Thursday, June 26, 2008

Watercolor class in May

So, remember last month sometime, when I taught my first watercolor class?
I finally got the pictures from my framer lady, Audrey. These are the finished paintings that my ladies did. I think they are lovely, and am so proud!

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Stay tuned tomorrow when I will post a new painting...and pictures from our little street fair on Saturday.

Happy painting!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Lazy Summer Afternoon

Went out to my brother's acreage on Sunday. It's actually only 10 miles or so down the road from me...but I'm in town, and they're not. Lovely. Quiet. You can hear the birds singing, instead of the trucks with their loud exhaust systems, and louder stereo systems. Very nice.

They just got some Alpacas. Not sure why...someone was giving them away, and they said, "Sure. Why not!" So they got 'em. Very odd and cute things they are. The baby's name is Fern. Can't remember the rest. But that baby sure is cute!! And she's the most beautiful reddish brown color.

This is a Tree Face, on a tree in their front yard. Kinda neat hey? The tree is a little bit discolored around the face, 'cause my nephew and his friends shot it with their paintball guns, and then had to scrub it off. Boys will be boys. Shame about that. lol

Of course, I had to get some more tree shots for my tree paintings. Can't just paint the same ol' trees over and over. And a shot of our beautiful blue summer sky. Pretty nice.

And the really fun thing! Baby robins. As I popped my head over the nest, the mouths opened wiiiiiide. But I wasn't quick enough with my camera. Still pretty sweet though. After a few viewings by adults and kids, the robins decided that was enough, and started dive bombing anyone who came near. Of course, it was the boys. Being boys.

And that was my Sunday afternoon. I did try a couple little paintings, but I'm not much good at the en plein aire I'm not even gonna post them. These pics are much more me.

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer!!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Keepin' the brushes wet

Just a few little 5x7s to keep the brushes wet. Not my usual subjects, but they were fun to paint.
Thanks to everyone for all the 'congrats' and 'good luck' messages.
My new job is going beautifully. And I am feeling inspired once again.
Summer has arrived - as evidenced by my sunburned face! My son had a soccer game yesterday, and between him and his dad they had the times aaaaalllll wrong, so we were there and hour and a half early. Way too much sun for my very white, winterized skin!! Ah well, they won the game, so all is not lost.

Another beautiful day today...maybe I'll get outside and paint.

Happy summer!!