I have fought doing this .. and now here I am doing this... blogging. UGh ... don't get me wrong I love to read other people's blogs and see what they have been up to. I am just not so sure I have the passion to keep one going myself. Then I thought well, if it revolves around something I really enjoy.. like painting or playing Mahjong.... then perhaps I will keep it alive. So here it begins.
When I was back in Tn. visiting family.. I was going through photo album's of Betty's and found a wonderful picture she had taken while visiting Turkey a few years ago.
So I decided to paint it... I will post what I call a wip... or work in progress.
I started with a white canvas and stained it kind of a tan color... this allows me to see true colors and avoid glare. Then I sketch the outline of what I want to paint... sometimes I get very detailed in the sketch but for this one I just need a general idea of where things go.
I mix my colors for the palette and I am off and running. I get lost while painting .. my mind shuts off and I think only of the moment at hand and what I am striving to accomplish with the paint brush...