Sunday, November 14, 2010

Another week has gone by...

Yes, it's hard to believe that another week has gone by.  I worked out five days last week, but am taking the weekend off to recover.  I was so sore last week, I think I may have overdone it on Thursday, but I'm feeling good today.

Anyway, I said that I hadn't really done any art to speak of.  That is never actually the case, I always have something in the works and I'm always of the opinion that if it's not "perfect" I just can't post it here.  Well, fiddle sticks on that.  I'm going to go ahead and post everything that I have going in the art studio.

I have been working on an oil painting.  My first in about six or seven years.  And I've only done two others, so oil is not something I am experienced in.  You may recognize the covered bridge from my trip several weeks ago.

I cleaned up the studio and set out my acrylic paints and tried my hand at some impressionist work.  This one of the boats in the harbor is very unfinished and may be destined for the trash bin, but that's yet to be decided.

This last one is in acrylic and is quite large for me.  At 16 x 20, done in acrylic on watercolor paper, it is taken from an exercise in an oil painting instruction book.  I am much more in favor of the fast drying time of acrylic so I am adapting some of those techniques to my acrylic work.  We will see how that goes.


So this is what I have been working on.  In between going to the fitness center, keeping up with everyday stuff, and just enjoying life in general.

We have been watching the new AMC series, The Walking Dead and it is super gory and very scary.  If you are into zombies, this is the show for you and you can catch up on past episodes here.  If you are uncomfortable with yucky special effects and don't sleep well after viewing something of this nature.  Do Not, I repeat Do Not, watch this show.

So that's it from me for now.  I hope everyone has had a great week and is rearing to go into the next one.


Crafty Gal Linda said...

I think your paintings are beautiful. I'm sure you will work out your "glitches" but from I'm seeing it's great. Enjoy the rest of Sunday!

vivian said...

wow.. I wish I could paint like that. Love the garden painting, my fav of the three. Would never ever be able to watch that show.. I'd never sleep again! I actually dont really watch much tv at all.. I listen from my craft room to what ever my husband is watching!
have a great week

Nezzy said...

Oh please don't trash the harbor. Put it up and pull it out another time. "K"???

I love the covered bridge and the others are great too. You are quite the talent my friend!!!

God bless and have a terrific week sweetie!!!

Lauren said...

I agree........full of energy and delight in life and color. Just keep painting; I have yet to see anything, anywhere, that is "perfect", thank heavens.

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

These are fantastic Susan!!! But you know I am totally smitten with the covered bridge!! The colors are brilliant!! ♥

Marie S said...

Hi Susan, I love the boats in the harbor.
It reminds me of a view from in the the water.
I love them all though.
I am glad you are painting again, very nice.
I hope all is well with you and yours.

Peri said...

All the art is fun! The harbor is a bit different from your usual stuff, but with a bit more boat definition it would be "funner"! I love covered bridges...but I think they would be spooky to cross at night on foot...I don't know how you can watch that stuff, kiddo...I would be awake for a week. Even though I know it is fictional, I would still dream about it.