Art is a jealous mistress, and, if a man have a genius for painting, poetry, music, architecture, or philosophy, he makes a bad husband, and an ill provider. (Waldo Emerson)

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Help out a fellow artist? Vote for me. Thank you!

Hi Bloggers! 

I have a quick favor to ask. If you have a few seconds will you please do me a favor and click on this link that I have posted here and vote for me? I am trying to get some free art lessons that would really come in handy for the next year. I am trying to because a full time artist and I really need to brush up on my perspective skills and my skills at drawing portraits. This class could really help me with that and I will be able to build up my confidence and technique in order to become a full time artist. Thank you so much for your support! 


Again, I want to say thank you! 

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Most Recent Paintings and Pointless Ramblings

Hi Everyone! I know that it has been a very long time since I have blogged. Over a year I think. A lot has gone on since that time. I have left a job and gained another. This one that I have today keeps me extra busy. It has nothing to do with art but I have learned a lot of new things that I didn't imagine I would ever know. Well anyways. Enough of all that stuff. Let me show you the work that I have been doing these days.
This is Mikey.. Unfortunately I can't seem to find a finished photo of the painting. I know I have one somewhere. This painting was a commission for a nice man in Texas. The size is 26x30 something. I can't remember. Which is ridiculous of me to forget because another one that I am going to show you, The Elk, is the same size. 

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

- Frankie 

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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