Some art

I just got off the phone with a friend from my past! She's known me since I was 14 or 15 years old. She knows how stubborn I am; how passionate I am; and how loyal I am. She just went through a health scare and has had a rough few months; I'm do glad we were able to talk tonight.

During our conversation, we were talking what she's been painting lately to help lower her stress level. She's an amazing artist! As a teenager, I marveled at her pieces. There's one spectacular portrait she painted that I can still see in my mind of an African boy! My memories of her home, her friendship, her guidance, and love is tangled with my memories of her art work.

So...all that to say, I mentioned to her that I've been doing some painting myself. She asked me to take pictures of some of them and send them to her. A few other friends have asked me to take pictures of my latest pieces, too, so I'm writing this post instead of clogging up their e-mails with picture files.

 I had a lot of fun doing this piece and learned new techniques while doing it! I'm still deciding if it's complete or not..... It might need a bluish line through it to ground it.

I was motivated to paint this piece after my grandfather died. It boldly hangs in our living room and is one of my favorite pieces.

I just finished this piece. It's my first ever multi-media attempt, and I am really proud of it. If you look closely, you can see the collage underneath of the difference seasons. Then, the paper is layered on top. Then, I started attacking with paint. It's called: "Flight of the Seasons" 

Obviously, this is Stone Henge. It was assigned in one of my art classes. I was instructed to paint realistically. I think I succeeded. My camera's flash is messing up the sky a little bit, but I can't seem to fix it. Imagine the painting doesn't have the lighter section in the middle.

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