On Friday I told John that I had a painting in me that was screaming to get out. I started this painting and worked on it for four hours. Today I worked on it another four hours. I am so happy with it. I am using Acrylics, I love the feel of acrylics and the colors. Starting this painting with orange has been a lot of fun. The Image is 36" x 24".
We had a wonderful time at our Art Weekend. We talked and talked. We ate and ate, it was just wonderful and a great time was had by all. I am in the mood again to paint. Have a couple of pictures of Zion National Park and raring to go.
Aren't we gorgeous? Next weekend is our yearly get together. We paint, we talk, we eat wonderful food made by one of the artist, a fabulous Italian woman who cooks like a dream. We take long walks and watch some good movies. Four days of laughter and happiness and love and respect. xx
It's been awhile since I have written in my blog. Have lots to say. Sunday we all went to my Aunt's 100th birthday party. It was a grand affair and my aunt as bright and beautiful as any 50 year old. What a wonderful family. I am so proud of them all. As for art work, I have sold two of my newest acrylic paintings. Both Utah scenes, Capital Reef, Utah and Escalante, Utah. I am thrilled, my first time using acrylics. I have had these paintings photographed so I will include them with this blog. Sorry I could not use the photographs from my photographer. These are from the gallery. I have so much to do and have so much I want to paint. My next painting is a scene from Zion National Park.
I have been an artist for as long as I can remember. I went to college when I was 37 years old. I loved it so much, I was a sponge and absorbed anything and everything about art. I started out wanting to be a portrait artist but ended up using pencil and colored pencils. I made quite a name for myself with my drawings. I won many awards. When I needed a break from that I went into oil sticks and just loved them and again did very well with awards. I finally went back to my oils but always felt frustrated with them I wanted to be free from all constraints, I am now working in acrylics and loving them. So now the sky is the limit. I just want to go and do everything I feel and want to express.