Sunday, December 28, 2008

"Bird's Nest" - in progress

12"x12" oil on canvas

It's almost done!! I like how I've toned the blue down. Today I'm using a pallette knife to soften the top portion as I don't like the square shapes. It already looks different then this. I'll post, hopefully, the finished piece tomorrow.

Friday, December 26, 2008

"Bird's Nest" - in progress

12"x12" oil on canvas

I've been working slowly on the background. I'm letting the paint guide me on this, as I don't have a final "look" in mind.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

"Birds Nest" still in progress

12"x12" oil on canvas

This piece is taking me longer than it should. I still need to decide on the background. My intention was the nest resting on weathered painted wood. I think this color might be too bold. I have some old shutters that have paint chipping off so I might incorporate that look onto the background.

Friday, December 12, 2008

"Birds Nest"

12"x12" oil on canvas (in progress)

This is a nest that I found out in front of my house this past spring. The bird left it with all its contents, I only have one egg left. I have kids who have friends who poked some of them. Then there is my new puddy tat who ate one. The background will probably change. I've been focusing on painting the nest. I'll give you an update of it soon.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

"Heroes" and company - Tag!

16"x12" oil on canvas (in progress)

I've been working on this one on and off for a while. This is from last year's devistating OC fires. I saw this photo and had to paint it. I have some adjusting to do with the figures.

My Bug being a bug.

I've been tagged byJoanne Giesbrecht,
Oh, I think she took me off her list on her blog, my name isn't there anymore. Maybe I'm taking too long to do it? Well, I'll continue anyway.

I'm going to do this like artist, Peter Yesis, He didn't tag anyone, just listed 7 things. The only reason I'm not tagging is it looks like everyone's been recently tagged.

1. I was born on my father's birthday (my husband was born on his mother's).

2. I met my husband on a blind date.

3. I have a canvas fettish. I can't walk into an art store without coming out with canvases. And yes, my art closet is full of all different sizes, like an art store.

4. I don't like driving to a place I've never been. I think it's a fear of getting lost. I've even made my husband take me to places the day before. It must be a past life thing.

5. I always have a song playing in my mind. I think in song. Sounds funny putting that one down. The songs change with my mood, experiences of the day, etc. I think my daughter has inherited that one.

6. I love thunderstorms and snowstorms. Maybe I should phrase it another way, I miss thunderstorms and snowstorms.

7. What else? Hmm...I'm a perfectionist, argh, did I want to admit that one? I'm trying to break my habit, really I am.