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
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Beginning a new painting....
I have the beginning of a new painting to show you. It is from my travels in the Cotswold section of England last August/September. The quaint villages were so beautiful and this painting is of a little tea room at Bourton on the Water. I am doing some interesting dry brush work on the stones. Click on it to see a closer view. I have LOTS to do, but thought you might enjoy seeing something underway. I have found it difficult to paint daily since Christmas, as there are so many other things in ones' life to take up time....often things that have to be done, but that you had rather not do, such as work on taxes, do a clean out which can take months, and then of course, just daily drudgery of keeping the place tidy. I have always said that artists need personal assistants to take care of everything. Dream on!
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.