Friday, January 16, 2009

Back to painting

This is an image I got from wetcanvas.com.  It's a site where I've made many good artist friends and everyone shares images.  My first love is old boats but I also love old buildings with walls like this one.   I started teaching a beginning watercolor class last week and in preparation decided I'd better get back to using a brush so I did this one as a warm up.
Beyond painting... we have snow... tons of it... and it's bitter cold.  Have to admit... I love winter, I love snow... I hate bitter cold.  Cold is ok but when it gets down around zero and below... that is not fun and that is what we have this week.  I'll take some photos of our beautiful snow and post them later.

5 comments:

Joan said...

Helen - I love old buildings with character like this!!! Good job. Keep warm! We had snow yesterday (about 2 inches) and it was 7F when I got up this morning.

Desiree said...

Helen, I love old buildings too, great door.Thanks for you comment on my latest little quilt. We are both mutindia artists. Make sure you check out the All Media Art Event on WC I am hosting the 16 photos for painting.

Barb Hartsook said...

I love old doors and windows, old walls, anything with tons of texture. So of course, I love this... What a wonderful place to meet with other artists. :)

Helen Percy Lystra said...

Thank you Joan, desiree and Barb... seems we all share a love of old buildings with wonderful texture and patina.

Barb, thank you for stopping by my blog.

Dean H. said...

Hi, Helen...great color and implied texture. What a great subject!