Sunday, January 31, 2010

Fresh Start

I missed a very important step in this entire process. I always enlarge my reference photo in sections so that I can have a better understanding of what I am trying to convey to the viewer. For some reason I didn't do that until a few days ago. Needless to say I spent a couple of hours lifting and scrubbing so that I could get to a place where I could have a fresh start.
We have several inches of snow which is the most we have seen in 10 years or more so we went out for a while yesterday checking on family members but today I plan on staying inside and spending some extra time on this painting. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

More Progress

...and another progress shot before
going back to the drawing board.

This is much too dark but I will have
to wait for the sun to shine again before
I get a good photo.

Monday, January 18, 2010


Here is a shot of the progress I am making on the crystal vase of roses.


Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a great holiday. Christmas is my favorite time of the year but I am ready to start 2010 more focused on my art.
My plan this year is to approach some local galleries. I have my painting ready for the Dogwood Arts Festival this spring. This month Knoxville Watercolor Society will be showing at the Knoxville Museum of Art and I am looking forward to that. My entry for the KMA show is "Fiesta Chilies".
I love it when I read blogs and the artist says I am soooo busy preparing for this show or that show. I want to make that happen for myself. It is much better for me to be tired from being too busy than from having nothing to do. Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous new year!