Word Bowl Words Week 3

From My Word Bowl – 3

Sometimes my word bowl fails me and gives me such random unrelated words, that I cheat and put them back and keep drawing from it until I get something I like. That happened today. The first words I picked, “there she was” sounded promising, but then…  “fetch the cows”.  Seriously?!   How did those words […]

Frustration by Tori Beveridge 2014

8 Tips on Merging 3D Renders with 2D Backgrounds

Today is the day!  I’m very happy to share my tips for using your 3D renders with 2D backgrounds with you today.  And…   At the bottom of the page, I also have a gift for you to use in your art and/or photography! This is not meant to be a tutorial.   This is a sharing of a few […]

Photo of My Word Bowl

From My Word Bowl – 2

This week’s words pulled from my word bowl are:     I decided to use them with a sketch I did this morning.     I used watercolor, colored pencil and ink and the words.       If the words from my word bowl inspire you to create something, please leave me a little […]

Window Stories 1 by Tori Beveridge Detail 1

Story Telling

My goal in my art has always been more than creating a pretty face or flower.  I’ve wanted to tell a story.   This painting fulfilled that goal for me.   This painting is a 9 x 12 mixed media piece, and  was done using techniques learned in this week’s Life Book 2016 lesson, with […]

From The Word Bowl Photo by Tori Beveridge

From My Word Bowl

  I know that I am not the only artist who looks for inspiration.  On my table is a bowl filled with words and phrases cut from magazines and print-outs of poems, quotes and stories that I’ve found while browsing around the web.  When I’m looking for inspiration, I pull  a few words from the […]

Prayer to St. Michael

I’m sharing an older piece of art with you today, Prayer to St. Michael. With everything that has been happening in this country lately, I think it is obvious why I chose this piece today.  St. Michael is the patron saint of police and EMTs and if ever they needed this prayer it’s now.   […]

BlueJaneLB by Tori Beveridge 2016 Photo

Watercolor Portrait

This week’s Life Book 2016 lesson with Jane Davenport was wonderful.  I adored it.  (adore.. I love that word!) I painted along while I watched and listened, at times getting a little ahead of the lesson.  I enjoyed the unpredictability, lightness and freedom of painting solely with watercolor, after all the mixed media I’ve been doing. […]

Meadow of wildflowers

Splatter Meadows

Out here, where I live, I don’t have to go much further than outside my own door to find beautiful wildflower meadows. So it doesn’t surprise me that….   I’ve gone wild for wildflowers! Seriously.  Once I started painting these I couldn’t stop.  I blame it all on the Facebook mail art group that I […]

The Gateway by Tori Beveridge 2016 Closeup Detail

New Art – The Gateway

A few weeks ago, I shared this sneak peek of a painting I did for the Enchanted Visions theme, The Gateway, with my Facebook followers.   I couldn’t share the whole painting because Enchanted Visions hadn’t published it yet on their site.  I’m happy to say that they have published it and now I can share with […]

Photo of Sweetest Imperfection By Tori Beveridge

Sweetest Imperfection

Sometimes, you simply have to let go and have fun.     Slap the paint on the paper or canvas and know that whatever you do, you can’t mess it up, because there was never anything there to mess up. What ever you create is what you were supposed to create. It’s perfection lies in […]

Photo of Mixed Media Strangeling Fairy by Tori Beveridge 2016

Another Little Fairy Painting

  I’m sharing this magical creature I painted yesterday with you,  in hope that she brings a little of the magic she brought to me, into your day.