Sunday, March 14, 2010

I finally did it!

I love to draw, and I draw alot. All over everything! But I want to paint and I have not had any classes since Jr. High. I have painted a little in water colors and acrylic, but its been awhile. I have had this blank canvas since last Christmas,,not 2009, but 2008. I finally sketched this cat a week ago. I got brave enough to paint it today. Its not great, I had issues, but it was alot of fun. I so hope to be able to take classes soon. My dream is to do florals in oil. In my head they are sooo pretty and I am just busting at the seams to learn. But until that time I think I will practice and paint cats. I already have a plan and sketch for the next one I want to do. Painting is one of those things that is just practicing over and over and studying color and nature. Training your eyes to see whats there that is overlooked normally.

This weekend has been beautiful, sunny and in the 70's. Flowers are blooming everywhere and the birds couldnt be happier. It was also a great weekend for yard sales. I got a few treasure including these vintage earrings. I got this adorable cat plate from Tillies Attic. Today was our once a month event at Tillies and it was alot of fun. There are some really pretty new things in the store. And lots of chocolate! I hope you all have a great week. Gail


Marie said...

great job. love the colors.

the sassy beach said...

I love your painting that is a great job with no art classes!
Can't wait for the next cat.
Great finds so glad it went well for you this weekend.
Have a great week
hugs sassy Gail from

Tedi said...

Great painting and finds. I myself... have trouble with stick figures! Hugs, Tedi

Carol said...

Gail, that painting is just so sweet and who would have thought - a kitty!

Carolee Crafts said...

You painting is wonderful and you should be so proud of your canvas. Like you have not painted for years can just imagine a warm summer painting flowers in watercolours, now look what you have started!

Love the finds as well.

lisa said...


You did a wonderful job! Love the treasures you found too.


Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Hi Gail,

You are so talented! The painting is beautiful!

Pei Li

Cottage Flair said...

Good for you for jumping in and trying something that you love. It looks great from here!! It poured here all weekend and still is. Send some of your sun this way!

carolineAlexander said...

Great job, it looks great. You should be proud.

antique-boutique said...

Purrfect Picture! You paint GREAT! Can't wait to see your next piece of art!


Patricia said...

Gail, painting cats is so you! no one would ever know that was your first painting in years, it came out well. Show it proudly.
Patricia Rose-A Potpourri of Fabric, Fragrance and Findings

A Rose Without A Thorn said...

Hi Gail, I love your cat picture and I think you are doing great without art classes. I cannot wait to see your other works of art, Maureen

Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Gail,

Just wanted to say hello. I have been supe busy,but that is always a good thing. Love the kitty ! So glad you love art too. That is one of my biggest pashions too. You are very talented. Hope you are doing well and hope April is well too. So glad Spring will be here soon. Hope your day is wonderful!
Janet's Creative Pillows

Bardot in Blue said...

thanks so much for stopping by blog and commenting! You are very talented and I just love everything you are making here. Truly beautiful. I especially love all the Alice in Wonderland inspired jewelry on your homepage that you have been working on.

Happy to call myself you new fan in Paris!

xoxo Haleigh @ Bardot in Blue

Susie said...

Gail, You are a painter too? And a good one! Wow! Good for you! I can't wait to see your next one.
The Polka Dot Rose

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Your painting is wonderful! You did a great job, especially to not have had any classes. Blessings... Daphne

Michelle (Shell) May said...

You are a "jane" of all trades my friend!
hugs and friends,