Monday, March 1, 2010

My first watercolor

Frankie is my dachshund. I took this picture of him
a couple weeks ago when I got my new camera. I planned to paint this one but I didn't plan on watercolors. I made a new friend in Michaels friday while I was hunting paint supplies.
She asked if I had ever done watercolors. I told her no and she said I "should".
She turned around and picked up a pack of watercolors and threw them in my buggy. She said "Here go paint now!"
I said "Oh no I can't draw!"
She said "Learn how."
OMG girls I don't know how to draw.
She helped me pick out a book that I do not like at all now, so I have been on Youtube all weekend and lots today.
I did draw this one all by myself.
Danny even likes this picture. He said it looks just like the digital picture. Yeah, Danny needs glasses too.
Maybe he is just being nice after he made me cry on Saturday critiqueing my oil painting of the barn. I am doing an Impasto technique with a palette knife and he wanted to know what all that stuff was on the canvas. He snarled his nose up and acted disgusted with it. He knew it hurt my feelings so he decided he better say this one was good!! He likes to eat!

I ran out of paint on the barn and have some more ordered. It is a big canvas and takes a lot of white paint to paint all that snow!!!

Guess what this is?

Yep, it's sunshine beaming in my windows today!!
We don't get much of that anymore.
We are to get more snow tomorrow. We had been told anywhere from 15" to 24" but that was just a rumor.....I hope it was anyway. The weatherman is now calling for no more than an inch but it is supposed to snow for about 24 hours.
What's 24 hours? It snows almost every day now.
Not today!! It was sunny enough to lift my spirits and I did a lot of housecleaning and laundry.
Of course I only did those chores while my watercolor was drying!!

I hope we don't get snow because I have a date Wednesday with my new friend Judy that I met at Michaels. She has invited me to go to her tole painting club with her!! WooWoo!! They meet once a month in Roanoke and have class most of the day. I can't wait!
So Please no snow!!


Kim said...

Honestly, I think your painting is amazing. I could never paint that well from a photograph. Girl, forget hair styling, you can now be "pet photographic painter extraordinaire!!" Have fun at your class with your new friend!!

Fonville Farm said...

Love it!

the canned quilter said...

You go girl !! I can make stick people, does that count : )

OurCrazyFarm said...

You certainly have talent! What a sweet guy you married to encourage his wife so:)))) Have fun at those classes!

Brenda said...

I think you did a wonderful job with Frankie! Is this your first water color? I really like it.

Have fun at the classes!