Monday, April 28, 2014

Cherry Blossoms

"Cherry Blossoms"
16 x 20
© 2014 by Rebecca Croft

I still have one class left in my Abstract Workshop.  I painted this one a couple of weeks ago.  I'm very interested to see where I will take this.  I like how it turned out but I still need a lot more practice mixing the paints.  I'd like to tone things down a bit.  Working with acrylics is so different.  I do think they are great for creating abstracts because they dry quickly and you can layer and create a lot of texture quickly.  It's quite fun and very freeing.  I do need a lot more practice but I think this really did turn out looking like spring.  I traveled to New Orleans last week and took lot's of photos so I'll be creating more works of Charleston, S.C. & New Orleans, L.A.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Kiawah Marsh, South Carolina

"Kiawah Marsh"
12 x 12 
© 2014 by Rebecca Croft

Last week was spring break and we headed south to the Isle of Palms, South Carolina.  We were hoping for warm weather and got lucky a couple of days.  My husband and son booked a tee time on the ocean course in Kiawah Island so I drove them down and decided to bring my paints.  It was very chilly in the morning so I waited until after lunch when it warmed up.  I set-up my easel on the cart path over looking the marsh side of the course.  It was quite windy but I managed to keep things together and I love how this turned out.  It was a little difficult keeping the grasses out of my paints!  I also had to watch out for alligators:)  Let me know what you think.

Monday, April 14, 2014


11 x 14
© 2014 by Rebecca Croft

I am so lucky to have many artist friends.  One of my friends is Sybil and she has a beautiful garden along with a lovely studio.  Sometimes we try and paint together.  Last week her daffodils were in bloom so she picked some and we painted them in her studio.  Spring is here!  I am on spring break in Isle of Palms, South Carolina.  I painted the view from my balcony today of the gorgeous palm trees with the beach in the background.  Headed into Charleston tomorrow and plan on taking lot of photos of gardens, buildings, and gates.  I hope to paint a whole series.

Friday, April 4, 2014

"Mayhem" Acrylic Abstract

18 x 18
Original Acrylic 
© 2014 by Rebecca Croft

Last month was a great month for me.  I sold more paintings than even on Etsy!  This month I'm taking an abstract workshop with Bryan Jernigan at the Gallery Underground.  I'm having so much fun.  This is the painting I did last night.  Painting abstract is like dancing and painting at the same time.  You use your entire body to create.  Last night we chose colors that we liked and went to town.  I really like how this turned out.  Mine was the brightest in the class!  One of my friends said I don't pick the colors that they pick me.  I think next week I'll try and tone it down a bit but this really cries out spring to me and I'm ready for it.  Have a great weekend.  Send me comments.  I'd love to know what you think.