Saturday, March 7, 2009

Baby Dabal

And I am done! I will let this sit upstairs for awhile. No baby (NOR Jamie) needs to smell these fumes! I have to say, I can't take credit for this painting. It is a 'copy' but it worked too well for Jamie's lamb themed nursery. She doesn't know exactly what I am doing but has an idea! I will surprise her in a week or so!

My friend (and coworker) Sarah and I were talking about brushes this week. I have to be honest. I am not picky at ALL on brushes. (Well, until I used one tonight that frustrated me when the bristles started to fall out.) I usually pick out what is on sale and stock up. I have a variety of synthetics and animal hair. I use SO many brushes when I paint that I always have a tough clean up job. I use some for detail, some for the large canvases I love to paint, and some for blending.My brushes don't get complete TLC. I read one woman's blog recently where she hung hers with closepins to dry on line so the ferrel of the brush (part where the bristels are glued in) doesn't ruin. Not me.

(I have recently become concerned for my plumbing...cause gosh knows I have gone through that mess lately.) I am currently using Master's Brush Cleaner and many shop towels to squeeze and capture the paint before it goes down the drain. If anyone has any better ideas/solutions/tips I would be HAPPY to hear them.

Monday, March 2, 2009

I've lost my right arm...

Ok, not really. But those of you who know me know that I LOVE taking pictures and I love my camera that gives me those pictures. Well, I lost that camera this Friday night along with some pictures on it I REALLY wanted.

Some of them were the before and after pictures of me "painting" my bathroom ceiling....the result of a hot water leak. NOT the type of painting I would have chosen to do. So you are spared from those photos.

But for now I will have to resort to my blackberry camera. I have an old elf digital camera I am going to punish myself and make myself use. Serves me right. It was a good old camera but it is just that...old. And it is STILL charging.

I started on Jamie's painting tonight. I think it is going to turn out perfect. Here is a sneak peak....