Sunday, August 27, 2017
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
I really expected people to really give me what for! But she loved it right away.
I had just that night to work on it because I was getting ready to head to California for a summer trip and I wanted to make sure I had it finished before then. She still lives in the small town we grew up in and where I was going to go to visit my family.
I rolled it up and packed it in the car with the kids. Yes, it got creased! Total disappointment!
I didn't get to see her unfortunately. We both were busy and couldn't cross paths in the time I was there. However, I left it with my family and she picked it up. When she thanked me and told me how much she loved it through email, it made me "so" happy. I felt like I was a very lucky person to have a friend like her.
Isn't it amazing how "art" can bring two people closer together. A drawing of a Bull? Who knew! I am so thankful that I am able to paint and draw well enough that I can make people smile.
I can't imagine what I would feel like if I couldn't feel like I do today. I don't want to know.
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Again, I want to say thank you!
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
I will show you a couple of the photos. The one on the left was the closest to finished but you can't see the bottom of the painting. So I added the one to the right to show you what it basically looked like down in that corner. I am kicking myself because I can't find the finished photo. There was a little more detail on the dirt such as rocks and walnuts that had fallen. I am really sorry. When and if I ever find it, I will add it right away.
This painting is 24x16. Oil on Canvas. I finished it right after I finished Mikey. It is of the Lower Falls in Yellowstone. My family and I went there last summer and it was so pretty that I had to bring it home with me! It now hangs in my husband's office.
This rabbit, 24x16 oil on canvas, I started to work on last November and wasn't really sure what I wanted to do with her. She started off way different because I was in such a hurry to finish but when I looked at her she made me feel like I didn't try hard enough. I don't like that feeling. So I added some grass and some babies. I am happier with it now. This too, will hang in my husband's office.
And last but not least, here is my major project that I started and finally finished. The Elk. It is the same size as Mikey, 26x30 something, oil on canvas and when dry will be hanging on my husband's wall at work. He is literally my biggest fan!
Actually he says he is going to sell them for me for millions of dollars. What a sweet guy!
Now that I am looking at it, I remember that I forgot to take off the marks I left at the top with charcoal. They are from when I was trying to decide how to do those pine needles. I "really" struggled with the pine needles. I have a lot of photos of the process that I went through and I will post them shortly and you will see how crazy it was for me. Even though he is so pretty, I am so glad to be finished. I really want to move on and do something else.
I was kinda thinking that I might make a video of a painting in progress.
If you want to keep up with me you can also go to facebook and see me there. I am there way more than I should be! I try to share interesting things that people might like on there. It is really hard to know what people appreciate reading about and what they don't.
Hope to see you there! My Facebook Art Page
PS, come back in a week and I will have posted my paintings in progress for these paintings. Actually I can't with Mikey because those pictures are on my phone that broke! WAHHH.. Why? I really don't like digital pictures. I liked it better when I had a camera and had to get the film developed. I actually have all of those pictures still!
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