May 27th, 2010
Mostly just trying to keep up this week. Going to bed early and getting up early. Working out, going to work. If I have a few minutes to unwind I've been doing these little 3" by 5" watercolor trees. They are very low stress paintings. I just like watching them sort of happen. I could probably even loosen up a bit more with them. I enjoy watching how the pigment move in the water when I do the leaves. That's all for now. Gotta run....literally :)
February 5th, 2008
Well, I finally got my stuff together and did some painting this last Saturday. It felt really good just to paint something. I picked a couple little birds I have had in mind to paint for quite some time now. They are both birds that where around the shop where I work. We are out in the country and there are a lot of birds you don't see much of in the city that just hang out in the area. The Redstart I was really excited about because It was the first time I had ever spotted one. The great thing is he actually lived by the end of the drive and he wasn't shy at all. So I really got to know him. The other bird I didn't actually see. My boss Dave saw him. We keep a couple bird books in the office because we have so many birds around. So check out my paintings. I hope you enjoy them. I don't remember exactly the verse, but somewhere in the bible I read once that the man who takes pleasure in the birds of the air is truly blessed. Thats not an exact quote:-)
January 29th, 2008
Well, I should be doing some painting. I have a few that I would like to get started on. I spotted an "American Redstart" this summer. He lived by the end of the drive where I work. I would really like to do a painting of him. I have to wash the dust out of my paintbrushes and get some board or paper ready. It sounds simple enough. Sometimes its hard to get started after a long layoff though. I still have some etching work that I am working on. But all in all things are pretty slow right now here in Michigan. I have been working on my computer a lot and listing to internet radio. I guess I should just get started.