My blog will hopefully allow me to share my love of watercolor...the ups and downs of an artist's life and creative processes I go through in following my passion for painting. Hope you enjoy my journey.
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Lemons and Limes
This week I'm working on trying to come up with some good paintings for my summer trip to Florida with some friends from our forum PaintingFriends. We're going to be painting silver as well as crystal and I'm just playing around with some color. Silver can be really cool unless you're bouncing some good reflections. This "cloth" is actually one of my shirts that had wonderful color...really matched the hues in the limes beautifully. I always forget to check my closets when I'm looking for good cloth for setup photos. This is actually a really small portion of a larger painting with a silver teapot...was just trying out the colors before I went much further...I think this will work just fine.
Having been an artist all of my life...I remember seeing Santa place an art easel under the tree at my grandmothers house at age four...I am a watercolorist and pen&ink artist. Self taught, I was successfully on the art circuits doing large festivals and other venues for almost 25 years until I tired of traveling. While on the circuits, I met many wonderful artists and grew to love most media out there, but now concentrate strictly on watercolor. I am a member of several professional organizations around the country and enjoy entering exhibitions and benefiting from numerous watercolor workshops given by visiting artists as often as possible. My main passion seems to be painting glass and crystal and large focus florals. Out of the main stream of the work-a-day world now, I am able to devote full time to my painting and art interests.
I am fortunate enough to be able to live and work on our farm outside of Tyler, Texas where we enjoy all the pleasures of small farm life...cats, dogs, birds, chickens, flowers and a wonderful vegetable garden. These are the good things of life.