It's been fun making things to decorate our new house. Our last house was all windows in every direction so there was hardly any wall space available to hang stuff.
I bought a bunch of canvases at a local art convention and have been experimenting with a variety of paints and texture. I like wrapped canvases so I can choose to frame them or leave the painted edges. I really have no idea what I am doing but it sure is fun.
This was my first painting of a Monet scene from a couple years ago that I framed:
Here's my second of another Monet scene that I framed but haven't put on the wall yet:
This one of Wild Poppies is very textured and quite tall. The fabulous Carol Nelson posted a tutorial of her wonderful poppy paintings so I experimented with her techniques and this is the result. The edges are textured and painted so I will not be adding a frame.
Here is a close up. I had a hard time trying to smear the texture right:
This one is not finished as I haven't figured out what to do next. Ideas? So far I think it looks like a flame.
This one I did a few months ago and it is also quite tall. I call it "Into the Fire":
Bill and I like to visit art galleries and one day we saw some rectangle paintings that were $3,000- way out of our budget. He wanted that type of painting for over the piano so I made this for him. He wants to frame it but I am not sure I am done with it yet. So there it sits.
I like to take pictures of poppy pods so this one is a funky version:
Just playing around with some different textures. What is it? I don't know! Kinda looks like the bottom of an ocean to me:
And this one I did in 20 minutes and I think is my favorite one so far. It is of my kids mom who has been gone nine years. This is her as a child walking along the shore: