Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Are you interested in a Shabby Apple gift certificate giveaway? The dress company contacted
me recently, and wondered if my readers would like to win a $15 certificate to their store. So, I
will ask you~my loyal followers! Based on your feedback, I will decide whether or not to do it :)
Although I have painted sporadically over the years, I am mostly a self taught artist. However,
when my son had to interview a local artist last year for a school project, I decided that I should
take formal painting lessons. I thought that maybe I could learn some tips and techniques. I put
that desire on the back burner, (as many of us moms do) and carried on with my regular routines.
Then, around Christmas, I decided that I was finally going to take the plunge and sign up for acrylic
painting lessons. I've gone about three times, and learned some great tips. I just put my lessons
on hold for awhile, because it is so hard for me to actually sit down and paint! I will go back , but
for now, I did accomplish my first painting using some of the tips that I learned from my lessons.
I'm including a couple of photographs to show you the progress I made during the process. I
now understand the importance of beginning with an underpainting, and then layering the paint.
I like how my pink rose turned out! It is on a 5" x 7" board. Do you have a suggestion
on the frame color I should choose? I'm thinking white or cream. What do you think?