Monday, October 1, 2007
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Wednesday, April 4, 2007
Yesterday was a perfect day to paint outdoors! I didn't have much time, as I teach an after noon class, but I had about an hour and a half to do this study. My goal was to paint a subject with mostly "face light", as I am exploring how the light affects everything.
It got pretty windy and since I had my easel set up on the driveway, I had to hold on to it with my left hand while I tried to paint.
I put my hair back in a ponytail to keep it out of my way and didn't even think about the area on my shoulder and neck that was directly exposed to full sun.........well, you know what happened.........a bright, red sunburn! (Just on the one area.....the rest of me is still pale, even though my face and hands were also in direct sun.)
I'll try to remember some sunscreen next time.........
What a change...........almost 80 yesterday and today as I type this, it is about 30 and snowing with winds about 40 mph. I have tried to cover the tulips, peonies, etc. hoping to save them so I can paint them but now it's up to mother nature.....
One of my favorite quotes......."If a voice tells you you can't paint.........keep painting and the voice will be quieted."
Good day............Ruth Ann
Thursday, March 15, 2007
This is the drawing stage.....you can't see it very well, but the photo I took of the Heron shows him with a background of shoreline rocks he was using for camoflage.........I chose to draw him standing on the shore, surrounded by cattails, with the water and sky in the background.