Monday, November 23, 2009

Molly watercolor & color pencil

Here is practice portrait #3. I received permission to upload it. The model was from a photo my niece, Bethany N. Jones, took of her youngest child, Molly, and put it up in her facebook photos. The photo was b/w with some red-orange tinting on her lips, the dark side of her cheek and a touch on her nose. This painting does not capture an exact likeness but it holds my impressions. Thank you Bethany.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Quote from Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage movie

I took it easy all day and did some reading then watched a movie. The movie was very encouraging to me. I wrote down a quote from one of the characters: Glen Wesman to Thom in the movie: Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage. The below quote is one I plan to memorize and make a part of my life, hope it encourages you as it did me:

"It is your chance to illuminate where you live, to inspire you neighbors...that mural can record the people you love for posterity, it could change the way they see themselves. Art crosses all borders, surpasses all languages. It is a place where we are one family. And if you are willing, really willing to see with your eyes and your heart, one image can change lives. You could introduce men to their souls(my injection: soul=mind,will&emotions). . . Do your very best always, always the finest your heart has, it's the only way an artist knows."

This is so powerful and for me an answer to one of my deepest prayers.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Fisherman photo on Okinawa

Today was my day of rest and I needed it. Family situations need God to work out for good, so trusting and praying for Him to work it all out. Here is another photo of Okinawa.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Fisherman photo on Okinawa

Sprayed the verse boards with matte varnish spray today. That's about it, oh yea I went for a ride with my DH viewing the beautiful scenery of the shore line as we drove some up north this late afternoon. Here is a photo of a bit of Okinawa, hope you enjoy the view, we sure do. Thanking God for our blessings!

Monday, November 2, 2009

#2 practice painting

Decided to post the 1st under-painting of #2 practice portrait.
Will be busy the rest of the day doing other projects so thought I'd post earlier. Still working on how to photograph my paintings with my camera, having trouble with the parallax but this is better than the last time I uploaded photos so I am progressing. Thank you for your patience.