I’ve been active with social media, but have failed miserably with updating here! I post update photos on Instagram and connect that to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, etc…but not WordPress. My lack of updating is due to it being inconvenient. Another way to say it: I’m lazy, yo! So, an update: I’ve been working on aContinue reading “Update in progress…”
A huge gap in posts for which I have no (reasonable) explanation. I was asked to paint a landscape similar to an earlier painting, so that’s what I’m doing. Of course, it doesn’t look exactly like the original, but I that’s okay. Few words this time.
…makes me want to cry. I’m trying, I really am, but I am not winning at this type of paper. I’ve read comments and perused tutorials and all of that stuff. “Don’t soak it”, “Soak it for 15 minutes”, “Gesso the front and back so it doesn’t buckle”, “Only use it for drawing!”, etc… MyContinue reading “Hot Press Watercolor Paper”
I’m cutting out my birds. All but one are made out of canvas. Bristol is my go-to for most things, so I decided to try that and see how it matches up with the canvas birds. I’m not sure about it. Initially, after painting it and putting it against the background, I didn’t like it,Continue reading “More progress pics…”
My lady underwent some changes. I lost my knife in the move, so used all purpose shears to cut her out. I’m not thrilled, but this is leaning more toward an experiment than anything, so it’s cool. The background canvas was one of five that I had mass painted prior to moving. I haven’t fulfilledContinue reading “The progress pics…”
…for me to occasionally dabble in landscape-type paintings when requested. My Aunt Bonnie, like me, loves the sea (I’m certain it’s a hereditary thing). One of the main things she loves: Lighthouses. Aunt Bonnie = Lighthouses…always has. She asked me to make her a lighthouse picture a few weeks ago, so I did a watercolorContinue reading “It’s not unusual…”
And now I need to find a new thing to do. This photo was taken before I put the clear coat on and I wish I had taken a better one because I always struggle with taking pictures of varnished paintings. If anyone has some good tips on how to do that, send ’em myContinue reading “The painting is done…”
The clouds are working out. I always forget that if I am patient, then I can get things to look as I want them to. But rarely am I patient. I made tiny, tiny changes today that might be hardly noticeable, but that’s okay…
From a dream I had last year. I’m really, really struggling with the clouds. The first picture was my first attempt (I sort of like those clouds better). The second picture is what is currently on the canvas. I think I’m heading in the right direction…maybe!
*cue Rocky theme* I started the Self Portrait Project, as seen below. I assure you I am a human and not a landscape. How sweet would that be, though? Height: 6,789 ft. Weight: More than your mom. Smoker: Yes (for volcanoes). I’d get all the ladies. Anyway, clearly I’ve not done any more than aContinue reading “Self Portrait Project – the beginning…”