Monday, May 2, 2011
Stage Door Opening and Hummer Wings in Motion
hi! The Stage Door Gallery is having an opening this Saturday at 6pm.,so today was exchange painting/artwork day. I took down 4 new paintings which will be in their opening. Anne Bois and Mary Ann Clarke are the featured artists this time.Anne is known for her soft acrylic paintings especially of people,and Mary Ann especially for her lovely masa and watercolor technique of flowers.
On my return trip, I took some new reference photos of Cape Charles, Nassawadox and Willis Wharf. Pictured is a lovely photo of a wonderful tiny garden at Rayfield's Pharmacy in Nassawadox. It always is so lovely and peaceful.
After I got home Daisy and I painted a very few minutes on the back porch, hoping for some hummingbirds to zoom by so I could see their wings in motion. The little ones were avoiding me! ha, when I came in there they are!!! I've painted the hummingbird wings wet in wet to capture the motion. I have put the watercolor on an easel so I can look at it tonight. Seeing it when I'm doing other things helps me see mistakes and get ideas for what to darken...-- of course this can lead me to take the painting and work on it when I should be fixing dinner...Talk to you soon,Diana