Saturday, June 24, 2017

Work-shopping again.

Just finished a 5 day watercolor workshop with Andy Evansen, Minnesota artist, as our instructor.  It was a great time mostly because not only was the class really good, but my buddy, Bobbie, stayed with me all week and we painted, giggled, ate out and watched girly movies.  Can't get any better than that.

Friday, June 16, 2017

"Ain't Retirement Grand?"

My cousin, Dickie, sent this image to me, he had it on his computer. I Painted it back in '99, in watercolor, using a photo taken in Minneapolis area (not sure who took it).  My mom and Dad were apparently visiting the Mpls relatives.  the body language tells those of us in the family who they are.  My Dad, My Unk Walter, my Mom, Aunt Louise and Unk Bernard.  I'm sure the chairs were all transported to this spot in Bernard's trunk.  AH, memories..

Monday, June 12, 2017

Open Toed

Oh my, I had fun painting this one.  Been toying with the idea of "shoes"..  Have taken a lot of photos as I shop around.  These were found in The Classic, a wonderful shop in the Moorhead Center Mall.  Couldn't believe they were all open toed, altho the gray pair wasn't in the store, but is now... on my blog, on canvas, in acrylic, forever.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Really long stems

Doing a few paintings for the July Cormorant Art Club show.  I have 3 white empty frames ( I know that is not a reason to paint) and folks like florals ( I know that is not a reason to paint) but ...  Anyway, i have painted these cone flowers a couple of times using my photos of Carl's flowers, this time in i painted them in Acrylic.  Had a blast stamping and goofing around with the background, can you tell???

2 hats, coats and geraniums

I had painted this subject back in 2000 in watercolor. i loved the hats especially.  Redid it this week in Acrylic and had a great time, as i painted my canvas Hunter Green and the fun part is when color shows through in areas..  i know that isn't exciting to most people but I get off on it.   ha.

"Bring them in"

WOW, this looks so bright, maybe it is. This is my "other" square foot show entry.  The white might be too bright but i like the texture and all.  Oh, what to do, what to do..  I LOVE this subject, have painted it before with quilts, houses, sky, trees in background but i like the feeling of being way up in the air, for some reason.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Floating Floral

This was a stretch for me. It is for the square foot show in Bismark ..  I LOVE the background with its texture and funny markings.. Flowers, not so much. I worked so hard on that rose, it looked just like a cinnamon roll, no matter what I did.  I'd planned to have bubbles around the flowers, Change of plan, thank goodness.  Acrylic.