Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Spring things

I guess Spring has sprung in my heart.. and out my brush... I have been coming up with some new ideas for small paintings... and it is lots of fun...
They are quicker to do,...and easy to frame.. I might even do groupings... similar ones that you could hang in a group... I hope you are painting also... and letting the Change in season inspire you .
WE are still in the 40's here but things will pop soon...
I can't wait to see the red bud trees. ... the color pink, purple with the pale green is awesome..


Saturday, March 26, 2011

Spring things

Had off today ... so I decided to do some small , affordable art pieces.... . I got a calligraphy book from the Library and fell in love with the free form lettering.... so I gave it a try...
I picked some daffies from the garden and a few pansies..and they were my inspiration...
The Spring flowers are on their way..and the colors are wonderful against the new greens... so much to paint....

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Spring is here

Tomorrow is the First day of Spring... We have long been waiting for it.. It is here.. the daffies are blooming.. crocus up..and today I was oooooing over the green , green grass.. So all of you up north.. it is on its way.
Out of the hard , frozen, crusty earth comes life... where there was death... comes life.

"Praise be to my rock! Exalted be God, the Rock, my Savior!" "You have delivered me from death and my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before God in the light of Life.".. Ps 56:13

Friday, March 18, 2011

The Green is in

It was the first really warm day here... the grass is greening up.. I got to plant pansies in the front door pots... and we planned a Lamb and cabbage meal to celebrate St. Pats day...
When I went to cut up the cabbage.. it was too beautiful .. so I took some pictures with the pot of shamrocks sitting on the counter... After eating our meal I decided to try and paint that cabbage.. here is my sketch... it was fun.. there are so many greens.. and I threw in some purple.. I love purple and green..
Hope you had a great St. Patrick's day.. now onto daffodils, crocus..and more greens... enjoy the Spring awakening

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Painters Block

I have been reading a great book on watercolor, "How to make a watercolor Paint Itself, by Nita Engle. She has some wonderful , and helpful advice for one who is stuck, and just can't pick up the brush. She says it often happens.. mainly because you have been too stressed out to produce, under pressure to paint.. perhaps that has been my dilemma.
Any way she says to just return to your passion.. play with your paints.. experiment!... have fun with your paints... splash on the color... So that is what I have been doing... lately... and just
surround yourself with beauty... the things you love.. The pressure of having to paint each week a good painting was just stifling me ..... so I have been just experimenting..and just playing with my paints... Some-days not even painting... Now that Spring is slowly rising out of the earth and singing its way into my heart.....I find ideas for
paintings forming in my mind.. and soon i will be busy again trying to express that on paper...
These are a few of my fun sketches... just playing around with the paints....
I just got my computer up graded and overhauled.. so it is working much faster...and there are a few new things added... actually when I got it back i lost my blog icon on my desktop..that made me sad.... I know i have not been regular with this ....but maybe now that my machine is up to date... it will be easier... Hope you are having fun painting... remember that is the key to a great painting!!!
sorry some of my pictures came out sideways.. and I don't know how to fix that... new computer.