Thursday, July 9, 2009

Finished botanicals

Here are the finished drawings. Now I have to try to frame them, despite using the same paper for all three, they are all a little different size.

Attempt at Botanicals

Well I need a wedding gift for a cousin and his bride to be, they are registered at a local store for some really lame botanical type sketches. After looking at them, I decided I was not going to pay $25 for something that I felt I could do better myself. Two afternoons later, the wedding looms on Friday and all I have are pencil sketch beginnings, but I do think they will be better than the ones in the store. And besides, it will make a very personal gift to have originals I painted, rather than the ones from the store that anyone could buy, right? I am probably just making myself crazy, but honestly I am bored this summer, and need to keep finding ideas to keep me busy. SO anyway here are the sketches so far.
I am off to paint.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

An Old Painting

Here is a photo of a mural I did a couple of years ago at a local private club on Lake Minnetonka, I figured I would try to add an image right away being I want to post my work and sketches. I will make something more current available soon.

Trying something new . . .

Playing around online this morning and after looking over several blogs that I have been checking out lately, mainly "The Virtual Paintout" and "Making a Mark", I decided I would try this blog thing.
Not really sure what I am going to post. Probably sketches and recipes, because I really like to cook, and frustrations with trying to maintain my daily life while trying to be more of an artist. Who knows, I guess we will all wait and see what happens.