Saturday, January 31, 2009

paints / pencils


L- Nikon D40x / T - phone pic (both posterized)

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” -Thomas Merton

I started painting on a 30 x 24" canvas today. I built a fire then set up my Julian Paris easel, that I received for Christmas, for the first time, placing it in my dining room where the light is wonderful. I kept the fire going all day so the room was cozy and bright and I was having fun, I didn't want to quit. This was my first time trying the water soluble oil paints. I bought the minimal set to make sure I liked them - clean up is so much easier and they work just like oils without the smell - I think I'm converted. / next assignment -create a moire effect with colored pencils on black paper.

4 comments:

Char said...

so creative...I wish I still painted - I used to do tole back when it was popular

ELK said...

great post mom and daughter...I so enjoy my visits here !

leaca said...

Fun, creative shots girls.

Gayle said...

I love your shots, also!

footnote

The photos on the left are taken by me, Leslye, the mother. The photos on the right are taken by my daughter, Taylor – unless otherwise noted. Comments are always welcome. thanks
If you care to visit, I, Leslye, have another blog - AutumnSun where I ramble around different paths and pleasures of my own.