Paint what’s in the fridge!

  Even with all the flowers in bloom – I’m pulling things out of the refrigerator to paint! This is something I’ve been doing for a while. Great color and textures to be found in the fridge. 🙂 See past food paintings: Veggies. Fruit in acrylic.

Warming up with watercolor

On the mornings I have free time to paint, I try to start my day painting with watercolor in my sketchbook. I think of it as a warm up. I have to admit I am falling back in love with watercolor. I love the different options you have, depending on how wet your brush, andContinue reading “Warming up with watercolor”

Having fun with watercolor in my sketchbook!

Day two and I’m really enjoying painting with watercolor in my sketchbook. This was my breakfast. This is what I WISH my breakfast was! And, I’m when I need to mix colors, I’m using a small piece of tinfoil, to keep my palette as clean as yesterday!

Is my astrological sign affecting my painting?

I had a bit of an epiphany, while I was working on my apple painting. I’ve written, several times, about how I get anxious on day two of a project. As I wrote in my last post, “(On) day one, I’m excited and enthusiastic. Day two, I’m reluctant, anxious, intimidated…I have to push myself to continue withContinue reading “Is my astrological sign affecting my painting?”

I wish there was an “undo” button, while I’m painting

I was very excited to try out my new easel. I was less excited, to continue painting my apple. I need to coin a phrase, to describe the feeling I get, on day two of a project. Day one, I’m excited and enthusiastic. Day two, I’m reluctant, anxious, intimidated. Whatever the word, I have toContinue reading “I wish there was an “undo” button, while I’m painting”

Starting an Acrylic Painting

Before I start a project, I usually have a spark of inspiration. For my new painting, the “spark” came from my breakfast! I cut an apple in half and thought, “That would make a cool painting!” I’ve painted fruit before. One of my favorites is of oranges. The inspiration came from a painting I sawContinue reading “Starting an Acrylic Painting”