Friday, February 03, 2006
At left is one of my recent paintings, the proceeds of which went to Second Chance Farm. It is done with acrylic paint on watercolour paper. I scanned it, but it was a little bigger than the scanner surface, by about an inch all around. To the right is the original photo. Below, left, is a pastel portrait of 'Misty' at Second Chance Farm. And below, to the right, is my latest painting - 'Barred from the Meeting', showing Breeze, the pony and Lucifer, the cat at Second Chance Farm.
This painting (below) was just out of my head. Was testing out some new paint on a small piece of paper and first of all did a stone wall. Didn't like that, so put some blue and green over it and then the seascape began to emerge. Thought I'd practise some flowers down in the corner - and kept going in the creative mode and this was the final result.
Sometimes, when I have paint left over from a painting project, I like to have fun and do some abstract painting. It's exciting, like going on a journey, because you never know where you will end up! Here are a couple of those experiments:With this one, I could see a subject either way up:
The one on the left is called 'The Canal' and up the other way is entitled 'Landscape.' But the one below, which I call 'The Red Glacier' looked best in this position:
At left is my latest painting, already sold. It is quite a lot larger than my usual ones and is in acrylic paint on watercolour paper. I did not name it at the time of painting, but I think of it as 'The Old Patio by the River.'
Below are some photos of some of the horses and Shoestring Arts and Crafts at Second Chance, taken at the open house, July 21 and 22, 2007: