I’m working on this large piece for the Easter story. I’m trying to not go dark and scary with this and I’m hitting a road block. I was just messing around on gimp to get some ideas, my favorite is probably the white outline with flowers or take care of my sheep.
I cleaned up my studio and finally did some work on the love zine. Sorry for the weird lighting.
This drawing cracks me up.
I’m starting work on a zine all about love. In Greek there are ore words to express love than in English. I wish to explore these concepts. I’m going to create small chapters for each type of love. AGAPE, EROS, STORGE and PHILEO. I’m looking for other people to collaborate with. If you are interested in working with me, let me know. My goal is to have it copied and stapled by valentine’s day.
I am so happy that I joined this Plein Air group. We went out to Lake Galena today. My original intention was to paint my aunt Tilly’s old farm but where we were was too low to be able to see the silos, they are somewhere in the left trees. Today would have been a good day to break the oils out. I did this 11″x 14″ one in acrylic and I had to use my spray bottle very often to keep the paint workable, the high heat dried it so quickly. I brought the kids and packed a picnic lunch thinking we could be out all afternoon but I only managed to get two hours in due to the heat and biting red ants. I was also happy that clouds were out this morning. The chem trails in the upper right look like a DNA double helix. I’m also pretty satisfied with the way I painted the water. I didn’t take photos but the other ladies did really nice work . It seems most of them like to work smaller and focus in on a smaller composition. Most of them work in oil and they blend their colors. Watching them is inspiring me, perhaps next time I’m out I’ll bring the oils instead.
This morning I joined the By Oak Farm Plein Air group and painted this 11″X14″ acrylic painting of Sellersville’s Washington House. It took about 3 hours. I’m happier with this composition than the one I did the last week. I lied about a few of the building’s details to make it fit but that’s the fun part of painting. The ladies dining on the patio were thrilled to see themselves in the painting. They tried to buy it off me but since I had just painted, it I wasn’t ready to give it up just yet. I’m the worst at selling artwork for that reason. I will make postcard prints of this, which I have no problem parting with.
Today, I met up with the group ByOak Plein Air Painters. We spread out in this intersection and painted. It was great to find other painters in the area to work along side of. I spent about 2 and a half hours painting this building. I am a little bothered by the composition, too much sky not enough ground. All the windows and architectural details were very challenging but overall I’m pleased with how it came out. It was a beautiful cloudless morning. I’m so glad my husband pushed me to get out there again.
I woke up early this morning, set up and painted until the heat was too much. This was done in about 2 and a half hours. Many passers by enjoyed my painting. It was fun for people going into Stellas for breakfast to come out and see how much more I had done. One guy on his way out asked before seeing the painting, how it was coming along, I said I’m almost done, he said no way , then came and looked and was surprised that I was in fact almost done. The last guy who looked at it before I packed up said my painting looks better than the actual building.
I have recently become involved in an group, The heArt of Ambler. We are organizing a community mosaic project. There is a contest for the mosaic design:
The Heart of Ambler Maple Street Playground Mosaic Project Contest is open to artists of all ages. Materials and labor are being supplied by the Mermaid Studios and local donors to refinish the playground on maple street. We need a design for the wall to be done in mosaic based on the theme “Children are the heart of Ambler”. Submit a jpeg of your design to this Facebook page by May 20th. At that time we will vote for the best design and then begin plans to start the work.
The wall to be mosaiced measures 9ft tall by 90ft long.
theme “Children are the Heart of Ambler”
Create a drawing 9 inches by 90 inches
save the drawing as “yourlastname”.mosaic.jpeg
submit it to this event page by May 20th
Open to all ages