Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Stadium Update

I leave you with this picture tonight. I have a looooong way to go. I was toying with trying to finish before season starts but who am I kidding? That gives me how many days...I know you Bama fans out there can rattle that off...

All the 'mess-ups' and crooked lines happened when Jillian let out a squeal. Ok, kidding. It was me cringing when Wes' name was brought up.

Onto another subject: Goop. Those of you out there who do not have this in your house (especially those of you who craft) go buy a container. Seriously. It is less than $3. Your clothes/apholstry/towels will thank you. My professor had this staple in my Painting 101 class. If you ever were to get oil paint on your clothes, you glob on a layer of goop. It keeps the stain from setting and, when you wash the clothes, the paint magically disappears.

I have a beautiful, very white hand towel in my guest bathroom upstairs. This bathroom is 'lucky' enough to double as the bathroom to my 'art studio.' I'm normally pretty good about keeping my paint contained.

I wish I had a before and after picture of my white cotton towel. Imagine the blue of the above sky splattered on a stark white handtowel. Goop. A miracle in a small container. I will leave you with pictures so you know what to go and buy.

Thursday, July 23, 2009


Well, well. Look what I noticed going into a shopping center on the way to my gym...

I now have 3 art stores on my way to the gym. THAT makes me very happy. I can only hope they have competitive prices and a variation of canvas sizes! More updates coming soon. Lots of painting to be done this weekend!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Food blog?

Art blog...I have been cheating on you...with this. Yes, I now have a baking blog. If I can do it, you can do it. In the meantime I temporarily abandoned Shelley's Collection. The food blog has inspired me to give this blog a new look. I am open to suggestions. (I am also wishing I knew XML.)

The good news is, I really have been painting. (Just not posting.) Summer has kept me busy and I love it. I do have the underpainting down on my latest project and a picture from last week to prove it:

Stay tuned...

Thursday, July 2, 2009

I love you, Alabama Art Supply

My canvas is in JUST in time for the weekend. Yeaaaah! Of course I am now going to the lake (with the Downings) but I can certainly squeeze in a little A&R (art and relaxation)! Can I tell you how great the people are at AL Art Supply? I hadn't been since college and I will totally be going back. This is a longer canvas than I originally planned. When I started sketching on the canvas I had, I was disappointed. In order to get the perspective right (of how crazy big the stadium is) I needed it.