Tuesday, March 16, 2010

So far

poppy side

So this is where I am at with my painting. It has been great getting used to the paints again. I think I may go back into it a bit and adjust some but I don't want to over work the thing and lose it. I am trying to not think to much when painting. I really liked working with these bright colors but yesterday I looked through a home decor magazine and fell in love with a soothing blue/green/white palette so I am feeling like I need to paint in that palette next.

I have a stack load of books on request from the library, some on creativity and some on techniques. I don't feel like I am adhering to any particular technique with my painting just going with the flow. Trying different things. I figure if I don't like it I can always gesso over it. I listened to this Craftcast podcast recently. It is with Mary Todd Beam. I really enjoyed her views about painting. Now her books are on my wish list. They didn't have them at the library.

In other news.. the sun is shining today and the temp is 67 F. The snow has just about melted and they are calling for much of the same through Sunday!! See you later winter. Hello Spring!

I hope your week has been great so far!


poppy front


jacqueline said...

Dearest Dana, this looks sooo gorgeous! Makes me feel very spring like and happy. :) I am loving those gorgeous blossoms and colors. Thanks for sharing your work with us for i am inspire to wanna start painting too! Have a lovely merry happy week and love to you!

Kate England | Marmalade Moon said...

It's such a treat to see how your work evolves! :)

Wini said...

Hi Dana, what a beautiful painting.. I LOVE it! The flowers and colours are fresh, vibrant and gorgeous!! Thank you for the inspiration...!! :)

AG Ambroult said...

I like how it's coming along, that painting. And I know how you feel about not wanting to overwork it. That's so easy to do. The pallette for your next painting does sound soothing. have fun with it! And I have listened to that poscast too, but I guess I forgot about it, because I never did get the book. I'll have to add that back on to my list :)

Mousy Brown said...

Really beautiful! I have loved seeing your work in progress and appreciate how brave you have been - Thank you xx

Regina said...

It's truly beautiful. I love the colors, the texture and how your eye jumps from flowers to flower. Yay for painting!!

Louise Gale said...

GORGEOUS!...the colours are beautiful...Dana i cant wait to see more of your wonderful work. Thank you so much for sharing your progress. xx