(Almost) Daily Diary

Excerpts from my Life on an Almost Daily Basis

katetortlandarts:

trying to decide what to put in this giant gilded frame. Irish landscape or sunset salt marsh??

katetortlandarts:

trying to decide what to put in this giant gilded frame. Irish landscape or sunset salt marsh??

nearly done! 
Underpainting! Sometimes I really adore the underpainting and wish I could just leave it that way. But I know that it’s probably just my initial painter’s thrill and probably isn’t actually very good at all. Tomorrow I will begin using oils and get this piece done. I am also hoping to do a larger painting, probably 24x36 or something as well tomorrow, or at least get it blocked in. Only a few days till the big move!

This is my last week of freedom before I begin teaching art full time through Christmas. Gotta expend as much creative juice as possible, because there will be few chances to let it out after Sunday….

So I’ve been doing some work with photoshop lately making patterns and vignettes from my watercolor images. I got into this big tradeshow in NYC in the spring called Surtex, and I have to prepare! 
Vintage Hunks of the Day: One Direction?

Vintage Hunks of the Day: One Direction?

some beach sketching while on vacation

Vintage Hunks of the Day: Meet Nick, Joe, and Kevin “We-are-Practically-the-Jonas-Brothers-Except-for-the-Lazy-Eye” Jones. 
 
Vintage Hunk is now on Twitter: @vintage_hunks
"That One Day" - 20x20 - Another painting based off a vintage photo. 
Vintage Hunk of the Day: Mr. Lawrence “I’m-Ahead-of-the-Game-Just-Look-at-my-Fauxhawk” Livingston.

Vintage Hunk of the Day: Mr. Lawrence “I’m-Ahead-of-the-Game-Just-Look-at-my-Fauxhawk” Livingston.