Sometimes it really helps the painting process to mix things up a bit. Setting up a still life is almost harder than the painting part. It also can stir some lively debate. My husband (also an artist) does not like this background. Bah! it's one of my favorite parts. Good thing it's not up to him.
I love frogs! when we first moved to the country I dug a pond in the front yard to see if we could attract them. It's never been as many as I want but the fish we added probably didn't help. They find those frog eggs mighty tasty. Regardless, they are so fun to look at and watch. Pretty good painting experience as well.
This is another painting done on excursion with my friend and fellow painter Lori Twiggs. Tomorrow we venture out again. The Pacific NW is expecting a change in weather tomorrow so it could afford an entirely different experience. Stay tuned!
I'm a painter living in Enumclaw, Washington. It's a small town in the foothills below Mt. Rainier. My sculptor husband and I share 3 studios, a foundry,6 cats, a one-of-a-kind, custom, cast bronze door and cabinet hardware company and 5 beautiful acres of land on which we host a July outdoor sculpture show. "A Painting a Day" seemed a little over the top. Just up my alley. Don't look for any consistency in subject matter. The one sure thing? color!
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