Monday, February 4, 2013

Be My Valentine

Hi Everyone,


Some days it's a struggle just to get a blog post up.  Actually these last couple weeks have been a struggle.  One sick kid after another has led to lack of art productivity.  Throw in the first formal event I've had to attend in 6 years and it complicates things even more.  I haven't painted a painting in over 2 weeks, aaaahhhh!
 


I did experiment with Daniel Smith Ground.  I got a sample of DS ground with one of my paint orders and you're supposed to be able to paint the stuff on any surface and have a watercolor surface.  It's kind of like gesso.  I decided to apply it to some artists panels to see how it worked.  It was okay, not great!  I would never be able to paint a painting to my satisfaction using it.  But it was fun for crafty type projects, it was a little like painting on aquaboard, which I still don't have a handle on, so maybe with lots of practice/frustration you could get a professional product.
Sam with his heart--And Moose too:)

Sam modeling Steven's heart, since he accidentally deleted the pic of Steven showing his work off.
 So what do you do when a painting is failing?  You let your little boys improve it:)  Steven and Sam created their own Valentine's after I threw in the towel on the last 2 panels.  They created beautiful paintings!

Carrie

9 comments:

  1. Cute POST...kids always make ME smile!
    Enjoy them when they are small...They grow up too quick...

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  2. I love your Valentine painting! And I can see how you would be frustrated with that surface, since I still find Aquabord incredibly frustrating! I thought that might be what it was like. ;) Tell Sam and Steven that they created beautiful masterpieces!! :)

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  3. How sweet to be painting with your boys. I bet you will be having a very Happy Valentine's Day.......:)

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  4. Love this painting Carrie and Sam is adorable...I agree with Sue!!! Enjoy every moment with them...they grow up too fast.

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  5. LOVE IT! And your kids are adorable!

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  6. I know what you mean about finding time to paint. My kids are both on their own now but work keeps me from finding time myself. Love the candy piece!

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  7. Love your sweet Valentine painting! And I always love seeing your boys included in a post. :-)

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  8. I know the feeling. One post a week is all I can manage for now! But I decided that quality posts are more important than quantity so I'm sticking to that at the moment. How great that you got a free sample! It sounds like weird stuff to use. Glad the little ones made use of it :0)

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  9. Carrie, I love your honesty. I am liking facebook more because it takes only a second to post. However, I am not ready to give up my blog just yet. Love the Valentines your sons made.

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