Saturday, December 29, 2012

"Three Sisters", acrylic painting by Sharon Lynn Williams


"Three Sisters", 9x 12" acrylic painting
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I did this acrylic version of the famous Three Sisters in Canmore from a photo I took along the Bow River in late fall. It was interesting doing it in full body acrylic instead of my usual oil paint, and was quite happy with the results. The painting is currently in my show at Gallery 109 in High River.


Enjoy!

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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas 2012!!

"Merry Christmas 2012!", 4 x 5.5" gouache

Having fun with gouache, and decided to use this 'new to me' medium to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas! Thank you all for your support, it means more to me than you will ever know.
Blessings, my friends : )

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

"Bird's Nest", oil painting by Sharon Lynn Williams


"Bird's Nest", 8 x 8" oil painting on canvas
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I did a painting from life of a bird's nest at the beginning of the year, and it was really nice to revisit the theme at the end of the year -maybe that should become a ritual? It seems like lots of people connect with the imagery -maybe it is just the time of year when we take on our nesting mindset with the advent of winter; maybe there is more to it than that. Whatever it is, it seems like a great subject for further investigation.

I recently read a great post on the Oil Painters of America Blog written by Jane Barton that is really touching home for me these days!!  She was thinking how the 5 stages of grief apply to the work of an artist. She restated them as follows:
Denial: This is not bad…not the painting I had in my head when I started…but maybe this will work…
Anger: Why isn’t this working? Why can’t I find that color? Why can’t I draw a horse?
Bargaining: OK, if you (the Art God?) just let me get this one painting done in time for the show, I promise I’ll clean up my studio and give up popcorn…and maybe ice cream.
Depression: This is never going to work. What made me think I could paint?
Acceptance: Well, this is not bad. This is going to work for now and the next one will be even better. I hope. I just have to keep working at it and I will get as close as I can before I die.
Repeat 5 stages of Painting. Order may be shuffled as needed.
Good Luck! And don’t give up!

I give that a big AMEN.

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

"Where's The Fire?", oil painting by Sharon Lynn Williams


"Where's The Fire?", 6x8" oil painting on 3/4" panel, framed in shadowbox frame
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Sticking with the old car theme, this is done from a photo I took of a vintage fire truck while I was in Estes Park, CO. I loved how the reflection of the cool blue sky contrasted with the heat of the truck.


Enjoy!

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Monday, December 3, 2012

"Model A -Going", oil painting by Sharon Lynn Williams


"Model A -Going",  14 x 14" oil  painting on gallery wrap canvas
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I was lucky enough to have a reader inform me after my last post, that the car I had painted was definitely NOT a Model T, but a Model A. She also invited me to come and not only photograph her husbands fine collection of antique cars, but to be included in a vintage car journey with the Foothills Model T Ford club!!!
Now I am beside myself with excitement and anticipation -you can expect to see more beautiful car paintings from me in the near future : )

Enjoy!

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