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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Double Delight Watercolor Peony

I am calling this painting done!!! I am not sure I have captured the best colors for this or not as we are quite overcast here today but I think it is pretty close. It will be awhile before I do all those stamens again! ha! Now to begin drawing the next one! I have so many I want to paint and I have to be selective so that I get the best ones, but I need 10 lifetimes to paint everything I want to paint!
I titled this Double Delight but if you have a better title please let me know in the comments and we can see if one strikes me better than this!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Double Delight Peony Watercolor Continues!

I thought I might get done with this today but no such luck. However!!! I am much closer and so that is such a good feeling. I can see a light at the end of the tunnel. I just have gotten crosseyed staring at the stamens and just have to stop for the day before I go nuts! ha!!  I can study it tonight and start to think how I might bring the background to completion. Hopefully this one will be for sale by next week for sure!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Double Pink Peony Watercolor

Well today I have been working on the peony painting and am slowly working my way through it. I have so much figuring out still with the stamens on the large peony flower but think for the most part I am done with the smaller one. The background has been an experiement and hope that it will make sense when I am done. I will try to continue working on this through the week and finish it up but there are also some jobs outside yet I have to finish before the first snow hits.
I did manage to get lights up on several trees yesterday so that is good! My goal is to finish this by Friday but don't hold your breathe! ha!! As soon as it is done it will be up for sale and trying to figure out how to do that but perhaps I will put a paypal button up and see if it will sell. Just need to experiment for winter and how I can better use this site. I am thinking about putting up a giclee every week as well for sale and see how that goes!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

International Guild of Realism

I was honored to hang in the International Guild of Realism show in Santa Fe, New Mexico this month for one of their big shows. I told you before that Papa's Pepper was juried in and is showing at the Sage Creek Gallery there. There is a short video on youtube that highlights a few of the award winners and I thought you might enjoy seeing the show!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qxvmm3mgW1w

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Word Verification

I am sorry but I have been getting spam and people just writing in to get their links into my pages so I have had to add the word verification to this site to stop some of this. I hope this will not be a problem for those of you who faithfully have followed me! Thank you for understanding.

Back to Painting!

I am back to painting some and even though I feel out of the zone it feels good to be painting at all. I am hoping I will remember the colors I was using and get this one going a little faster so that I can move on to the next one. Some of you might remember that I was drawing 4-5 full sheets for painting this winter so I am hoping to get at them...however a new one has come up that I can hardly wait to paint too so we will see what is next. So here is the peony as it stands tonight. I need to start blocking in the background and spend alot more time on all the stamens to make them stand out. Got a long way to go but it is good to be moving forward!

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Fooling Around!

After such a stressful and full summer and fall I began fooling around today after taking some pictures for possible paintings...I became the tree. ha!!! That is a stuffed Puffin I am holding...we call him Laurus! ha!! I started a small painting but with the sudden 80 degree weather for a week I decided I would dig and move plants and get some quack out of areas so that next spring it will be easier...so I am progressing nicely with that as well!