Saturday, January 3, 2009
I have such a feeling of accomplishment! I am in high hopes that it will be a huge hit.
My next project is the sea shell. I have already started on the background, and it is in oils. I have plans for this painting that will involve painting several layers, maybe even more than one medium, I haven't decided yet. I seem to work and start with a basic concept and let it evolve as I go. I think it is more exciting that way. I also like working in oils, because I like blending colors and soft hues, values and tones. Oils stay wet longer and are more forgiving than acrylic.
I just got back from Wally World with some great finds. I needed black foam core for my presentation and for another project I am working on. I am going to do some art work that shows the children I teach, exactly what a still life, self portrait and landscapes are. If they can see it they will do better at understanding the concepts. Just my opinion anyway.
Well, gotta go. Hubby is cutting up a fresh pineapple and the colts are playing!
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
I presented it to my principal and he approved it immediately. That got the ball rolling for me and I got some help with funding too! It has been a labor of love but after tomorrow, I will have seen this thing thru to completion. We are going to put it all together and have it ready tomorrow. When I get back to school, I have to get some things in order, but I would like to be able to invite the School Superintendant and our PTO to an "unveiling" of sorts. I am hoping we can have a small reception, with the newspaper and everything. My ultimate goal is to draw attention to how art in the county schools are a positive thing for the children. If I can get some attention for our school, that would be awesome. So, yes, there is a bit of something in it for me too. Anytime an artist get a little attention, it's a good thing.
After I get everything put together tomorrow, I will get a pic up. I can't wait to see it in the school, where it will be hung has lots of light and I think it will really POP!
It's getting late...see ya tomorrow!