Rita's Ramblings: a basically house-bound woman in Fargo, North Dakota blogging for friends, family, and anybody who finds it interesting. I talk about art or craft projects, my grandsons (Ian and Liam), the weather, movies, books, health, and whatever happens to be going on in my life. Welcome!
Saturday, June 20, 2009
It was windy enough that the carpeting had dried out between rainfalls--so Miss Karma enjoyed the heat all afternoon.
I went out to the garage to see what I had for plain frames. What I would like is a frame and mat like the one on the right for Sibylla's goldfish, but that one was too small. I found a plain white wooden frame. The cream colored mat is all wrong, but it gives you an idea of what it could look like framed. Karma snoozed.
In the evening I finally set up the folding table to paint again. Karma almost fell asleep waiting for me to kick her out of the chair. All that heat wears a cat out, eh? ROFL!
I got this far and quit. This one is definitely not a keeper, but it got me back in the swing of things a little. I am dreadfully out of practice. May take me a few paintings to get back to where I was--hehe!
I made these up in the first place just to give me practice. I'm always shocked if one turns out halfway decent--hehe! (Less than half of them have been presentable--but I think those are pretty good odds for me.)
I have been playing around using western brushes. Just switched over to Chinese brushes last night--which presents a whole new challenge. And these pictures are all on western watercolor paper, too. I know! I know! I need to finish these or skip some and move on to the rice paper. Hey! One small step at a time for the rookie painter--hehe! :)
I'm really having fun and enjoying myself. Even when I ruin them--hehe! :):)