Monday, November 28, 2011

November 28, 2011

A little bit of an update on what I have been working on.  My YOP (year of painting) for November was fun.  I loved the photo that we used and I cropped it a lot.  I love reflections and autumn so had fun with this.  My steps were to first crop it on the computer here

Then I sketched out on plastic where I thought the darks should be

And finally I just had a blast using autumnal colors, trying to create reflections and doing the canoes.

I probably could have cropped it more and will definitely try this painting again maybe crop it differently. 

I also have been working on  another exchange of Christmas cards and finished it after trying twice, not liking the first one shown below   Just didn't turn out like I had in my mind so did another one that is totally different than this one.  Have finished it but won't post until I send and the person receives it.

So now want to start on another card to send to a few select folks.  One thing about doing some of these paintings is I at least even with all the hustle and bustle find time to paint just a little almost every day.  This is a good thing.  Need to do it more.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

November 1, 2011

Nice way to start the month, I finally finished the crystal that I started in August in Florida of a gathering of painting friends.  I am fairly please with it and now will move on to other paintings.

Arches 140# 14" x 20", using maingly DS paints.  Photo by Mollie.