Saturday, December 26, 2009

Proud Gramma

I finished this painting about 2-3 weeks ago, but couldn't post it until after Christmas. It was done as a gift for someone, and I didn't want to take a chance that the subject would see it! It's surprising to me how quickly it dried, considering many of my paintings in the summer months can take 6 weeks to lose their tackiness. I guess the air in my studio is pretty dry during the winter. I really like this one... I think it expresses my more "painterly" style that is continuing to develop.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Preparing for the holidays

It's been a while since I've posted here, not for lack of wanting to, but possibly for lack of focus. I hadn't painted in quite a while and now that Christmas and the New Year are upon us, I'm feeling renewed vigor toward getting back to working on some projects. This is a commission I did recently for a man who wanted an ink drawing from an old photo he provided. He wanted me to add the horse and cart and the old car, to give it more "movement" and eye appeal. I realized a few days into the project that I was feeling out of my element since I've been doing nothing but oil paintings in recent years. So I had to satisfy my curiosity and try it as a black and white painting too (he wanted black and white). I used acrylic paints as he was hoping to have it in time for Christmas. Which do you prefer?

I hope this finds you well. I think of you often, and thank you for following me here. Have a wonderful Christmas! God Bless You!