Monday, May 12, 2008

Italy! Italy!

Leaving for Italy this Wednesday morning. I am excited to go see all the art spots-especially the Sistine Chapel. My friends and I are flying into Paris, then Pompeii, Venice, Rome, Florence, Cinque Terre, and more! It should be quite the trip. I hope to come back inspired, with paintings to paint. Maybe I will get a blessing from the Pope...who knows? I'll blog when I get back-but not until June.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Park City and Hot Air Balloons

Park City usually has hot air balloons that go up early in the morning. I love the bright colors that contrast with the green mountains. I took a balloon ride about two years ago, and it was fun and relaxing. It was for Craig's 30 birthday.

Winter in Heber

It's my first time painting snow! I enjoyed using white and blue. Used a photography rather than paint out in the cold. I'm too whimpy to paint in the snow. Definitely would like to try painting out of my car sometime. With the camera you can't get the subtle light and reflections.

Oranges Are Not Just Orange

I've decided to start drawing and painting more from life. I thought I would start with oranges. Struggled at first with the color, just using variations of orange colors, and it wasn't looking right, so I decided to add green, red, blue, and many other colors. By adding these different colors, I am happier with the results. It was a fun exercise and my art room smelled of oranges!