Tuesday, January 25, 2011

new paintings and a class

Last week I finally did some more painting.  It had been a while.  First I did this one, as an experiment using masking fluid:




I used a toothpick to apply the masking fluid and was really pretty awkward with it.  I'm going to need a little more practice, but it did its job even if I was a little clumsy.

And then I did this one:




No masking fluid that time.  Just paint on paper.

I really enjoyed doing these paintings and know that I should just keep working at it.  I will get better with more practice.  I should also sit down and study my watercolor book so I can learn some more techniques.


I signed up for an online painting class that will be starting soon.





So I'll be doing some acrylic painting in the coming weeks.  I really enjoyed Kelly Rae's ecourse last summer and Art Everyday Month was a great experience, too.  Not that either are quite the same as this painting class, but I think it will be fun.

I've been busy with some other projects that I hope to share soon and my mom and I have also been doing some farm planning, including placing our order for baby chicks and ducklings today!  Things are moving forward.

4 comments:

  1. The veining on the leaves looks so good! I think I need to get my watercolours out and revisit painting again too! I bet you are so excited to have placed an order for baby chicks and ducklings. I have 3 mature hens but would have loved to have had baby chicks! I hope you feature them on your or your Mum's blogs at some time. :-)

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  2. These paintings are great! Good job! I too am taking to many classes right now! Most of them are for my head and writing. Because I am bad with writing. I am taking Mondo Beyondo- Dream Lab, Shifing Ground - Stephanie Lee and Louise Gale's Big Dreams Small Wonders. All very good! So I am a bit busy. But that is how you learn!

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  3. I really admire you for taking courses and studying painting, The picture you've shown here are very delicate and lovely.
    My nephew has a home in rural Vermont, with horses (which his wife trains) and a lake on his property. Every year he orders what he calls "a sixpack of ducklings" and really enjoys them!

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  4. Thanks for all the encouragement! I've been having so much fun. And trying not to take on too much. I have so many ideas, though!

    Love the idea of a "sixpack of ducklings"! And believe me... I will be taking oodles of pictures of our babies once they arrive. It will be so much fun!

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