Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Recent Attempt

This is my latest attempt to paint the Georgetown Lighthouse. Still playing with those golden sun reflecting Sea Oats. Just love them. Posted by Picasa
Here are two practice paintings. They seem to come out better than when I really try. The lighthouse is the Georgetown Lighthouse located on North Island in South Carolina. By the way I have been to Georgetown, but not to the lighthouse. The next is the Alberta scene, full of flowers that grow on the praire. The mountains to my surprise looked like the three sister. I have two sister, so that is Doris, Sarita, and I. Oh and a string of other assorted mountains, probably my brothers, Hector and Edwin, Que en paz descanse.
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I've taken up Watercolour. It is fascinating and at the same time I know I need tons of instruction but there is nothing better than, just doing it. I've done three recent painting, and two of the three, began as playing with the brushes and doing brush strokes in different directions. Today's painting though almost made me cry, because here I was playing when suddenly I realized I wasn't thinking about Florida, or South Carolina marshes, which I originally thought I was painting but an Alberta, Canada landscape. More a mix of the prairie and the mountains in the background. This painting fever really has me desiring to go to Boone North Carolina and take some workshops, or go back to school and take art classes in college. I know that right now I can be very critical, but I enjoy what I am doing, so here are some of my recent paintings. Like I told Annie, the one with the leaning lighthouse has to be fixed, and I am working on it, and of course add some birds, then the second is the little lighthouse which was a practice on clouds which ended up being a painting, and the third is Alberta, near Canmore. I am still working on the left side of the painting as you can tell.