Tuesday, January 24, 2012

king of the coup complete

Friday, January 20, 2012

King of the Coup

I started a painting class last week and worked on a painting of my Mother-in-law only to be met with increasing frustration so this week to loosen up and have a little more artistic freedom I started working on this painting of the King of the Coup. Exactness is not as important when painting a chicken as it is with a portrait so this was a good opportunity to just have fun with the painting. There was so much blue paint on my canvas that I had to come to a stopping point or contaminate all colors with blue. 

Monday, January 2, 2012

Getting back on Track

I am working on finally getting back on track after a busy month of house rearranging, Christmas preparations and many wonderful guests. I now have a studio room from which to work and some attempt is made to keep kids from invading that space with limited success. I guess I should be flattered that my children always want to be in whatever room I am in, but it would be nice if they could play on their own sometimes. Everyday I look forward to nap time when I have a chance to pull out paints and get to work.

"Babes on the Beach" went to its new home with grandma as a Christmas present.

 I have been working on some color boards to have some color mixing recipes. Yesterday I completed cobalt blue and Grumbacher red.

"Shades" is apparently a controversial painting in the family.  I love the painting because it shows so much attitude and character but it is generally considered unflattering by the family, So I have begun another painting of my Mother-in-law that will hopefully show how beautiful she really is and be a better representation of her personality.

I need to make a canvas run soon so that I can begin several other paintings I have in mind.  My dear husband gave me a gift card to support my hobby and I am looking forward to using it soon.