Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Ever Have One of Those Days?

When every picuture you took, you can easily see as a painting?  (well, minus the four-wheeler)

I mean seriously.  I NEVER take pictures this good.

Ever have one of those days when you just get a lot done?  Like double-priming seven 24" X 48" panels which will make about 150 painting surfaces once I cut them down.

Ever have one of those days when you played around with a still-life set-up and was just itching to get started on the painting?  Waiting for those panels to dry.

And finally.  Ever have one of those days when you are just soooo proud of your nieces who are all so talented?

Maggie Age 9


And there is one more niece, ( I call them the "Little Women") She didn't quite get her painting finished.  Aren't they AMAZING??  And the paintings too???  We did a class which started with drawing.  I told them drawing is like the skeleton of the painting.  Then we talked about value which I said was like the muscles and skin of the painting - form.  Then I told them we can finally think about color which I said was like the clothing and accessories of the painting.  I am just so proud of them!

So here's to hoping you have "One of those days"  Today!  

P.S. If you would like one of my photos to paint, just e-mail me and I will send you the large pic.


  1. Beautiful pictures Karla and your Nieces are indeed talented! I haven't painted roses before but they always tempt me....I'm sure it's inevitable.

  2. Hello Karla:) You should be proud! What a beautiful painting from these little girls. I think they are talented! Who knows what future brings!!!!

  3. Your photos are fantastic and would make great future paintings.Your nieces are so talented and they take after their Aunt.I wish I had someone at that age to learn from.
    Your title reminds me of a song by Elvis from the film G.I Blues I think?


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