This was done on 140 lb Arches hot press paper and Schmenke paints. I like this paint and paper for florals....I'm struggling with another one of peaches using the same paper, paint and process and am going to do another one of the same using 140 lb. Artistico Fabriano cold press paper and a different process. If I am brave I will post the difference - the peaches are flat as pancakes. Maybe they are peach pancakes? :-) For now, here are the flowers!
We headed up north to visit family again. The weather was perfect - very little humidity and mild temperatures - yay! The food was fabulous and we ate way too much of it. Mostly we were surrounded by love and laughter and enjoyed every second! I took thousands of pictures - trying to capture the perfect wave on the ocean! I'm just posting a couple of them. Grab a cup of coffee and sit back a spell....
I love this little art group I belong to! We switch out paintings twice a year, and when they sell, we gladly bring a replacement. We have so much talent and these ladies are such fun to be with and so easy to hang with - literally! :-) The folks at the winery could not be better to us, either! Anyway, here are some pictures of our latest show - about 80 pieces all total - each centered on 64" height and the width of each wall. It's not easy - but it turns out really nice!
Artistically I don't believe I do a good job on painting people and am always striving to get better. I love our 4th of July Parade, and loved capturing these people eating ice cream in front of "The Cottage Barn", where they bought it! We love to see our streets full of people shopping and enjoying themselves!!!
since I've painted "still life" settings. I've been inspired by Karen Shelton's show at the Prizery. I bought this bowl at the auction at the Virginia Avenue Mall and love how the light hits it! I like this one so much that I did another set up with the same bowl, same scarf and this time peaches! I will post when I finish!!!
A dear friend asked me to paint an abstract in muted earth tones for an anniversary gift for her daughter and son-in-law. I created these two. The first one I did second layer in green, third layer in orange, and then went nuts on the background with rusty brown and black "webbing spray". The second one I used an off-white on all layers. I like the depth of the second one, but the colors of the first one. I'll let you know which one she chooses!
Andrea Burke, WVWS
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'This world is but a canvas to our imagination' - Henry David Thoreau