Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Contemporary Art Abstract Turquoise Painting #114

Abstract Turquoise Painting #114Abstract Turquoise Painting #114 SOLD

I am currently selling my smaller Contemporary Art Abstract Turquoise Paintings on Ebay. They are all the same size 8 x 8 inches. Each painting is unique and beautiful. Highly textured and detailed with veins and copper highlights. Start your collection today!

Monday, April 23, 2007

Learning to Drive in the Colorado Snow

I have, what I thought, to be the perfect vehicle for Colorado. It is a 4-wheel drive, Chevy Silverado Pickup. Never mind that it has lived in Florida all of it’s life, and I have not crossed anything higher than a channel bridge in 15 years. This snow thing should be a piece of cake. Foolish me. The first time I had to drive on a snowy road, cured me of my over-confidence. I slid left, I slid right, and I scared myself silly. Then I remembered the 4-wheel drive. I did a little better, but I am still an inexperienced Low Lander. I need a lot more practice.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Contemporary Art "Spring Creek" Painting Done

Contemporary Art Spring Creek Painting,  click to enlarge.
24" high x 30" long. Acrylic, April 2007. Painting # 071706
Contemporary Art painting, "Spring Creek 101", is finally done. Whew! Now I can take my glasses off. What fun all that color was to paint. Each rock is unique. Looks like you could pluck them right out of the painting, they look so real.
To see details and pictures see the link below: Spring Creek101 Details

Thursday, April 12, 2007

"Spring Creek" Painting Almost Complete

Here is the current painting in progress. The rocks are all done. Colorful, huh? Now I have to paint the ice. The 3 big, light blue rocks have ice on top of them, and the water flowing at the top has some ice on it. I have never painted ice before, and I am eager too try. So, I'm just going to sit, with my canvas, in front of the computer screen, and paint what I see.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

New Original Artwork Painting Started

New Original Artwork by Liana Turnbull Bennett

I went on a hike to Zapata Falls last weekend. The falls were still mostly frozen, but the creek was thawed with a little ice left on the rocks. Took some pictures and ran them through the computer. Wow! The colors were amazing. With just a bit of tweaking, I got a photo I just had to paint.

Why do I get so excited about rocks? I just love them. I see each rock is a unique work of art, created by God, free of charge. I pick them up, bring them home, and squirrel these treasures away. My boyfriend is no longer surprised when he finds rocks in his truck. Good thing he loves me and understands my obsession.

I picked a 24 x 30 inch canvas, so I have room for all that detail. I am using acrylic paint, thinned down like watercolor paint. I love the effects achievable with watercolor paint, but I need the permanence of acrylic. Let's face it, I am a klutz. And, my kitties are still too rambunctious to be trusted around jars of water and brushes. With watercolor, one little splash could make me an unhappy camper.

This painting has got me so excited, that I don't want to put the paint brush down. I want to do more, and am planning the next painting in my head, as I paint. I'm thinking of calling this one "Spring Creek".