Monday, July 30, 2012

No, that's not what I do...

If you think that I sit around all day eating bon-bons, no, that's not what I do.  Only because I do not have any.  Seriously though, when I'm not reading or cooking or watching the tube, OR doing needlework, or blogging, or surfing Pinterest and StumbleUpon, I create art.  As I said in my last post, not all paintings are successful, but you cannot have success without practice (that's what I call most of my art, anyway).

Here are the most recent practice pieces...

 (Edit:  I was just told in a very snarky fashion, after posting this painting on my Pinterest page, that this is Mount Garfield in Colorado. To which I thanked her profusely for making my day by recognizing it from the painting.)

This is the painting of the neighborhood at the bottom of the rock formation.  The  picture that I took is so much better than this rendition, but still I can find things about this that I like a lot.  The smaller house on the right side of the scene and the larger one just to the right of middle.  I like these.  The mess over on the left looks like a monkey came in during the night and played with my paints.  This piece was done in lots of layers of thinned out liquid acrylic.  I think I will probably try it again in pastels when the notion hits me.

This next one is completely out of my comfort zone.  Peri calls this style poster art.  It is done in acrylics and I was going for a graphic artist look.   My initial thought was to do several styles of painting using the colors pink, cream and green.  I was wanting to frame some art for one of the bedrooms and that is the color scheme.

I am doing these paintings on watercolor paper, but I may switch over to stretched canvases.  This next one was going to be a companion piece to the heart, but that studio monkey paid a visit and I had to change it significantly...

I went on and signed this, but it still needs a great deal of work.  So far the only thing I like about it is the signature and I messed up the date when I went to put '12 under my name and it looks like 72.  I know I'm probably too picky, but you know how that goes.

So that's it for today.  What's on YOUR easel?

1 comment:

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Absolutely beautiful, Peachy!!! You are much too hard on yourself, darlin'. I'm not seeing that "monkey" thing at all.
I especially love the first one! ♥