Sunday, September 28, 2014

The Beginning and Middle Stages of a Painting

"Annie at the Met" oil on canvas, 14 x 18 inches
Am painting a portrait of my eldest daughter from a photo that I took while we were touring the Met. I like the beginning better than the middle stage although I did make much progress overall. What happened after working on it yesterday was that it is a bit too tightly handled which means that I will have to find a way to loosen it up next go around. I really would like to enter into two portrait competitions that have deadlines in November but not sure if I will make it. I also work as an art teacher three days a week. I will try my best. Sometimes I am not able to work on my days off though I really try to set some time aside. Being a Mom needs to come first.  So many responsibilities we women artists must juggle!!! :)

Monday, September 15, 2014

Back After a While of No Painting

"Concerto" art on canvas, 8 x 10 inches
It is good to get back to working on paintings. Had to stop and prepare myself for the new school year as I am an art teacher. Since things are falling into place at my teaching job, I will try to paint as much as possible on my days off since I am trying to prepare work for three different juried shows. Above is progress I made on the painting "Concerto" that I worked on last time...added "Rub and Buff" in gold leaf to painting....really love gold leaf and want to try the real thing eventually.

Spring Blooms in the Fall

"Falling Blooms" 22 x 28 inches, oil on linen Finished this painting last week. The original set-up took place outd...