Everyday I will be posting a painting I have created or am working on, plus comments, tips, and ideas relating to painting.
Flower Pots at Heathcote
9x12 acrylic on canvas
Friday, October 1, 2010
"The Group Decided"
9 1/2 x 12 acrylic on paper (NFS) from private collection
I hope some of my followers won't disown me for putting the abstracts on, but I am hard at work on a big watercolor with lots of interesting details, so bear with me.
This painting started with an idea of colorful friends in a group talking, swapping ideas, etc., so I used the elongated shapes and bright colors to convey my idea. Some shapes are smaller than others and the color blue seems to be the common thread that ties it all together. I accented shapes with black and used some lines for emphasis. I liked the results and hope you do, too. I welcome any comment!
This painting was done quite a while ago and I signed my name differently then, in case you notice a different signature. But rest assured, this painting was done during my "abstract period" by me!
Painting is my passion and I try to paint as much as possible everyday. I love gardening and decorating my home, but when it is hot like it is here in summer, I find my studio is where I want to be! I have also been writing a book about my experiences in the antique shop business. Writing a book is a lot of hard work, what with editing and trying to get one's ideas down in a concise and interesting manner, not to mention the frustrations of using the computer!! I've almost completed it, though. I love so many creative things, including quilting! There just is not enough hours in the day.