Saturday, March 29, 2014

Just don't know what to post...

I still love to blog, it just seems that I don't do it as much as in years past.  People change, things change, yada, yada, yada.

One of the things I promised myself I would do this year is frame and hang my own art.  I have finally gotten around to doing this.

Here you see a copy of a Monet that I did in acrylic...

Here is a still life that I did in soft pastel...

Here is the final version of the view of the stormy sky from my sister's driveway, done in pastels.

I call this one Carlsbad at Dusk.  I painted it in 2010 with pan pastels, using a photo I took in California as my reference.

I framed and hung this little color pencil drawing and decided that the laundry room was a good space for it.

Here is the pastel that I did of the old home place, showcasing my grandmother's flowers.  This was done from a small Instamatic print from way back when.

Speaking of Kodak Instamatic prints, this was painted using an old vacation picture taken in Florida by my husband's brother when they were kids.

Here is a small piece that I copied using one of my favorite pictures (painted by my sister) as a "go-by".  They say you learn by copying the masters...enough said.  Oh, and say hi to my little cardinal friend, an original by Karen Pender at Countryfolk Keepsakes.  Gotta love her! (Karen and the cardinal)

Here is a quick shot of the barn paintings that I currently use as the banner for my blog...

And last, but certainly not least here is a quick shot of where I have been doing my mat cutting and framing.  After spending almost $300.00 having two pieces framed professionally, I decided to save some dough and do it myself.  Maybe not exactly as precise, but sometimes it really is all about the Benjamins.  If I can make my are look presentable for half the price, you know I'm going to do it.  That leaves more money for art supplies...I'm just sayin'.

Sorry if some of the pictures are hard to see because of the glare.  I'm way too trifling to take them off the wall to get a professional looking shot of each one.  My house is finally looking like my own personal art gallery.  I still have lots of wall space and that means there will be more art to come. 

In the meantime, I may be taking a break from art and setting up the sewing machine or making some funky jewelry.  Who knows, with me?  I keep my needlepoint station set up to work on and I've always got at least one book that I'm reading and I'm learning to do Sudoku puzzles.  I stay busy and hopefully soon, Sister Peri will soon be visiting so I'm looking forward to that.  I'll try not to wait so long between posts,  but I can't promise.

Love you bunches and we'll talk soon.


Stephanie said...

Oh, don't stop the art! It's beautiful.

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Just beautiful, Peachy!