My final page in this journal, and the last of the September Trees. On to a new book...
Monday, September 29, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Sometimes things just don't work out. I have a book called 'Painting Water', I tried to use his technique of doing a sunset over water... well his technique is too advanced for me...man did this turned out awful or what... I'm going to try again a little later.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
9x12 140lbs Arches WC Block, using Frank Clarke video as reference. It's official... I do not like the goat hair brushes, for washes I prefer my squirrel hair mop, and nothing beats my Kalish sables... I'll keep these goat hairs... but don't see myself using them much.
Friday, September 26, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
I'm not happy with my ocean colors, or the sky... I'll try this one again. I did use my new brushes... learning curve needed there... they are MUCH stiffer than my sable and squirrel brushes, which may be better suited to 'water' work than these goat hair one.... but it's the first time I've tried them.
I can't believe how cold it is already... very unusual for Charleston to be this cool this soon. Big, very Big black birds soaring on the wind during my walk today... the flight feathers on the tips of the wings were spread out like fingers... very cool to watch them.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
I learned a lot doing this little painting. The exercise was to do water and rocks... I started this last night, but didn't give myself enough time, or paint... I ran out of blue... note to self, when doing lots of water and sky put out a generous dollop of blue. I also learned that Naples Yellow is NOT a good sand color... All in all not too bad for a little 5x7 painting.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Sorry for my fans, no Journal page today, probably won't get to post them until Saturday. The printer/scanner refuses to work because it has an empty ink cartridge... the fact that scanning requires no ink... does not compute for this stupid machine.... oh well... my camera works still... Here's a few of the 50 pictures I took Wednesday.
One horse proved to be a ham for the camera, the other two were too busy eating.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Long day today.... I brought my easel, my paints... tons of stuff... but I've been too pooped from 8 hours of class every day to do much except my journal. Bought some great rocks tonight at the auction, hoping to take a Cabochon class next year and use the rocks I just bought.
Monday, September 8, 2008
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
Another day, another tree... Drawing the trunk and branches first and then adding the leaves is proving to be a challenge for me.
Spent most of my time this evening trying to get my new plastic palette to make a puddle... I'm starting to HATE plastic palettes... but I can't lug my porcelain plate into the field... it's too heavy and I don't want to break it ... ARGH
Got myself a couple of new brushes and a new wire bound Sketch book. I go thru them pretty quickly. Raining hard now, from Hanna's bands... think I'll go paint while we still have electricity for lights... WHOOPS there went the Satellite TV... must be raining harder.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Site number 1 started by artist Bob Davies http://www.idrawandpaint.com
Site number 2 started by artist Frank Clarke http://www.simplypainting.com
Both sites use the same software... some people think this mean Frank copied Bob... FOLKS it's the forum software they are using... people who start forums select the software they like... for my Jeep forum I chose software similar to WetCanvas (PHPBB2) I didn't COPY WetCanvas.. I used the same software to create my forum... that's all, no BIG DEAL.
Some people on both sites are complaining about what's going on on the other one... well DUH????
In the glass artist world, the 2 big dogs are Lampworketc and WetCanvas... they complain about each other all the time... and yes a lot of people are members of both... SO WHAT?
My final comment was... it is just paint on paper get over it!!!
Now my final comment is... want to make ME angry? delete my forum posts.. want to know what I think... check here.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Getting ready to head to the William Holland School of Lapidary Arts in Young Harris, Ga next week, now Hannah is changing my plans... I'm thinking I'll head to Atlanta Friday and stay with friends and family... Ron will hold down the fort at home. This house survived Hugo, it should do fine for Hannah.
Monday, September 1, 2008
My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in Hurricane Gus' path today, stay safe.
Wet Canvas challenge for September is exactly what I need... work on Trees... I'll never be able to do a good landscape if I can't paint a decent tree... so every day a tree this month...