Thursday, August 31, 2006

Painters festival this weekend

A few new paintings done for the festival this weekend.My mother is also a painter and my tent partner,which makes the the weekend go by much better.This will probably be my last festival,this year I have nothing good I feel to present.I painted all summer and sold most of them, so I have a bit of stress not being ready for this event
I plan on sneaking some cognac in a pop bottle to ease my anxiety I'll post images of the scene on monday, good weekend everyone!

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

This painting has never been seen by anyone but my family. I am not an abstract painter ,but sometimes I am tempted to try.
I feel it is what I called missed a missed attempt
A friend of mine once said that work you are not sure of should never be seen , I sort of agree with that
I think it should be seen, but should not be sold.
We are not flawless as humans,why should our art be any different Without failure, there is no success Posted by Picasa

Monday, August 28, 2006

This is the coolest This photo, taken from Sonny photo's blog

Fashion photographer extraordinaire It would probably be very ichy Wonder if it's synthetic?

First session

I know this doesn't look like much right now,but to me it is the skeleton of what is to be
Before I begin a painting, I always try to visualise it first. I know I'm ready to begin when I can see it.The title of this 36x36 oil on canvas is " Empty Chairs"

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Not As Easy As It Looks...

As in Ed's last blog post, I believe we are not only called to be artists, but we are intended to create specific visual images. As I tried to re-create Tracey's colour palette, I realized that without her artistic experience, this was impossible for me to do. So, I began my competition project; so far, so good. I'm please with the first session; I'll keep posting images as it progresses.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Maybe not so heavy this time around

The first sweet pea painting has not satisfied me I feel I want to paint it again only this time with a little /Tracy influence tangerine ond orange I will add maybe a powder blue This image is not the painting just a guideline for what I would like to try hopefully I'll get a chance to paint tomorrow Posted by Picasa

Thursday, August 24, 2006

New painting called Sweet Pea Posted by Picasa
Yahoo! Room's done Now just the kitchen to paint i also did an impulse painting this morning for an upcoming festival Can't wait to begin my previous image painting
My question today is
Is it better to keep painting when you don't feel like ,to keep warmed up, or is it better to take a break and wait until you feel the inspiration to create? Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

This will be my next project
Big competition coming up in two weeks, so I have to bust a move I think this subject will be perfect for palette knife, except for those stripes on the girls shirt(I'll have to eliminate those) . Right now I'm painting the dining room, so I'll begin this painting as soon as my walls are done.
I bought art which (you could see at the heronbaygallery) on my links) and the walls were not doing the painting justice
The painting is by artist Dave Skyrie title "Roger says evolve" Posted by Picasa

Monday, August 21, 2006

white orchid

I'll probably end up cutting the canvas to the detail image i think i like it better that way

Sunday, August 20, 2006

You win some you loose some

Darn my silver underpainting didn't work.The paint wasn't smooth like the gold spray
the silver paint tinted all the other paint i'd put on the canvas. I should have learned from the previous time I tried it.
I guess now the Orchid has to be a palette knife painting I will cover the canvas tonight with spatula work and post the fininshed product when done

Saturday, August 19, 2006

found this photo and manipulated it's croping & light with picasa I love it i think it's mysterious and erotic, and would be a good diversion from my usual portraits I have painted a 22x28 canvas with silver spay paint and will begin tonight Posted by Picasa

Friday, August 18, 2006

Here it is I worked until 1am My husbands is shown in the back putting wire hooks on for me
I thought the scale of his head gave a good idea of how big the painting is

Thursday, August 17, 2006

This is Jane My husbands sister's daughter,we went on a trip to PEI and i got some great shots of her girls
I'm inspired to paint this with a metalic underpainting (which i did this morning),can't wait for night to come so the kids are asleep and i can get started Will post progress on this one too

My "Marie "series is still in the works too, I 'm waiting for the right size canvas to begin the previous portait photo of her Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

I'm finished ,but when i said earlier I had no doubts,ha Those are finding their way in now

There are a few things I don't like about this painting

I find it boring, too romantic, pre raphealite

I got caught up in the technical part of things

On a possitive note this painting is original, bright & sunny

My next project is going to be done with a metalic spray underpainting

Friday, August 11, 2006

Worked about an hour today on this will ,need about 2 more hours to complete .My schedual with the kids is very hectic i hope to fit painting in this weekend even with visits and traveling
I have a good feeling about this painting .no doubts which is rare.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Today was my first session ,i'll need another 2 session with this piece I guess seeing the progression on the computer helps this need more blue and yellow of to the paint store tomorrow
waiting on the other image ,began this one today for a trial 24x36 spatula crazy colors i hope it turns out like i see it Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Trying to capture what expression I see

The previous image speaks softly but has a strong underlying feeling of desire much like my painting Secondary Colors. I feel everyone has desires and thing they need to pursue, or overcome
I will post the progress of this piece i think it will be again 36x48 no metalic paint this time just seconday colors
working on my photo shoot and this image stikes me as being a good painting There are a lot more great images, this is good because i didn't have much for subject, so now i'm getting ready to produce a series Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

This is an older paintng done last spring I have done very few florals I don;t have much interest in the subject This one came about by accident, a good accident it mesured 36x48 done with a two inch brush -fun! Posted by Picasa

Monday, August 07, 2006

I guess i was impatient and began this at 11pm last night it is a monster 36x48 inches again trowel and metalic paint needs more work today hope my staying up late last night doesn't affect the quality of my work today

Sunday, August 06, 2006

looking at this ,possible next subject Posted by Picasa
Added a bit more ,I still think the eyes need more expression so another session and I'll be done

Saturday, August 05, 2006

New Discovery

I have not blogged in a while I guess after a bit of a painting lull I always tend to do soemthing new I began painting with a brick laying trowel if thats how you spell it??I know it's truelle in french This painting is not quite finished almost though a few more touches
Working with an unfamiliar tool gives a new challenge plus a rougher finish which i like. There is not much control with the trowel
This piece is 36x36 inches again done with metallic paint bronze and gold a little sienna in the darker areas
i think I will try this technique again I have a new model coming Monday,her name is Mar. She's a friend ,so it should be fun