Saturday, January 21, 2012
Posted by Carmen
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
At our Pieces of Eight meeting this Monday Carol Schiff brought this cute little teapot and the other items in my painting. We had decided a few weeks ago that we needed to take turns deciding what we as a group would paint each week instead of each of us doing our own thing. After a brief gab session we all started to paint. I never manage to finish a painting in one session so I painted a bit on Tuesday afternoon and worked again on Wednesday for a few hours.
I have declared this painting "finished". "Teapot with Lemon" is a 6"x8" oil on canvas board. Anyone for tea with lemon?
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
The holidays make it hard to all get together, but it was fun for those of us in town to meet at the Guild yesterday and have our own Mary Warnick guide us with a small project of using colored pencils over watercolor. Thank you, Mary!
We are almost always like herding cats but Mary kept us on theme. Above are a few photos from our morning adventure. I'm not sure what order they'll appear in, but what I see is a carnation in its almost finished state by Cindy, Carol at work on her composition, Carmen on about her third wonderful watercolor, Mary demonstrating, and Donna just starting to apply pencil to her watercolor. Anyone want to post their completed project?
Sunday, January 1, 2012
This is a painting of my grandpuppy, Sophie. Sophie is our daughter, April's German Shepard. April and Sophie came to live with us for six months while April's husband is in Afghanistan. April asked if I would do a portrait of Sophie for her. Since this would be my first portrait ever, I asked my painting instructor, Lisa Mistuik if she thought that I could do it. Being the great teacher that she is, she was very encouraging. So one afternoon while we were on a river cruise in our boat, I took along the camera and made lots of pictures of Sophie in the bow of the boat. This is the portrait that I painted from the photo that April liked best. The Indian River close to where we live is in the background. I am pleased with the painting and hope it will be a reminder to April of the special times we had while she and Sophie were with us.