Friday, December 31, 2010

Good-bye to 2010

A collage of oil painting practices  - Click to enlarge

 Recently I've been busy with thoughts of what the new year will produce, but I quit making resolutions some time ago and if I make goals I usually keep them to myself.  I seemed to never be able to complete the goal once I said it out loud ... jinxed from the get go.

I guess just to wrap this year up I'll say I hope to create better art in the new year.  Learn to 'see' what I haven't been able to see before and produce art with a passion.

Happy New Year,  Cheers!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Have Yourself a Merry little Christmas ...

Red, Red, Red  ~ watercolor

This watercolor painting is so pretty in its gold frame and inner gold matting.  Red and green could have easily made this a cold painting but with the pink of the under leaves and the gold surrounding the painting it warms up a room.  Red, Red, Red is soon to be living in a new home.

Its been busy around here with Christmas soon to arrive and lots of socializing going on.  I'm still in the process of learning something about oils.  I've recently purchased a dvd to see how the big kids paint.  I've purchased some new oil painting art supplies ... an early Christmas gift to myself.  I'm reading the books I own on oil painting and also trying to learn to mix my oil paints to achieve different  colors.  I have a lot to learn but I'm enjoying the journey.
Merry Christmas ...