I painted this from a photo I snapped of a beautiful police horse at our town's Christmas parade. I hope I did this majestic creature justice! It was such a perfect day. Sunny, cold, crisp, and we had our dogs with us. Christmas music was playing. It was one of those times where you feel lucky to be able to see and hear and laugh. A "memory lock" day, as we've always called that feeling.
Friday, April 8, 2016
This used to look different. I liked it, but something was bugging me and I finally figured out what it was. It was too busy. So.....I reworked it by about 85%. I changed almost everything. Calmed it down, added lots of glazes for depth and now I'm happy! And you know what they say....when Mama's happy, everyone's happy! (p.s., another blog entry went out today of mine. It was from when my blog wasn't working I guess. It's an oldie!) but thanks for the comments!
And speaking of Mama, this is a quilt I made recently for my daughter. I used to sew a lot, and have made lots and lots, but not lately. I wanted to show what I did with some of the patches. Spoonflower.com will print your artwork on fabric, wrapping paper, (which I've done- it was great!) and lots of other stuff. I know my art friend, Sheila Delgado has used them, too. Anyways, I usually use fabric that's a combination of new, and from old clothes, too. You can see the patches where my paintings are. It looks very nice!
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
So this started out as just two ladies out and about. Suddenly the three behind them showed up! It's a swanky mall, and the two ladies feel good today. Those young and thin model types ain't got nothin on them! These two women have come a long way. Long enough to know who they are, what they've learned, and mostly how the coolness factor is still there. At least that's what I tell myself.
Until all the times I've been busted by my kids......
Monday, April 4, 2016
I love daydreaming while doing a no reference painting. Just a spot here, a spot there. Rules are out the window. Just color, shapes, and random thoughts. A Twizzler or two, my Wade at my side, and my day is complete.
And my days are about to get even more complete, as these babies are almost ready to go to their new homes. I better get cleaning. My art studio isn't exactly puppy friendly!
Sunday, April 3, 2016
I never throw away anything that has my paint on it, and this is no exception. I found pieces of painted fabric (silk or satin type fabric) from many years ago. So I was in the mood for a collage. Dotty Seiter, (http://dottyseiter.blogspot.com) and Sheila Delgado (http://www.sheiladelgado.com)
have both inspired me to do another collage. I watch both of them trying anything at all, each in unique ways; layers and layers, paints, ink, paper,cardboard, etc. So thanks, guys! I used those pieces and then filled in the rest with paint, while trying to keep the original parts as is.
I'll seal it with a varnish. It's painted on the 1 1/2 inch sides and is ready to hang. I always have a degree of satisfaction when I've recycled something. Oh, and I love that Patsy Cline song!
Saturday, April 2, 2016
This bird is checking out his environment to make sure it's safe to dig in to his dinner. I got my oils out again. Thanks to my friends, I had purchased some Vasari paints to add to my supplies. Talk about a horse of a different color. It's like painting with very soft butter and the colors are so beautiful. Really fun!