Saturday, December 26, 2009

Hope you had a Merry Christmas!

I always forget how crazy things get right before the holidays. I hope you had a wonderful one. Ours was very nice. More laid back this year which is cool. Even some studio time and was able to finish the to find a name for it. I'm up for suggestions :) .

I was also able to start a blue clematis. Ahh yes another one.... hope I'm not boring too many of you with them but I try to make them all a little different. This one is different as it's on a stretched canvas. All the other ones have been on MDF board with frames. I'm loving my new canvases btw.
Today I have just started with an under painting. The brush strokes give me guidance as to which direction to take for the next step.

Please feel free to make comments, ask questions or give a critique!
:D Thanks for looking Julie

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Hi and Welcome

Well here I am..... a blogger! How about that. Welcome and thank you for visiting.

I'm currently working on a 30 x 40 inch wrapped oil painting of an orchid. Just after Thanksgiving my husband and I went to an orchid show in Midland Michigan. After taking 400+ photos of gorgeous flowers I picked a uniquely shaped one to start with. There will be more to come! I'm not sure of the kind this is.... if you know please feel free to join in :).

I started with sketches, then a more complete drawing and have been slowly building up layers. Oils take time. They can't be rushed when your doing layers or it shows.

Because working in oils takes time I've just starting sketches for a new blue clematis, it will be on a 24x24 inch wrapped canvas.

Why all this frenzy? Well I'm gearing up for art shows this summer.

I hope I'll get to work on these projects this afternoon....check back later this week.

Thanks for looking :)