Saturday, January 22, 2011

A few things.

Although I have not done any scratchboard work since finishing the tiger - "Morning Swim", I have been keeping myself occupied by finally painting, which I haven't done in such a long time especially since becoming addicted to scratchart!!!!!   I decided to drag out my oil paints, having used them only once in the past 12 months and years and years prior as I had changed over to acrylics - I have always loved painting roses and I decided it was about time to paint one to see if I could still handle painting with oils.  I took the photograph of this beautiful rose a few weeks ago and here is where I am at right now.

I love the whimsical designs of Jan McCraw (Ladybug Creations) and I painted the centre design on this shopping bag quite some time ago and thought it was finished until I had the bright idea to paint another design in the right-hand panel, which now means I need to paint one more in the left-hand panel.......when? - I do not know!  I have painted more than 70 of Jan's designs over the years.

And finally, I was asked to put on a display of some of my scratchboard work at quite a large library south of where I live and due to the recent Queensland floods, I was unable to go back there to take photographs until last week, here is just one which is not the best due to the boards being displayed behind glass.


Rita said...

Can still see that it is a beautiful display of your work!

Cute paintings on that bag and what a start on the rose. Must be quite a change to go back to oils after all those years. Looks great! I hope you'll show us when it is finished. :)

Judy said...

Hi Rita.....thank you for always taking the time to comment on my work, which I appreciate very much. Yes, it is a big change with using oils after so many years and especially after acrylics as well, but I am enjoying painting with them.