Monday, March 29, 2010
Ciao for now!
Sunday, March 28, 2010
I recently started taking an acrylic painting class on Thursday nights and I wanted to show you some of the paintings I have started on. Both paintings are not finished by any means, but I thought it would be fun to show their progress!
This is a little garden scene that I found in an old Martha Stewart magazine (I have a whole collection!) I just fell in love with this picture and had to paint it. Wouldn't it be wonderful to have a little set up like this in your backyard? This painting above is actually cropped! The right side is giving me trouble, so I will post the entire picture when I have finished it!
The scene below is painted from a picture I took when I was in Florence. I posted a small sketch of this last week also! This painting still needs some major work on making the lines a little straighter, but hopefully I will finish it soon:)
Saturday, March 20, 2010
I cannot wait to wear sleeveless tops and a lovely hat to shield myself from the sun! Too bad that might take a couple more weeks here in Ohio! To compensate I will just wear lots of spring colors like pink and yellow:)
Hope you are enjoying some spring fashion of your own wherever you may be!
(This little pen on acrylic sketch was done in my altered book. The figure is a woman from one of my books on the 1920's.)
Here is what is new with me lately:
I recently signed up for a painting class and have been working on some little paintings. It is SO relaxing and wonderful to go to a class and actually sit and paint and NOT worry about anything else for 2 hours! The first class we painted fruit from observation. Here is my mini painting I started there:
It is a pear and a banana from observation. The pear is a little off...kind of looks like a mango! Oh well!
Here is a fruit inspired sketch I did a little while ago and just found. I did this during my "interior" phase. I used to be OBSESSED with home interiors and would constantly peruse Pottery Barn catalogs or Elle Decor in search of the perfect room to draw!
I also picked up a new sketchbook! Very exciting to have a BRAND new sketchbook! Here she is:
I painted the cover blue and glued a little white leaf cutout to make the sketchbook a little more personal. It is a mini one which makes it easy to bring everywhere! I am envisioning in my head taking this with me to coffee shops and drawing the regulars sipping their lattes and eating biscotti. I will have to post any drawings I do!
I have done a couple of drawings so far in my new sketchbook. They are pretty sketchy and rough but none the less were fun to do!
Here are some:
The top one is of a pot of flowers I just bought and the bottom one is from a picture I took when I was in Florence, Italy a couple years back. I am turning the bottom one into a painting right now in my painting class! Will post soon!
So anyways...that is what is new with me! What is new with you? Hope you have a happy Spring Saturday!
I will leave you with this fabulous song from Scarlett Johansson and Pete Yorn called "Relator." I have been listening to their new cd The Break Up a LOT lately. It is an amazing cd and I recommend it!