Monday, December 29, 2008
But I will say that I got an airbrush for Christmas!! I had one years ago. My grandfather bought it for the two of us to learn to use together. Then he died and we never got to. Well, I finally did teach myself. I'm pretty excited about using this for the backgrounds in my underwater paintings. Even though I love painting the big backgrounds with brushes and getting the colors to blend.
It will be fun using the airbrush. I can get frisket paper and block the drawings out and just have a blast!! It's been so long since I've used one, I looked online and found a GREAT Tutorial on Airbrush lessons.. http://www.howtoairbrush.com/airbrush_lesson_1.htm ...I will be getting the paint today and I'm gonna follow the lessons and get my groove back!! This will be a fun toy!!! THANK YOU GEORGE!!!:)
I still have my other paintings sitting here staring at me. They seem to be saying "Get your a@@ over here and throw some paint at us!!!" Maybe I will. Now that Christmas is over and I can have my studio back. (It has a tree in the middle of it and that aint right!!!)
I am working on a deal with the museum here in town to show my work. THEY asked about it. Not me. That is nice. Makes me smile!!! They saw some of my work in G's office and were impressed. Again, THANK YOU GEORGE!!!:)
So, I have too many reasons to start painting again and get over this slump I've been in. And I have new brushes coming in today also, which will always make an artist feel better!! Again, THANK YOU GEORGE!!!!:)
Dang, look at myself...posting about art! What was I thinking???LOL
IT'S ALL GOOD!!!!!
Saturday, November 15, 2008
This is a painting by Mark Adams. I just love it!!! I love how he paints oysters, and GOODNESS, there's a beer in it too!! This is just a great painting!! I want it. BAD!!!!
Mark is just amazing to me and I love his work. To see more of his work, go to my profile and there's a link to his blog there. I hope you enjoy him as much as I do!!!!:)
Oh heck, here's a link!!:) http://markadamsstudio.blogspot.com/
OH, if you scroll down there are links to the Brickfish contest that I'm STILL in. There's like 40-something days left of that!!! I wish it would just END!!! Anyway, if you are on here, you might as well scroll down and click on the brickfish link and vote!!! THANKS!!:)
09/05/09 ~ BTW...I have this painting now in my home!!!!! Thank you Mark!!!:)
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
I haven't been on here in so long, it just took me forever to log on! I forgot my password, then I realized I was using the wrong email address! I'm blonde. :)
I have not been painting. I have not been doing much of anything at all. Certainly nothing worth "blogging" about.
I did change my Primary Care Provider/doctor, so I will finally get to see someone new. I just did this today, so I have to wait til next month to go to the new doc.... Maybe this will help...rrrrrright. Well, a girl can dream!!!
I want to paint. I've got everything sitting right here, just waiting for ME. But I have to find ME to be able to do that. Hopefully this will happen soon. Or I'm gonna just go crazy. Or have I already???
Thanks for voting for my paintings. The French Angel is doing good. I've slipped back to 10th, but that's ok. IT'S ALL GOOD!!!!!
Monday, October 6, 2008
I have been painting!! Right now I've kinda hit a "hurdle" I must get over to continue, but I will. This has nothing to do w/ painting, because I really want to finish this. My heart and hands are working together, I just have to find the place & time to do it...
Anyhow, right now I am masking off the frame of the porch so I can get the lines very straight and clean. It makes it much easier & faster!! I like how this is turning out...finally!!!
It won't take too long, once I am able to get at it. I will keep posting pics as I go. And it won't be long before I post another!!! IT'S ALL GOOD!!!
Friday, October 3, 2008
I got the Honeysuckle done. I like the way that has turned out. I may have to do more work on the tree though. It's a little childish... But, I was sitting out there this morning and Spice got up on the table and layed there. Then Sabastian got up & of course had to investigate things. So I got him w/ his nose in my paint water jar. Very cute!! So, I have added them to my painting. I just wish that Calypso could've gotten up there too!! There's not really enough room for him, but I probably could've made it work!!LOL It's ok, got my kitties to paint now too. I haven't painted an animal in a long long time, but I think I can do it...
It's only paint, I can paint over it!! I don't think I'm going to have to. I'm really enjoying doing this one. Sitting out there painting is EXTREMELY relaxing. Maybe I'll break down today and actually lay in the sun out there by the pool for a while. I'm getting ghostly!!! Ewwww!!!! Gotta fix that!!:)
I still haven't decided anything on the DSFDF painting this week. I did go check out the blog and Karin's is FABULOUS!!!! Pressure, Oh the pressure!!! IT'S ALL GOOD!!!:)
Thursday, October 2, 2008
OK, so this is the pic for Week 5 on DSFDS...Hmmmm.....Interesting? Very. What am I gonna do w/ it?? Don't have a clue!!! I'm thinking of taking a section (to be determined) and doing it in colored pencil. I just don't know yet. This REALLY is like Art Class all over again!!!
