Thursday, August 26, 2010

Horses and Fishing

Finally I got an hour to do a little painting. I've started a horse picture that my cousin Vicki took. So far I've blocked in the horses in white to get them anchored in place while I work on the background.

The next one is a fishing creel.  I took the snapshot last winter at a friends cabin.  I didn't draw this one first but just quickly used charcoal to roughly sketch it in then pub a thin layer of paint to block in too.  I'll layer more paint and get more detail later.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Finished and Not Finished

Veggies...
this one is finished and I did it out of class, on my own!!!  It is signed but I still need to get it scanned.

Not finished yet but very close.  I had to bring it home from class while we are on a break for a month.  Not much left to do.
This one is too not finished and I'm not sure I like what I've done.  The window in the back I think I will redo, just not what I like at all. 

Monday, August 9, 2010

Still Painting

Don't worry, I have been painting but just not finishing anything right now.  I've got these three started at home and hopefully will have them finished for a show at Ziegler's in October called Fresh Paint.  Hopefully I will have some ready for Art on the Square at Utica Square in October too.  Think I need to get busy and finish these don't you think.  The first one is just veggies.  I took the picture and loved the darkness of it so am trying to paint it here.   The second one is just a room, or corner of a room at a friends cabin.  I'm changing it up a bit with some color but I like it.  The last one is well, me at 18.  I was just playing around one Saturday night late while sipping a bit of wine but I think it can be good if I just pick it up again. 


Monday, August 2, 2010

No Sale

The ART show is over and done.  Unfortunately I did not get a ribbon, or even an honorable mention but that is just fine.  It was a good experience.  Also, it was a No Sale for me too.  Gotta get some of this stuff sold as it is going to start piling up if I don't.  I know I'm learning still but my goal is to sell my art.  I don't want to get into the print selling part of it, I want to sell originals.  I kind of think it cheapens your art to sell prints, for me.  This is just a short note because I felt it was too long since I posted.  I'm still painting in class and at home and hope to have some more stuff posted here soon.  The class will be on a break in a couple of weeks and sometimes I get a lot done on my own at home when it does, at least I hope that happens again like the Christmas break.  Till we meet again.