Thursday, January 23, 2014

Fine Art America

I finally took the plunge and joined Fine Art America.  My gallery there is still a work in progress but I thought I'd give you the link so you can bookmark it.

FAA offers high quality prints on a variety of supports - canvas, art papers, metal, and acrylic and they also offer cards and phone covers.  These are all offered at very reasonable prices and are perfect for decorating both home and business.

I hope you find something you love at my page but, if not, look around the site as there are many wonderful artists with thousands of pieces of art - you're sure to find the perfect piece of art for your home or business.

Here's a link to my page:  Stop by for a visit any time then come by again as I plan to add lots of art in the future.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Still Trying To Paint

I'm still trying to paint and am using watercolor as I can do so without much fuss or muss.  Mainly, I use it because I can paint for a few minutes, just give my brush a swish in water and walk away until next time.  However, watercolor is a bit tricky for me in the best of times and I'm sure this could use even more work (& skill!). 

I'm quitting with it though as I don't want to overwork it and I'm tired of it.  It's a relatively simple painting but has taken me forever not to mention the fact that yellows and oranges are not my favorite colors to work with. 

They're favorite colors for my husband though and he really likes this. He says it brightens up our dreary, rainy, winter skies.  Well, he's right about that so I'll just put it aside for now.  In the future if I happen to see that it needs more done to it, I'll maybe work on it again.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Cardinal Rework

"Winter Cardinal"
I have been having a very hard time with not being able to paint so I've worked on the painting of the cardinal again.  Nothing major - it just didn't look finished so I added some snow flakes.  That was within my grasp as they didn't have to be placed exactly nor did they have to be perfectly detailed.  Not a major painting but it did help with the restlessness and frustration of not being able to paint what I want to paint.

However, I did start a watercolor painting.  That is also within the realm of things I can do as I can work on it in small increments of time. 

Also, watercolor is by nature somewhat looser than other media (most of the time) so I don't have to have perfect vision to paint.  Not much done on it so far as I'm working in very short periods of time to avoid headaches.  Watercolor is nice as I can give my brush a quick rinse and walk away from everything.

I'll post it when I finish if it comes out well.  There's not enough to show you anything right now but I'll tell you it's a flower.  Not only am I fed up with not being able to see well, I'm also fed up with our gloomy weather!  A bright flower seemed the perfect option - hope it really is!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

We Missed It!

Happy New Year everyone!  I regret to say that I just couldn't make it to midnight last night so missed ringing in the new year.  What an old fuddy-duddy I've become!  Or maybe it's because I've seen so many new years in that I now need to catch up on my sleep!

And the new year is not the only thing we missed.  Every year we have a tradition of going into the tiny, tiny town next to us on Christmas Eve to see the lights and Christmas decorations people put up.  Our granddaughter from Maine was here with her husband so we spent much of Christmas Eve day with them and honestly forgot about going out after they left. 

We went out last night to see if there were still any decorations left up but they were few and far between.  I guess people started taking them down soon after Christmas this year.

So, I guess 2013 could be classified as the year of missed opportunities - we'll try to do better next year!