Thursday, July 28, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Spending a relaxing afternoon, with my three dogs and partner. I had my supplies that I take out and about and felt like painting or drawing something. I had a photo of Lincoln for one of the DPW challenges and a couple of watercolor pages. In the process I thought it might be fun and interesting to share the stages/process. So here it is . . .
Sunday, July 17, 2011
10.5 x 7.5
$45 & S/H
Abraham Lincoln was our 16th President. He was born February 12th 1809, served as President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination April 15th 1865.
Lincoln led our country through a constitutional, military and moral crisis – known as the American Civil War. The war preserved the Union ended slavery and promoted economic and financial modernization.
From a poor family on the western frontier, he was mostly self-educated and became a county lawyer, an Illinois state legislator and served one term of the United States House of Representatives.
He was an affectionate, husband and father of four children, though often absent.
This piece was created for the Daily Paint Works Challenge. If you would like to see the work of others and mine click here.
Sketched out in Aqua pencils and then gone over with a tool that I call a wet brush, blending what was sketched, creating a watercolor.
You may purchase a print or card of this piece through FAA or the original through me.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
With a cell phone it's easy to text a question to someone. They then have the opportunity to think about their reply. Maybe they are at work in a meeting or with a client and don't want to be interrupted. The reasons go on and on. I like this feature more and more. I'm trying to keep up with technology because I know the changes to come in the next 20 years are going to be something else. Put on your seat belts everyone because we are in for a ride!
What is also happening here is we are isolating ourselves, chipping away at any kind of human interaction. Sometimes finding us alone with all of our technology that gives a false sense of being connected. When in fact we are now isolated.
Elementary school children walking to their mom's car, hoping to make eye contact with her, as her eyes are cast downward wildly texting a meaningless reply, while missing an important moment with and for her child.
Texting, having these conversations with others present - isolates the other person. Having a cell phone conversation at the dinner table isolates your partner. What happened to common courtesy?
Have you ever felt any of this? Then this little watercolor is speaking to you.
Texting, isolating ourselves in a world overcrowded with people.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
15 x 11
Every Kitchen should have a Chicken.
That is what my former mother-in-law would say and then give a little laugh. She had a beautiful collection.
Here is my "Kitchen Chicken" painted for the Daily PaintWorks challenge.
If you are interested in purchasing this piece it is $45 plus shipping and handeling.