"One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words." Goethe

Thursday, February 28, 2013

An Exhibit in a Hurry

I was scheduled to exhibit for the LCAA in March, but I really did not have enough pieces ready.  So, I thought," I'll add photography."  I have been taking some pictures around town for a book project, so I digitally manipulated some of them, added pastels (so now they are multimedia pieces!), and put them with some paintings I had or have been working on, and I had an exhibit featuring Leavenworth.  It was too easy.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

So Many New Things to Learn

I did another painting based on a photograph from the Hubble Telescope because I saw some that Mark Weber did and hoped that  he could teach me how to see it his way.  I learned so much about applying a ground, under-painting, applying paint thickly to the surface, and brush stokes.  I wish I had a picture of the gesso-ed ground, but here is the under painting and the finished work.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

I Just Kept Doodling

I kept thinking of all the things that I could doodle on, and I ended up with a "collection" that I am going to put in the shop at Scrivners.  I have gift tags, cards, a bowl and I framed a couple of the original pieces. It was fun, and will be a little experiment in marketing.