Thursday, June 25, 2009

Untitled WIP ~ I just started painting this last night and it's 8 x 10 inches, acrylics on a stretched canvas. I used the pearl acrylics for the dots and I'm seeing a sort of gate or fence so far. Who knows what it will look like when I'm finished though. I've been having such a hard time getting in the mood to paint lately (where are you muse??) and it's so frustrating. Wow, such sad news today, first Farrah Fawcett dying, then Michael Jackson, which was a complete shock! I can still remember my Mom saying, when a celebrity died, that the deaths usually come in 3's. She was right since good old Ed McMahon from the Johnny Carson show also died the other day. RIP Ed, Farrah, and Michael. :(

Yikes ~ This fearsome looking creature in the photo below really wasn't so scary...he was actually probably less than 2 inches in length and was sitting in some flowers. I believe he is going to turn into a lovely orange butterfly someday. I used the macro setting on the camera and I couldn't even see the metallic blue colors on those fearsome looking hairy spikes until I opened the picture in the computer. Nature is so neat!


katie jane said...

Nature is so very neat. Imagine all we could see if we only take the time to look closely.

Lovely start to a new painting. I'm curious to see where it goes.

It is sad, the passing of these three. Life and death is the same for everyone, no matter how famous or small. It's the one thing we all have in common.

Anonymous said...

oh! Looks like a Stargate.

Anonymous said...

What an interesting looking caterpillar. I think you were meant to see him... with his spikes and blue spots... will you keep him in mind for an image in a painting?

Anonymous said...

one more thing... I have been making critter art cards... if you would be interested in a trade please let me know. My email link is on my profile page.

Fenny said...

Hi Lynette, thanks a lot for stopping by! It means a lot to me, my friend. Just so many things are happening at the moment of life that somehow my blogs and photos show it too... I'll be fine, just like we'll get over those sad news..... Have a nice weekend. :)

~Babs said...

So much motion and movement in your wip Lynne,,and that gorgeous blue! I almost see electricity at work here.
I'll bet we get to view a painting of that lil critter one of these days! He's fascinating!

jeannette stgermain said...

I'm glad you told us the size of that scary beast!
Even though you may not feel inspire, I LOVE this last painting - the cold and ice is dripping off of it!

Lynette said...

Hi Katie, thanks so much! I'm still trying to figure out where to go with that painting.
Heey Chewy, thanks so much, a Stargate...I love that idea lots and you gave me some ideas on that one! I would like to try painting that caterpillar, I think I'd have to use a pen to get those little details in. Chewy, I would LOVE to trade a card to you and I'm gonna go check out your critter cards!
Fenny, it sounds like you have a lot going on and I hope that it will all be OK for you.
Aww Babs, thank you for the nice words and I hope you have a fantastic 4th up at the lake!!
Awww Jeannette, thanks so much for the wonderful words on that one. I wasn't sure at all about that one, but youall are giving me inspiration that maybe it wasn't as awful as I thought it was. :) Thank you!