Monday, March 29, 2010
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Monday, March 8, 2010
I swear he was doing it on purpose. He's either extremely camera shy or just getting cantankerous in his old age. Anyway, after two days, he finally gave up and I got the picture I wanted.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
I am so happy to have received the Sunshine Award from my blogging friend Deborah Younglao. She paints on silk and her paintings are beautiful and very creative. I hope you take the time to visit her blog.
I'm not really playing by the rules because I'm supposed to pick 12 blogs that are inspiring to me and pass this on but I can't seem to pick between all of the blogs that I follow and the bloggers that follow me soooooo, this goes out to all of you bloggers that use your blog to encourage and enlighten other artists - you know who you are!
Monday, March 1, 2010
This is a painting that I did about 4 months ago to enter into a juried contest. At the time, I was getting ready to go out of town and was rushing - never a good way to get a successful painting. My original idea was to show how we focus on flowers when looking at a plant. I wanted the three flowers to be three snapshots that brought your eyes to the beauty of the flowers. My plan was to have the background very faded and the snapshots much brighter to show how we really don't usually pay attention to the other parts of the plant. (Of course we, as artists, probably do notice the whole plant.)