Tuesday, March 18, 2008

time to relax

Another doodle that is a practice in washes. I was watching tv last night and a shot past by in a show that had just the best colors...nothing interesting for reference but lovely colors, the sky was blue the distant trees were violet and the grasses were shades of pinks and oranges. The think the shot wasn't planned but it caught my eye. So I just had to try it...this is the first, just a warm up..(I plan to play with that combo of colors much more).
In doing this one I pulled out an earth tone yellow...not what I wanted. But not to waste paper, I decided to practice some figures. Now a wonderful memory, of a moment in raising my son, being outside together just sharing the the sights, sounds and smell of nature.
Not every painting works as planned, but some are worth saving.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Can't wait for spring

Winter has just been way too long this year. I know I shouldn't complain there were no ice storms in my area, always the worst part of winter. But, I am need of green...green leaves, green lawns, collard greens even weeds with yellow flowers would be great.
Til I get some green I am just going to keep painting growing things!
Bulbs, flowers....hopefully this will keep me going