Thursday, February 21, 2013


Happy PPF and SS! I'm linking to both this weekend. I hope you will join me in checking out the other wonderful artists work!
I've been trying to find the right medium to use in painting the beautiful sunsets we've been having lately. Here are just a few: First I tried acrylics...

It was a little too bright!
Next I tried acrylics with oil pastels...

Not bright enough...
Water colors were next. Here is just one of the many I painted:

Better, but I still had one more mediuam to try...pan pastels!

I love this one! I had forgotten how easy pastels are to use! I only wish I had a better color for the bottom...hmm I'm sure I'll be adding to my pan pastels sometime soon!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

2 New Paintings

Hi All! I've worked on a couple of new paintings this week. The first one is for Earth Day, which is on April 22nd. (also my anniversary!)

I must be looking forward to spring already, as I've already made a couple of paintings with flowers! Here's one of them...

I've been trying to paint the beautiful sunsets we've had the last couple of days, but it's so hard to get the colors just right! I hope to have something next week for PPF and SS, both of which I'm linking to this week. (see links on the right) Have a wonderful weekend!!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Seeing Through My Eyes

I found out recently that I am a tetrachromat. If you never heard of it, you are not alone...neither had I until 2 weeks ago. My sister is one too! Our father was color blind and so is my son, which means I have 4 cone cells in my eyes instead of the usual 3. I wasn't sure if the extra cone was "turned on" as the websites said, but after looking at pictures and asking a few questions, I'm sure now it is! How I didn't know this for over 50 years is totally beyond me! I always wondered why pictures didn't look like what I saw, but it never occurred to me that it was my eyes that were different! Here is a quick sketch of the apple that started me thinking I see colors differently:
I'm noticing colors in a new way so I wonder if my paintings will change at all. Speaking of paintings, I sold three in the last couple of weeks too,(my sister bought 1 for herself and 2 for her friends!) along with 2 of my stamp sets! It's been a good start to the year! There are a few new paintings added and I'll be adding more stamp sets later this weekend.
God is so amazing! He has truly made each of us in a unique way!
You are unique and wonderful too!!!
I'm linking with Paint Party Friday and Sunday Sketches this week. I hope you will join me and see what other wonderful artists have been making! (links on the right)