Monday, January 31, 2011

In the Yard


Before the first of the year, a friend gave me a box of blank greeting cards for oils or acrylics.  I was so excited about having these that I thought I'd paint her a picture of a type of boat she use to own and send it to her as a Thank You.  As you know, the best laid plans, etc.  The above painting is the result of that attempt and needless to say she deserved better.

I've signed up for a workshop in Portland, OR, about 3 hours away from here, this coming Friday.  If all goes well I will come home with some basics and more confidence in my oil painting tries.

I'm in the middle of some painting exercises from a Charles Sovek book and I'll post these later this week.

10 comments:

  1. This is beautiful. You gave your friend the best that you could, and that is all we can ask for in life: our best!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Good job! I think the workshop will help alot. Sometimes it's just seeing someone in person show you how to lay down the paint solves many of the frustrations. Have fun and tell us all about it when you return!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Thank you Pam. I guess you are right. At the time I did my best. Now to make my next one better yet, right?

    Thanks Nancy. I am really looking forward to the workshop ... I need helllllp.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Great job, Nancy! Have fun at your upcoming workshop. Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hello Nancy,
    I think you did a very good job here. I like the brushstrokes.
    I have reviewed your works on this blog and love them and the way you speak of your art process.

    Bonjour de France !

    ReplyDelete
  6. Thank you both Helene and Linda. You are both such an inspiration.

    ReplyDelete
  7. this is wwwaaaayyyy above average for a "new to it" oil painter..you should be proud of it. I can see a couple of perspective issues but they are minor. Are you going to Thomas Kitts workshop?

    ReplyDelete
  8. To quote Kevin Macpherson
    "All paintings are lessons for the next. It's an ongoing learning process, increasing skills for future works." This little painting is well done!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Wow! Nancy, you're doing great!! I'm thrilled to hear that you are in Thomas' workshop and I look forward to hearing about it on your blog!! I think your oils are looking great. It looks like we started at about the same time and it will be fun to compare notes! Happy painting!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Thanks Katherine. I think you are way ahead of me. Your work is moving along by leaps and bounds.

    ReplyDelete