Monday, August 31, 2009

Saturday, August 29, 2009


Wanted to find a sunny spot to take some macro photos of the new daffodils. Kind of liked the look of the flowers amidst the clutter. :-)

Monday, August 17, 2009

Lunar - My Little Helper

One of her favourite places to be. As soon as she sees me painting, she's on my lap, curled in and purring, or trying to catch the brush in her mouth and generally being a nuisance. (AND getting paint all over herself.)

(And yes, very fancy glamorous me - in jammies and dressing gown, painting first thing in the morning.)

Friday, August 14, 2009

An Artist in a Day - Vincent van Gogh

Much as I would love to be a part of the Painting a Day community, I simply don't have the time. A painting or two a month is probably more me.

However, when I do have a day off, and am feeling inspired, It's always fun to throw myself into it and see what I can do.

Yesterday, inspired by Shanti Marie's Tribute to Monet, I decided to do an artist tribute as well.

After a quick flick through one of my Van Gogh books, I found a painting I liked, Plain of La Crau.

Since it's just an exercise, I decided to use a canvas sheet rather than a stretched canvas. I also thought for the fun of it, I'd take pictures along the way. :-)

Also, as I was going to try to get this done in a day, I simplified his painting a lot, rearranging to make it a little easier on myself.

The finished result.

I certainly don't think it's anything special, and I don't think my composition is the greatest, but it was fun, and I am looking forward to doing another. :-)

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Playing Fetch

Another painting that's pretty much my cat. Her name is Lunar Eclipse and she's a Devon Rex. Funniest sweetest little thing. We have dozens of these little toy mice all through the house and they usually end up stuck hidden under things. She'll let you know when she wants to play and you have to go poking about under furniture to find her a toy. Then it's on - endless games of fetch, with her eyes all big and round in hunter mode. Just love my girl. :-)

Here she is. :-)