Monday, July 17, 2006

Technical Difficulties

... Or maybe not so technical but difficulties none the less. Our neighbors are having construction done and in the process our phone line was cut. So since Friday we've had no phone or internet. Just got it all back and am now basking in the electronic glow of our computer. Hooray for being connected again!

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Abstract Sunflowers

So here is what I ended up doing with the red canvas. Instead of doing a literal translation of either eggs or sunflowers I went with sunflowers that look vaguely like eggs. Sort of. Anyway I just started painting and stopped thinking too much about it and ended up with this. It's not quite as bright as it comes across on my screen but it gives you an idea.

This picture is a little blurry but the color comes across a little more true. Also I think you can see the thickness of the paint a little more. I used a pretty thick application.

Monday, July 10, 2006

We Now Have Tomatoes

Woo Hoo! We finally have tomatoes with more than we know what to do with on the way. In celebration I've taken a semi-fancy pants picture of the first tomato harvest of the year.

On another note I finished the red canvas a few days ago and will try to get some pictures up tomorrow. Stay tuned...

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Back Home

I'm officially back home from visiting my parents while my husband was gone for job training. Now we get to have the fun of wading our way through a massive pile of laundry. While I'm waiting on cycles to finish I'm thinking I could paint a little. Probably not a good idea to swing back and forth between freshly clean clothes and messy paints but hey - a girl has to live on the edge sometimes. I just feel like I need to get going with the painting because it's just too easy to sit and go back and forth between ideas. I just need to mix up some paints and go.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Bounty of the Garden - Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce

It's kind of a wonderful thing when you plant seeds and then plants actually grow. For some reason I always feel like there is no way that any seed I plant will actually do anything. But here is the proof - mmmm... delicious.

Then, being on the creative kick I appear to be in the midst of, I took a few up close shots of the produce that I kind of like. I'm wondering if I could enlarge this, frame it, and put it in my kitchen. Hmmmm... artsy.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

My Next Painting - Or - What Should I Put On This Canvas?

Here's a canvas that I painted with bright reds and oranges (as in orange - the color. I can just picture myself using a piece of fruit as a paintbrush - hmmm...). But now I want to add something onto this field of color. I'm thinking sunflowers - or maybe fried eggs. I can't make up my mind. I have a few quick wacom sketches but I'm having trouble focusing on just one idea and refining it. Any thoughts? - Post them in the comment section.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

My Finished Pears

So here is the final canvas. I did it with acrylic paint and I can't remember when I finished it. Quite a while ago. But like I said in my last post - I'm cheating a bit. The painting was interesting to do because I'm really not familiar with painting with acrylic. I'm still in the process of learning what works and what doesn't. Are there things that I would like to change about the finished product - yes. Am I going to let that bother me - no. I think drawing and painting - like most creative endeavors - rely more on the fact of you doing them over and over again than worrying about everything you do being perfect. This is something I've had trouble with in the past but I'm working on it. That's part of the reason I like blogging. It's motivation to go work on something if only to have something to post about.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Pears on the Wacom

So, in an effort to stay on top of posting regularly I'm cheating just a bit. I did this wacom sketch a while ago but never got around to posting it. Tomorrow I'll post the painting I made based off of this sketch.

Friday, June 09, 2006

I'm Back

After a long absence I'm back trying to post regularly. I've added some goodies to the sidebar and finally just removed the navbar at from the top. For the past year it had taken up about a 2 x 3 inch square on the left hand side of the screen (if anybody knows how to fix this without removing the bar - please let me know). Anyway I guess my blog is now all cleaned up with places to go so hopefully you'll start hearing more from me soon.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Illustration Friday - E is for...

Elephant. At least that is what first came to mind. Did this sketch really quickly and then thought I should go ahead and just post it. I figure a quick sketch is better than nothing at all (which seems in recent weeks exactly what I have posted). So anyway - a nice quick sketch to get me going again.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

A Long Four Weeks

It's been a long four weeks here in Geeky Girl land. Not too long after my last post my husband was in a car accident (no worries - he's fine). Unfortunately, the car was totalled. Add that to the fact that we hadn't really finished Christmas shopping - well you get the idea. Mass chaos.

Unfortunately last night we got a call that my husband's grandma had passed away. She had been in declining health in recent years so it wasn't a complete shock - a fact often stated but never making it any easier.

So for the next week or so I'll be away but I will be coming back - hopefully with no more bad news for a while. Hope you and yours are well and safe and I'll be back soon.