Thursday, November 18, 2010

moonlight - aceo acrylic

Moonlight.....2.5" x 3.5" Just fooling around with paint this afternoon. Experimenting with the use of light. This is just tree tops in the moonlight. It doesn't photograph well. Any bump in the dark paint shows up as a bright fleck. So that's how I spend part of this snowy cold afternoon. Painting nothing in particular....

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Stormy Sea - Lighthouse - aceo acrylic

Sailor's Warning - 3.5" x 2.5" acrylic

I was going to paint a snow scene....Started painting the sky and all of a sudden this painting appeared. I have no idea what became of the scene I planned to do other than...I can't retain a thought LOL Anyway, it's been a stormy week. Lot's of stuff happening, and I think it manifested itself in my painting. This one has lots of turbulence and colours showing up.
It has been listed on Ebay here

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Fall Chickadees - Acrylic Painting - Finished

Fall Chickadees - 10" x 8" acrylic painting
added yellows, greays and some whites. Shadowed, filled and brushed and I think I'm finished.

Extended the colours to the sides so framing is optional

Close up of "my little chickadees" Now to decide what venue to list them on.

Fall Chickadees - Work in Progress

Adding the birds now. These look like "ghost" chickadees. They started out the size of pterodactyls but I think I have them about right now.
Looking more like chickadees now. I have to give them all their colours though and make them look a little more alive.

Fall chickadees - Work in Progress

I am finally working on this piece again. This morning I added some leaves in the foreground. Not too many....I decided I don't like painting leaves.
I have sketched in 3 chickadees....I had two...but didn't like the balance. I'm not sure if you can see them here or not. I like chickadees...if you call to them they will "always" answer you back :)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Work in Progress.....Chickadees - Autumn

It's been awhile since I posted a work in progress. I love WIP's because it's fun to watch the painting unfold. I can look back and see the progression for myself :) This will be a 8 x 10 autumn scene featuring chickadees....It starts with a crisp blue fall sky ...
Some background colours....lots of yellows and greens (must do this from memory..all of our leaves are long gone)

Added some blurry leaves of a maple tree. I am going to bring one branch into focus and that's where the chickadees will perch (hopefully)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Blogger's code of ethics....a must read

I think that she nailed the blogger's code of ethics perfectly......a must read if you are blogging or intend to blog.

Go see at "Confessions of a Cookbook Queen" Bloggers Code of Ethics!