Monday, February 9, 2015
A Little Painting, A Little Sewing...
I have been keeping busy with family, babysitting, trips to the mountain cabin, and of course my hobbies. The cold mountain weather kept me indoors most of the time. I did several watercolor paintings, all from Tom Lynch's book Watercolor Secrets, which I received for Christmas.
I also tried my hand at a creek scene from his book. I like the different color scheme of the lavenders and golds. I liked this one well enough to take it to the framers' last week.
I actually have three of his books and a couple of his DVD's. I have taken two classes from him in person at Art of the Carolinas.
I made a stab at painting Monet's Door, the cover photo of the Secrets book. This painting is not quite finished.
I also have a book of landscape exercises by another of my favorite teachers, Tom Jones.
I have done several of the painting projects in this book. I am almost finished with this one. It actually had two boulders instead of the deer, but I did not want to paint the big rocks. My nephew Donnie wants this one when it is finished.
I also have a new book by Tracey Verdugo called Paint Mojo.
This one is about making mixed media art, mostly using acrylic paints. I worked on one of the first lessons about making marks and personal symbols. I created some easy stamps from a foam food package that I etched with a ball point pen.