I’m still doing my painting classes and enjoying it more and more. Here are three I have done the last 6 weeks or so.
This one I did on Wednesday. The pineapple is the symbol of friendship and hospitality so a nice one to have in the house. This was with a new instructor, Kynm Easter, at the White Rabbit Gallery in Travelers Rest. It is 16″ by 20″ and acrylic and done with a stencil. First time I have used a stencil. Took 2 1/2 hours. I like it.
This is the first oil from my OLLI class. Took about 4 hours over two classes. It has just the smallest amount of glitter in it to make it really sparkle. Also 16″ by 20″. I am happy with this one too.
This is another 16″ 20 oil. I like some parts but not others. This one was hard. It was all done with a pallet knife and took 3 hours. This was a lot of canvas to cover with a pallet knife. I like the wreath and the door but not the color of the door. I wish I had done the door in light brown tones. I think the wreath would show up more. I have had a couple visitors to the house and they said they liked it. Anyway, as always I learned a few things. Not sure that pallet knife is my favorite painting instrument but I am surprised how much you can do with just one tool. I wouldn’t have thought I could do the stuff on the wreath. Lots of texture in this one.
Have three more paintings coming up at OLLI this term. There are about 20 of us in the class. I also have a couple Sunday afternoon classes with Cheryl at the White Rabbit. I have accomplished my dream of having my own original art work on my walls. Would not have thought that possible.