Monday, September 29, 2008

A Break from Painting

I've finished this piece and I am very pleased with it. Now, I plan on taking my inventory of paintings and making something extra with the images. I do have ideas hovering overhead and I plan on making them come to life. 

The second photo is the before view and I was about two thirds done. 

I will still be making quick sketches and posting them here. This way I won't get rusty and my images stay moving from thought to paper or computer. Also, I should start taking photos with my new camera. 
We had light showers this morning and the colors outside were inspiring for my palate. This piece has an abundance of water in it. My rain dance painting is a prayer for some cooler weather. The Toot is eager and ready to wear her gently used red raincoat we got from a friend. 

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Sunday, September 21, 2008

This is a nice weekend And Productive!

I love this weather. Yesterday when we went to the market there was a pleasant breeze that's been long overdue. Yes! I welcome it. I made this last night in Illustrator and could have gone on with more flowers. When I look at it now - I know I will do more to it. Let's see what I have time to do tonight.

The Artist's gaze.

The Artist's pause.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Two Polymer Pieces

It sure took long enough to get these two pieces to dry. I also made some stands for them and you can see more photos in my Etsy store.  Click on the titles to see more.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Mathews on Lipstick on a Pig commercial

Green Cheeks

"Gently Used"

Did this in Painter while the Toot had her afternoon nap. 
You just never know what's waiting to come out and onto paper or in this case a computer screen. I just have to keep at it and see what comes. Every little sketch and drawing counts. Practice is the tool and I can do it one day at a time. Even if it's at least a few minutes a day. 

Have you hugged your "Gently Used" relative or friend today? 

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Art and Lavender Flowers

I've been working on this the past few days. This day was a nice break from the heat and I took advantage of the cool temperatures this morning.

.....a little out of focus and enough to get an idea of what I'm composing. 

Some pretty lavender flowers I got at the farmer's market on Sunday.

Tomorrow we enroll the Toot in another Parent Education class. She'll be looking forward to the change, me too. We've been going to the library a lot and enjoying new books every other week. Tomorrow is the Gorilla's birthday! We'll be having a small celebration when he gets home. Busy day tomorrow and it'll be fun to decorate for the Silverback. The Toot wants some birthday hats so we will make them. 

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Another 1st!

Sometimes an Illustration is best. I was so proud and almost grabbed my camera for a photo...just kidding! We were proud and hurrayed the Toot all morning. I've got a chart with stickers, picture books, and a video for her to watch. It worked!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Nature and its fruit

I was caught by the curls and I had to have it. Found on the ground from a tree. Inspiration is everywhere.