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Friday, December 4, 2009

Collage Abstracts








COLLAGE ABSTRACTS
A SERIES OF CARDS MADE FROM
TORN PAPER AND MISC. OBJECTS

I made these fun little abstract collages into
greeting cards.  They are color copies of CBC abstract paintings,
torn and glued to paper and an embelishment added,
example, stars and leaves.

Come back soon to see what the next art project is.



Saturday, November 21, 2009

Brazos River at Pecan Plantation


PLEIN AIR PAINT OUT,
PECAN PLANTATION
on the shore of the
BRAZOS RIVER

Several Artists got together a couple of
weeks ago to paint outdoors on the
shore of the Brazos River in Pecan Plantation
near Granbury, Texas.
It was a cold and overcast Saturday
morning. We started early about 8 am to
paint the fall foliage of golds and reds.
Even though the weather conditions weren't
perfect we enjoyed God's pretty scenery.
Below is a picture of the painting I did with the photo
of the scene below it.


©mawhittington
"BRAZOS SHORE"
Oil on Canvas
11" x 14"


Photo of scene




Here I am bundled up with my new plein air cart that has a
small chair attached to it.  I like to sit and paint. Others have their
own set ups and like to stand.

A Fun Plein Air Paint Out



Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Small Acrylic Paintings, Cedar Creek Lake House Painting Retreat



SMALL ACRYLIC PAINTINGS
Cedar Creek Lake House
Painting Retreat
October, 2009





Initials of three of the ladies on the retreat who celebrated birthdays recently.
Painted on small 4" x 4" canvases in Acrylic




"LIMADE"
Acrylic on Canvas
6" x 6"



"LIMES"
Acrylic on Canvas
6" x 6"

This completes the posts on the Lake House Paintings.
Hope you enjoyed them.  I had a great time painting.

Come back soon to see the plein air painting I did on
the shore of the Brazos River at Pecan Platation recently.
(Plein Air Painting - Painting on location outdoors)

HAPPY  PAINTING!



all paintings ©mawhittington

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Watercolor Paintings, Cedar Creek Lake House Paint Retreat



WATERCOLORS
Cedar Creek Lake House
Painting Retreat
October, 2009



©mawhittington
"WATER LILLY AND KOI"
11 x 15
Watercolor



                      ©mawhittington
"MAN OF LA VETA"
12 x 16
Watercolor



©mawhittington
"GRANBURY FORD"
11 x 15
Watercolor

Come back to see more paintings I did at the lake.


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Cedar Creek Lake House Painting Retreat '09


CANVAS BY CANVAS
A group of artists who paint individually
and collaboratively


The CBC Artists went on a four
day painting retreat the end of October.
We stayed at a Lake House on Cedar Creek Lake.
What fun we had being focused for several days on
just painting!  We had a ton of fun laughing, talking and ate some
wonderful meals.  Artists are good cooks, too.
Some of the group went to Canton's First Monday and
shopped till they dropped bringing back bargains galore!
We were quite productive during our painting time. About 30
pieces of art were produced including drawings, oil, watercolor and
acrylic paintings, pen & ink sketches, collage and pastel.
I've posted two acrylics and a pastel I painted on the retreat.



    ©mawhittington                                                                                                                                  
"PUMPKINS 'N SUCH"
11" x 14" Acrylic on Canvas



  ©mawhittington                                                                                                                                    
"APPLES"
9" x 12" Pastel on Paper



©mawhittington                                                                                                                                     
"FOX PUPS II"
12" x 12" Acrylic on Canvas




Come back to see more paintings as I post them.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Granbury Plein Air Paint Out


©mawhittington
HEWLETT PARK
 Granbury, Texas
Acrylic 11 x 14



©mawhittington
"WELCOME  HOME"
Acrylic
11 x 14


©mawhittington
"THE  MAYOR'S  PORCH"
Acrylic
11 x 14

All the above paintings were painted
 on location in Granbury, Texas.
The three paintings are 11" x 14"
Acrylic paintings on canvas.
There will be a show/sale
Court House Lawn in Granbury,
Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009
2pm - 4pm

A nice outing for a Sunday Afternoon.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Wednesday Watercolor Class Project





Girl with Collage and Stamping
This is our project for tomorrow's
Wednesday Watercolor Class
1/2 sheet watercolor paper
Torn paper collage
Stamped design

I hope this will help to give you an idea of the
steps we will be following on our project
tomorrow in watercolor class.

I will have decorative papers, gesso and
acrylic medium and rubber stamps.  If you have these
extra supplies, please bring them to class.

CONTINUE
to the next three blogs for step by step instructions.
Please Print these off for your use in class.
Thanks and see you soon.
Margie



Steps 1-4


Step 1
Image of Girl drawn lightly with pencil
torn paper applied to paper with acrylic medium
This is light, hope you can see the drawing.



Step 2
Image of girl is drawn with a permanent black marker



Step 3
A wash of new gamboge is applied over entire surface

Step 4
A wash of burnt sienna is applied on background and hair
around the face and the butterfly


Steps 5 - 8


Step 5
A darker application of burnt sienna applied to background
around figure, collage paper and butterfly

Step 6
Detail on Face
Wet entire face area, apply rose madder or  alizarine crimson
on shadow side of face.  Also on eyelids, under the nose
and blush of cheeks

Step 7
Paint eyes blue and iris brown, also eybrows brown

Step 8
Paint lips and strands of hair.  Another dark
layer of  green is applied to the background
around the paper and figure and some over the paper.
Also paint the butterfly and its detail.
Paint the shirt with shadows under the collar.


Final Steps





Final Steps
Design applied with gesso on
rubber stamps then splatter. 

Please bring these extra supplies
to class if you have them:
Gesso
Acrylic medium
Rubber Stamps
plus
Your regular watercolor paints
and brushes
Looking forward to a fun class!


Friday, October 9, 2009

"ELLA"



"ELLA"
11" X 15"
Watercolor
by
Margie Whittington

This is an attempt to paint my grandaughter, Ella's portrait
 in watercolor.  The photo I  worked from was
taken when she was three years old.  She is four now.
I always liked her wistful look.
Let me know what you think in the comments below.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The Good Art Company Art Show


THE GOOD ART COMPANY
FREDERICKSBURG, TEXAS
MARGIE WHITTINGTON
SEPTEMBER FEATURED ARTIST
Flowers sent by
Wednesday Watercolor Afternoon Class
The Upstairs Gallery
Arlington, Texas
Margie at the Reception

Margie and Phil Whittington

Cindy Y, Karen, Connie, Betty, Margie, Cindy C, Merrilyn,
Nancy, Kay and Joe
Thank you to all who traveled to Fredericksburg and
attended the opening reception of
"Textures of Life"
featuring
Margie Whittington's
new paintings of farm animals
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