Saturday, January 30, 2010
Posted by Myrna Wacknov at 9:01 PM
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Posted by Myrna Wacknov at 9:26 PM
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
It has been an exciting, fun filled, action packed two weeks with the Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society. Two workshops, working with many old friends and meeting many new friends. The weather decided to be rainy, blustery and challenging the whole time. Tomorrow I sleep in and then, back to the studio.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Here are the wonderful profile paintings everyone created today. There was a 3 day or 5 day option for this workshop. Because of work schedules and such, many weren't able to stay for the last two days. The stalwarts were able to spread out and have an entire table to themselves today. There is great work hear. Enjoy!
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
I was determined to get some painting done today. With a demo scheduled in a few days, I went looking for an image I could use. I didn't have a lot to choose from but this image was still in the computer. I think this woman has an interesting face. The image was quite washed out with little contrast or color. I was able to create some interesting effects with Photoshop Elements. It was wonderful to get my brushes wet again. I wasn't able to keep working and finish this piece, but it's good to have something ready to go in the morning. I started out vertically for the drawing. I even attempted to paint it in an upright position but with Tyvek the paint just runs off the paper.
Monday, January 4, 2010
Posted by Myrna Wacknov at 10:12 PM
Saturday, January 2, 2010
OMG! What a way to start the New Year! Yesterday I transferred all my photos onto the auxiliary hard drive. I went to bed. I awoke to very bad news. My auxiliary hard drive, like Humpty Dumpty, crashed and couldn't be put back together again! I DIDN'T HAVE TIME TO BACK UP THE PHOTOS. Lesson: Do it first! I was so rattled, I dropped half a dozen eggs as they were being put back in the frig. My husband had fun documenting the disaster but then was kind enough to clean it all up. My grandson, Nick (age 20) thought it was hilarious and was going to share on a website called "FML" I'll let you figure out what that stands for.
Posted by Myrna Wacknov at 8:52 PM
Friday, January 1, 2010
Today I took advantage of my oldest sons' visit. He upgraded my computer operating system to Mac's "Snow Leopard" (It's Gorgeous!!!! I must take the time to learn how to use all the exciting new features), installed a new accounting program, transferred the accounting information from the older computer and then erased the old hard drive. He even took the old computer to a recycling center for me. Bill also moved all my photos off the MacBook onto an auxiliary hard drive which cleared up 18 gigabytes of memory!!! Let us pray that I can find what I need! My kids take such good care of me. I would be in such trouble, technology wise, without them. Even so, I still have lots to learn on my own. Every upgrade is another learning curve. There is no end to the opportunities to learn something new everyday.
This was a fun way to start the year off. Everything seems fresh and organized.
Posted by Myrna Wacknov at 10:35 PM