Sunday, November 6, 2011
hi friends. Did you remember to turn back your clocks? This is so much better than in the spring when we lose an hour. However, be prepared, because it will now get dark a little after 5, lol!
I've always loved painting shabby folk art girls, but never used beeswax as a finish. Normally I use a nice satin varnish, but for the next few, beeswax will be the way to go. It smells divine! and it really does give your paintings a glorious, dreamy finish. I see these little canvases as experiments, where I get to play, and try out new things.
The first one I did yesterday looked great, until I added the beeswax. I must have scraped off some paint, because there was dark smudges on her face, and there is no way to fix it. I should have known not to experiment on the more expensive wooden canvases, she is now heading for the trash...oh well, live and learn.
This angel painting is more my usual style. She was made for an auction for charity. I can't seem to get away from putting little kittens in my angels' arms though, lol! She turned out pretty good, that I will be offering prints in my Etsy shop. With all the craziness of this world, we can all use more angels.
I hope everything is good where you all are, thanks for reading!