Monday, July 23, 2012

A visit to Stonehenge...

I learned something new about Google maps last night, and found you could take a sort of walking tour of areas of interest....I found myself incorporating Stonehenge into a painting, so last night while researching the location of it in relation to other similar places, I found I could pretty much go there.  Absolutely fascinating, as I zoomed along the roads leading up to Stonehenge, Woodhenge, and Durrington Walls....all at some point in the prehistoric past, connected to each other for some reason.  Funny how as I get older, history becomes much more interesting....maybe because I get to pick and choose what I want to learn?

Another artist, calls this painting Magic Realism...I had not heard of this category, but I suppose it is more fitting than just simply Fantasy.  This is a painting, I did, and yet it seemed to have a mind of its own, and I did more following than leading!  I never intended it to be what it is, but that is one of the fun things with art...the journey!

I am calling this one Summer is 16x20 acrylics on wrapped canvas....

I finished the lady in the waterfall....2'x3'...

Each month, a website I visit has a challenge painting, this month it was a pond with water here is my waterlily....12x12  acrylics on wrapped canvas.  There were many parts of this I found challenging, but I am excited to know I can paint water droplets....I had never tried before!


That's all for now....I am off to see what to paint next.


Kathleen Sauerbrei said...

Three different paintings three very different styles.
Each of then wonderful in their own Genre Susan.
Well done.
(Toss up mas to the one I prefer the most!

Susan said...

Kathleen...thank you so much for your comments!! You are so much more than a friend, and a wonderful cheerleader for my art!!! Love you!!