Thursday, September 16, 2010

Having fun

Still having fun with my new brushes... maybe someday I will get serious again..but exercises like these are good for brush stroke practice... In Watercolor it is all about the brush stroke...
I am going on a little journey... be back in a week ... enjoy the Fall change... and practice your craft... what ever it is.. see you when I get back..
Remember
Have
fun :)..

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

New Brushes

Well...there is nothing like getting a new brush to get the creative juices going... I found these brushes on sale today...while roaming around in Michael's...
They were "buy one..get the next half off...and they were already cheap.... but I have found cheap brushes can sometimes be really great...
So I bought them... and they are so fun... ..


So... when stuck in a rut...go buy a new brush... :)... or new paper...or new color...
Then experiment and have fun... !




Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Waiting for Inspiration

This was a journal sketch done a while ago... sorry friends... but I have not felt like painting in several weeks... I know it will come... it always does... but in the meantime.. we sketch and fiddle around... and try things...

We observe and watch and think... There is so much beauty around, but what do I want to say with it.... that is the thing....
Keep up the creative disciplines... and allow your self to just rest till the big one comes along... then paint your heart out!!!!
:) Fill up on the beauty around you .


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Signs of Fall

Yes... Fall is really here, the animals know.. the sounds are here... geese flying overhead, owls hooting at night, crackling leaves underfoot, things turning brown.... wind... and cooler mornings... it is all here.... Great tea weather,, and time for making soups... thinking about those holidays ahead... family gatherings... and wondering what the winter will be like....
Seasons change...and we must change with it... different clothes, different foods...different activities.. It is a rhythm we get caught up in... and somehow it is all so right and beautiful..

Monday, September 6, 2010

Fall is creeping in....

I got up this morning and decided to work on it again... play around with texture.. and make it a fallish theme.. with the orange mat it looked finished...I think I will try another...

Sunday, September 5, 2010

New Toy

I was given a really nice stand for my painting board...and had to try it out tonight... I just did a fast sketch... very bad paper.. but went ahead anyway...
I I think I like this guy the best of the painting... and I think the new stand will work great


I will try another on better paper....
Hope you are having a great holiday weekend...