Thought you may like to see the doggie painting that I've recently finished for a good Boglie friend.. In actual fact, when I took this photo of it, it wasn't quite finished, it took me a few more days, then I posted it off to my friend in an enormous box..
Marie, I can't believe I have only just found this thread. You are such a talented artist and I love all of your paintings, particularly "Useless", he's such a lovely doggie. Well done, your paintings are all super
Aw.... thank you so much Davina x I really didn't think much of the Useless painting myself but I'm pleased you like it.
When I have the time I'm going have a 'go' at painting our six month old kitten Lily, she's so very pretty. I started painting a couple of years ago (previous to that it was about 30 years ago and just for fun!), and after doing a few landscapes of lochs went on to try animals. I just love painting 'fur' and eyes!
Marie, I've just come across this thread and had to congratulate you on your paintings. I'm just starting. I've only painted two things in my life. One was in school and one was last week. I'll maybe follow your lead and put one on here sometime! Or maybe not! Good on you! They're great!
Thanks everso Gayl for your comments. I had a gap of about 30 odd years with my painting I did art and history of art at school, they were my fav subjects together with English, I chose secretarial instead of art school at the age of 16. I did a few portraits when the children were small, at school fayres etc., charcoal and chawl.
I tried my hand at oils but found they were very 'unsociable', smelly, took a long time to dry and my kids at the time would often touch them... so somehow I left it all these years. Suddenly after I'd had my eye operations, new lenses put in after cataracts had formed, everything about me looked so extremely brilliant and beautiful I felt the need to capture everything on canvas.... hard to explain really, it was an urge. I tried acrylic paints for the first time. I have to be in the mood to paint and when I am painting it feels so good, peaceful and tranquil. I wish you the best of luck with your painting and I definitely hope we'll see some on Bogliedom
I keep trying to start a painting of Lily and then things happen and I just don't get around to it... one day I will
Marie, after your posting in the Weddings thread about your redecorating, I was able to find your paintings in the Gallery!! They are very good!! I love the paintings of the cats, and iris is my favorite flower. Are you still painting? Do you have any new ones you would post?? I like to draw - because I can erase!! - painting is a little intimidating to me. You really are very good at painting.
Thank you Mere, you really should try painting with Acrylics, they're so good. They do dry quickly unless you put something in that, but you can go over them again and again if you do happen to make an error. Unfortunately, I haven't had any time to spare to begin painting again, my last ones being the doggie painting for Carolyn and the Irises. I do intend to do one of our Lily cat though, but whilst this weather is so good - in my spare time, I'd rather be out pottering in the garden. When we go on our fishing short break in September I hope to take some water colours with me to 'have a go'. Thanks again x
I think I've just about finished Mabel II now. My friend who lives in Maidstone, Kent, asked me to do this painting of her son's spaniel and then she's going to take it to the USA when she visits him later in the year.
I've already seen these on fb, but have to say LOVELY!!!! Talented you! It's good that you have photographs to remind yourself - my dad won't part with any of his paintings and he's run out of wallspace!