Thursday, May 26, 2011

Martin The Cat, Finished and Framed

I picked up Martin the cat from the framers on Tuesday and finally remembered to take a picture of him in his finished state.
I really need to find a better lit place to take photos.  I think I need to set up my easel outside and take them in the natural light; perhaps they would be better then.
Anyway here he is.  I really like this frame and think it really complements the colours in the painting.  What do you think?





















Friday, May 20, 2011

Hummingbird Framed

This morning I picked up the hummingbird picture.  I like the way it looks.  I dropped off Martin the cat to get framed and also mailed my granddaughters picture to her.  A good morning.
The next project at home is another pastel, this one of a Bird of Paradise flower that I took a picture of in my friends garden.  Still working on the White Lily on a black background in oil on canvas at class.  I am hoping that  during the next class I will finish with the leaves and be able to start on the flower itself.  It has to be done by the end of June so the clock is ticking.  All of the classes work is to be on exhibit at the new gallery in Guaymas during the Mar Bermejo festival on July 8 and 9th., so I have given myself until the end of June to finish so that it can be dry before transporting it to the gallery.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Gift For My Newest Granddaughter

I wanted to do a picture for my newest granddaughter.
I thought I would try one a little more involved; but I was not really happy with the end result.  I had trouble with all the fine details with the pastels.  Oh well, it was good practice if nothing else.