Sunday, February 10, 2013

Is there something you’ve always wanted to do?

Give it a go! For years I have wanted to try oil painting, or watercolor, or.. well, just something in the painting area. Since the first of this year I’ve watched various youtube videos, checked out my favorite painters’ websites and tips, skimmed some painting books, and collected a few basic supplies. What can I say, I am a DIY kind of gal. Finally, after all that… I had to try. No turning back! Here she is, my first oil painting. You might have guessed my subject.. hee haw! This is Ruby (based on photo on the sidebar to your right).

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Check out the PERFECT easel that Mr. W made me

Please don’t judge – I’m just happy she looks like a donkey. ;) To make it fair, I’ll eventually have to do a Gracie painting. I actually used water mixable oil paints. Since it is winter and we are cooped up in the house, it seemed like a good idea to avoid toxic fumes.

Now, all that’s left to do is sign this one, and decide what to paint next. Hmmmm….!

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23 comments:

Dawn said...

Tammy, I love your painting and want it. Hope you start selling them, I will be the first in line:) What a great new hobby and you are so good at it. The donkey made me smile and I am having a rough day. LOL

TexWisGirl said...

awesome job! you go, girl!

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Very cool Tammy! She has lovely eyes!!

Gone Country said...

It turned out great! I'm so happy you gave it a go!

I've been wanting to learn how to quilt and just started one the other day. So far so good on it and I'm enjoying it.

I hope you'll show us your next painting...

Susan in SC said...

I am a first time visitor and I love your painting! You captured the soul of home exactly! So fun!

Deanna said...

Dang girl, you are an artist!!!! Great job!

I don't believe there is anything I've wanted to do that I haven't at least tried. Hence, I do a lot of things so so. Such is life!

Melinda said...

Well, I hope nobody judges this excpet to say that you did an EXCELLENT job.

I'd still be woeking on if it was me doing this.

Well done! Can't wait to see what you so next on that fancy easel.

M :)

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Well done, Ruby is a willing subject.

Dog Trot Farm said...

Oh my, and this is your first painting? Ruby has been captured perfectly, her bright spirit shines through...Looking forward to seeing more, you have a wonderful talent my friend. Greetings from snowy Maine, Julie.

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Love this painting!

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Beautiful Tammy!!! It's so true to just throw caution to the wind and give it a try. :)

Blondee said...

You did an incredible job! You are very, very talented!!

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Adorable, and I agree, you need a matching pair!!!

Donkey Bums said...

You did a great job, I love it!

McVal said...

OHHHH!!!! You did an awesome job! You've got to make Gracie one and then frame and hang them together on a landing or something...
Beautiful!

Cheryl said...

That is one great painting! I would buy it, frame it elegantly and proudly hang it in my living room. So glad you enjoyed the process.
Cheryl

nancy huggins said...

Your Donkey is awesome and I also would frame and hang on a wall in my home.
Be sure and share your future paintings with us here in blog land..We all enjoy seeing your art work..Good job
Hugs
Nancy

Lynda said...

You did a GREAT job! I like that you offset the face because it gives more character to the painting. You got depth to it, too - - especially with the ears. If this is your first effort, I can only imagine how wonderful your subsequent efforts will be.

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

Beautiful! I don't know how I missed this blog post!

Debbie said...

We must be at a common point in our lives as I too lately took up painting. My first was a water color. Your painting was beautiful! I'm thinking that water color may not be my 'medium'. :D
Debbie

susan@avintagefarmwife said...

Love, love, love this painting! What a great philosophy. I need to print this out and look at it EVERY day!

libbyquilter said...

it's good to see you gather all of your supplies and soak up some info and then JUMP.
and the painting is wonderful~!!~

:-)
libbyQ

thotlady said...

Very nice.

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