Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Boss of the Gloss

I go a little crazy with the glazing gel. I seem to have no self-control there:) Happy belated birthday M. Please excuse the shine.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Old made New

Today in my spare time:) I touched up some very old paintings of mine. Most of the work consisted of varnishing and painting edges, I added a signature and enjoyed some memories. I couldn't bring myself to paint over these or even make any major changes. I guess it's fun to see where I've been. The tulips are the beginning of my last spring painting for the year. I've heard that you're supposed to paint in season and I don't know if that's the real reason or not, but I'm looking forward to fall colors.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Finished the 2nd

I had good intentions of cleaning the basement today and this is what I did instead. I painted this (and another very much like it) a couple of years ago. The colors on the one I've kept have been bothering me and today I did something about it. I just finished coating it with some heavy gloss gel medium and it should be dry tomorrow. The basement, like my dishes will be waiting for me tomorrow like any good friend. BTW the painting is from a picture in an old magazine. I think mine has been changed enough not to resemble the original too closely but when I find the artist's name maybe I'll post it.