Friday, May 27, 2011

Happy Memorial Day

Hey Friends, Haven't been here for a couple of weeks. I've had a health issue I've been dealing with. I won't get into trying to explain, but I'm positive I'll be just fine and life will go on for a bit longer.

I haven't painted too much lately. The swim suits above mostly. I have been getting ready for the annual Roanoke Sidewalk Art Festival, No. 53 !! June 4th & 5th. Hope some of you can make it this year. There is always a boat load of beautiful paintings and sculpture to enjoy.

This has been such a rainy spring. Maybe we can get by with just one dry weekend !! Have a wonderful Memorial Weekend.

Happy Trails

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Sponge Work

Hey Friends, I was wondering - Does painting with a sponge count as REAL art? Some people use their fingers, some use a stick, some even use drips or a spoon. So I think it's OK to use anything you want, not just a brush.
I have such a hard time getting a soft edge with acrylics. So I thought of giving a sponge a try. I like it. These clouds look softer than anything I've produced so far.
This is my favorite hill. It's behind our house and I usually have some animals out there. But I was more interested in the clouds this time. The forest is casting a nice shadow there on the right.
We are supposed to have more storms this evening. That would be a good time to catch some drama in the sky. I will probably be at work by then and miss the whole show. And I'm pretty certain Mom wouldn't like to be out there taking photos for me.

Got another great idea for another series from a sweet woman that works at the Little Gallery at Smith Mountain Lake ! Love series !! Last week I delivered new work to the gallery, so if you're in that area of Virginia, stop at the Little Gallery-it's a lovely place with a boat load of great art and jewelry and sculpture. And then go fishing.

Happy Trails