Friday, July 27, 2012

King of Roost

Ok.. So I like to do chickens.  This guy has taken forever it seems. Broke out the acrylics since I have a workshop to teach with the acrylics.  I figured I needed a little time with the media.  I had forgotten how they dry and drag.  Ugh.. But once I got them settled down and obeying it went a lot better.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Getting The Hang Of It.

   Well I haven't dropped off the face of the earth..  As someone asked.. :D    I have done painting, just been bad about posting. Chickens and other critters for the fairs have been on the agenda.  Stay tuned.  I'll get a few up this week, summer and other things going on have keep me busy.

   The pottery has had me a bit enthralled.  Ok, more like enchanted!  I was told a few weeks ago that porcelain  was not for a beginner.  Good thing I didn't hear that when I started, as porcelain was my choice of medium with the pots.  Was the same as my beginning situation with painting.  No one was teaching me that I should not stretch so far ahead of my capabilities.  The result of independent study, for me, is a more complete understanding of where I am at and where I want to be.  It is a study in progress.

Monday, July 9, 2012

YSU Festival of The Arts

 Its been very hot here so when the weather man called for temps around 100 deg.  I was so glad that I had an oak tree overhead!
The festival went well.  Sales were down a bit from last year, but that is ok, it was fun!!
Sold some painting and pots too.
The pots are my first batch.. I tried a couple of differant colors so I could maybe find something I liked.  Found out from a potter at the festival that reds don't do well when fired with greens.. SO.. that is why my reds are not red red.  ::sigh:: Don't you just love a long learning curve?

Oh.. I also had a chance to do a few plein air paintings.  One I gave to a young aspiring artist, age 6 or so.