Friday, April 21, 2017

Paint Party Friday

Time has totally gotten away from me this week 😓 I am behind in everything. 
I did finish the painting from last week by only adding a heavier white line around the figures so they stand out more from the background. 
Which was just in time for the Monarchs to make an appearance in the yard.

She laid hundreds of eggs on the tiny little milkweed  plants in my gardens. 
Now we have lots of tiny little monarch caterpillars eating away at the leaves. 

I have never had this many before and never in the spring only in late summer and early fall. I have only 5 inside right now as the milkweed plants aren't big enough to strip too many leaves from. Luckily they are growing fast. 
I have started a new painting's only in the sketch stage so far. 
 Wish I had done a background first... but it will work out. 
Today's Random Thoughts 

I ordered myself a new tee shirt this week and can't wait for it to get here.
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Friday, April 14, 2017

Paint Party Friday

Greetings ! 
Not a lot of art happening around here these days. It's Spring Garden time and that's where I've been the past couple of weeks. 
I have been working on a canvas... just little bits of time here and there . Eventually it will be finished but as close as it is it will still probably take me a week or more. 
It started like this ..
... then we starting going places with it.... this far and it sat for days.....
Then I finally got inspired and went this direction with it....
Was feeling like the images are lost in the background so I tried outlining them in white....
They do show up better but still feel it needs something else... the border needs something maybe. Thinking on it but this is where it's at today. 
But the gardens are calling so I'm thinking there won't be much painting done today. 
Today's Random Thoughts 

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Paint Party Friday

Here we are at Friday again and I'm still trying to figure out what happened to Monday :(  Another one of those weeks that just totally got away from me and disappeared. 
I did manage to get the painting finish though...barely :) 
Last week I had gotten this far ...
... and had done a sketch on a separate sheet of paper with an idea of what I wanted to do...

This is what I ended up doing.

The lighting in here is making it hard to get a goof photo of the details or maybe I need to go over them and make them darker.
The gardens are waking up and recovering from the deep freeze of last week. 
I have new Daffodils and Tulips blooming and other plants pocking their little heads out of the ground. 

So that's what is happening in my world this week. 
Today's Random Thoughts

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Paint Party Friday

It's been an insanely crazy week here  and one that I am so thankful is almost over. 
Major health issues with a couple of family members that will be ongoing for a while but hopefully past the critical stage. 
Art wise this is what I am working on this week. Thought it would be done but didn't happen that way.
This was the beginning...
..and then we just kept going...

...ending up at this point.
I've worked on a sketch for the   figure in the painting....
...and I'm pretty sure this is what she'll look like. Perhaps a few tweets here and there. 
I'm hoping to squeeze in enough art time this weekend to get her finished. It's not looking good at this point. 
Today's Random Thoughts

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Paint Party Friday

It's Friday and time to gather with the folks over at Paint Party Friday :) Where Eva and Kristin do a fantastic job of hosting the event every week !!! 
I really haven't worked on much art this week again. I did finish one page in my  Faces Journal...
I do want to continue working on faces every week and try to squeeze in at least one other type of art too. Or maybe just more than one face. This week I've been staring at a blank canvas and nothing is happening. 
Could be that I'm greatly distracted my the Spring Like weather  that we've been having :) 
I mean who can ignore beautiful Spring flowers blooming in early March? 

The whites and yellows and then the purples and pinks...

But enough about Spring and Flowers... this is suppose to be about art. So I'll go back and stare at that blank canvas again. 
In the meantime here are a few 
Random Thoughts for Today. 

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