I painted this one day this week on top of an old figurative painting I wasn't satisfied with. I enjoy the challenge of painting over old paintings because it helps me stay focused on shapes instead of drawing......
A small bird painting I recently re-worked from last week, I wasn't happy with last week's version but like it now. I love to look out my window and see the birds getting water from my fountain and frolicking in the bird bath.
It's been a long time since I've posted, primarily because I can't seem to post from my iPhone and my desktop is just too slow! My desktop cooperated today so maybe I can continue with my blog. This is one of a blues player from the Mississippi Delta (where I grew up). I ended up rendering him more realistically than I have done recently.
Tried something different for me - snow and landscape! I was attracted to all the warm colors in the snow. I haven't posted much to my blog because of difficulties with downloading photos of my painting. My computer is not picking up photos I take from my iPhone. This was a fluke that it worked today.
I was able to use my desktop today - just a fluke I'm sure. It's down more than it is up these days!!!??? This is a painting of mine that was chosen for the Cedars Juried Art Show this fall. I just love doing my figurative and am thrilled when others appreciate them too. Most people gravitate toward still life and landscape paintings which I just don't really like to do very much. I'm beginning to get back into my papier mache figures that I did many years ago but that I also enjoy very much.
If I'm successful and my computer works, I'll post some. I want our people in the Heartworks program at Stewpot to be able to make them but I need to work out a few kinks beforehand otherwise it gets REAL messy! Stewpot is a faith based community service organization that benefits the homeless and disadvantaged people in the Jackson area. We do art projects with them each Tuesday and it is so enriching to my life and so many others. I've met some wonderful, loving people I might have never known and consider them my friends.