Posted in Uncategorized on 11/11/2012 06:46 am by opal
Wow! It’s been almost six months since I’ve posted! What have I been doing? I’ve been wrapped up in baseball and cooking. That’s right. Cooking! For those that know me, the only time I would step into the kitchen would be to use the microwave. Cooking is a big step!
It all started when I quit smoking. After that I decided to start eating healthier. So I started cooking! It’s helping a lot. I feel great! My doctor approves. I even started exercising a couple times a week! My doctor! He’s happy!
Now that the baseball season is over I’ve got more time to devote to painting. I even have a WIP to show.
Building a Mystery
I thought I was done, but the more I looked at it the more I realized, Oh no! Not done! The tree on the left isn’t done and there are numerous other issues the painting has.
So it’s back to the drawing board!
Posted in Uncategorized on 05/28/2012 08:12 am by opal
For the first time I worked on canvas.
It’s just a cheap canvas from Wal-Mart but it’s still a canvas. It’s not nearly as gessoed as a more expensive canvas would be, but in a way that made it easier to work with. The watercolors absorbed a lot better.
It was not without it’s challlenges. Blending was still a bit challenging as you can see there. Getting the edges crisp and clear was also rather challenging.
I originally wanted the butterfly to be gold, but the ink didn’t show up on the dark paper. The white doesn’t show up very well either. Live and learn.
There’s actually a small hole in the canvas. That’s where the idea of the collage came from, out of necessity. I think it worked out okay though.
I already have plans for my next little canvas and I bought a big canvas that’s better quality. I need to sketch out what I want to do more for the big canvas though.