Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Love it!

I just found this great clip on Gotye--I almost painted him--his Dad is an artist???  Awesome!!!!  I love people who love art!!! Gotta love that Australian accent!


I happened to be in an art class this morning, so I decided I would do the assignment that the students were doing.  Brought back lots of memories, of doing colouring contests when I was really little for Shoppers Drug Mart at Easter and Halloween.  And I won three times, and got 3 foot high stuffed animals as a prize each time!!! :D

Here is my doodle version colouring in Van Gogh's "Starry Night" from this morning:

Had a blast doing it--rather psychedelic colours!  I guess I was fighting the bleak rain outside!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Positive Thinking

It's working, it's working!  Woohoo!!!  Paint is on the canvas!!!  Baby steps, baby steps!!!
Now playing on Sirius!

Getting ready to paint!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I think I can I think I can

Awesome Cover

I heard this awesome cover of Bob Dylan on the radio a couple of days ago--so glad I found the singer!

Here is the youtube video:

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Friday, April 12, 2013

And another one:

I had never had a piece of toast
Particularly long and wide,
But fell upon the sanded floor,
And always on the buttered side.

                     --James Payn (1830-1898)
                        from Chamber's Journal 1884
I've been stuck, stuck on the last painting I started, so I though I'd post this poem:

Writer's Block in the Computer Age
By: Peggy Smith Krachun

Cursor, cursor, blinking cursor
Shade of iridescent green
Cursor in the "Home" position
On my new computer screen

Cursor at the starting gate
Chomping at the bit and byte
Pawing at the screen, impatient
Nagging me to start to write

Cursor poised for the race
In Position One, Line One
Waiting for a brilliant word
To set off the starting gun

Until now a plain old scribbler
Was the only thing I'd use
On it I would draw and doodle
While I waited for the Muse

Now I have a winking cursor
Mocking me in brilliant green
Have you ever tried to doodle
On a blank computer screen?

Nagging cursor, cursed cursor
Blinking on without a sound
Go away until I'm ready
I'll never write with you around


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Another 'fantabulous' night at figure drawing--only one pose where I had to stop after the model moved halfway through the pose to stretch.  So I stopped, too!  Anne-Marie's sitting worked well with the lighting tonight.  Will post some sketches soon--I promise, I promise!!!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Painting Business

Sometimes it's good to get some time to get to the business side of art--it only took me 3.5 hours yesterday to climb on a chair, set my tripod on three stools, photograph my painting with and without bracketing, and do all the necessary paperwork.  Yikes!  But some good tunes got me through...

Cheers and really looking forward to tonight!! :D

Sunday, April 7, 2013


Looking forward once again to the Ottawa Art Association's Semi-Annual Show--see everyone there on Tuesday evening!!!

Event details:

Ottawa Little Theatre
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
7:15 pm