Mo Cuishle

“Mo Cuishle” 2.5″ x 3.5″ oil on canvas paper

I’ve been meaning to post a few times this last week, but our internet service is really bad right now, and blogger hasn’t been letting me upload pictures. Since this is mainly a blog about pictures, and I didn’t have anything interesting to say, I just didn’t say anything at all.
This painting is one out of this week’s set of ACEO’s. It is from a gorgeous photograph that my friend, James, took, and he graciously gave me permission to use it. His was black and white, and I used my imagination to colorize it. I couldn’t think of a name for it that I hadn’t already used before, and “Mo Cuishle” came to mind, because it means “my darling”. In the book I’m writing, I had to do a lot of research on Gaelic endearments because it’s based in Ireland, so the term was fresh in my mind. Anyways, I hope you all like it.
Bye for now.

Nap Time #3 (in progress)

Okay, this isn’t really only the third painting session, but I didn’t dare show you all the previous two or three before this! Frightening! For literally 15 painting hours, I went backwards. Once again, I seemed to forget everything I learned. I’m starting to question the whole inspiration thing. Every successfull artist I’ve ever read about says you have to work even if you don’t “feel like it”, but it seems like every time I try that, I screw everything up! The skin tone has gone from yellow, to orange to purple and back again! But, yesterday, I “felt like” painting, and everything I knew came flooding back to me. It was like I was working from instinct instead of thinking about it. Anyways, I’m pretty happy with the results. I still need to tweak some values and richen up the skin tone a tad, but I’m feeling positive about it again.
As always, constructive criticism is welcome, so feel free to comment.

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This one was really a challenge. I’m new to painting water. The painting “Beach Baby” was my first real attempt. It turned out well, and so did “Our Own Island”, so I thought I’d try this one. It’s from a photo that my very talented sister, Karie Goffic, took. You can check out her incredible photography at www.ArtWanted.com/Karie. I’m pretty happy with the results. The hardest part for me was to get the big spray to look convincing. There are sure a lot of variations of light and shadow and color in something that most people would consider just white!

The Little Artists

I have actually been painting up a storm lately and have been keeping very busy. I seem to have a hard time finding the minutes to get my images uploaded and keep updating my blog. Nothing is particularly new and exciting in my life, just mothering and painting. This is a picture of my two darling children, Jacob and Rhiannon. It seems they have inherited my desire to create. They both love to draw and paint and I try to encourage them as much as possible. I praise their silliest little doodles. That’s what my dad did, and I’ve been an artist ever since!

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