Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Happy Thanksgiving! Today I recieved an email from Rhonda Byrne (she wrote the book "The Secret") about gratitude and how just the two words "Thank you" can change your life. She is correct in that. We get so caught up in our day to day lives that we just completely forget to stop and say Thank you for even being alive! So today I share with you a painting I call "Peaceful Waterfall". It is from a photo I took on one of my forays in to nature. Just the sound of the quietly rushing water from this little fall soothed my soul and made me feel so alive in the moment. I am grateful to God for giving me artistic abilities to do my paintings and sculptures, and making it possible for me to share them with anyone who comes along to look at them. To me, art in it's simplist form brings light and beauty to our sometimes dreary world. I hope that viewing my paintings on this blog will bring a little brightness to your day as well. Have a joyous Holiday season .
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
Roses are my absolute favorite flower to paint. I learned a wonderful technique quite a few years ago from a wonderful lady named Joan Johnson. She taught me just how to look at real roses and come up with the perfect color mixtures to create realistic roses on wood and tin surfaces. I also use this same method on canvas (if truth be known I will paint a rose on anything that will sit still long enough). I feel so fortunate to have taken lessons from this very talented artist when I did. Joan is no longer with us. She passed on about seven years ago. I do charish the knowlege she left with me and many other artists that were lucky enough to have learned from her.
This rose is painted on a 10" x10" canvas panel. SOLD.
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Oh my goodness! I just looked at the clock and it is 1:38 a.m. I have alot to do tommorrow (I mean today) so this is the last post for tonight. Tommorrow I will post Roses!
It is as much of a learning experience for me as it is for them. This is a beginners wet on wet class, and I have to keep it simple for them as most of them have never picked up a brush before. You would be amazed at what these ladies have learned, and how beautiful their paintings turn out.