Monday, March 2, 2009
Something completely different
Hello dear blog readers! For those of you with blogs, I want to apologize for not stopping to visit. I have been pre-occupied lately. I hope to get some time to catch up on you today. I have been working on a brand new painting. There is an exhibit coming up for desert wildflower paintings. For those of you who were reading my blog last spring, you know how much fun I had with the desert wildflowers. I had no idea the desert could be so beautiful and magical. I was taking photographs left and right. Consequently, I feel obligated to contribute something to the wildflower exhibition. So I have nearly finished an acrylic painting of the beavertail cactus blossom. This is my first acrylic painting, ever!!! I have always struggled with acrylic, since it dries so quickly and the colors seem funky to me. However, being the stubborn person that I am, I keep trying it every now and then.
This painting is NEARLY finished. It measures 18 x 24 inches, and is, as I said, acrylic on canvas. And I haven't even abstracted it!!! Surprised? I have always loved painting flowers, but it has been over 5 years since I last did a painting of flowers. It was nice to re-visit one of my favorite subjects.
Pono and I saw our first wildflowers of the season last week. This is the Desert Vetch, if I remember accurately from last spring. I have heard that this spring they are expecting an even BETTER wildflower season than last year! Is that exciting or WHAT???!!??? I can't wait.