|Cappy and Ernest 2010|
Here is the portrait of the cutting horse which I have been working on for the last week. It is 8 by 10 inches in watercolor.
Had to work at finding time to paint with my kids home and my husband having a varied schedule. My goal as I learn, is to put in two hours a day with paint brush in hand. It doesn't seem like much with there being 24 hours in each and every day, but ...somehow the time gets eaten up so quickly! I have a routine when all is on the regular schedule, but when kids and hubby are home I usually put their schedule before mine. And then I'm crabby because I made no progress on my painting! So. I tried really hard to squeak in time, sometimes early and sometimes late. I am not great at being an early riser, but I made hot coffee and sucked it up!
I am heading back to my brushes now before this old computer tries to crash in on my painting time, hope to have something new for you soon. Not sure what yet.....thanks for stopping and looking today.
I hear you, Maria. When the kids are home, it's difficult to sit down and spend time with the paint and paint brushes. For some reason, laundry, picking up around the house, and making meals dominate my time. I also have a looming yearbook deadline as I am the chair for my son's school yearbook. I'm currently trying to decide what to paint next.ReplyDelete
Nice job on the cutting horse. Keep painting!
I like this composition and you really captured the movement. I know what you mean about putting everyone else's schedule ahead of our own. It's a mom thing! I also know what you mean about being crabby if we don't make progress on a painting. My daughter says she is glad when I like my current painting because then I'm in a good mood! Glad to hear I'm not the only one, LOL!ReplyDelete
Gretchen, its great that you are working on the yearbook, that must be a huge job, I find as my kids have gotten older, there is definitely less time volunteering, which should equal more painting time! I look forward to seeing your next painting.ReplyDelete
Theresa, I am definitely happier when I have a few uninterrupted hours to work on things, with the radio on and it is quiet... but I keep trying to remember that there will be way too many of those hours when the kids are off at college.....it keeps my crabbiness to a minimum...sometimes!
I too fight the dilema of balancing painting time with the needs of my boys 4, 1 and hubby, oh, and a large furry boy named Moose our bull mastiff. It can be difficult to get to the paints, but I too get crabby if I don't find the time. This is a wonderful composition. You can feel the energy of this and the colors are wonderful.ReplyDelete
Very nice painting, feels like some action taking place, you captured the movement. Your horses look great! I am on the verge of trying some myself for some cards. They are a noble animal!!ReplyDelete
Carrie, it will get easier to find painting time as children grow and have more activities and school, I love your watercolor work and admire the detail you create with your watercolors.ReplyDelete
Mary Anne, I can't wait to see your cards that you paint, I do enjoy painting the horses, although I am painting a watercolor of a kitten at the moment and hope to work on landscapes at some time. I really like your landscape work especially your paintings of the New England shore.
Maria- you did a wonderful job on this! Don't feel bad, my kids are both grown and I still have trouble sometimes with focus and motivation!ReplyDelete
You're doing very well, even with interruptions! Just think what you'll do when you've all the time in the world :)ReplyDelete
Hey thanks Cheryl and Pat, your comments today made me smile, I can't wait to see what you show me next on your blogs.ReplyDelete