Friday, February 25, 2011

I LOVE Old Men

Years ago I studied oil painting. I liked oils because of their slow drying character. If I wanted to change something I had the time.
I really enjoyed portraiture and studied with a well known artist in western Canada by the name of David Johnston.
My favorite subjects were old men wearing hats. Apart from having live models I often turned to National Geographic for some interesting subjects.Hands were always a challenge but enjoyable to try.
I also had a period of time when I studied different Indian Chiefs... If my memory serves me I think this one is "Poundmaker" Must look that up to verify...
I have not formally painted for a long time but I am getting the urge again.
I think I would like to resume my watercolors. I found this medium a big challenge but it is less messy than oils.I still have all my tubes of watercolors so maybe I will just do that.
I thought you might enjoy seeing a few of the paintings I have kept. Most of my work is in private collection.
Thanks for stopping by.


Terri's ThreadArt said...

You are an amazing artist! I think you would do the world a favor to pick up those brushes again! Keep showing us your's such a treat!

Cotton Picker said...

Very nice, Maggie. You are a woman of many talents. :)

quiltcrazygaljennalouise said...

Maggie your work is stunning! I admire all of your talents!

Sharon said...

Wow Miss Maggie you have hidden talents. Or should I say you have been keeping them a secret. I was an oil painter but in grad school I developed an allergy to them and had to switch to acrylics. I still love oils better as one was given more time. Now I am dabbling in watercolor. But you my dear a re so talented.

Maggie R said...

OK You ladies have me blushing!
Thank you so much for your encouraging comments. Actally I have been thinking about painting again... I do enjoy it but I have so many other things I want to do....beading...quilting... rug hooking.... journal making....dolls....bags.... pins... and on and on and on!


Awesome Maggie! You are one of many hats! lol My favorite is the first one!