Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Paintbrushes in can

I've been trying to expand my painting repertoire by doing some painting on my own.  I do find it hard to set aside time.  There always seems to be something more pressing to do.  But I did conceive and create this painting this weekend. Pretty happy with the way it turned out.

I'm painting for me, not to sell, so I splurged on the metallic paint for the ferrules.  Hard to see in the picture, but I blobbed some of the paint drips so they look more realistic.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Valentine's Day paint class

Normally I go to paint classes with two or three other people.  But on Valentine's Day they had planned with their significant others.  Imagine that!

I decided to go to class anyway.  The subject was a split painting so each person in the couple could do half.  I figured it could easily be done as a single painting in horizontal mode.

Class was completely booked.  All couples except me.  I let that bother me for about 60 seconds, then dived into my painting. 

I went off on my own changing the background and the type of tree. Not unhappy with the way it turned out.