Thursday, November 29, 2007

Here is MY SWAP Painting!

I neglected to share with you the wonderful SWAP painting I received! Susie Short is a well-known and wonderful artist and I was lucky enough to have been drawn to be her SWAP partner this time. She packed so many wonderful but soft details into a 5x7 painting! It is matted nicely up to an 8x10 size and I have already framed it for inclusion into my SWAP Gallery in my studio.

Don't you just want to walk through this scene and relax a bit? I will treasure this painting!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

ArtChix Sale

This is my ArtChix sale table for this weekend. Alas, the attendance was not as anticipated so we all didn't do as well as anticipated. I know these successes and disappointments come and go in the art world so perhaps the next sale will be a big one? Our next big sale is December 8 and 9 so we will hope for the best.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Painting with Aubrey

This is Aubrey during her painting with Grandma session on our patio this morning. We used caran de arche' crayons and brushed them with a BIG brush loaded with water after, which she seemed to grasp easily....what a genius, takes after her Grandma! This Grandma stuff gets better all the time!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

SWAP painting to my partner

I just heard that my partner's SWAP painting arrived safely this afternoon and that she likes it. Hooray! Here is what I sent her. Now I am getting very anxious for my painting from my SWAP partner to arrive!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Visit to Aubreyville

We had a short viist to play with our granddaughter, it was great! She is at a very interactive (as well as active!) age and was a lot of fun. We all went to a park and she just ran the whole time.

There were ducks in a pond at the park and I got lots of reflection photos, too. My camera did keep going back to Ms. Aubrey, though. Nice trip!

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Conch Shell

This is another watercolor Workshop project that I completed this month. I can hardly believe I got them done before the end of the month, indeed was the first to submit paintings to the cows and shell project. I am disappointed that the little sand piles that were supposed to be on the top of the shell didn't materialize to look like little sand piles, but I do like the colors in this. I also used my airbrush on the background sand and like that effect a lot. This was such a cool photo to paint from, it was provided by the project leader and we all were challenged to paint from the same photo. It always amazes me to see how differently each artist interprets the same photo.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Contented Cows

This is my submission for the November project with the Watercolor Workshop - Cows. I have had this photo for a few years but haven't been inspired to paint it until now, when the project was announced. I started it yesterday while with the watercolor group and finished it this morning. It was a fun painting to do.