In April when the lakes were still covered with ice and there was a ton of snow still on the ground.
The day time temperature rose to be warm enough that I got this photo of me during my walk!
This is not what I normally look like in April! It can still be -20C.
Later that night we had the amazing thunder and lightening storm that went on for hours. Incredible! So of course I thought I best do a painting! It took me a while to get to be able to do it. But here it is.
‘April Tempest’, 6×6, Acrylic
We had a lovely visit with Burke. Time to get ready for gardening.
See you soon.
Well I missed Thursday by a few hours. Some weeks just get away on a person. Here is Part 2 of the still life drawing that I did last week. 🙂
I got some exciting news yesterday. I entered into a juried show for painters and yesterday I received the email saying that my painting has been accepted. Find it below:
‘Castle Dragon’, Acrylic, 12×12 inch
This painting will be for sale at the show. I will post the link once the show goes up at the end of May.
Thank so much for dropping by. See you next week. 🙂
This weeks video is a narrated time lapse of drawing a daisy in a vase with a cute ceramic ptarmigan all from life. It took me 1 1/2 hours to draw this little still life. But it works down to only 4 minutes for your viewing. Don’t want to torture you too much. 🙂
Next week will be part 2 – the painting of this still life.
I had to purchase a new external hard drive just for the videos. Crazy how much space they take up. So I spent last night transferring over all my videos. Thankfully it wasn’t too many…yet. 🙂
See you on Monday. I hope to get ahead of these videos so that I can catch up on my blog. BTW we are suppose to be getting into the + double digits this weekend. Yahoo! Spring is springing and it is still April. I hope you have a warm weekend where ever you are.
Zebra, 6×6 inches, Acrylic
Here is my second painting video to
It has been a very busy week. I have been getting prepared for my Watercolour 2 class that is happening this weekend. It is the first time to teach this class.
I am now officially an ART HERMIT! Doing these videos add another layer to my art learning. I am working on getting the very basics figured out and then I will add complexity as I go along…like tips and tricks videos.
Have a great weekend! See you next week.
‘Tulips’ (the name for now), 5×7, Acrylic
I have these fabulous black and white patterned fabric. I had fun painting them. But i have to say that this painting took longer than I normally spend on a small piece. I realized that I have too much happening in the piece. So the next one I do in this little series will be slightly different. 🙂
I am a bit behind in producing paintings. Turns out teaching keeps me very happily busy.
So I have completed the first round of winter classes! It has been such an honour to teach my students new skills in watercolour, acrylic and drawing. 🙂 Thanks for all the fun. I have one more Drawing 1 class at Range Lake North School on Tuesday. Then I am off until the end of March.
Ian and I will be taking a little trip. So I will post on Thursday and if I get a chance to while we are away I will try to blog. No promises! There will be a lot of photos when I return.
Thanks for stopping by. See you on Thursday.
‘Juno’, 6×6″, Acrylic
I have wanted to paint faces but every time I thought about it I felt stress about it. So I decided that I can’t go wrong practicing on statues. So this was my first attempt. I plan to do more just to make sure this one didn’t turn out great because of ‘beginner’s luck’. 🙂
This weekend was a hopping weekend. I set up to teach on Friday night, taught the end of Acrylic 1 on Saturday, had an hour snooze before having to get ready to go to the Yellowknife Community Foundation Gala where we danced and ate and laughed. It was a fabulous time. I taught again on Sunday this time the first group of Drawing 1.
After traveling and all the teaching I have been doing I was pretty much wiped out on Monday and Tuesday which is why my Monday post didn’t happen this week.
See you again in the next few days.
So I had a bit of a panic attack last week. I thought “what if I run out of ideas of things to paint!?!” Which is a real concern when one decides to paint 100 little paintings. I don’t want to do the same thing in different ways, but then I do want to do a bit of work in a series (which is doing the same thing in different ways). 🙂 So I am painting and fussing about this not having enough ideas. Finally I decide to sit down (which I am not doing much of these days) and start to write down the ideas I have percolating away. Shake my head…I don’t think I will run out of ideas. The problem may be is that I have too many ideas.
“Stake Out”, 5×7, Acrylic
This week I have painted my very first raven. I don’t know why I have never painted one before…but there you go, now I have. I have a load of great photos from living on the 4th floor this past year. I need to get more photos to work from though. I think this could turn into a little series.
My painting time has become a lot less with teaching this week. I taught session 2 of Drawing 1 tonight, tomorrow I teach Acrylic 1 Session 1, Thursday and Saturday I teach session 3 and the last session 4 of Watercolour 1, and Friday I teach at the school! Life is hopping and I will be tired on Sunday! 🙂 The next few weeks will be very busy and then I will only be painting.
Here are my students learning how light forms an object. 🙂
Well I will see you on Thursday. Have a great week and thanks for dropping by.