Saturday, August 21, 2010

brushy brush brush

Two square oil paintings - small one is 6x6" and the larger one is 10x10".

I can't remember what I used to mix the greeny blue on the other pair of these that I did. I don't think this was it but I already mailed them off to their new owner so I can't confirm :) I need to get in the habit of noting some of the color mixes I use when I'm doing oils because I have just enough random tubes of color to be confusing. I used to make little swatches on canvas paper and stick them into a sketch book with a note about the colors I used. I should get back in the habit of doing that when I get something I'm especially happy with.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Cut and paste

A couple collages today. I printed out the pink scanned images a while back and hadn't got around to actually putting anything together. The weather has been sunny and hot until yesterday so I thought I would go in the studio for a change :)

I like mixing it up a bit and incorporating that certain vintage magazine pink. I like the blues and greens and all, but I need variety, too.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Garden update

Apparently the people are demanding a look at my garden this year...well, one person, anyway :) Here's a peep at the flowers for you.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Summer evenings

We've had some gorgeous summer weather around here lately. There's been a few fires around - nothing close enough that we could even smell smoke but enough to give the sun an orange tint and make some crazy sunsets. So here's a summer evening treasury that was just the thing for me to do last night when I was feeling too lazy to knit :)

Monday, August 2, 2010

Miss Boo's summer so far

This summer hasn't been our best, I guess. Here's my poor baby horse at the vet hospital on June 30th. She colicked and we had to get her to the hospital at 2 in the morning. She pulled through just fine and didn't need surgery, fortunately. She's 27 this year so things like this can be pretty serious.

I'm bringing this up even though she's feeling good again to explain where I've been lately :) After my June-of-the-migraines, I'm doing better and one of the things that made me miserable while Boo was at the hospital was wishing we could have gone out more this summer. I was worried that she would either come home after surgery and need weeks and months of recuperating or she wouldn't come home at all.

So I'm doing my best during the nice weather to make up for all that riding and exploring we didn't get to do before she colicked. She loves going out on the trail and meeting people, watching other horses, and sniffing any dogs we happen to meet. We even went out on the trail with my neighbor and her horse on Friday and Boo (who hasn't been ridden out with another horse in years) did great. She made the stink-face when he got too close but she was good.

I'm taking advantage of the sunshine to be outside as much as possible because I figured I can paint when it's raining. I'm sure there will be plenty of rainy days as we get closer to fall :P

How's your summer going?