I bought this very old Victorian child’s rocker. My goal it to make it beautiful again. 100’s of tacks & staples removed. Another layer to go through. It’s not going to be a little more difficult than expected. I do have a book that is very informative. I have 2 oil painting in the works.
Another picture I would like to paint. I took this one about 30 minutes ago while on my daily walk. I’m glad it didn’t chase me. There is a gator den with a fierce mother alligator who growls at me when I walk by. I don’t stop for photos of her because she has told me “do not disturb”
I don’t like where I’m going. I guess I need to just go with it. Any ideas? I have much to learn. Seems like the size, seen not going as i planned. How do you do it? I can copy others work with no problem. What I need is to understand placement, proportion, for making my own seen using many photos.
I’m so excited! This is the first year it’s has bloomed after 5 years of watching it grow & waiting for fruit! The bees enjoyed the sweet smelling blossoms. I’m still using my old Kodak camera to capture ideas for my oil painting.
I’m always looking ideas to paint. I decided to take the old Kodak camera fishing with me. No luck fishing, not even a nibble. But I did capture the Dolphins & the Louisiana brown pelican.
I bought Iris Scott’s book. I gave it a try. I really like her paintings. The book gave pretty good direction but hard to follow and flip pages with paint on your hands. It says let lose & have fun. Too messy for me but I had to try it. The Finished painting was pretty nice & colorful! Not sure if I’ll try this style of painting anytime soon. Uses a lot of water soluable oils, gloves, & a bunch of paper towels. I did learn a lot about color. I think I would have enjoyed it more if I was with a group of friends.
I really appreciate critiques, tips, suggestions. A fresh set of eyes always help.
In Galveston Tx. Unable to get back to Louisiana do to interstate flooding. Oil paint at home. I bought cheap acrylics @ Michaels. I’m so used to oil… acrylics dry so fast. I dip my brush on the palette and its dry. Not much pigment tried to do a Robert Hagan tutorial on his Facebook page. I like this painting, but I think I’ll go over it with oils when the water recedes or I decide to turn my normal 5 hour trip into a 14 hour trip to get home. It’s a definite work in progress. Used a 4×4 inch canvas.
These are my two grandchildren at the beach in Florida getting there feet wet. The older child keeps a watchful eye over her little brother. This is a practice challenge. I can see my progress the more I paint the better I get. I still have details & skintones to do as soon as it drys a little. Painting is such a relaxing hobby. I forget all my worries.