Friday, January 29, 2010

Home for a day or two

Hi there, just got home, I have been out in the country, not much work around here so I managed to get a few jobs through my brother In-law and have been staying with them for the last few weeks, no email or cell phone service, lots of snow and great scenery so peaceful at night, heard an owl late last night when I was out with the dog at midnight, full moon was so bright almost like daylight the colors where so vivid, was about -26C with no wind, amazing. I have to remember to take my camera when I head back up on Monday so I can try and recreate some of the great colors I have been seeing, so no new paintings at the moment. hopefully I can get back to my easel this week at some point but it may not be until Friday, really starting to miss it. So please bear with me I will start producing again, just may take a bit of time. Nice to be back at home, even if it is for a short time.

I will post again before I leave, see you in a bit.

Cheers

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Little Pumpkin

It's been a while since I put brush to canvas, now that the holiday's are over I can finally sit down in front of my easel, This year for the first time instead of buying my family gifts I decided to give give each of my family members a painting for Christmas, I was amazed to see the reactions from everyone, they all commented on how good they were, I guess because I look at them all the time I just see where I can improve but others take it all in and enjoy it for what it is. I suppose there is a lesson in there somewhere that we can all learn from.

I have been itching to paint again, so I set up a new still life, for the last week or so I have been thinking about what to paint, if I keep thinking about it then nothing is going to happen so I just pulled out a few objects, should have something new to post in the next day or 2 until then here is one of the paintings I gave to my brother.

10 x 12 Acrylic painting.

Little Pumpkin

I searched all over town for one of these just before Christmas, think I could fine one, looked for a week but nothing, stopped in at my Father In-laws one day and he had a small basket full of them, how cool was that. I love these little things.

Enjoy
Dave