Friday, December 4, 2015

What a crazy couple of months!

Bravely I am sharing what I've been up to. First of all, after my class in Saluda, I spent about 90% of my time on ArtScape. That's the fundraiser for my grandson's Montessori charter school. We had the event on November 13-15. I did sell about 5 paintings.  Woo Hoo!  Returned unsold art to Savannah on Tuesday the 17th and my brother came down from NY the next day. On the 18th we went on a road trip to Asheville NC. We came back to Beaufort the next night. What a great trip!  We walked all over Asheville and stayed at a wonderful hotel downtown.  Needless to say I collapsed for about a week after that.

While we were there I got to see some wonderful artists in their studios. One was full of paintings using oil paints and cold wax medium. I fell in love wth the paintings and after I returned home I bought a couple of oil paints and some of the medium.

So - I've finally reentered my messy studio and I've been playing!!!  This is not a piece I'm crazy about, but it's a first try with oils and cold wax medium. The cold wax gives the paint a wonderful matte finish and allows for all kinds of texture. I created this small piece on an old canvas. It's small - maybe 4 x 5". The under painting was done in acrylics. As I said - no masterpiece - but a start. And I haven't played with anything new - or anything at all - in quite a while. So I'm hoping I can start to blog again more regularly  and continue to experiment.

I am linking to Paint Party Friday. Hope you get a chance to visit all the artists who participate there. Have a wonderful, creative weekend. Thanks so much for dropping by. 

Friday, October 2, 2015

New paintings on reclaimed wood

 Having a lot trouble moving pictures around with my iPad. Eventually I'll get it. The 4 pictures on the left are mixed media on reclaimed wood. They are for an silent auction we are having at my church in 2 weeks. The paintings are about 2 feet long by 5" wide. Our logo is a sailboat and that's why I painted the top painting. Underneath it is a detail picture. The angel and her detail are below.  It's been a bit crazy here and next week I leave on Wednesday for a 5day art class in Saluda, NC with Gillian Lee Smith. She's coming all the way from Scotland and I am really excited. Needless to say I wanted to finish these paintings before I leave. I am linking to Paint Party Friday. Eva and Kristin have been faithfully maintaining this site for over 5 years now. Go visit and see all the wonderful artwork. Thanks so much for visiting. I've been a very erratic blogger recently and I so appreciate your visit. Have a blessed and creative weekend.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Big Moon Over Downtown

I finally finished this piece. It's based on a photo of downtown Beaufort, SC which is where I live. It's a real mixed media piece including paint, collage, ink, and charcoal on canvas. I worked quite a while till I was pleased with how it looked. I haven't been in the studio as much as I wanted to be so I was glad to complete this painting.

I am linking to Paint Party Friday which I hope you will also visit. Eva and Kristin have been faithfully hosting this wonderful gallery of art for 5 years. Thanks for visiting. Have a blessed and artsy weekend.