Monday, July 22, 2013

Great frame find and a WIP...

When I spied this little gold frame in the thrift store, I kept telling myself not to buy another frame! Then I rationalized that it was #1..wood...#2 in great shape...#3 a great price! So I caved...little did I know that the miniature that I did a couple of weeks ago and put in a black leather mat so it could be floated, was perfect for this frame. At least it was after I added the little black grosgrain ribbon border. To me it looks as if they were made for each other!

                                              1 1/2 x 21/4" acrylic on hardboard panel

Now my next dilema, is how to finish this WIP ( work in progress) of a rooster...

I am totally open to suggestions; I considered suggesting a farm scene behind. I tried a couple of other things by laying mylar/acetate over the painting and painting around it. Glad I did, because I didn't like what I added so I was able to just wipe the plastic and was back to square one!

I look forward to your feedback and ideas........ thanks, Ruth Ann

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Still painting in Paris...

Well, happy to say Paris is still feeling pretty wonderful! Day 2 of the workshop and I am
'in the zone!'

The day flew by, as I was into putting my stroke of invention and interpretation on the canvas; what freedom! Yummy color....makes you want to dance! French sounding music, playing ever so softly in the background,  sure help to set the mood. I can hardly wait until tomorrow!

                                                    12 x 12" oil on canvas panel

I have a few wonderful photos to choose from of my own for tomorrow...not sure if I am brave enough to try our Sedona or not but maybe....stay tuned!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Painting in PARIS...

What a wonderful place to be!     Paris, country....bluegrass for sure! For a small town of about 10,000, it has an amazing amount to offer! Great vista views, rolling countryside dotted with horses or  cattle or bales of hay...........colorful and architechturaly interesting buildings galore!

The downtown is vibrant and alive! Great places to eat, a wide variety of UNIQUE shops. The buildings are so very different and interesting with columns both large and small; the world's tallest three story building , called 'Paradise'........a great place for Chinese cuisine and some of the best service anywhere.

I am finding my artistic voice!!! What a joy........struggling but SO enjoying it. The time here is just whizzing by!

Here is my attempt from day # 1...

12 x 12" oil on canvas panel
I am quite pleased with it! Learning how to say more with less.........