Our Dairy Queen parking lot, trees were scrambled but back to normal now. Prettiest parking lot around I would say.
I have been doing some Crazy Quilting and of course loving it. Believe it or not even when Baseball is not going on I either do the embellishing of the Crazy Quilt blocks or sketching. Now the sketching is getting semi serious and the sketching be it with pencils or charcoal is getting in my blood. Of course the painting is still going on in my art room. You can tell I am back into painting because just about everything I own to wear has paint on it. Isn’t that a sign of an artist ? I do have a little apron that one of our daughters gave to me to wear and it has a goodly amounted paint on it.
A few of the blocks I created and embellished around November. There were more but don't want to wear your eyes out. Of course with my faeries I have painted and printed on fabric.
The next two images are some CQ blocks I embellished for a dear friend Nicki. Nicki created the blocks and I had the honor of embellishing them for here. She is going to create pillows for her bed out of them.
This block represnts her two beautiful grandchildren.
I have started my second year of Let’s Face It, a painting group let by Kara Bullock of Lets Face it 2018. There are several wonderful artists teaching their styles of portraits. What fun for me and I know the other artists taking this online treasure. Taking them online is wonderful, you can create in your jammies at anytime of the day. I feel like it is pushing me to sketch and paint which is a wonderful thing. This year starting off we are learning about different artists in Renaissance Movement, I find this so interesting. I cannot imagine what they went thru to paint with whatever kind of paints they used . I guess that would be a good could hunt up that just for a personal project for myself. Any who, here is a painting I have done so far this year. I don't want to over load you but more are coming. Promise. Not the pinkie promise thing, just promise.
This is my Piero Della Francesca (1415-1492 ), Renaissance Movement, influenced art piece. Now I did remember doing a bride once with a red background. The bride was shocked but when she saw the photo she loved it so I just had to do a red background on Mr. Francesca's version with an Annette touch. Kara Bullock guided us thru this and I just can't get enough of the portraits. This one is acrylics and I am new with them but you know I am getting hooked on acrylics also. Lets face it I love, like and whatever words cover this creating art.
Now last year Annie Hammon gave some guidance with layers as did Kara here on this portrait. When I did lots of pastels I use to do many layers so this right up my alley. I met this beautiful young mother on a plane on our way to see Grandaughter and Daughter in Hawaii. I fell in love with the strength and goodness of the young mother. She was shy, to me very shy but she was trapped next to me and when she and her friend left I got hugs and they called me Nana. Now that was a success to me. This is a painting of their young son I did. I used the layers and layers and I think that is what makes it glow so much. To me like in photographs, film has many many layers and digital does not. That is another subject but just had to throw that one in.
Well I have more to visit with but will try to do better this year. We will probably be moving again, we knew our "vacation" here in Rockport was only going to be a year and we need, we guess, to find a forever home. I mean we have 25 more years to stay around. We will be 100 then and really won't care where we will be living. Besides I have a lot of CQ and art supplies I have to use before then. We know wherever we land it will be the perfect place.
Thanks for stopping by and seeing what is going on in my world today