This is a painting I did a few years ago. This is just half of the painting, the bottom half has more vivid colors. Just wanted to show a bit of my work here, since I consider it my Treasure. It is probably the thing I love to do best, painting, with writing being the second best thing I love doing.
I took some time off from painting and am having a hard time getting back to it. I do not have very much room in my apartment to set up my easel and all the things you need to paint which are many. I actually need another room or studio. I suppose it sounds like I am making excuses for not painting and I probably am. But I am thinking about taking a water-color class soon and hopefully that will jump-start me into painting again. I hope so.
This is for today’s lesson in Photo 101. I did take a photo of the painting, even though it was awhile ago, as someone else has the painting now.
What I will be doing in December is as yet an unknown factor. But one thing I do know is that I will continue to write. I get so much enjoyment from writing either on the computer or just sitting with pen in hand and scribbling in a composition book. I think I prefer the act of writing with a pen or pencil, scratching out the words that pop into my head at random. Usually with a desired goal in mind of course. Sometimes not.
I will also take another course from Word Press as I get so much out of each course. Even though it may be the same course I have taken before, I always get something new to add to my knowledge, which never hurts to have. I enjoy the exchanges with the other students and the critiques, which one always needs if you want to grow in your knowledge of any subject..
I am making a resolution here in November to start painting again, even though I really do not have enough space for it. I will have to make do. Painting always relaxes me even though there is a lot of physical work to it, unlike writing. But it is so gratifying to me when I finish each day’s painting and clean up my mess, to see something that you have created from very little, a bit of paint mixed with water or another solution.
So between the writing and the painting, I will have a busy December and on into January and the new year of 2017.
So to my fellow classmates, I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! May we all be productive and successful in the coming years!
A special thanks to @cherilucas for all her help in this and the many classes I have taken. It’s been a pleasure.
Above is one of the things I have done and want to get back to when I have the energy. Painting! It is an acrylic painting of a Florida Panther. In my About Page you will see that I have taken many classes in painting and for several years I was painting almost daily. It has fallen by the wayside of late but I am constantly thinking I need to get back to it.
I lose track of time and go into a zone when I am painting usually, though not all the time. I have used oils, acrylics and pastels. Would also like to do watercolors at some point. This painting has been sold and I have recently had an offer on another painting I did awhile ago, “Starry Night,” after Van Gogh.
I also am an avid reader and every day or night you will find me with my nose in a book. But I suppose most writers are readers also. My favorite subject is mysteries as I love trying to solve the mystery as I am reading. One of my favorite authors is Jeffrey Deaver and I know he is a bit strange but that’s what makes his stories so interesting. I love many and varied authors and have been going to the library for my books now although have been thinking about getting a Kindle.
On the physical side I try to walk every day but sometimes do not make it every day but most of the time. Gotta keep the blood circulating!
What you are seeing is a painting I did of a Manatee. I took the top picture with my Canon a while ago and the bottom one with my iPhone a few minutes ago. Which do you like better? The painting is not quite finished yet but hopefully soon. The Canon is caput now since I lost a part for it when I moved. So for now the iPhone will have to do.
I tried to take the shots both horizontally and vertically but the canvas is practically square so there goes that idea.
I want to say that the Ocean is really my Bliss! I live a few blocks from it and I can see it from the top floor of my apartment building.
I love it when the fog rolls in and covers the area with its misty mystery. Or when the skies are overcast and it looks like rain and the air is pregnant with something unexplainable. And I can feel a shiver of delight.
Groups of dolphin can sometimes be seen close to shore swimming by and I am sorry to say I have never seen them but have heard stories.
My painting is another form of Bliss for me. When I start painting, I lose all track of time and go into this zone. When I am done painting, it seems as though it was a few minutes and in fact hours have passed.
This is part of a painting I did of my cat Merlin. I had taken a photo of him hiding among the flowers one day and it was so cute, that I decided to do a painting. As all you cat caretakers out there know, cats can get themselves into all kinds of cute and funny situations. My two cats, Merlin and his sister, Lady are a constant source of fun and amusement for me. They do take a bit of work taking care of them but well worth the effort!