Friday, September 26, 2008

virtual sketch date

I really enjoyed this study.The photo was beautiful.I attempted several paintings but never completed them. This is probably my most complete painting. The photo is somewhat out of focus, I am going to try to photo it again in the morning light. As far as this painting goes, there where just so many ways to crop this photo. I painted some with the vase (never finished them)but I think this was my most successful. I tried again this morning to get this painting more in focus and well, I give up. I'm not sure if it's the painting ,my camera, or the computer. Everytime I download the picture it looks out of focus on the computer. I checked my camera settings and used the auto focus set to default. I also tried different manual settings. oh well,this is my entry the actual painting is quite crisp .

Thursday, September 18, 2008


I haven't been painting for about a week. I am just too exhausted from work . Every year I promise myself that I will still have a life and that work will not be the only focus in my life. But after work and household chores I'm wiped out. My creative spirit diminished and I take up residence on the my comfy red couch. In order to grow as an artist I need to practice so I need to commit to a certain number of paintings a week... hmmm....maybe 3 per week .....eek. I painted the fall trees last year.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

I have been trying to paint the New Mexico desert where my mom grew up. This is one of several paintings that I have been working on.