Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Well, I'm not good about doing a blog without pictures of my work but I have not had time this weekend to work on them. By this being Tuesday (my Monday) morning and realizing that I did not touch a paint brush or a color pencil for the last 5 days is very depressing for me. But we had a wonderful weekend here - the weather was wonderful. I'm involved with The Exchange Club of Springfield which is a service organization that is 98 years old and 2 weeks ago we had our district convention in Sandusky and then this last weekend we were in the Memorial Day Parade - one of our service projects is 'Give A Kid A Flag' to instill patriotism in children - so we passed out over 2400 flags and that was on about 1/3 of the parade route - but it really was fun. I was stunned at how many adults wanted flags also. It is very heart warming to see how people love our country!

I'm working on a watercolor single Rose that should be done this week. For my upcoming show in July I need to focus on some smaller (8x10) pictures so that is my goal. I want to do this same rose in different colors. At the parade I had my camera with me, of course, you hardly ever find me with out one, and got some great shots of some horses (my favorite animal - next is dogs) so I'm hoping to attempt them. They were beautiful - a 4-H club - they had stenciled Stars on them and red/white & blue sparkley streamers one the tails. You never know when you are going to see something that might make a great painting!

I guess it looks like I'm getting the hang of this after all.

Have a great day everyone!!!!!!!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Here is my latest portrait - Little Luke! He is 18 months old in this picture - I hope you can see the reference photo - I decided not to do the flowers behind him because I wanted it to be just him - the focus to be just Luke! This is done on smooth bristol with prismacolor pencils and it measures appoximately 12x14. He is not done - I think I might use some watercolor to smooth out and give the background more texture. Just need some tweaking!

Have a great day - Bev

Monday, May 11, 2009

Just a note to say that I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day! Both of my girls were tied up with work but called - so hubby and I went hiking with the 2 dogs. Absolutely beautiful day!

I'm working on a color pencil portrait of my 3rd cousin - little 18 month old Luke. Will post it here shortly - hope to have it done this week. Got some tweaking to do to it.

Happy Painting!