Whew, finally! I started this painting the beginning of July for my sisters anniversary on July 29th. However, the weather turned too hot and being new to acrylic painting I struggled with the paint drying too fast on the canvas. I decided to put it aside until things cooled down. They didn't, it just got hotter and hotter. I ended up running out and buying a gift card to her favorite restaurant and painting a card for her and her husband. (See the last two blog entries below)
Finally last weekend it cooled enough to finish the painting. I chose the tea pot and two cups because she lives in Ontario and I live in British Columbia and one thing we miss is sitting and having a cup of tea together.
Funny how things work out though. I finished the painting last weekend and sent it off to her (It's a surprise, she has no idea) she called me this morning and told me she has Shingles (ouch) So it worked out. She got an anniversary present, the gift card, for her and her husband and now a get well gift, the painting, which is really made just for her.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
This is the card I painted for my sister for the gift card down below. It shows up a lot lighter than the actual card. I painted it first and then read the challenge a few days later. Purple pansies are my sisters favorite. I learned a lot about watercolors and trying to get a deep deep purple with them from making this card for her.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
The tote bag has been my favorite bag this summer to take out on Plein Air excursions my daughter and I have been going on with a local art group.
The drawing of the last thing I purchased was a gift for my favorite sister. She lives in Ontario and I live in BC so it is difficult to get together for anniversaries. I was working on a painting for her when a severe heat wave hit and it became too difficult to work on (No air conditioning) Her anniversary was getting closer and closer and it soon was obvious I wasn't going to complete the painting in time. I found this gift card for her. It is her and her husbands favorite restaurant. She was very happy with it. She doesn't know it yet that she will soon receive the painting, her second present.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
It has been awhile since last posting. I thought with having the summer off from homeschooling I would have posted a lot more. I think I am actually more organized while teaching. The summer hits, my ADD kicks in and I'm all over the place. Some of these are from back in March.
I have quite a few I haven't posted yet, I don't know why. But so not to bore you I'll just put up these few. Some I'm happy with some are horrid.