So I swear I’ve been painting…

I’ve actually been painting every Monday night for 3 hours! It’s great! I’ve updated my paintings section with a few more paintings. My technical skills are getting better along with planning compositions. I did find out I bought just the crappiest paints, so I’ll get through them soon and buy the better ones. I’m starting to actually see the difference in pigments when mixing different brands together. So, my goal is to keep on keeping on and maybe add one more painting day to my schedule. Wish me luck! Here’s my current favorite:
painting of pail of paint, brush, frame, and shadows

New Painting!

Finished a new painting, that is an odd collection of things, but is one of my best technique-wise so far I think. This will maybe even be framed…

painting of books bottles and eggs

Painting Life into Still Life Painting

I’m definitely still learning how, but feel like I’m making progress. Definitely not my favorite subject matter, but I’m getting used to trying to breathe some life into them, and not let drab colors be drab. I figure if I can make a still life dramatic, it’ll be awesome to apply that to subject matters of greater interest to me. Really loving this art class I’m taking again. Can’t believe I waited so long to start one up again.

still life with bottles and box
Two classes to get this one done.

Holiday Cards!

I had a blast painting some holiday cards to give to my family this year. Things I learned while doing so:
1. Cards are hard to photograph
2. Watercolor paints make amazing cards
3. I love using watercolor paints with pens.

Check out a few!

And one new years card-

Loved painting the dress part of this.
Loved painting the dress part of this.