This is primarily an art blog with some personal insight thrown in. I show my new paintings and discusss my on-line activities trying my darndest to sell them. I work in acrylics, watercolors and colored pencils along with other mediums that I attempt as I grow and learn as an artist. Thank you for stopping by!
We have a tradition on Halloween. I draw the design on the pumpkins and my husband carves them. I admit that I have really put him to the test from time to time. This year he was out of town until last night so I took pity on him. I did a skull in a top hat and a sea turtle. He was questioning the scariness of the turtle, but he loves turtles so I thought it would be fun.
Well, I finally worked on a larger piece, at least larger for me. This one is an 8X10 acrylic painting. That's huge in my book. It is painted from a photo I took last winter on the Barge Canal in Utica, NY. It was such a clear sunny day that the shadows were spectacular.
I am offering it in my Cafepress shop so you can purchase a lovely framed print or you can contact me if you are interested in the original. You can check it out here under 'Fine Art': http://www.cafepress.com/artgiftsbylmr
Fall, to me, means yardwork. I need to get my butt outside to rake and weed and cut down dead things. Luckily it has been raining so I have an excuse for procrastinating. I did get the halloween decorations out yesterday. Anyone else starting to rival Christmas with their Halloween stuff? My husband just loves Halloween so we do it up right. It took me all afternoon and then some to decorate.