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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Carmen

8" x 10"
oil on panel
 
 My very sweet friend Carmen and I enjoyed a lovely afternoon in Bluffton, South Carolina, on a day that they just happened to be holding a community art festival and one of the galleries was even serving wine in plastic cups!  It was so much fun walking around with our wine, taking pictures and looking at art, and most of all being in such great company.  So this is for you Carmen!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Let's not talk about resolutions

6 x 6
0il

This didn't work.  I wiped it off several times and several more times, worked on it until I lifted the paint back off with my brush.  Today, I was determined to win this fight, but in the end, stopped trying to capture the likeness and just got good and loose. I liked the eyes and the ear, so that's something.
I have let painting fall aside for a couple of months in favor of a trip to Austin and a nice long visit with my son and all the activities of the holidays, but now it's time to get back in shape.  I've probably said this before, but for me, painting is like exercise - the more you do it, the easier it gets.  This little painting was like really painful sit-ups at first, but now I'm going to walk it off and do some more.