Composition is the gravity that holds a painting together."
Composition must be considered as you plan your painting and there are certain things you can do:
Homework assignment: Understanding the use of values--lights and darks
*not quite sure if this qualifies as a still life
But the lovingkindness of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him, and His righteousness to children’s children, to those who keep His covenant and remember His precepts to do them.
I remember looking out the window in my Grandmother's kitchen and seeing my Grandfather standing beside their car. One hand was resting on the top of the opened door, the other on the top of the teal and white Chevy.
I asked my Grandmother, "Why does he always stand there for awhile before he gets in the car?"
"He always asks God to watch over and protect him before he goes anywhere," my Grandmother replied.
Thank you Lord for parents, grandparents, and the generations before them that followed you.
During the first week of the UNF painting class our instructor, Anthony Whiting, explained the importance of understanding a split primary color wheel. Honestly, I had never heard of a split primary color wheel before. It is a color wheel used by painters that includes both warm and cool primaries.
Anthony also shared a five step procedure to apply when creating a painting:
Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it."
Today I attended my first class as an UNF OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) student. The class, Use Acrylic Paints to Create Impactful Art, is being taught by Anthony Whiting. Whiting is one of the top painting instructors in jacksonville. He has studied and taught classes all over the world. I am excited for this opportunity and look forward to all I can learn from him. It is a good feeling to get my paints back out.
I remember reading every book on childbirth and parenting I could get my hands on when I was expecting. I was afraid I wouldn't know what to do or how to do things right. I've been thinking about this as Roxy takes care of her pups. She can't read. She can't listen to podcasts or check out blogs on parenting. She can't discuss child rearing issues with her mom or friends--yet, she knows exactly what to do. She feeds, baths, protects, nurtures and cuddles her babies. She is a great mom! God created Roxy with all the mothering instincts she needs to take care of her pups. It is a great reminder of what an incredible creator our God is!
1/11/2018 -- 10:30am
Vet Appointment for X-rays. Everything looks good but the size of babies indicates a C-section will probably be needed (a common thing for Frenchies). Roxy's vitals are fine. Five strong heartbeats. Scheduled an appointment for Monday.
1/11/2018 -- 5:45pm
We think Roxy's water possibly broke. Returned to Vet. Roxy's vitals are good. Babies heartbeats are strong and all looks good on the ultrasound. No indication that water actually broke.
1/11/2018 -- 8:00pm
Roxy gets up to pee and all of a sudden a fetal sac is protruding. Rushed to Veterinarian ER hospital. First puppy was feet first and became stuck. The doctor had to manually remove her. She didn't make it. Roxy prepped for C-section and four more puppies delivered. Two girls, two boys. Roxy and pups stayed the night because Roxy did not appear to be producing enough milk. The babies were supplemented with esbilac.
1/12/2018 -- 7:00am
Roxy and babies loaded up to come home.
If you haven't heard of Wordless Art by Maria Fabrizio you need to check it out. Maria begins each day reading the news. She chooses one article from the day and sketches, digitizes, and posts an illustration that represents the story. At the bottom of the post is a link to the article. Below is the post from today.