I know you guys or some of you anyway, listen to podcasts while you paint. Me too. One of my favorite podcasts is Savvy Painter. That link takes you to painter/host Antrese Wood's latest one - her interview #2 with Tony Peters. It was a fun interview with discussions of how to stay focused, and working out (i.e. exercise) to help with that (of which I am in favor, because it works! I was actually working out -biking- while listening to it).
They did discuss painting clouds and I had just finished a quick little cloud painting!
This is the painting underway on my easel and the newspaper photo that inspired it:
|Gold Dust Clouds oil on Arches Huile paper 6 x 8 inches|
The interesting thing to me about this painting was that I had been working on a frame with some Iridescent Gold acrylic and I, on a whim, put a bit on some Arches oil paper ...
... so while painting my clouds, I allowed a little of the gold (dust) to peek through.
The half-inch frame for this is painted with some of that gold, too.
Clouds are good things to paint and I will paint more of them.
Ok, on to more Working Birds! (That link is Matt's WorkingBirds facebook page ... check it out!)
|Common Loon + chick carved from alder wood by Matthew H Robus|
Isn't this JUST FABULOUS??? Oh my gosh, I love it so much.
The chick is actually held on by a magnet that Matt embedded in the back of the adult loon!
Thank you for checking in on this little blog.
Enjoy your holiday season!