I just got my invitation to participate in this years' Plein Air competition in May. Has it really been 5 years since the last time I participated? It can't be!!! Oh my goodness, it really has been that long. Why did I not keep up with this? I know I'm not really good but I… Continue reading Plein Air Season 2018, Will I Have Time?
Last Wednesday I spent another session at the municipal center. I haven't quite figured out water yet but still trying! Sorry, the photo of the painting is blurry but it is still in progress... and today I spent a few hours at another location, this time the Nature Center. There was a lot of ground… Continue reading More Painting – #11 and #12
Hi Friends! I signed up for the 2013 Plein Air Painting competition...see this link...and the painting portion has begun! Can we just say I am sooooo rusty! Friends, I haven't broken out the paints since this time last year. I am soooo bad! It is not for the lack of WANTING to paint, I have wanted to do… Continue reading Plein Air Painting Competition 2013 – Painting Out The Kinks for Career Painting #10
hjh Hi All, Here is a quick snap of me next to my painting at the reception. I know I'm looking really tired!!! Uggh, but it was good to go and meet all the other artists that were in the exhibit. I asked a lot of questions and got some great tips for planning my… Continue reading My First Artist Reception…
Hey Readers! So you all know I've painted, oh what was I on when I last counted, nine? Anyway. After the Plein Air competition I entered I was asked to exhibit this coming January. Here's my painting. Again...don't laugh too much. This is only my 9th painting and this picture of it is just okay. … Continue reading I’ve Been Invited To Exhibit a Painting!
Hi Friends!, It's been a few weeks and I have to inform you that I did not win the painting competition I entered. I'm learning quickly that painter's have a few buzzwords to describe their techniques. For instance, we'll just call my work "stylistic"! It was pretty hilarious actually. Here I was in this painting… Continue reading I Didn’t Win, Painting #9
Hi Friends! I know it has been several days since I've posted anything. I have been working on my paintings and once I get started I have to keep going until they get finished. This week saw a finish on this painting of Einstein and Jim: There is a slight glare when I took this… Continue reading Paintings #7 and #8
Hi All! I have been working on a couple of paintings these last few weeks. There are 6 more classes left and my hope is to do at least that many before it ends! So here is painting #5. I took a bunch of photos at our St. Patrick’s Day Parade last month and I… Continue reading Paintings #5 and #6
I had my painting class on Tuesday this week. I am one of only 3 students that are painting in oil, the rest are painting in acrylic. Our instructor highly recommends acrylic if we really want to learn how to be proficient at painting. That sounded a little odd to me. He said that oil… Continue reading Paintings #3 and #4
I've always wanted to say that, "Collection The Artist" that is. Hi Everyone! Well I have been getting all of my equipment together this week for my upcoming oil painting class and with all that fresh paint, canvases and brushes I just couldn't wait to play!!!! I'm sorry that I am showing you painting #2… Continue reading Collection The Artist – Painting #2