Sunday my husband and I hung my show at Palace Bakery on Pearl St. here in Eugene. It was a challenge because you can't put any nails in the walls. There are pre-positioned hooks nailed into a moulding strip so you have to hang the paintings on fishing line from the hooks--and they rarely are positioned where one would like. But my husband had the brilliant idea of running a wire between several hooks so we could then use that to hang from. It's certainly not as well hung as I would like but, given the circumstances, it's fine.
Palace Bakery will be on the Art Walk on April 5. The show runs through April 21.
It's so great to have a stretch of decent weather. I'm hoping to push myself to paint often. My goals today were to make an interesting sky shape and to paint lighter. I was pretty happy with both of those. The trees came out a little orangey. Still struggling with leafless trees.
Using round brushes has really helped me. I had no trouble getting this canvas covered.
I've been painting outside lately but this is the first one I've felt comfortable posting. I started using #4 rounds and am finding I can get a lot more paint on the panel quickly than with my little flats. So I'm feeling good about the direction I'm heading. Those 2 little black spots on the right bank are bugs who gave their lives for art.
On our last class with Sarah we painted eggs and mine were so horrible that I decided to practice some at home. I totally love these egg shells and their shadows. I got a little help with the shells from looking at Carol Marine's work. As far as painting fast, I think I'm just not a fast person. This took about 4 hours.