Sunday, February 01, 2009

The power was out today

I actually cooked...yes say it isnt so...we have a gas cook top ...had to use a grill lighter to start it BUT it kept the kitchen warm...i turned it off when i started getting a head ache...did i say we dont have an outside vent for the stove...

The house that my friend assembled...she also assembled ALL the furniture...she must have the patience of a saint...anyway....heres the furniture in the house...well at least the first floor...it tried my patience just getting it in there...
all the tiny furniture next to a picture of the house



the furniture and my tools....those green things on the bottom row are shutters for the bird that lives in the hole on top
OH and thats a tinnny trestle table at the top....

and then i painted...I had told a friend that I would paint her miniature furniture for her...WHAT was I thinking? anyway...heres the results....this stuff is on a one inch equals one foot scale...and yes thats a toothpick and a quilters pin under the chairs...thats what I used to paint it...and a liner brush that i had trimmed down...I finally got the hang of making all those tiny comma strokes...MUCH different than when you do it on something big...all this furniture goes in a Grandfather clock house ..well i think that is what it is...
The power was off till almost six...NO superbowl party for me because all the clothes were in the washing machine...sorry Mary...I was having so much fun painting that I worked on this...its changed already again...

This is what I started out with...I finally thought i saw either daffodils or sunflowers in it. this was taken with a different camera SOOO the colors are not darker in the second one...well not all of them..I actually took out alot of the dark green leaves in the middle...hate static lines that had developed across the bottom third of the painting...thinking i should have left the sunflowers to van gogh and gone with daffodils...but darn i have painted alot of sunflowers...but NOT today:> I tried to lighten it up with white gouache but the gas from the stove must have gotten to my brain...i broke the cardinal rule of highlights on one side...duhhhh...i enlarged the flower centers on the second picture...off to shower...Masterpiece Theater and Jane Austen on in 16 minutes oh my.....they look like sea anemones....

2 comments:

drawnink said...

I really like the flowers, the colors are very nice and I like the boldness and I don't believe in cardinal rules anyway, where art is concerned. BTW I must tell you my son-in-law teaches English at Augusta St.

anni b said...

I like the way you punched up the flowers in this watercolor. I bet the colors are even better in real life.

Where on earth did you find the patience to paint that tiny furniture? Very cool.
Staci