I better get a good grade, I want to go to Prom this year!!!LOL
This is just a section of the painting I am doing. I know, it's pretty dang crappy, but it's for me and it's my backyard. It is the view from where I sit every morning and drink my coffee.
I don't understand the "Folksy" feel that it has. Why am I painting like I'm in 7th grade again??? Who knows..but it will change as I add more to it. Hopefully for the better!! The dark green bushes have a million leaves that I have to add. It's Honeysuckle vines that have grown and been trimmed to look like bushes. So, I think the leaves will help that part. Then there's the pool, then the porch and the table in front of me. I think I may put Spice on the table, just laying there. It will be just like I'm sitting there...
I gotta add some skydivers into the sky, since they are always jumping right there in the backyard. It will be interesting, if nothing else. Something fun to look at....
Who cares....I'M PAINTING!!!!:)
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
This is a site where divers, snorkelers, non-divers, WHATEVER, people that love the island of Bonaire, get together to talk about their trips, lean on one another, chat, just hang out together. Bonaire is a beautiful island with gorgeous reefs, cactus & donkeys. It is in the Netherlands Antilles, known as the ABC islands. There's Aruba, Bonaire & Curacao. The reefs of Bonaire are the most beautiful in the world. And Bonaire is known for the fantastic shore diving. So, we all love Bonaire....
Anyhow, I've made friends with everyone on BT and I've met a lot of them. Just a bunch of wonderful people & the best friends I've ever had!! And now I've got them all hooked on Mark Adams painting!!
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
I did paint today. But as someone that I truly admire said to me today "Sometimes my hands don't listen to my heart. Art is a seeing and feeling process and sometimes a complete mystery to me." My heart wants to paint, but my hands just aren't working with it.
What I'm painting is from the http://differentstrokesfromdifferentfolks.blogspot.com/ blog. Every Wednesday a new photo is put up to draw, paint, whatever. Then you do it, send a copy in an email and she will post your work along w/ everyone elses. VERY COOL! It's like art class. You have a project and a week to do it. I loved art class, so maybe this will help me get back into it...So far, I suck!!!LOL
I have told my mom about the DSFDF blog. So now, hopefully, she will do it too. Then maybe we can hang out together and paint. And we will be doing the same thing, so we can get inspiration from each other. Mom, please do this with me...Pretty pllllllllease....
I just want to be able to pick up my brush and stand in front of my huge canvas and be happy again. One day....
Friday, September 12, 2008
I hope one day I can be like that again. I'm trying, I really am...
Now to see what today brings me as far as not being depressed and not just staring at this Surgeon Fish!! He wants to be done and hang out w/ the French Angel. Maybe they can hang out in a gallery downtown!!! Well, that sounds almost like a goal, doesn't it??? I haven't had one of those in a while!!!
To everyone, LET'S JUST HAVE A GOOD DAY!!!!:)
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
I had to leave my son's birthday party because of STUPID PEOPLE!!!!! I just couldn't handle the way I was being talked to. I try to stay out of confrontations, I was by myself enjoying the day, and out of no where BOOM!!! I got verbally attacked by some idiot that has nothing and is nothing. I know I should not let things like that bother me. But it is bothering me. I wish I didn't get so nervous when shit like that happens & I could've stood up for myself. Instead, I left. I will NEVER go back there. Not til my kids have full ownership of the camp and kick those fat asses OUT!! Then, I will go back and hang out w/ my kids and relax.
If you are ever in a position where you think someone is not as good as you are, remember, everyone has a story. Everyone has something going on in their life. Some things are not good, and maybe they don't need you to tell them that they are nothing but a piece of shit. It's NOT RIGHT!!!!!!!!! No one is better than anyone else. Except ME!!! I am better than that fat ass! And I will NEVER take that again. At least my son stood up for me and understood why I left. He puts up w/ it all the time. They are always saying crap to him. And he does not deserve it. I wish I was more like Rafe. I love him. Thanks Bubba:)
Yeah, so much for my lovely "Painting Blog"....maybe one day it will be back to normal. But I need to get there first. Sorry for ranting, but I'm still pretty dang upset.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Since things have kinda gotten back to normal around here, I guess I can start again. It's just too hard when you never know when you are just going to have to stop and leave right in the middle of something that you just can't stop while you are doing it. And I want to get this fish done, so I think IT'S TIME!!!!!LOL
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DIANE!!!!!
