Hatch announcement! 

I guess I’ll be painting a parakeet.  This little guys name is Peter he is 7 weeks old and our new addition to the family.  He is an English Budgie and supposedly going to be a little bigger with a better disposition than American Budgies.  You learn something new everyday.  I’m just so excited to have a pet again I have to share! 

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PBJ oil painting,  water soluble oil versus richelson oils.

Left is water soluble oil painting using Lukas Berlin and Lukas Berlin & water soluble linseed oil.  Right is traditional oils using richelson oil paint lavender spike oil with walnut oil.  Traditional oil were much easier to work with.  Alla prima painting.  Spike oil bought from the art tree house.  They are a “non toxic art supply store”.

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I was told at my Art guild meeting Saturday, “next months meeting you have to do an oil painting demo.”  I’m in panic mode.  I paint to relax.  Some times my paintings look pretty good, other times not so good.  This is what I did today for my practice demo.,  quick, easy, not a lot of paint.  Does anyone have any input, ideas, constructive criticism.  I am welcoming any input!

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Acrylic painting with my daughter, rats, dog, and cats.

Always a zoo.  Painting with Wendy is like Dr.Dolttle on steroids.  You never know what varmit she will have accompanying her while she paints. She has 2 pet rats, Mishku & Cinnamon and her sisters dog, Brody intrigued by them. 

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Rooster in watercolor

I’ve tried watercolor again this time in a inexpensive watercolor sketch pad.  I’ve throw so many expensive watercolor papers away.  Trials are better this way until I learn.  I’ve got a long way to go. 

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I’ve want to learn watercolor! I’ve tried a few times but they end up trashed! I think I might try this rooster.

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Another practice painting

I started my own beach painting but it was not working out.  I’m a fan of Tom Brownings art.  I picked this Santa painting to copy and I added my own deer.  He is not a reindeer, but it is a deer.  I had fun doing this one.   I even ordered his oil painting book  “Timeless techniques for better oil paintings”!  His paintings are beautiful.  His book has good reviews.  Hopefully I’ll learn something.

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Foraging today! 

Walking along the bayou side I decided to check the Japan plum trees for fruit.  I was very disappointed to only find 6 plums they are usually loaded with fruit.  To my amazement I found blackberries!  Loads of them but, unfortunately most were out of reach.  I do have to look out for poison ivy, water moccasins and alligators.  These varmits limit my abilities to reach the best fruits (forbidden fruit)!  I also checked out the banana trees I planted on the bayou side because my husband refused to let me plant them in the yard.  There is a bunch of  bananas  but they are not ripe yet.  I can’t wait to pick those bananas!  The banana tree was given to me from a lady from Thailand.  She said they are very sweet.  I will find out soon.

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One of my favorite blogs!

Hi friends! Please join me for a fun painting tutorial today at 12:30pm Eastern Time on YouTube!12:30pm Eastern Time on YouTube! We will be painting this. Here is a traceable pattern. Here is the reference photo: You can watch the live stream or the replay in the player below but if you want to chat live […]

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Negative space

Today at our art guild meeting we all did a “study”!  Everyone painted this cat but all were unique in there own way.51338133702__6c87e7fc-8eb2-4c1b-9a17-109c0b003464

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