What a spring and summer it’s been! One of many highlights include a long, long solo road trip to see my first California native wildflower superbloom. With the outstanding rain and snow year we had last winter after 5 years of drought, starting in mid-February, all my native plant geeky people kept raving about the […]Read more "Merch Maker"
So I made my first official sale today with this chicken I painted yesterday. And with PayPal no less. This online money tranferring business is like magic. One minute, the balance is $0.00 and before I knew it, money was in there! I think that’s pretty neat. This fun rooster is one of dozens that […]Read more "Going Home to Roost"
On the 31st day after the 30-day painting challenge, Leslie Saeta, the painting hostess and a great artist herself, tells us how to make a collage of our month’s work using PicMonkey. It’s really cool to see all the work in one image – 23 paintings and drawings! I only missed 7 completed paintings as I […]Read more "Day 31: The Collection"
I ended up catching up on some sleep on Day 26 and taking off for a ski day on Day 27. So I’m back just in time for the lunar year beginning with our rooster here. I debated on whether to add a colored background. I didn’t and instead played around with salt to create […]Read more "Day 28: Year of the Rooster – Rising Up"
Yeah, I skipped a day yesterday. And tonight, I just wasn’t feelin’ a chicken painting. But to keep my practice going, I decided a bee would be fine subject for a quick, 30-minute study. That’s about all the energy I have for tonight. This 30-day painting gig has me not getting enough sleep. I captured […]Read more "Day 25: Sleepy Bee"
Shifting gears now to get ready for the lunar new year this Friday, The Year of the Rooster. People loves them chickens. Who knew?? For being a not very smart animal, they do have quite a bit of personality. So I’ll do poultry for a while to soothe my troubled mind. In this painting, I’m […]Read more "Day 23: Gettin’ Woke"
Of all the portraits I’ve done so far, I think this is one of my better and favorite ones. Except for the lace collar, I really worked to keep things flowing, not get bogged down in details, and to not overwork the paint. Working on the collar turned out not to be too bad; it was […]Read more "Day 22: I Dissent"