. More space and breathing. I won't write my usual monthly review post, because there just isn't much to write about this month. [...]