I hope I'll be able to see better now. I'll know something in the next few days.
6" x 12" Acrylic
it's finally finished, I think. This one gave me a little trouble. I just couldn't get it right. This is my final effort and I'm calling it quits.
Below are the step by step photos, but one stage I didn't photograph. That was the one that was sooo bad. I was so disgusted with the top part of the painting that I just painted over it.
6" x 12" acrylic
I worked on the first hill property that was almost finished and I thought I was done. I started on the second one (pictured left) and it moved right along. I looked back at the first one and I just didn't like it. So I painted over the top part and I'll start again tomorrow. The good news is, I think the second one is finished. I'll check it tomorrow to make sure. Below are the step by step photos of both.
Thanks to everyone who visited my web site and the blog. I posted this finish painted three nights ago. I had 629 unique hits in those three days. I had 651 page viewers all because you clicked the like button at the bottom of the blog and shared on facebook. Because of you 600 plus people saw my work. Artists need an audience to share their work to let people know what they do. I'm no different and I so appreciate you sharing my facebook post and my blog post! Thank you so much!!!! Come visit me at the studio if you are ever in Erin.
I plan to go in and work on two of the tree paintings tomorrow. I also need to photograph some more work and hopefully get them of Fine Art America so if anyone wants prints of my work they can get them. I worked today to get together some of my art education resources to donate to Austin Peay State University's art department.
Below are the paintings I'm working on tomorrow
6" x 12" acrylic almost finished
I hope to finish this one Monday or Tuesday. I don't always go to the studio on Mondays but I try to be there Tuesdays because that's court day at the court house. The Hill Forest has huge trees in it that have been there over 200 years. I thought if I painted them in this perspective you could feel how tall they are.
The Chestnut Group will be showing and selling inspired works of Warner Part March 8, 9, and 10.
From the Chestnuts facebook page "
'Paintings for Warner Parks will be available to the public by artist members of the Chestnut Group! A generous portion of the proceeds benefits Friends of Warner Parks in their efforts to preserve this beautiful resource in Nashville. Please join us! (Photo: Warner Park Painting by Chestnut member Diane May)
Location: Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, TN
Fri 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sat 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sun 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.=
I'll have two painting in the show.
Below are the step by step photos for the painting above.
10" x 10" acrylic
I"ll take another look at it tomorrow but for now, I calling it FINISHED! I really like this one, the colors and the perspective were so much fun to work with. One of the lights is badly damaged but I don't know that you notice it in the painting. It's done in acrylic and it's on a 2" gallery wrap canvas. I need to paint the sides and then it is really to hang. No need to frame! Below, I have placed the photos of the RR crossing in step by step order as I painted it.
6" x 12" acrylic plein air
First, I forgot to add the photos of the changes I made to the Hill Plein Air Painting on the blog the other night. I changed it three times. All three photos are below.
Second, I was reading in my Professional Artist Magazine (digital) and this issue had me in mind with such topics as: A rough Guide to Living the Dream and Build Your Confidence . . . .. Having confidence in myself as an artist has been the hardest obstacle I have to over come. My husband is always getting on to me for not telling people that I'm an artist. The article says to ask yourself this question "Do I have something worth sharing?" (Brainard Carey pg. 44 Professional artist magazine) . Well, I'll be thinking about that for the next few days. I grew up in a home that art wasn't an option and it was a waste of time. I still have to work around those ideas in my head. I'm a trained artist and I can tell you why we need art in schools and what careers in arts do for our social system each day. But, I still have problems with my self confidence in my own work and my own self.
10" x 10" acrylic almost finished
I just need a few more details and this one should be finished. I have really enjoyed doing this little painting. This is the crossing signal in Erin that is no longer in use. The old L & N railroad tracks are now the greenway in Erin and these crossing signals are all that's left.
Below I've placed the photos of the progression of the painting so far. I also put in skies on two canvases today to get ready for my next paintings. I should be able to post the finished painting tomorrow or Friday.
I reworked this to try to make the trees look larger. I'm calling it finished but I think I liked it better before I changed it. You can't win sometimes.
I also worked on the railroad crossing today too! I'm liking it so far.
This is an adventure for me, something I've always wanted to do: to be a real Artist! So I rented a studio, lets see how it goes.