Good Morning, the sun is shining but it is very cold. Missy and I are off to teach but first wanted you to see these giraffes. They are a baby gift for someone very special. John mailed it out yesterday and I am happy and anxious for the new baby to see his giraffes. I used acrylic and collage and am very excited about how they came out. have a great day.
Mark emailed this morning to tell me the name of this cliff. I am finished and very happy. Starting my next one tonight. I also finished a couple of giraffes for a friend of mine who just had a baby boy. It is raining here and I think very raw. Yuk
Today was a rest day for me. I painted pretty much all day yesterday and then went back to my studio after supper and painted until 9 pm. Slept like a rock. My painting is looking good and tomorrow I will paint a good part of the day. I should finish Zion National Park I. I'll take pictures and upload to this blog. We went to an art opening and had a wonderful time, visiting and talking to artist friends. We got back and decided to make popcorn and a drink and watch Michael Clayton. What a good movie, all the actors were wonderful. Tildy, certainly deserved an Oscar, actually they all did. See you tomorrow, with a picture I hope.
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.