Saturday, November 29, 2008
My camera is unavailable for a few days, thus the inconsistency of color from the previous postings. I had the original painting scanned to a disc and seem to have lost some contrast and clarity in fumbling about in the resizing/uploading process. Anyhow this happy pair is finished, unless I cant resist fiddling a wee bit with it tomorrow.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
The hair is basically anything left on my mixing tray and a few sprays of water.
Skin tones going on the legs, being careful to go around the sun dapples.
Concentrating on getting the reflected lights right..a streak of new gamboge inside the top left upper leg, and along the jaw lines.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
It starts to look scary at this point with the underlying colors going in. Putting in some greens to kill that white background will help.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Looking at 4 days of rain here, we can count on free entertainment at the beach, with smashing crashing roaring waves to ooh and ahh at.
Todays tide seemed to be really high, the water was spilling over the top of the wharf and all over the parking area. I keep checking the cellar here, so far the water is staying in the drainage trench in the concrete floor , going out the pipe as it should, and flying out in a waterfall at the pond end of things.
I think in a few years, with rising sea levels they will lose the covered bridge in the village if something isnt done to raise it. The water was 4 inches below the bridge on the sea side and the bridge wall was underwater on the creek side with the bridge acting as a dam. Its a tidal creek with the water swirling in both directions at high tide.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
I always loved cows. As a child I milked a lot of them, Barbara was my favorite, a beautiful Guernsey who let me ride on her bony back. She must have been so glad when Bessie the pony arrived.
Continueing my foray into acrylics, I've been working on this painting the last few days, its a sort of learn as I go process, unlike watercolor its so easy to make corrections. This one is 9"x12". I hope I can get a little faster.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
So the kids all over England would go house to house with their refrain,"pennies for the guy?" collecting change to buy fireworks for bonfire night. The evening of november 5 was looked forward to with great excitement as families lit backyard fires, threw their "guy" into the flames, and shot off enormous amounts of fireworks.