I've always been afraid of attempting landscapes, so this is my first one in acrylics. Years ago I attempted a few in watercolor, but at the time I didn't have the eye or confidence to just go for it like I do now. It was a fun venture, but today we are going to try oils. I've never used oil paints. Well okay, we did have paint by number sets when we children, but I'm not sure that counts. This piece is available for purchase.
It always feels so good to be back painting again! I see that this is just a tad washed out, but you get the idea. Iphone and home lighting don't always make for the best photos, but here it is. I started this painting 3-4 years ago, but it sat around here due to not being here full time. Well off Nature Guy goes for a trip to California so I decide to pull out the paints. I stumbled across this while trying to find my easel and a canvas. If you saw the "studio" you would understand why it was such a treasure hunt...lol. We are still trying to get all moved in, but Nature Guy says we have until we die to get it done, so....
My treasure trove of ornament goodies because I chose to be the Pfatt ornament swap queen this year. Oh! My! Goodness! Such talent we have in this group!
We had eight ladies participate, so they sent their hand crafted ornaments to me, and I got to sort and send them new ornaments from each other. What fun this was! Stephanie Grimmond sent me this swap queen ornament, which is just adorable!
Here's little houses she made, which I just had to have one for myself.
Sylvia Smiser created this darling angel, complete with silvery wings and halo. I didn't want to unwrap until next year so she would stay safe.
Rose Gilpin sent me an extra snowman, just for me! How sweet he is!
Rebecca Campbell Miller created this darling snowbaby, and again, I will unwrap next year, but we were late getting all the ornaments gathered, so next year we all start with new ornies for our trees.
Becky Federico hand sculpted this sassy cat ornament. I'm pleased to say I own one of her pieces now as well. I have to say that picking out 4 for me was soooooo hard as there were so many delightful pieces to choose from. I hope to be able to do this again next year. I'm thinking I need a separate tree just for my PFATT ornaments.