Sunday, June 13, 2010

Ladies in Hats and Summer Plans

It's here!! Summer break has officially started!! Woo-hoo!! Now we have 9 weeks off to play and garden and paint! :)

While the boys were taking their finals last week and I was waiting for them to finish, I painted in the car again. (It really isn't as messy sounding as you might think!)
I painted some more "Ladies in Hats" and now have four color watercolor portraits and one watercolor silhouette completed for the series. They are now in My Etsy . They are also on my website: Pear Tree Primitives . The slideshow below gives you a peek at them.

All year long I've been adding to a list of things I want to try during the summer. (Keeps me motivated during the school year!) Here are a few things on that list:

Dry Brush Watercolor Technique.......this has a really neat look to it.
Paint a Pastoral Setting Scene
Paint a Landscape
Work in Oils again.....I haven't done this in a few years and want to really figure this out for future portraits.

That should keep me busy for awhile! Are you a list person? Do you have things you want to try this summer or someday? I'd love to hear about them!


Dame Judi said...

These are most gracious and charming ladies! What a pleasant theme. I wish we were a nation of hatted ladies once again. Perhaps you will start a fashion trend? Wouldn't that be fun?

Then again. I do remember when I gave up on hats - it was the era of four tiny people with eight inquisitive hands who dominated my world:) Then fashion passed me by.

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Suzanne,
These ladies in hats are fantasic!
Yes, I notice as i'm aging a bit (just a bit) I'm starting to make lists!

Cassie Shella said...

Your watercolors are beautiful, and I would love to know how you manage to paint in the car! As for my list, I would love to take a painting class, attend an art retreat, and make the time to really organize all of my stuff! Have a Blessed week!

June said...

Oh yes, i am most definitely a list person Suzanne. I have lists for everything.
I love your pretty ladies in hats. What a wonderful talent you have. It really is a blessing to know you.

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Suzanne, happy summer to you...I'm glad your nice weather is in full swing. I love, love your ladies in hats series, just so elegant and beautiful.