Monday, August 11, 2008
Here is finally a group photo of my family. When we were putting together the collage for Dad's Memorial, we realized we have NO family photos. Right then Kayla decided that she did not care what the occasion was, we would always take a group photo. And the fact that we are all dressed up, well, this may be a one and only like this.
I look gigantic, and George looks so little. G & I are actually the same height, but I am wearing heels... The camera was down low on a table...so, we are not the sizes we look. Kayla set the timer on her camera and ran and got into the photo.
It was a very nice Memorial. There were quite a few of Dad's friends there from the News-Journal, lots of family (not all in the pic), and friends that came because they are friends. I just wish I had known that the reverend was going to ask people to speak about Dad. I was not prepared for that, my mind started racing a million miles a minute, thinking..... what do I say? what order do I say these things? Then I got so nervous about speaking in front of a crowd and it was too late. When I was driving home, alone, I said all the things I would have said up there. So, I think it's ok. I just wish I could've said it to everyone there. I'd like them to be able to see him as I do. To know what all he has done for me, and how, at the end, when I would help him up, we would dance. I'd tell him "You hold onto ME, not the towel rack, it'll break!!" So he'd put his arms around me and I'd say "Now, we dance..." And we would. Then I would thank him for the dance. It was special. And I'm smiling now thinking about it. I'm so glad I have these memories.
One day soon this "Blog" will be about painting again. I keep looking at the Surgeonfish and I know what I want to do to it next...I just need to DO it!!! In time.....
Friday, August 8, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Sunday, August 3, 2008
In the end we had Hospice there around the clock. What a Godsend. These people are amazing and made sure that he was comfortable and went peacefully. I thank them with all I have and all I am.
I am home now, and it seems very strange. I feel like I don't fit in here. Maybe it's just the change from the one household to the other. And I am tired. Everything will fall into place. I will be going back to Mom's today to get the rest of my things. (My sister is there now.) Tomorrow we will be making all of the arrangements for the Memorial Service. So, we will have another rough day...but together we will do it.
I hope that I can get enough time to get this painting done so I can submit it to the committee for the art show by August 15th. If not, there is always next year. And other artshows. So, it's all good.
Thank you to everyone for your kind thoughts and prayers for my family and myself.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
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Saturday, July 12, 2008
I will get this done, there's not that much left to do. Maybe 2-3 hours worth....if I stop thinking too much!!LOL
THANK YOU to everyone for your comments. That really helps me.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
I'm working on the yellow "spots" on the fish. Geez, it is making me sweat!!! I do not want to mess them up, 'cause I REALLY don't want to repaint the whole body! That would suck! So, I have walked away for now. I just can't get the right "stroke" for them. And the brush I'm using is crap! I'm going to try a different one later....or I'll have to go buy a new brush. ANYTHING to buy NEW BRUSHES!!!:)
I like the way the pectoral fin is turning out. I've added a lot to it since the last pic post. But I don't want to finish it until I get these spots done...just in case I have to touch up any edges where I've over painted...Like coloring outside the lines!!LOL
I have not been painting as much as I would like to. This should be DONE! I start thinking about what is next, the "spots", and start dreading doing them. That is not right. Like I say, IT'S JUST PAINT, YOU CAN PAINT OVER IT!! But I don't want to redo the body!!! Oh, it's a vicious circle!!!LOL
Hopefully I will be posting another pic today with my French Angel Fish almost done!!:)
There, I've set a goal!!!:)
Saturday, July 5, 2008
I'm not sure at all about the one ventral fin. (The lower fins in the front) It looks like it has some flame thing going on....That WILL change!!
OK, so that's what I'm doing today....and that's what I'm thinking about changing. Hey, it's just paint, you can always paint over it!!!:)
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
The reason for this blog is to show my art from start to finish. Just like I used to post on BT. I may not put the "finished" pic on here, because of copyright stuff, but I will post it on my website...one day, when that is ever right. Maybe I'll just use this and not even have a website.
ANYHOW, this is where I'll post my "in the works" painting pictures. So, now anyone can follow from canvas w/ some pencil drawing to the Grand Creation that I make!!!LOL
Right now I'm working on a French Angel Fish. It's 36" x 48". I am enjoying doing this painting, I believe, more than anything I've ever done. I DO LIKE PAINTING BIG!!:)
I figured out how to add pics to this, but they are on my other computer. So, I'll have to "blog" from there later and get this party started!!!!