Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Obama vs. Rambo

Chris found a photo of a man and his camel on NPR. I guess in Turkey they have camel fighting.   He thought it was hilarious and asked me to do a painting of it.  I wish Harold was here to take a better picture of it, I can't seem to get the lighting right,  the painting looks better than my photo of it.  Chris thought the camel and the man poising was pretty funny.
I seem to be doing more acrylics lately, I really want to do watercolor, but my pea brain is having a terrible time jumping back and forth, I guess it is good for me, who would have thought painting would take so much thought. 

Sunday, January 20, 2013

My attempt at a Cass Barney painting

This is a painting I did of one of Cassandra Barney's paintings .  She is my very favorite artist ever, she is a good friend of my brother and sister law, so we have met her and have several pieces of her work in our home.  She also spent a day working with Paul teaching him how to paint mangos.  I am her # 1 fan.  Steve said I am her # 1stalker. I love her and her work, and follow her blog, maybe I am a stalker!  Her work always makes me smile. 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Hibiscus

I painted this to replace a hibiscus I did a few months ago that is in our living room. 

Alice's Bird

I was practicing my bird skills in class tonight.  My friend wants me to paint  a bird for the Tracey Aviary fundraiser, so when I run out of ideas of what to paint, I do a bird.  

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Lake Tahoe

I can't believe I am downloading this painting all by myself!  Harold is working in St. George and he walked me thru all the steps (about 20) .  This is a real accomplishment for me!
 This is a painting I did of a photo from a calendar that Andy gave us. I loved the lighting, it took me three times painting  the lake  to get it how I wanted it, but I am happy with it now. I ended up hanging this in the living room.  

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The Blue Room

This is a painting I did of one of Winston Churchill's  paintings.  The information on this painting said - The Blue Room, Trent Park, the home of the late Sir Philip Sassoon.  Exhibited at the Royal Academy, 1948-.
  Now to read Painting as a Pastime by Winston Churchill.  Thanks dad for sharing this with me.  I did this tonight in my watercolor class.  When I look at this painting I feel like drinking tea and eating dainty biscuits.