Sunday, November 8, 2009

Paintings and an Award

I am a HGTV watcher. I love Color Splash, I want to do pictures like David does. Just off the wall, spur of  the moment. Takes 1 day. Me? NOOOO! Months! I change colors. I repaint. I chunk it in the trash. Finally, if I am lucky, it goes on the wall.  Here is my last big project. Took 3 months. I have changed the brown 2 times. No,  just paint a little, and decide it is not the right color. I PAINTED THE WHOLE THING TWICE and still pick it apart. This line is not right, this depth is off. DRIVES ME NUTS!





The one below is my "spur of the moment" painting. Took 3 WEEKS! How's that for a "spur of the moment"?





No, I don't know what it is. I just like the colors. I wanted a Bromstad-like picture. WHATEVER!

 I have gone in search of some of his pictures I like. It took me about 3 hours of typing in the RIGHT words! EVEN on the HGTV site! I almost gave up. THEN IT HAPPENED! I found the one I was looking for!! WOOHOO!! Searching the web is sometimes a P.I.T.A.! I have to use my BRAIN when I search the web!! I try to let it sleep as much as possible, it hurts when it wakes up.

Need some place to unload in secret? Try Secretia's Place: Secret Story Time . I like her page so much that I have my own award I am giving her.





Hope you kackled today! It does a body good!





12 comments:

Smileyfreak said...

Wow your pictures are so cool,especially the second one! :) Love it!

DUTA said...

I like both pictures and the award. It doesn't matter how long it takes; it's the result that matters. and the result is charming. My favorite is the first painting.

Menopausal New Mom said...

Hi KaLynn, I didn't know you could paint! The only painting I get to do these days is with my daughter's crayola colors. Love both paintings but the second one best. Looks like a lily pond to me.

Hope you post more for us to critique!

yorksnbeans said...

Hi KaLynn! Great blog! I love the little animations, too. As Arnie says...."I'll be back"!

Secretia said...

Thanks for your special award. It is an honor, and I'm glad you like my blog. The painting of the stairway is very mysterious looking! I think it is Super!

Sincerely, Secretia

Not So Glamorous Housewife said...

O.K., so this isn't about your blog but I had to stop and tell you how nice your comment was. It's so good to know others have been in the same boat. Now I'm going to go and mix some juice with sprite and see if it goes down any easier while I sob over a Volkswagen commercial.

The Peach Tart said...

The pictures are great

Confessions Of A Working Mom said...

Wow, you're really talented! I actually thought that first painting was a photo, it looked that lifelike!

You really should enter yourself in HGTV's next "Design Star" series. You'd do great!

~Elizabeth
http://confessionsfromaworkingmom.blogspot.com

KateW said...

KaLynn: I'd never block you. You are a dream commenter, and very typical of our typical first-rate friends!
Your blog is awesome, too!

KaLynn said...

Thanks to all for the comments on my pictures! At the moment those are all the paintings I have. I have some drawings I will post sometime though! You guys are such great people and I am so enjoying getting to you each of you!!

Cheers! My friends! Kackle today! It does a body good!

Jules said...

Those are great! I am always in awe of people who have artistic abilities. :-)

chickadee51 said...

You've shown me one of the earlier versions of the stairs which I thought was good, but this one is much better. The other one (is that a series or just one big picture?) is interesting. The colors are great, it almost looks like a coastal seascape. I like it.