Wednesday, May 22, 2013
"D" could have been DOG but these little weiner dogs are so cute, couldn't resist. I've always wanted one, and I'll have one before long.
Anyway, this dog is in my Etsy shop. I'll send along a little info about 3 shows I'm participating in very soon. In fact they ALL happen next weekend, the 1st and 2nd of June !! Whew what a job - Will I be ready ?
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
I'm enjoying these little pictures but I really need to move on to something bigger for the Taubman's Sidewalk Art Show.......it'll be here before I know it.
I posted a week or two ago about this new series of collage paintings, using pages from an old dictionary I found at Goodwill. Of course for me 'cuz I love painting Bee's anyway, B had to be BEE ! I printed some of my images on Sumi paper because it is translucent so a tad of the printed page can show through.
The canvas is gallery wrapped and initially painted my fav color, turquoise, before gelling the B page down. I let that dry then apply a coat of off-white randomly, mostly using my hand. Then I start gelling down bits of sumi printed images and cutouts. I love to use the old timey paper doll cutouts, such as you see the bee's connected on the right side. I emphasized these with marker lines.
When all is dry I varnish and finish the back and add the hanger, then it goes into my ETSY shop.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Saturday, May 4, 2013
http://www.ikenberryorchards.com/index.php Orchard retail store on Rt.220 in the Daleville area today. We will set up on their big porch and display our work and paint some too, if the wind isn't too strong. Click on the link above for directions.
Hope to see you there.
Hope to see you there.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Such a beautiful place and I'm grateful I got to see it. I greatly appreciated the hospitality extended by Bonnie's sister and husband. Thank You.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Hey Friends, Just a quicky (I'm hoping) 'cuz I can't get this computer to work . It's taking forever and clicking on something over and over.
I took these photos and a lot more at Judy's home this morning. Most of you probably know what a bird nut I am, so I got to see some up close for a change. This is the first indigo bunting I've seen in person. I had a photo of a dark bird I wanted someone to identify for me but it won't load on to the blog. I will try again tomorrow.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Hey Friends, I just listed this small painting 6x6 in my Etsy shop. I haven't posted anything in this shop for a long time. I was just disillusioned with all the time it takes to each one. Etsy has made some changes and it didn't seem to take very long tonight, so maybe I'll stick with it or maybe I didn't do something right.
This little piece is something a bit different for me. It was fun. I am making my way through the alphabet with an old dictionary I found at Goodwill. The acorn is from an old painting done a few years ago. I printed it on Sumi Paper so it's translucent, a bit of the print shows through.
I love to do the thing with the old-fashioned paper doll cut outs, you know the banner of acorns across the top. I use that as often as possible.
It is varnished and ready to hang.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Hi Friends, The weather here in the Blue Ridge Mountains of SW Va. has been awesome the last few days. Warm days and cool nights, birds are busier than we are and certainly prettier.
We took a little trip up or down the Blue Ridge Parkway to the Peaks of Otter area and visited Gross's Orchard. Beautiful place.
We wandered and took lots of photos and drank up the wonderful sunshine (after this long dark winter, the sun showed up just in time to save my sanity). The naked trees are apples. They bloom after the peaches.
Here is a close up of a peach. Such a gorgeous pink.
This shot is from Ikenberry's in Botetourt county on Rt. 220. I like the perspective here.
All of the surrounding farm land and distant mountains just look like a beautiful velvet case a diamond ring would sit in. Can't wait to see what I can do with my paints. And I must get busy, 'cuz we will be showing our works and painting at Ikenberry's in 2 weeks !! Yikes!
And here is what Midge, Judy and Linda painted that morning. Most will need more work at home, in the upper photo. Mary Anne and mine in the lower photo. Mary Anne's on the left is pastel and mine are acrylic. I'm sure we will have these at the Ikenberry show.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Hello Friends, I've been working pretty hard the last couple of weeks. Finishing some work and started a couple of new works. And our little painting group, the Double Line Painters of the Blue Ridge, hung a new show at 2nd Helpings Gallery yesterday,
Here are a couple of my pieces that I finished last week. "Mother Earth Awakens" is the title of the show, hence all the bright, beautiful colors I love. Flowers and more flowers with a few birds thrown in. Several pieces are collage, like the one below, but the one above is straight paint work.
Collage is such fun. If you have never tried it you should. And we, the DLP, are planning another collage workshop. Probably in July but it something we just started thinking about yesterday. Lots can change between now and then.
I'm so..o..o..o.. very happy that spring is almost here, I can barely contain myself. I see little pink buds and want to take photos that won't quite show the color yet. But it's still joy. Can't wait to get out and paint.
Hope you make it to our reception at 2nd Helping on Sat. April 13th. Would love to visit with you !Happy Trails