Friday, January 30, 2009

Crooked Victorian

Here is the painting I did for the latest DifferentStrokesFromDifferentFolks challenge, a San Francisco Victorian. I did another more traditional version of it using water-soluble oil paints but I missed the drying time of my acrylics, so here's version #2.

It's a 8"x8" acrylic on canvas painting.

A few other new things in my artist's life are that I joined the North Grenville Artists Guild and I may become a member of the executive of the Manotick Art Association (voting is in March). My friends would say "as if you have time for that!" but I think it's a good way to make art a bigger part of my life. Sleep is over-rated right :) ?

Happy Painting!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Still Painting

Well, once again it's been a while since I've posted, but I have been painting. I participated in the year-end challenge which was a portrait painting swap. All the participants submitted photos of themselves and were given a photo of someone else to paint.

Here is the painting I did of Nancy Vance. I'm not sure I did this poor woman justice with my procrastination over the holidays but the pressure of a deadline was probably good.

Here is the painting she did of me. She made me look young and the eyes really sparke so I think it's great.