Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The holiday season is a busy time but i have still managed to paint almost every morning. Happy Holidays to all... Blessings and PEACE:)

Saturday, December 13, 2014

More practice

Both paintings are 5x7 which,I am finding,is a great size for practice. The bottom painting was done with a palette knife.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Try, try, and try again

Not the best photo of the painting that i am working on. I like the spirit of the painting. I will have to live with it and see how i feel about it in the morning.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

one more time....

Big brush,dry brush, paper tower... off to painting class. HELP!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Change is a good thing?

This morning i decided i didn't care for the defined shapes in the bottom painting . I worked on the painting keeping that in mind  and i am more satisfied with the feel of the painting at the top,which is a good thing since the bottom painting is gone. I worked with a bigger brush and at times applied and then wiped away the paint,all the while trying to find the painting that exited in my mind's eye. Now off to walk the dogs. Oh and fix my pants,i put them on inside out this morning, in my haste to paint, good thing i didn't go out in public:)

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Todays Efforts

A bit of a still life along with a painting. Today i worked on composition, value, and meaningful brush strokes. I need to go back and work on the blue area on the left hand side;i was pushing a lot of wet paint around and needed to be more patient and wait for the paint to dry before adding color. I go back and forth with lost and found edges, lately i seem to be painting defined shapes.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

almost there....

Worked a bit more on this painting this morning. I need to work on the left hand corner where i assumed the jazzy stroke was quite painterly,and well, it isn't. Stamens are my nemesis.

Monday, December 1, 2014

More attempts at painting

The first painting needs a bit of polish then it will be complete. The middle painting is completed, though the photo doesn't do it justice.The lights,particularly the whites, are not that prominent. I am still working on the last painting;need to add stamens and darks.All three paintings have been painted over and over transforming into new paintings  with each attempt. I feel it is the only way that i can learn how to paint with acrylics,by taking chances. Happy Holidays! Hoping to post more in DEC.:)