Sunday, January 4, 2009

I am back!!!!

And happy to be. I had a long Christmas break but, I did get some work done while I was away. As always, I went to stay with Mom and Dad for the holiday and had a wonderful time. And as with any time off that I do afford myself, I always come up with some new ideas.
After spending some time at my brother's farm. I took this picture because, it reminds me so much of the landscapes I try to capture with my paintings. Maury's farm sits way a top a hill overlooking the small town of Worthington, PA. Now wonder I am drawn to these townscapes.
I just listed my Sunday painting today and am going to start a new watercolor with this land layout. With a million houses and things going on, of course.
A little about the watercolors... I have been painting in acrylics and oils for 20 years. I always thought that watercolors wouldn't let me have the control that I like but, I found them to be wonderful. It takes some getting used to because I have to plan my layers before hand but, I love the ease of use. Plus, it is nothing to ship. With canvases, it takes me 20 minutes to get a painting ready to send.

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