Wednesday, May 27, 2009

some new work

I have been trying to keep up with some painting. Life has been busy. It is hard trying to balance wanting to paint my life away but having to do all the tasks that a wife mother and grandmother has to do. I understand the statement I have heard somewhere that a woman needs a wife. It sure would help getting everything done. If I let things go to do painting, the house doesnt get picked up. I did get out to do some plein air last week and the barn picture is the result. I have also been thinking of doing the 4 horses of the apocalypse. Not sure why. They took 2 tries. They dont look to frightening. LOL. I guess I just dont have it in me. But I did it in wc which is not my medium of choice, but I did it for a greeting card for someone.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

a couple days work

Sometimes I go out looking for someplace to paint. I can spend the whole day driving. I get to see alot of nice scenery but no work. On the positive side, I do get to see some gorgeous sights. It is much like a gift from GOD. You go around a bend in the road and there before you is a beautiful sight. Usually there is no place to park the car so I have to say ah and keep driving. You dont get much work done that way. But it is so nice. I did one of wildflowers in a field and the building was a start of one I did while out rambling yesterday. I need to finish.

Friday, May 8, 2009

its spring

I can finally say its spring and plein air is in the air, lol. Usually I know when painting time is here as it is tick time also. I pulled my first one off today. One time I was out painting, I came home and pulled off, if I remember right, 7 ticks. I went out with my husband to dinner that evening, and pulled off a couple more. Now thank GOD I havent had Lyme disease. I wonder if its just a matter of time. Well it wont stop me painting. One picture I did was a wc which I have to say I didnt do bad at. I was out this morning working on an oil painting which still needs some work but since I have to shove off to work myself the finishing touches will be for another day. It was just about 45 minutes of work but I WAS OUT in the air and sunshine so I am happy just for that!!!!!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

no time

Well I have to say the weather has been lousy. I also have had a cold and the effort to work do housework and then find time to paint has been hard. It does get discouraging when you want to do so much but can't seem to find the time to do so. At any rate Dylan and I have been drawing some star wars figures as well as 1 woman portrait I have been working on. Dylan is doing really good