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!


5 comments:

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!
Hugs,
Anna

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.
hugs

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.

Ruth