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.





6 comments:

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 art....it'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!
CLONE ME!!! VBG
xoxo
((((hugs))))
Maggie

NEEDLEWINGS said...

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