Wednesday, July 13, 2011

New art...

Not much to post today. It is hot and humid here in the Star City and other than the fitness center and running errands we are staying close to home. 

We finally got most of our digital pictures sorted and had prints made...2100 to be exact.  It's going to be fun going thru them and making tabs and organizing.  Some of them are so funny that the guys who developed them must have thought we were some wild and crazy kids. 

I did get some painting in.  I found an old snapshot that my brother-in-law took in a Florida many years ago.  I still need to touch up the water to get the illusion of depth around several of the trees,  and a horticulture friend wants me to add more knees to them just for fun.  I went on and signed it anyway, but one of the fun things about acrylic is the ability to fru-fru around with the painting even though it is dry.

I got several books on painting from the library today and I am hoping that I will be able to use them to loosen up my style some.  I always tend to go toward a more realistic style of painting, but sometimes I just want to dab and splash and scrape and blob.  We'll see if I can let go long enough to do something outside my little comfort zone.

Well, that's it for today. I hope all of you have happiness in your lives. Enjoy life and give everyone a hug from me.


Fran said...

Great painting. I haven't painting in awhile. Looking at your painting makes me want to paint again. :-)

Sea Gypsy said...

I saw this one on facebook and I loved it! I have been to places like that and believe me you will usally see alligators somewhere close by. True Florida! I love it!

Peri said...

Really nice work! You are good with acrylic glazes. I haven't the patience for building up with glazes...I prefer the impasto . . . not as good for detail, but faster! Have you tried palette knives yet? That will loosen you me!

Crafty Gal Linda said...

I love your paintings.

Peri said...

Just dropping by...checked out the links in this post and I must say that the drainage system is awesome..glad I am not the looks a bit awkward for one person. Your DH must really be strong.
Am going to order the Prismacolour Sharpener because I can't seem to locate one locally.
Wondering how the updated acrylic is doing...eager to see the tiny frog as well.