Thursday, April 28, 2011

Spring Photos

Spring has finally arrived! Despite being in my second full week of retirement, I haven't created any new art. I have been watching my new DVD art course and practicing along with the instructor. His paintings definitely look better than mine! Anyway, I am enjoying it and hopefully will have something worth looking at in a few weeks.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Acrylic painting

I have started on my DVD course, Acrylic Painting Secrets. The first disk was basically informational, but I still learned a few new tricks.  I am working on "skies" now. Very interesting and by watching the instructor, I can see what I have been doing wrong. Of course, I needed to go out and buy more art supplies. I just had to have the exact color he was showing (I know this is silly, as I am just practicing, but I thought it would help.)

Anyway, I went to the website and see that the course has sold out, but Bob Davies, the instructor, will be making more DVDs and you can download a free e-book from his site and watch some videos.  He is very clear with his instruction and if you are interested in acrylics, the free stuff helps too. He also has a watercolor instructional set out, but I've only watched the free videos on that one.

This is the link:

Have fun painting! Maybe I'll have some new paintings to put up in a few weeks.

Monday, April 11, 2011

No Heavy Lifting (band name)

I haven't had time for blogging or art, but this is my last full week of work. My business will be sold at the end of the week and I should have more time for my other interests then.  It feels really good to know I am retiring soon.

My oldest son (at keyboard) and his band did a fundraiser for a friend going on a Bike and Build trip soon. There were 3 bands playing and we had a good time.  Of course, I thought his was the best!  I used my new camera to take some videos, but I don't know how to compress them to post here. More stuff to learn, but I'll have time to do that too soon.