Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Singer Sewing Fun


"Singer Sewing Fun"
22 x 27
This is a painting of my Mom's Singer Sewing Machine called
a Featherweight. She made a lot of my clothes growing up on
 this machine. I remember a prom dress she made for me.  It was a
pretty blue material with a sheer material over it.  She and my grandmother
taught me how to sew and follow a pattern.  I made a couple of
prom dresses for my daughter.
This painting was in a show in Breckenridge, Texas at the
Breckenridge Art Center.  I posted a picture of it on Facebook for
advertising purposes.  A former neighbor and friend saw it and
bought it.  Her mother also had this type of sewing machine.  The painting
reminded her of her mother sewing for her.  DeAnne also sews and
does quilting.  I am so glad "Singer Sewing Fun" has a wonderful new home and
is being enjoyed by DeAnne and her family.

PAINT, Professional Artists In North Texas is having several shows in the
area during May, 2014.
The Fort Worth Community Art Center
1300 Gendy St. across from the Amon Carter Museum
Fort Worth, Texas
Reception  is May 9, 2014, 6-9 pm
The Lancaster Theatre
Palace Arts Center
300 S. Main St.
Grapevine, Texas
Please visit and view the art by PAINT Artists!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Green and Gold Watercolor


"Green & Gold"
This painting was a result of a class project and similar to the previous post,
Leave of Gold.  Lots of yellows and gold colors splashed wet into wet on the entire
piece of paper in the beginning.  When dry, the yellow layer of leaves and stems were drawn.
Then a dark green wash covered the area behind the leaf shapes.  When dry another layer of
leaves were drawn and painted behind with an even darker green.  The light spots
were rubbed out when painting was totally dry.  Also the foreground was dampened  with a brush loaded with water. Using a paper towel I rubbed the paint off leaving a lighter green
 at the bottom of the painting.
Thank you for viewing this post. 
Comments are always welcome.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

"Leaves of Gold"
"Leaves of Gold"
Margie Whittington
A new painting I did as a demo in Tuesday Morning Watercolor Class
at the Fort Worth Woman's Club.
I used Daniel Smith quinacradome transparent colors of
gold, scarlet and sienna. This brand of paint is rich and lustrous in
color.  The under painting was a wet into wet wash of colors and splatters.
 I then drew the leaf and stems on the dried wash.  Using a dark
mixture of ultramarine blue, gold, scarlet and burnt sienna, I painted the negative
area behind the leaf shapes leaving the original wash color on the shapes.
A little separation and detailing and I was finished.
Please leave a comment and let me know your impression of this painting.
Thank you for viewing this post. Please come back soon to see more paintings.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Phil, my husband, and I went sketching out doors last week.
We spent one evening at a park close by, Village Creek Park.
A perfect spring outing!
Phil's Sketch
Margie's Sketch
The following evening after Phil got home from work we went to 
Rose Hill Chapel, a rock chapel in a cemetery close by our home.
It was another beautiful spring evening and very quiet and peaceful.
Phil's Sketch
Margie's Sketch
Later in the week my friend Connie and I went out to sketch again.
While she was searching for her Father in law's resting place, I sketched
the Rose Hill Chapel again from another view.  I also drew a floral of
flowering Quince. It was a lovely spring afternoon..
Come back soon to see what quaint areas of our neighborhood we have
been sketching in.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Bird's Nest
"Bird's Nest"
Margie Whittington
I entered this painting in the Fort Worth Community Art Center Biennial Art Show.
The opening or closing of the show was last Saturday on Gallery Night.
To my surprise it was sold.
I haven't blogged in a while but hope to share more of my art in my blog.
See you soon.


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