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.
Monday, March 4, 2013
This painting is somewhat different for me...and I was pretty happy with it all in all. When I was in SanAntonio several years ago, I went by The Alamo...our beloved Texas shrine. For you who have not ever seen the old treasure in real life...you'd be very surprised at the exquisite carving and relief work done in the front door area. The columns and windows and niches are just beautiful. I thought I'd keep a pretty simple limited palette as there are no shrubs or flowers there...just the grand old building. This is half sheet...and I'll crop it when I decide whether or not to continue the columns lower in the bottom area...going to live with it for a few days and then decide.
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.