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 Solstice....it 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 lilies....so 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.

2 comments:

Kathleen 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!
~~Kathleen

Susan J. Richards 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!!