Saturday, January 3, 2009


It is done! I did not get a picture, because it is still on the sawhorses and not on the wall of the school. Where it will be placed, there is a lot of natural light (not direct sun) and I want to be able to take a really nice picture then.

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!