Friday, November 19, 2010

Happy Birthday to ME!

This is a very special Birthday... I have receive the gift of enjoying to be me. It sounds so simple doesn't it, but it took me 56 years. After our journey on the Queen Mary II, visiting many museums in London and Paris, noted the dates of the paintings. "So, how long DID it take for him to paint this painting?"
Hmmm.... Some masters took years to finish a painting, why can't I?

I can!
No longer am I going to follow someone else footsteps, no longer am I going to compare myself to anyone else. I am here to give love and guidance those who cross my path. I am going to enjoy the minute, the hour, the day. Enjoy the small things through out the day. My Daddy has passed but his spirit has come to me, I can feel it. I am not one that needs to be in art shows every week, I don't need to win ribbons, and God knows I don't need street art shows.

Was that a nightmare!
All the work, for what? To hear people say, "oh, you are really good"! For God Sake, I know I am good, I do it because I love it. It is a passion and if my passion works through-out the day, that is great. If it take a break, that's great too. Something else needs to be done that moment, and I will listen.

Thank you for coming to me and helping me see the light. I know my Dad is here opening my eyes. What a wonderful birthday gift I received.
What a wonderful party I had, so much love from John, so much love from all my friends.
Thank You.

Monday, February 1, 2010

1st Oil Portrait Complete!

After seven years, I think I got it. It seems one has to mix the colors backwards. Does that make sense? Let's say you wish to make a peachy cheek, start with the white and have enough so you don't have to guess. Slowing add your premixed (colors that have the white and the oranges and a puddle of premixed whites & reds) Go slow, make a value range out of all your puddles,too much color will ruin the entire puddle. Keep the warms and cools separate, as soon as they touch, you have created mud, which may not be a bad thing, if you are in control. Use that control and create value shifts with your color and temperature. Build up and take a break maybe a day or so, check your work with a mirror, look at it through the mirror, you will get a different perspective and it will surprise you, sometime for the best, (if your are lucky). Well, I 'm not one to write a bunch of stuff. I think those words are the best suggestions for now.Take Care and keep trying.