Sunday, June 14, 2009

At least it's a start.

After about 6 months of not painting, I finally picked up a brush last week and began working on a floral piece. It started out as a challenge from one of my painter friends. Florals are not a subject that I usually paint. We took pictures of a flowering crab apple tree and were both going to paint using the same reference photo and see what each of our interpretations would be. My work is much different than hers, and this project helped get me out of my painting rut. It felt good to get a brush back in my hands. Painting is very relaxing for me and helps me get to know myself. Here is first glimpse of my crab apple tree, using only about 3 colors and water soluble oils still not sure if I like them..... I miss the smell of turpentine.

Never say never.

I said it once and I will say it again....I'll never have a rummage sale again. That was the event for the weekend. After hours and hours of sorting, hauling, stacking and marking I think I made a whole $70.00. Oh well, sometimes the payoff is in the moment. For instance who would have thought that Frank our pet gorilla would have been bought by a nice couple in convertable and wisked away. I found all kinds of silver jewelry that I had forgotten and even some items that took me down memory lane....back to my Texas roots. Now that it's over.....the task for the day? Load up the remainder of items and head to Goodwill. Maybe I should have just done that in the first place.