Monday, January 6, 2014

A stay inside and paint kind of day

We started out with snow this morning, then rain, and now freezing rain. It's supposed to get very cold again later and I'm trying not to be too worried about the possibility of power outages. They've been happening with more frequency. Gord and I were just discussing it yesterday. We have only electric heat with no back up. Fingers crossed.
I've stayed on all day, having a very domestic type of day, a bit of cleaning, washing the bed sheets, and baking.
I made Banana Raisin muffins And had one to go with my salad at lunch.

I've also got another knitting project on the needles. Last year, I got a book with traditional wool mitten patterns. I bought the yarn and finally got around to starting a pair last night. I have a pair that I bought at a craft sale about 30 years ago that I still wear snow shoeing and they're plenty warm. I'm hoping these will be too.

The dark color looks black but it is actually a charcoal grey.
After lunch, I sat and watched a few more videos from my painting course with Alicia Burke.
Then I went down to work on adding more layers to my large piece. This is the centre part of the door with some paint and doodling added.

I know the pictures here are not great. I used the I pad and it is in the basement. I'm not sure what to think about the piece. It is a really fun process though and that's what it's all about isn't it?
I continued, adding some black pen and some more color.

Next up is the lesson on adding a focal point. I'm planning tree branches and hopefully a bird.
I know the style may not be to everyone's liking and I'm not sure if I'll want to hang them. It is a fun learning experience though and I will probably try more before I'm done.

And I will take a better final photo with my camera once it's done.


Eileen said...

You have been busy on the door. I hope the power stays on for you.

Juanita said...

I like these! The black ink adds to the overall look as well. Hope your weather improves. What a winter we are all having!

Jeito Mineiro de Ser said...

Você tem muita diversão colorida aí. Trabalho interessante!
Aqui no Brasil eu sonho com uma temperatura um pouco mais fria...
Boa semana e boa sorte com a energia elétrica.
Um abraço!
You have a lot of colorful fun there. Interesting work!
Here in Brazil I dream of a slightly colder temperature ...
Good week and good luck with electricity.