I thought It would be fun to share some of the gifts I received during this Merry Christmas Season. Not only do I get to celebrate the birthday of our Savior, I also celebrate my own birthday! Here are a few of the special gifts I received. Italian lace and a handmade charm from my sweet sister-n-law Rita, a lovely lady porcelain duster from my dear friend Lori, and a few treasures I found during my holiday travels, vintage chocolate boxes, an old silver champagne holder and a wonderful antique french chair and ottoman which I had re-upholstered . I can't wait until each item finds it's special place in my home.
Friday, December 17, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
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Saturday, December 11, 2010
I'm starting to unwind from our last "Vintage Marketplace" and am thinking of doing a new oil painting.While scanning my photo's in my computer file for an image that has been on my mind, I found myself thinking about my under paintings or (the drawing under the painting) they at times can be very pretty in themselves.One of my Laguna Beach art teachers said that "drawing is the backbone to painting" a good drawing can make for a good painting. Using a neutral color trains you to see and paint in different values of dark to light. I remember 10 years ago when Rachel Ashwell came to visit me in my art studio and how she was drawn to an under painting I had just done, and asked to purchase it for her L.A. Shabby Chic store.I think she loved seeing the thought and design behind the finished painting. Anyway, here are a few examples of drawing with paint.