Friday, June 29, 2012

Knockout 3 in Acrylic

Same bush in acrylic, 24 x 24.  I learned a lot from the studies I did outside.
This one was done indoors. 

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Follow a Hedge

I got some advice from artist Jenny Saville to "follow a hedge".  My "hedge" of choice has been a knockout rose bush.  This is my 2nd go this time in a rectangular format 6x12 and in pastel. 
I decided to include all three bushes.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Kyle Marting Workshop - Lima Ohio. Ruth Ann Sturgill, Host.

Although I did not often paint plein air before I went to this workshop, I
was always curious about it, and it seemed that those who did paint outdoors
were usually passionate about it, so I thought I'd give it a try.

I loved the workshop and learned so much.  The main idea is how the light
changes the colors as the day goes on.  There were quite a few discussions on
value and temperature as well.  It turns out, that since artists are quite (usually)
fascinated with color, plein air is like a haaaaaaaaaa moment especially early or late,
meaning the sun is not directly above, although that can also generate some
interest.  Plein air in a word, exciting.  I am guilty now as well of singing
its praises.  Below is a 6x6 in oil of a knockout rose bush.  It is a study, and it was done outdoors.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Where have I been?

I have a new name and a lovely new husband Scott.  That is what I have been up to.
The wedding ceremony was beautiful, with an organ and a cantor that sung a rich tenor. 
I always thought I wanted a female cantor with a lilting voice but I could not find one. 
I am so happy I was open minded enough to go with Chris Camp.  He was amazing and
it added so much to the ceremony. 

But what about my art?  It has been there the whole time, but not documented on my blog
in a couple of months.  I am back to updating my blog more often...yay! 

There have been paintings mostly of flowers.  One I sold to a friend who admires my art.
One was given to my cake baker because she admired it and I couldn't say no.
She promises to hang it in her office where she meets clients and to give a shameless plug
if anyone inquires about the "artist who painted that". 

There have also been sewing projects that I have given a whirl.  Birds and hearts quilted and stuffed.
This has been fun, but a bit fustrating as all things are when you are just learning how to do them.

I have also come to the realization that I don't think I am a "daily painter".  There is something about it that pressures me and not in a good way. I am a painter who likes to paint often, in a larger format.  That is where I am on this journey.

Trisha Lyons Ansert