Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Trying Watercolors During Sandy

Water droplets 
These are my attempt  at using watercolors.  Last year I bought a watercolor kit and am just now getting around to playing with it. The paper is Arches 140lb coldpress (which I have no idea what that really means) and the paints are liquid Rembrandt.  What I found was that the paper really makes a difference, because I had some other (apparently less quality) and the Arches worked much better.

Inspiration came from an  Art Tutorial on the  Daily Paintworks  site showing a mini demo on how to make these drops by Barbara Fox.  Check it out!     DPW is also hosting a 
Hurricane Sandy Fundraiser, by purchasing donated artwork.  

I got a little brave and  tried to paint this  Rosemary plant that was brought inside  from the monster storm.  Usually  I paint in oils and some acrylics, so this was definately a different medium to play with.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Harvest of Artists Show - "Osprey Nest at #6" & "I Love Tulips"

Here is what I have been working on.  These paintings and more are being
shown at the MCAG -  Harvest of Artist's   at Greenstreet Gardens in Lothian, MD
Sept 14, 15, & 16
We have artist's doing demo's Saturday and Sunday.  10-5 

"Osprey at #6" Acrylic canvas mounted on handpainted panel - sold

"Tulips Make Me Happy!"  8x6 Oil NFS

Friday, June 15, 2012

Osprey at #1

"Osprey at #1"
24x24 Acrylic & Collage 

My little story behind it goes like this:
Last Fall I got a new puppy named Daisy.  Well Miss Daisy likes to chew on things.  
While I was busy painting, she kept bringing sticks inside the house, via
her doggy door.  I had to keep taking them away, and before I knew it there was a 
pile of sticks next to the easel.  As I started painting the nest I thought hmmm these sticks
might be interesting to create the nest ...after wrecking my fingers wiring them into the canvas and adding clouds made from husbands (old) Chesapeake Bay charts all was done.  
 Now you have the tale of my inspiration.   Thanks Miss Daisy!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Abbey Ryan Workshop at AOY

Painting again at the Artist's of Yardley (AOY) farmhouse in Pennsylvania 
 10 of us had the pleasure of painting with Abbey Ryan for 2 day's.  Each morning we watched her create a demo painting.  It's amazing watching them come to life right before our eyes. Then we set up our own still lifes wherever we chose in any of the rooms.  2 ladies were even in the kitchen!  

Above is my attempt at a garlic clove and asparagus....not so easy to do, and after painstakinly painting them,  Abbey say's "you painted 2 out of the 3 most difficult vegetables to paint! " 
Thanks Abbey :)

Friday, April 20, 2012

"Bird on a Buoy" & "Reflections of a Colorful Buoy"

"Reflections of a Colorful Buoy" 4 x 12 Oil  
Original Sold but Giclee print is available

Here is yet another crab pot buoy painted from photo while we were sailing last fall in the Chesapeake Bay.  The colors on this one were so vibrant! It was the same day as the little bird below...with no wind it was bad for sailing but excellent for shots and nice reflections on the water.

Original sold, Giclee print available
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On a sort of side note my "Bird on a Buoy" got juried in the Annapolis Arts Alliance show going on now at the Maritime Museum, Annapolis through May 18.