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This one’s for the birds

Posted in art, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 19, 2009 by Cherie
Birdhouse Painting - FREE

Birdhouse Painting - FREE

OK, I give up on the birdhouse painting. It’s just too cartoony for me. I think it would have been a more charming/sweeter painting if the size were smaller. Maybe like a little 5×7. Instead, it’s 11×14 and frankly, just not working out. This is a bad start to my new art chapter, but, hey, you win some you lose some. Right?

With that said, anyone want a FREE painting? Maybe someone else will appreciate more than me. If you’re interested, leave a comment or shoot me an email. And if I don’t hear from anyone, then I’ll take it that everyone agrees with me and I’ll file this one away with a few other painting tragedies.

From birds back to dogs, here’s my next subject: My dog (and yes, this is the little terror that destroyed my art portfolio noted in a previous post. The only reason why I keep her is because she’s so cute.)

My next subject

My next subject

1/17/09 – More painting on a cold day

Posted in art with tags , , , , , , , , on January 17, 2009 by Cherie

It’s really cold outside today. I mean, frigid. After fighting through the New Years Resolution crowd at the gym this morning, I came home to my painting. It’s still looking a bit cartoony to me, but hopefully in time and with layers, my desired effect will come through. 

Birdhouse painting - Day 2

Birdhouse painting - Day 2

On another subject, you might notice in the right hand side that I linked to Karin Jurick. I ran across her blog through this article posted about “Different Strokes from Different Folks Portrait Swap.” It’s an interesting year-end challenge where different artists submit pictures of themselves and fellow artists paint each other’s portraits. It’s so fun to see the different styles out there. 

american_artist_magSo from that article, I discovered Karin Jurik, went to her blog and posted a comment that I really liked her painting style and colors. No big deal, right? But last night, I was looking through the latest American Artist magazine and noticed that her artwork was on the front cover! 

I felt like an idiot! Here I am, “Little Miss Cup of Joe Art Show” telling her to keep up the good work. Apparently she doesn’t need my encouragement. haha… I guess I should feel good knowing that American Artist agrees she’s an amazing painter. Check it out for yourself.

11/13/09 – Ten minutes later…

Posted in art with tags , , , , , on January 14, 2009 by Cherie

In my last post, I said, “I’m tuckered out and sort of not feeling well. Hopefully I’ll be back in the swing of things tomorrow night.” Easy for me to say! Ten minutes later and the next 24 hours were not pretty. I definitely was sick! I’ll spare you the details and I’ll just simply say that I feel much better! Lordy…

So, I’m back (thank you God) and tonight I finally added some paint to my picture:

 

Birdhouse Painting - Day 1

Birdhouse Painting - Day 1

Yes, my drawing is off quite a bit. That’s OK. In fact, I never quite get it exactly right even when I’m finished. I’m not one to trace the picture or project it onto the board. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. I just prefer to try to define and refine as I go. I like the challenge. 

So far, I’m enjoying this painting. It’s a different subject than what I’m used to. Notice how there aren’t any whiskers, paws or wagging tails? Don’t get me wrong. I love the pup portraits and I have one that I’m supposed to get started on very soon! It’s just nice to switch it up from time to time.

I guess it’s time to go to bed. At least, that’s what my dog is saying.

 

My dog, Briley, who is uninterested in my blog.

My dog, Briley, who is uninterested in my blog.