I didn't paint a daily painting every day because I am also going through the workbook of "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain," by Betty Edwards...because if you can't draw you can't paint. That's the sad truth. Well, I will rephrase that--if you are trying to paint what you see, that is. I also got stuck with my nose in my book (no it's not 50 Shades of Grey--and I understand that is not an art book on learning to paint a value study!) :))
So first off, here is a little video that I filmed yesterday of my new toy.
This box is the Belly River.
I am extremely excited about my new pochade box but as I said--- now I have to bit the bullet and go do it YIKES!. When the weather gets cooler then I will go. Chauncey said he would go with me so he can fend off the gators.
Here is one called "Ethereal Flowers" that I painted at 11:00 the other night. I painted on some Japanese paper that I had glued to a panel. Love this paper.
Andbelow is the other one called "Daisies in Red" that I painted after doing Lesson 6 of Dan Edmondson classes. This one was also painted on Japanese paper so it would peek through. This doesn't look too much like the still life we were suppose to paint but he has given us permission to translate any way we want.
And here is a cute little book Lori and I made at a workshop the other day. It's Coptic stitching a book using single sheets. It was rather complicated but you can see the cute braids down the spine. I enjoyed making it though and it's always fun to be with Lori.
And if you are interested, here is how I shoot my photos. You can get the set up here:
It works great and you can fold it up in a snap and put it away. The lamps are not included of course but the little lights are.
So now for the giveaway. These daily paintings are certainly piling up so I thought I would start to give some away.
This is "Daisy" and she would love to come and live with you. She is 6x6 in oil.
Just leave me a comment and Sunday night I will let Mr. Random.org pick a number and I will post the winner on Sunday night.
Have a wonderful week and I will leave you with this quote: