Friday, December 12, 2008

The Christmas season


Everywhere you go you see evidence of the Christmas season. There are decorations in stores and homes, there is music of the season on the radio, endless ads on every TV channel and I'm getting a few Christmas cards in the mail everyday. I have painted a Christmas card again this year. It was just a quick warm up painting for a class I was in but when I got it home and tweaked it a little, I thought it would do quite nicely. Poinsettias are one area where Florida shines at Christmas. Many people put their plants out in the landscaping after Christmas and enjoy them year after year because they do so well in this climate. We don't have snow for the traditional white Christmas but we have lots of poinsettias.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Painting and blogging


I'm finally back to blogging, I'm determined to learn how to do this stuff. I recently entered the world of facebook to see if I could communicate once and awhile with a granddaughter in college. It might work.

Today I painted a picture for a web site called different strokes from different folks. She posts a picture every two weeks and the idea is for differnt artists to post their painting of that picture/subject. I've been experimenting with a product called Interactive Acrylic. You can use it like watercolor, wet on wet and the colors will stay intense and will not fade back as watercolors do. They also don't darken as regular acrylic will do. As you can see, the subject was a pair of work boots.
Looking forward to more blogging...

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I started watercolor painting earnestly in 1991 after I moved to Florida. My husband and I are retired, and we are both artists. We both have works displayed  at the Wildchild Gallery in Matlacha Florida.