Monday, July 21, 2008

Bit by bit

Just more layering and laying down values. This part gets hard, because it is tedious. I just have to remember to know that the outcome will be worth all the little steps.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Back in the saddle...

After two months of traveling, re-organizing my studio, and re-building my website, my painting has taken a back seat. I have paintings all drawn out, but only a few started. Now that all that other stuff is done, painting is all I need to do. But, getting back into the swing is not as easy as it sounds. You have to start with a painting that you really believe in. It has taken me about a dozen painting sketches, but I have one that I am really in love with. This is "Snow Day", named because I see the faces of the kids in my neighborhood who hear on the radio that school is cancelled today. I hope I caught that in these two timberwolves...

The background is simple enough, but I have to make the foreground really stand out to make this painting work. The biggest challenge right now is to keep the colors darker so that the final sparkle of whites will stand out.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

We are online!!!

We just finished the website and it is up and running! It still needs a little tweaking, but are websites ever really done? It has a new look and is easier to navigate. The images are larger and clearer. Now I can get back to painting....whew.

Check it out and let me know what you think.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Ok...last one, I promise

I took one more trip out to the farm to get more pictures of puppies. What a great time that was! They are just so wonderful and playful. The only downside was the mosquitoes!!! I persevered though, we were all eaten alive but came home with some wonderful pictures.
Now, I have been working and I have several paintings on the go. I will post them when they pass that "ugly phase" that all paintings go through.
One thing that I have been working diligently on is my new website. It should be up and going in the next few weeks. It is going to be so much easier to navigate and have better graphics. I will be sure to post as soon as it is up.