Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Off Balance

Being a morning person, I usually just hop out of bed in the mornings, but yesterday I pretty much fell out of bed and crashed into the dresser. It seems my balance was haywire. Once the room stopped spinning, I would feel sick and then break out in a sweat. It was lovely. As long as I stayed fairly upright and did not move too fast, things were okay. I managed art class with my big girls, but the whole business of dizziness wore me out. This morning I feel much better – I am thankful for the prayers.

Since I have not posted any paintings lately, I thought I would today. I continue to work on painting people in watercolor. It seems beyond me, but I keep trying. Some of these are not so good, and need some more work or maybe just chunked, but I thought I would show them anyway. I think I may have posted this one before, but I did some more work on it – darkening the background a bit. Here is my busker from my visit to Calgary several years ago. This little cowgirl needs some work on her eyes…And then there is this lady sitting. I do want to do people – they are just so fascinating.

13 comments:

Jo Castillo said...

I always love to see your paintings. You put such life in your watercolor work. Very cool .... and beautiful.

Christina LMT said...

I think your paintings are amazing. I'm always envious of folks who have such an artistic talent, I can't draw a credible stick figure!

Buck said...

Wow... sorry about your balance issues yesterday, but I'm glad you're feeling better today.

It seems beyond me...

Hardly. I think that ol' sayin' about "We are our own worst critics" applies here.

Bag Blog said...

Thanks everyone.

Buck, I may be my own worst critic, but my watercolor portraits are not to a level that my pastel portraits are. I don't have a "style" that is unique - that people would say, "hey, I want her to do a portrait for me." Does that make sense?

Junk Diva said...

Hey, I want you to do a poitrait for me, you have such a unique style.

Bag Blog said...

Diva, I'll paint you.

Buck said...

Does that make sense?

Yeah, it does. I'm impressed with your persistence, tho. I like your style, FWIW.

Diva made me smile. Your retort did, too. And somehow I think "I'll paint you" means exactly that. ;-)

AirmanMom said...

yikes! Is it Vertigo? Hubster had a crazy case of Vertigo, came out of the blue. Hope today is a better day for you.
You are blessed with an incredible gift! Thanks for sharing your gift with us!
~AM

Kris, in New England said...

Lou - I disagree with your own assessment. Your watercolors are very good with a spartan style that is very appealing. Not over-worked nor under-worked. Elegant yet folksy.

See - you do have a style!

Be careful of that dizzy thing. Hope it stays better for you. I had it for 10 days once - could barely stand up it was so bad. Then it went away as suddenly as it came. But a friend of mine had it for nearly a year. Ugh!

Bag Blog said...

Kris, thanks! Coming from such a stylish woman I take your words as a true compliment.

Buck, You know me and the Diva well.

Airman Mom, Have you seen my soldier paintings? You can buy them from Soldiers' Angels.

joyce said...

Did your dizziness go away? Feeling okay now? Did your husband get it?

Hope y'all have a grand Easter !

Buck said...

Happy Easter, Lou!

Anonymous said...

... back when I used to paint, I loved doing portraits.....

Eric