Monday, January 9, 2012


The challenge for Creative Every Day is "New."  Acrylic painting is new for me, at least in the sense that I haven't completed a full scale painting before.  So I decided to start with a simple little decorative thing (18x24) for my new granddaughter, whose room is outfitted in lavender and purple gingham with green accents.  I hope her parents like it : )

After that we have the two latest sketches from my sketchbook project, "The Writing on the Wall".  I'm trying to do a little something each day and am very inspired to do so in spite of being otherwise busy.  Thanks so much to all of you who stop by and leave your great suggestions and encouraging remarks!

Petroglyphs, Petroglyph National Monument, New Mexico

No Parking/Parking, Suchitoto, El Salvador

I can see that the colors aren't as rich on this as on the original.  The blue is actually very striking in the sketchbook, as it is in real life.


Sandy Coleman said...

Great start on acrylic painting. Lucky granddaughter. The colors are great. And I love the watercolors. You manage to project such texture and mood in these pieces.

Rita said...

I would think they would love it!
You sketches are great. I have the same problem with my camera where the colors aren't quite right. No clue what to do about it or if anything can be done. They still look great, though. :)

Vicki Holdwick said...

How could they not love it? It is gorgeous.

Love your latest sketches too,


stewcrowther said...

I also have real problems photographing my work. Even scanning (when the work is small enough) seems to turn colours strange.
Your book is going to be lovely - I can see.

Cathy Holtom said...

Your sketchbook is coming along really well. I have difficulty with acrylics, your painting is lovely!

kazumiwannabe said...

The painting for your granddaughter is adorable, it looks perfect for a child's room! Beautiful watercolors, too - I especially love the second one, very interesting!