I started off by scrubbing in some greens throughout the background and down into the foreground. I need to keep in mind as I continue work on this the direction of the light, but the background (which is a very non-descript tangle of tree branches and roof tops) needs to show some sort of atmosphere… Continue reading Ox Cart Man Day 6
A long time ago the man who was to become my husband was learning to play the guitar. He was also a budding song writer and he wrote me a song; an actual serenade. Who would not have fallen in love? I was also just beginning to find my way back to art via weaving… Continue reading My Serenade
I’ve been very neglectful of my poor blog readers. I apologize. I’m still recovering from my neck surgery and that is going well. But I’ve developed some sort of rash (shingles I think?) on my left side which has made my life pretty miserable. It is finally fading and I have hope that I may… Continue reading Stuff in the background
When my husband and I drove down Skyline Drive last fall, we found we had either gone too soon or too late to see the best colors down in the valley’s. But on one pullover, I turned around and saw a small tree with eye popping yellow leaves growing out of a crack in a… Continue reading Cliff Dwellers
Last year I did not get out much, at least not much with a paintbrush in hand and I aim to remedy that this year. I think there were just too many rainy days and it got a bit dull painting fog and rain week after week. Hoping for some more sun this year but… Continue reading Plein Air Season Starting Soon
Not only am I teaching classes coming up soon (Felted Faces Saturday after next and Drawing 102 starting in March), I’m also taking classes. Last Friday I started a Chair Yoga class and today I attended a regular floor yoga class. I am amazed at how flexible I am in some ways and how flexible… Continue reading Classes!
I’ll be demonstrating how I take my bird photos and then doctor them up using Photoshop all day this coming Saturday as part of the Northern Neck Artisan Trail’s Second Saturday Program. Professional artists who work from photos use photos they have taken themselves. Sometimes those photos need a little help with cropping, fixing camera… Continue reading Second Saturday Demonstration: Reference Photos