Saturday, July 16, 2016

my palettes

Laura posted her palettes last week.
I enjoy seeing watercolor artists' palettes and looking at their color choices.
These are my palettes, minus the mixing trays.
I have tried the big square palettes, but find I'm the most comfortable with these folding palettes.  
I used my label maker (with the plastic tape) to note the colors
 and then painted charts which I had laminated.
Click for a close-up.
We probably all use the same colors, but it's fun to take a look.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

The Improbability of Love

Don't miss this one!
A woman suspects that the painting she purchased at a second hand store 
may be of importance.  The book is filled with art, intrigue, cooking and history.
I highly recommend!

Monday, June 13, 2016

new painting and Queen Victoria

in the shop
8" x 10"

Had a lovely workshop at the shore last week.
I misplaced the lighthouse photo I was going to work from so I looked at my Dropbox on the iPad. There was the winery in Chadd's Ford that I pass to go to Longwood Gardens.
My daughter has already beautifully painted this scene in pastels,
but I needed to get started in the class and my photo was there.
It was so much fun with all the greens!
So, another winery painting, different artist & different medium.


Just saw a preview for Victoria on Masterpiece PBS.
Looking forward to that one!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Call the Midwife

Call the Midwife is the one show that brings me to tears.
The season finale was another mix of joy and sorrow.

I love that show.

Friday, April 15, 2016

3 to go!

Our Etsy shop has 3 states to go!

Never did I imagine that our paintings, prints and photographs
would be in 47 states and on four continents!
We are patiently waiting for Delaware, Idaho and Wyoming to discover us ; )
Yesterday a dear person from South Carolina purchased a print
and the cheer sounded!
3 to go!

Have a wonderful Spring weekend!

Friday, April 8, 2016

listening to

The Marriage of Opposites
by Alice Hoffman.

I love listening to Alice Hoffman's books.
This was so interesting!
From St. Thomas to Paris, this book is about the life of the woman who was Camille Pissaro's mother.  Pissaro's work is among my favorites.  He is referred to as "The Father of Impressionism".

Friday, April 1, 2016

Etsy is unveiling a new look on April 5.
All shop owners were asked to update their banner and add a shop icon.
My new banner is above

 and I chose Amanda's portrait of Rocky for the shop icon.
I also tweaked the shop sections so everything we have is categorized.
Some prints can now be made into a 12" x 16" size.
Lots of work and organizing, but I'm proud of my little shop.
***From now through April 15, 2016 use the code newlook
for 20% off  any print or photo (originals excluded)***