Lately, I have been painting with watercolor and this new piece is a work in progress, entitled “Gone To Seed”. We live across the way from a few fields that grow many different crops and sadly one of the very large fields was sold and all those beautiful artichokes were just left without being harvested.
Stay tuned for the completed painting 🎨. Take care, be safe and please pray for all those trapped in Afghanistan along with those who have already given their lives to save them.
I’ve needed to put my sketchbook and paints aside for a short period of time in order to mat and frame quite a few of my paintings for three upcoming art shows. Being an “empty nester” is a pretty exciting chapter in my life and I am able to pursue my art as well as be involved with so many amazing artists. Having 9+ paintings would be a pretty penny to send out to a professional framer so I’ve spent a lot of time matting the artwork myself, having glass cut and this weekend my husband will cut the frames for me., then the final stage will be putting it altogether. It is a lengthy project but I actually love being a part of this stage preparing my artwork for shows.
The Thousand Oaks Art Association is a wonderful group of talented people and I am so pleased to have two of my paintings in this show. If anyone is local, come on by to see all the beautiful work on display.
Working on an 8″ x 10″ canvas board, I like how this turned out, but it took longer than the hour/hour and a half I’ve designated for these daily paintings so I’ll go back to 5″ x 7″ boards to continue working on speed and technique.