Sunday, February 27, 2011

Snow again, goddammit!

It just won't stop.

Went to the Holliston, MA, Antique Show yesterday. Not so much to shop, as to get out for a non-essential activity after being cooped up so much this winter.

Bought some antique gilt frames, had lunch at a nice little Main St. restaurant.

Oh, well. A chance to stay in and do homework.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Another Finished Project

This mirror has a reverse-glass panel painted by the owner's mother. It needed some work done to the gilding, particularly the cornice and the round ornaments (spherules).

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Painting Class

Back to acrylic painting class. I don't really like painting with acrylics, but it was the only class that fit my schedule, and I do like the logistics of water-based, quick-drying media when schlepping things around.
But, I don't feel my colors and blending are as subtle as I would like, and all my paintings wind up looking like Thomas Kinkades.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

At Least the Snow is Getting Prettier

Now that it is February, we can only hope that even as more snow falls, it won't go on much longer. This morning's snowfall was one of those that coat the branches with white velvet. I saw these two ballerinas in the back yard, and snapped a picture. Ok, that's enough waxing poetic for now.