Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Welcome to the world, Isaiah Drew!

My niece asked me to make this painting for you!

My photographs for my photo club's Christmas Slide Show

Every December, at it's regular meeting, the Grand Canyon Photo Club presents a slide show made up of five of each member's more successful photographs. These are the five that I have chosen to represent my work from this past year.

Merry Christmas!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Something new!

 Thanks to my neice Lexie and her husband Patrick, I've begun a career of map-making!  Actually they toured the Mosel River Valley and sampled a few bottles of wine.  They saved the lables and came up with the idea of a map with the labels to celebrate their trip.
 Much thanks to them - I have a few map ideas now that I must do. Hmmm...

Below is how the piece looked with its first color layer made up of yellow oxide, titanium white and pyrrole orange. (Peach)
Next is the color layer of burnt umber, pyrrole red and a touch of pthalo green to dull the red. (Rose)
 The last layer is a mixture of pthalo green and burnt umber. (Green)

Friday, November 18, 2011

The culinary arts!

On a beautiful fall day, Lana wanted to make her favorite "pupcakes"!
 She carefully fixed the cupcake tin with the papers.
 She enjoyed the batter three times!  Mixing, cleaning the tools and finally eating the finished product.
 Now the artistic part! Putting the spinkles into the frosting.
 Later came this painting and drawing that Lana did in my cellar studio. She added the sprinkles. too.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011