Roughing in the childrens' faces. A long way to go.
Saturday, December 28, 2013
Here is my sketch for the portrait I am doing of my grandchildren. Bill bought me oil paint for my birthdat, so I w ill be painting them in oils. Fun, exhilerating, scary as Hell. I haven't ever painted people very much, but it is never too late to learn something new.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Saturday, October 19, 2013
This sunflower is one of a series I painted on acoustic ceiling tiles. It is proof that I will paint on anything that isn't moving too fast, I'll show you some more examples later. Anyway, this tile costs about a dollar at home depot, and ends up looking like stone afterwards. I like it a lot. What do you think?
Sunday, October 13, 2013
I am going to paint these little darlings. They are my grandchildren. From left to right is Wesley , 7, Henry, 18 months, Aemelia, 10, and Liam, 4. Wesley and Aemelia are my daughter Katy and her husband John Kott's, and Henry and Liam are my son, Matthew and his wife Janna's. I am not really good at painting people, but you know what? I am going to do this!!!!!!!!
I may have to use some of the tricks I learned in the awesome book, "Drawing On the Right Side of the Brain". One of them is to turn the canvas and the photo you are using upside down, if you are working from photographs. It isn't quite as easy to do that if you are painting live models! After a few minutes, the blood rushes to their heads, they turn really red in the face, and small children start crying, which really messes up the painting. Also their hair js all in their faces so you can't really see them very well. I don't recommend that method with live models. I may have to break down and use oils. I love oils very much, but they aren't as user friendly in terms of cleanup, etc. The awesome love seat the little treasures are sitting on is a gift from Bill's sister, Marge. That is Hines Park behind the kids. Please stay tuned to see my progress on this project!
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Sunday, October 6, 2013
Sunday, September 29, 2013
|Our Pallete Planter|
I plan to transplant most of the plants out of my vertical pallete planter into the great pots I bought from Ikea and bring them in as well placing them on the cute Ikea polka dotted trays. I also have a ladder back chair planter on my front porch which I will bring in from the cold. I don't know how many of my little plant children will make it through the winter, my dear folks, but they will have a fighting chance (if I remember to water them).Love you, Anne.
|Ikea Pots and Trays|