Monday, April 12, 2010

weekend recap

Cooper got a Jumperoo-- these didn't exist when the girls were babies. So cool! And he loves it. He bounces like a little crazy person.

I went to an encaustics workshop yesterday. I've been going to Sheary's studio for over 2 years now. Even though I have the supplies to do it at home, I need a ventilation system in place. It looks like we'll be doing that in the garage this summer. I did three pieces, none of which are finished paintings to me.

The first one is pretty bright, which seems to be typical of my paintings. I tried to tone it down. Didn't work.

I'm doing a First Friday show with the Alaskan IEA group in May, so I'm working on a 12x12 piece for that. The one above is also a work in progress. It's definitely missing something. This one below is in it's very beginning stages. I'm thinking it looks like the start of another abstract landscape, but I just don't know. I've got a couple of weeks to play around with it.

Otherwise the weekend was filled with birthday parties for each of the girls, and a lot of great family time. Just the way I like it.


Poppyprint said...

Your paintings are fabulous - I love the middle dotted i's seems complete to me, so I'm interested to see what you will add so that it will be complete for you! I don't know anything about that process, but I like the texture a lot.

The jumperoo likes like a blast! Much safer than hanging your kid from a door frame of dubious construction (it's a miracle my kids survived, really)!

Kate said...

I love the paintings! I wish you lived closer so I could be your art house display. ;) Really, I can only imagine the beautiful art you have displayed in your house, given all the different avenues of art that you enjoy.

And yay for the jumperoo! Baby Z really liked hers too (when we were staying at my sister's).

beki said...

Awesome! I think your paintings look great! How wonderful to have a studio nearby to explore new techniques.

Monica said...

wow, Kristin, you're so talented!

I couldn't paint if they paid me...

Sandra said...

You probably finished it already but what about a yellow sunflower to pop on that landscape? Love your work!