It is a new year and with my commission Portraits almost completed, it is time to start new work. I have been out of it too long. I need something to pump me up and excite me. So I looked into my photo library for a cool pic to paint. I have been itching to paint more boats when I came upon my pic of Blue Springs. I took it while my family and I were swimming at the springs. It is a row of red canoes that just draws you in. I love the color of red, I would put it in every painting. I started this painting before the holidays and it is almost finished. It is a small painting and I plan on more of the same to make original art more affordable. The other factor is to paint more of the local scenery for sale at the High Springs Art Coop. Many gallery visitors are always looking for paintings and objects of the local area.
You may have noticed that I keep working on improving Robert's mom and dad portraits. But I plan on framing and wiring them this weekend and giving Robert the paintings. New projects are awaiting my attention, such as several workshop painting DVDs I want to work on. They should be very exciting since they show you how to paint in the style of the old master artists. I can't wait to share that with you.
Another painting I started before the holidays is almost completed. The violin painting for my best friend, Susan. She took the pic of her dad's violin and I am painting it for her as a gift for her retirement from the postal service. I am not sure I am happy the blue curtains behind it and may change that. I will post the finished paintings hopefully very soon.