January 27, 2013

Ethel - 208

“Ethel”, 6 1/4″ x 4 11/16″, acrylic 
on Canson Acrylique acid free paper, ©2013 Heather Hingst Bennett

I have started a series of small acrylic painting that are called “Polaroids.” They are approximately 6-1/4″ x 4-11/16″ on Canson Acrylique acid free paper. I have signed, titled, and dated each on the front in pencil and on the back in archival ink.

When I finished this painting today, the flowers reminded me of a textile print from the 1950s. So, I thought “Ethel” would be a good title.

January 24, 2013

Not Long Enough - 207

"Not Long Enough", 7"x5", acrylic on Canson Acrylique acid free paper, ©2013 Heather Hingst Bennett

I knew when I purchased these flowers they were on their way out. But, I fell in love with their pink little ruffles. I’m enjoying these acrylic paintings and think I will continue with them for awhile.

January 23, 2013

Empty Bowl - 206

"Empty Bowl", 5"x7", acrylic on Canson Acrylique acid free paper, ©2013 Heather Hingst Bennett

I painted this and dyed my hair today!

January 15, 2013

Pink Shadow - 205

"Pink Shadow", 6"x6", acrylic on hardboard, ©2013 Heather Hingst Bennett

Thought I’d play with some acrylics. If I could only get better with this medium, I would probably switch to it permanently. It’s so nice to just clean up with water! Not to mention, they dry quick so I could post them in “real time”!

No. 204, ©2013 Heather Hingst Bennett

I also had to try them with the cup and saucer.

January 14, 2013

The Cup and Saucer - 203

“The Cup and Saucer”, 4″x4″, oil on gessoboard, ©2013 Heather Hingst Bennett

At first I thought I hadn’t learned anything after painting 200 paintings. I felt that I hadn’t improved much, but when I painted this I started feeling the light bulbs go on. Painting a cup and saucer at this angle has caused me a bit of frustration in the past, but I think I got it mostly right this time. Unfortunately, the values have all turned out very similar. That’s why there is always another painting.

Happy Monday!

January 8, 2013

Break Out the Bubbly - 202

"Break Out the Bubbly", 4"x4", oil on Gessoboard, ©2013 Heather Hingst Bennett

Had a little of this over the holiday.

January 7, 2013

Mini Mitten - 201

"Mini Mitten", 4"x4", oil on Gessoboard, ©2013 Heather Hingst Bennett

The owner of this mitten went back to school today! Albeit he hasn’t worn it in 9 years and I can’t find the other one!

SLIPCOVER UPDATE: It’s coming along and looking good. The project is going a little slower than I thought it would. I highly, highly recommend the slipcover tutorials on Miss Mustard Seeds blog. Go over there and check it out! It’s really good and FREE!

January 3, 2013

Hattie Block - 200

"Hattie Block", 6"x6", oil on Gessoboard, ©2013 Heather Hingst Bennett

I have officially reached my 200th painting! I'm trying to think of some sort of contest we can have to celebrate.

This weekend (starting tomorrow) I'm dragging out the sewing machine and I'm going to get my slipcover project done once a for all!! I have been inspired by Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage to finish this project. This summer I purchased the The Lazy Girl's Guide to Custom Slipcovers and I'm also armed with a tutorial from Miss Mustard Seed.

So, RIGHT ON, I can do this!

Picture from Rachel Ashwell's Blog

This is my inspiration for this project...from Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic blog. LOVE IT!

January 2, 2013

With the Bow - 199

"With the Bow", 6"x6", oil on gessoboard, ©2013 Heather Hingst Bennett

What do you have in store for 2013? For me…more and more painting.