April 29, 2011

JanettMarie Did It!

JanettMarie just finished posting her ONE HUNDREDTH apple painting.  Now it's time to party and to congratulate her on this huge accomplishment and her Great BIG apple.

We've been planning a virtual party for her and now we can all attend.  (Just read my last post for information).  Even if you can't bring a dish for the virtual potluck, come on over to her site and join the fun... and leave her a message. See you there.

 This cake was filled with cherries, not apple, since I can't eat cooked apple.  We are having a great time eating it and toasting JanettMarie.

April 26, 2011

Are you ready to party!

I was away from the computer for a few days and almost missed it.  Janettmarie posted apple #99 yesterday.  The party will begin as soon as she posts #100.  All you have to do to attend is 
1. post a photo of what you would take to the party if it was in real time instead of virtual.  
2. include a link to JanettMarie's site
3.  post a comment on her site to let her know you are attending the party.

I have to finish my cake so I'll leave you now.  Hope to see you at the party.

I have the coffee ready to go with the cake I plan to take. :)

April 19, 2011

the art of the dance is like chocolate: it's been a year but . . . here it is again . . . ...

I just couldn't resist sharing this:
the art of the dance is like chocolate: it's been a year but . . . here it is again . . . ...: "featuring some daily painters we know and inspired by the apple lady janettmarie!"

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What happened to the time?

Boy, time sure does slip by quickly.  I've been painting daily but still don't have anything completed to show you.  My cat painting is almost done, I finished two more panels on my 4'x6' piece and I started a big daisy painting.

Unfortunately I had to paint over my new one that'll be a garden scene with a bunch of daisies.  I really want to to make this painting subdued but I'm having trouble getting the subtle background colours in place.  While I love the challenge, I don't like quitting and starting over... sigh.

I'm also trying to come up with something to take to the virtual party for JanettMarie as mentioned in my last post.  I have a hunch I will have to take a photo instead of a delicious painting like I planned.  Keep an eye on her blog so you know when to attend :).

It was my husbands birthday yesterday so I thought I'd share the small 5"x7" portrait I did of him last year.  He fills my life with so much joy.

April 13, 2011

Can you attend the party?

That's right, I've heard there's going to be a party for JanettMarie.  She has been working hard to create 100 apple paintings and she is almost done.  After an accomplishment of this magnitude I think it only right to throw a party.... a virtual party that is. 

Here's how we are going to do it:  When JanettMarie finishes her 100 paintings we will all celebrate by posting a congratulations message to her, with a link to her blog, on our own blogs.  Along with the message we will also post a photo or painting of what we would have taken to the potluck if we could have attended in person.  I'm leaning toward cheesecake.  

It's a great reason to celebrate and help promote a fellow blogger.  

ps. don't forget to leave her a comment to let her know, so she/we can go to your blog and see what you brought to the (virtual) party.
One of my older paintings, just to remind everyone it's spring.

April 10, 2011

April's Pansy Painting

Pansy #6 in my Flower Box Series
6"x6"x1.5" oil on gallery wrapped canvas

I'm not sure if this one is finished.  It will have to sit where I can look at it for a few days so I can decide if it needs more work.  The photo isn't too good.

I finished another 12" panel for my big painting and splurged on a 2'x3' wrapped canvas.  I gave it a base coat of pale yellow and have it sitting in the living room across from my recliner so I can visualize how I want to paint it.  I love a fresh new canvas and all the possibilities it offers.  It's great being an artist.

April 5, 2011

Paintings on the go....

Once again I don't have anything finished that I can show you. So again I'll just post whats on the drying table.  As you can see there's this month's pansy, it's pink and it will have a purple center.  The twelve inch square is one of the twenty four panels that will make up my large landscape painting and the cat is a painting I'm doing for a neighbour. So much fun...