Wished I had some good "graffiti" to paint on the side of the building.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
One of our Westies, Greta has a fondness for her Mr. Carrot. It is the only toy she plays with. We have numerous ones that we stock up on so as not to be without. It squeaks and she had a habit of playing with it in the middle of the night. We have a defective one, that we call Quiet Carrot that we try to remember to put it out at night.
This one was fun to paint. It went quite fast, and looks like her. I am starting one of our other westie, Gus.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
I made my first attempt doing Plein Air painting when Tom and I were on vacation. We went to Mustang Island State Park, which is on Padre Island Texas.
I had spent the better part of the previous weekend trying to rig up my gear. I didn't want to spend much money as not sure if I would like it. I bought a little wood paint box at Aaron Brothers for 7.00 to use as my pochade box. I followed excellent instructions found on the web as to mounting on my tripod and rigging up what I had
This is the photo of the scene and the finished quick study. I didn't like how the painting turned out, it seemed to get worse as I painted. But it was fun, and will definitely try it again.