Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Corolla Weekend

Here's the four of us paint brushes in hand and ready to paint up a storm. From left to right its me, Cherrie, Joyce and Patti. My painting buddies. We had a wonderful weekend going to the lighthouse, and village around it as well as going 4-wheelin' down the beach and in through the sand dunes where we saw some of the wild horses that live there. We took lots of pictures, we painted and watched multiple painting Dvd's. We filled up on inspiration for future paintings as well as seafood and desserts. The weather was beautiful except that one day they were predicting thunderstorms. We actually had tornado touch down in Duck and we didn't even know it. (This was because we didn't even watch any news just the Dvd's.)

I must apologize that it has been so long since I have made a post, but I have been very busy with my art stuff getting ready for some shows and my real life has also been interfering with my time management skills. But I promise that I will have some new paintings for you soon.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Japanese Magnolia

I am back in my painting mode. I have started working on paintings for the upcoming Art Shows and not my learning mode of painting portraits.

Here is my Japanese Magnolia. When looking at the photo I used a magnifying glass and it looked so three dimensional. It was like putting on those glasses to watch a 3-D movie. I tried to capture that in the painting and even though it looks 3-D it does not pop off the paper as much as I would like it too.

I have so many paintings to do and such little time to do them in. My mind is painting faster then the time I have left.

This weekend I have wonderful plans to go to Corolla, NC with three painting friends for three days. The Outer Banks of NC is a beautiful, breathtaking beach community with wonderful places to look at and paint and photo. We are also bringing some DVD's to watch indoors during our downtime or (knock wood) bad weather. It is going to be so much fun and I can hardly wait.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Here is my latest portrait painting of Ricco. It really took a long time to complete and it was a struggle all the way. I'm not that satisfied with the painting but I must confess that it was a true learning experience. And I should be satisfied with that, right? I am but I would have liked it more if I could have captured his skin tones a little better, or had his eyes come out a little more realistic. I must say that I do love the bricks! They were so much fun to paint, no struggle at all!

Well now I need to move on to doing some paintings for the upcoming spring shows. They are right around the corner. I can't believe how much I need to accomplish by then. I will hopefully get most of it done in time. And the rest, oh well....

Just wanted to mention that I have updated my Art Shows and my Gallery so check them out.