Thursday, August 30, 2007

Seashells, Sandcastles and the 'Lunamoth Spaceman'~ These are three little acrylic paintings I recently finished and they are ACEO size, each being 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. Sometimes I wonder where I get my weird imagination from that seems to come bursting out when I'm painting or drawing something! These are now available for auction on ebay. I've been getting the urge to start doing some more of my trees and soon I'll have more time because tomorrow is my last day at my part-time job. I am going to start focusing on my art more and see what happens, wish me luck! We are still making plans for finishing up the floor upstairs in the garage for a studio and soon as some progress is made, I'll start taking some photos. I'm really excited about it!
I've been wanting to change the template of my blog to have a light background because I realize that some have trouble reading the type against a black background. I'm just worried about the fact that I've 'colored' all the type in my posts. Will the type color change also if I change my template...just wondering. I'm still planning on giving it a try after copying/pasting my blog template and saving it to my hard drive...just in case I completely mess up my blog and have to go back to the black background. That's on my 'to do' list next week! Tomorrow is TGIF, woohoo!!!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Tree of Everlasting Life ~ It's funny how our artwork reflects our emotions and the way we are feeling when we create them. I'm still trying to decide if I want to leave this one just the way it is or make it look more cheerful. It looks pretty stark and minimal for my usual tree paintings, but for some reason this one feels done or almost done to me. It's acrylics on 140 lb. watercolor paper and 9 x 14 inches.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

FALL FEELING I and II ~ Missing in action: My muse who has deserted me the last month. I did paint these 2 little ACEO size paintings a couple of weeks ago. They are both acrylics on watercolor paper (2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches) and the originals are available at my Artbyus. I do have something planned in the near future though, which is very exciting! The garage we own is 2 stories but the upstairs has never been finished. The floor is missing on both edges of the room plus the stairs going up there are very steep. I'm going to finish the floors and walls up there, have new steps put in with some kind of portable oil heater and a window AC. Sooo I will have a new studio and room for all my art stuff. There are even two bubble skylights up there. I am going to give paintings in oils a try too. I can always open the windows so the smell won't be a problem. Ahh, I can't wait!!! I've been itching to try oil painting!