Sunday, September 28, 2008

White Pumpkins

acrylic on canvas

Here is my painting for this weeks photo from "Different Strokes For Different Folks"

OK, so these things were NOT easy. I had a hard time w/ the shadow coloring on the pumpkin itself. So, what I ended up doing was painting, covering that, painting it again, covering that up, over and over. Finally I just dragged a dry brush w/ some white over the whole pumpkin part and there ya go!! I do not like that, I wanted them to look very realistic. I didn't get that effect at all, but from far away, I like them. Like from the other side of the room, a dark room...LOL

Hey, I painted and that's all that matters. And I'm posting a copy of my painting. I'm almost happy...

M.A., the exorcism almost worked!!!!!LOL

Friday, September 26, 2008

Different Strokes...Different Folks....

This BLOG is just not looking like it's about painting AT ALL!!! You will have to scroll back to see that I have done some painting in the 2 months that I've had this thing.

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 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 think I'm getting back to being ME!!!!

I'm sorry that I've posted so many depessing things on here lately. AND NO PAINTING!!! I am feeling better, so I'm thinking about picking up a paintbrush and going at it again. It really makes me feel better to go to other blogs where the artists are painting EVERY DAY!!! Especially Mark Adams. He just makes me feel good. I can go to his blog and WOW!!! He just has such a postitive effect on me. Even if I wasn't an artist I would love his blog!! His paintings are fabulous!! And he seems like such a happy man...Someone I'd just love to know personally. But I'll stick to his daily painting and his great words that make me smile!!!

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

Mean People Suck

I haven't been on here in a while... I just haven't been able to paint AT ALL!!! I look at the painting sitting right here next to me, and I have nothing. I've just been depressed. I can't get out of it. I know it will pass, so that is good. I'm sick of rain and hurricanes. I don't like stupid people that put you down thinking that they are better. People like that really piss me off!!!!

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.