Monday, May 11, 2020

My New Artwork

Eli the Crow



Okay, I'm not a multi-talented artist. I just like to dabble with acrylics, watercolors, and photography. I have also been totally enthralled by the Heirloom Traditional Paint Company out of  Kentucky, so much so, that I painted my kitchen cabinets myself. I have now bought enough paint to redo every piece of furniture I have. Why? It is because I love playing with colors. Maybe I never really grew up! Coloring books even made a comeback for adults in recent years. I should have thought of that idea first! 

I usually digitize my art and then throw it onto my gallery. I am not concerned about sales as much as having a place to put my art. I enjoy viewing it and seeing if I am making any progress in my skill set. I don't always sit and do art, or take my camera everywhere I go, so my progression is really, really slow, but then again, that really isn't my goal in my hobbies and crafts. I just like doing them. I don't need to be the best, or the greatest, or have so many thousands of followers that I spend all my time on it to keep people updated. 

I do it because it helps me relax and escape this world for a few minutes or a few hours. I'm just in another zone and I feel refreshed when I'm done for that time, until the next session. So if you want to see the pieces I've done or the progression I've made you can link to this page, or not. 

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Dreaming of Norway

Viking Ship






I took this photograph when we were in Norway back in 2014. I have made my grandkids a large poster with it and a canvas for my Norwegian Aunt on my husband's side. She loves it except it would be nice if she could see the buildings on the dock too. They were obscured by the beautiful ships but overall she was very pleased with it.












Waterfalls galore! I saw so many and each one was unique. The beauty of the landscape was incredible. If you have never ventured to this historic and rich culture you should! Adventure awaits you.



This is the Church on the Island where my Mother-in-law and Aunt were born and raised. It is in the village of Gursken, on the western fjords.



The beauty of the rocks of Norway

The beauty of the landscape was around every turn and place. The rocks were amazing, a work of art in nature. 



Ulriken Cable Car 
The cable car was pretty scary for me, considering I am afraid of heights, but I did it! It was well worth it for the views and awesome photographs I took while at the top. I can't recommend enough the many adventures and things to do not only in Bergen but within the whole country of Norway. It was a lifetime adventure and I hope to return again one day.
At the top of Mount Ulriken overlooking the City of Bergen


Scenic view of Bergen Norway

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

My Steer Skull Painting

Steer Skull

I have always wanted to paint a Steer Skull. This one looks like it still has one eye and the other has shriveled away. I like it, and I love the colors. My style of art is to have vibrant colors for the background.  Hope you enjoy viewing and if you would like to see it on my website, Click Here!

Painting Koi Fish

Koi Fish

Having FUN with acrylic paints......trying to paint Koi Fish.

I still need more practice, but it is relaxing to paint. I never know how my paintings are going to turn out. Sometimes they are really good, and I am totally surprised. Other times, I think to myself, "What was I thinking?"

The good thing is I can paint over and start from scratch.  Never a wasted canvas!

Below is one of my photographs from the Seattle Japanese Gardens that I used as an example:

Koi 

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

My Favorite Artist of the Week!

Karen Jurick is one of my favorite Artist! Visit her blog A Painting Today by clicking this link and view her past and current paintings!