Saturday, April 30, 2011
We went to our friend Bob Becker's memorial service this morning, Congressman Scott attended as well as a large group of Bob's friends and his family we will all miss him very much.
I haven't messed up the date on a page in a very long time... I was distracted with the day's events I suppose.
Friday, April 29, 2011
My impatiens are looking happy in their new home now, new blooms. I've got a good mix of dark and light pinks and purples. If the sun is out tomorrow I'll try to take a photo of them.
I was working from home today, so I got to watch the wedding (only thing on every channel this morning)... I hope they enjoy many years of happy togetherness.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Art class/workshop started again tonight, we added a new painter to the group. One of our members went to a week long Springmaid Watermedia clinic with Don Andrews... she told us all about her week and how much fun she had... but how discouraged she was by her paintings at the workshop so that when she came home she did not touch a brush for over a month. Our instructor said that was not an unusual reaction to an intensive workshop like that especially when the artist has a completely different style from your own. I've been eying those week long art class/get aways on the beach... but couldn't afford to go... after hearing about it, I think I'd still like to go some day... I think Pat Weaver teaches there and she might be fun to study under.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
A little storm blew in from the ocean this evening, wasn't predicted at all, as luck would have it not one drop fell on my new flowers, so when I got home I had to water them. My Lantana has already started to flower and I've got at least one day lily ready to bloom. I LOVE Spring.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
I got the flowers planted around my dogwood tree, still have some that need to go in the planter boxes on the porch. I hope to get a little painting done this evening... haven't gotten to paint as much as I'd hoped to this weekend.
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
It rained on and off all day long today.... the flats of flowers are sitting in the yard waiting to be planted... hopefully it'll hold off tomorrow morning and I can spread that new composted manure in the flower beds then I can get them all in the ground...
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Attended Congressman Tim Scott's townhall meeting tonight. Actually had my question drawn from the bowl to ask in person.... first time that's ever happened to me. After the meeting, we went out for coffee and conversation with friends... a good day all in all.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Next exercise on my painting forum getting loose is to paint a pig... I spent so much time doing this page, organizing my desk... basically putting off that first paint on paper moment that it is now almost 9pm and time to get ready for bed and no paint is on the paper except his eye LOL.
Monday, April 18, 2011
Took the envelopes to the post office around 6pm... had to take the day off today to get them finished... I really have to stop being such a procrastinator and keep better records... so I'm not scrambling on the last day.... yep... I need to do that... but right now I'm going to have a glass of wine and maybe some ice cream.... they're done.
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Met up with friends to see the movie today.. excellent movie, one of my all time favorite books.. I hope they make the other 2 parts of it... this one was great and the guy playing Reardon is HOT!!! as he should be ;-) Rearranged the colors in my paint box, to include my new colors. Dropped Sap green, Quin Sienna and paynes gray. Now the only colors in my box that are not single pigment are Raw Sienna and Hookers Green... I know I should drop the green but some days I'm too lazy to mix my greens. There's a definite leaning toward, reds and oranges in my paint box... hum.... am I color biased?
Colors are LY=Lemon Yellow, IB=Indigo Blue, CT=Cobalt teal, HY=Hansa Yellow, CO=Cobalt Blue, PB=Prussian Blue, NG=New Gamboge, FU=French Ultramarine Blue, QM=Quin. Magenta, AC=Alizarin Crimson, QG = Quin. Gold, UV=Ultramarine Violet, QR=Quin Red, RS=Raw Sienna, HG=Hooker's Green, OP=Opera Pink, QBO= Quin Burnt Orange, TO=Translucent Orange, QC= Quin Coral, PO=Perm. Orange, BS=Burnt Sienna, BO=Brown Oxide
Friday, April 15, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
I've only known Bob a couple of years. He was a kind man, that served his country as a young man, and in his senior years was doing what he could to help principled conservatives get elected. He was a faithful member of several 9-12 groups, indeed he was part of the program at the Goose Creek 9-12 meeting last Thursday... and Friday he was gone. We will all miss him very much.... rest in peace Bob.
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Tried the Fuscia again... after Jean Haines book and DVD. This time I used Quin Red and Ultramarine Violet... I mixed the green with Lemon Yellow and Prussian Blue. This time I used 140lbs Rough Arches paper... the water didn't soak in so quickly... and I was able to get similar effect and not too much mud this time.
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Friday, April 8, 2011
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Monday, April 4, 2011
FU and UM both mean Fr. Ultra Marine Blue…
RS – Raw Sienna
BS – Burnt Sienna
CO – Cobalt Blue
PB – Prussian Blue
CT – Cobal Turquoise
HY – Hansa Yellow
LY – Lemon Yellow
QG – Quin. Gold (DS single pigment color)
QM – Quin. Magenta
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Been having fun today... between loads of laundry and doing the weekly grocery shopping... boy coffee has gone sky high... 11.68 for 32 oz of 100% Colombian... Will my great grand children read this some day and think that's a high price or a low price? I wonder.