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Painting From Another Inspiration Stack

Painting From Another Inspiration Stack I enjoyed painting from the inspiration stack, which I shared with you last week, so much, that I decided to do it again.     I loved the words in the text piece of paper:  “Waiting in the wings.  Awash in feather she could easily be princess turned into swan”. […]

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Be Your Own Angel

Be Your Own Angel   I was inspired to paint this angel by a Life Book 2016 lesson by Ivy Newport. It was suggested to make it a paint over of a ‘selfie’ to make it a self portrait. Obviously, I did not do a self portrait and my interpretation of the lesson is different. […]

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From My Word Bowl 8 – WIP

From My Word Bowl 8 – A Work in Progress   Hi everyone.  I hope everyone is having a wonderful week.  Sorry for being a day late with my word bowl words..  I had a few technical problems that had to be solved before I could post, but all is good now. I love this week’s […]

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Does This Ever Happen To You?

Does This Ever Happen To You?   Does a painting ever take over your creative process to the extent that you can’t work on, or think about painting anything else?  I’ve been dealing with this for the last couple of weeks. Ten days ago, (ten days ago!) I posted this photo of a work in progress […]

30 in 30 Day 2

Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days – Day 2 Today’s painting is another mixed media piece, with lots of layers. I named it, ‘Three Generations’.     And a look at the details and texture…         Thanks for having a peek today.  I’ll be back tomorrow with another painting.  Until then, have a […]

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30 Paintings in 30 Days – Day 1

30 Paintings in 30 Days – Day 1 Once again, I’m taking part in Leslie Saeta’s Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days Challenge.  It begins today and I’m happy to share my first painting with you.     This is an 8 x 10 acrylic over collage piece, done on 140 lb cold press paper. Here is a […]

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From My Word Bowl – 6

Working with mixed media can sometimes make me feel very uncomfortable. I don’t always like the messiness and the chaos that results. I like other artists’ work, just not my own. It’s way out of my comfort zone.  Occasionally I force myself to do it and accept the result. That happened with this week’s art […]

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Two Girls

Two Girls Two Girls is the result of this week’s Life Book 2016 lesson with Jane Davenport and Tamara Laporte.  It really spoke to me because I am so comfortable with the mix or ‘jam’ as they called it of their two styles.  We were asked to use limited supplies of our choice.  I chose pencil, […]

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From My Word Bowl – 5

From My Word Bowl – 5 This week’s words inspired me to create two aceos.  Two aceos because of “the two”.     The words spirit and humble reminded me of the style and techniques taught in one of Life Book 2016’s lessons by Shiloh Sophia .  I wasn’t in a painterly sort of mood, so […]

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From My Word Bowl – 4

From My Word Bowl – Week 4   This week, the words from my word bowl worked very well together and I was instantly inspired to paint a thoughtful, gentle face. Instead of reaching for a blank canvas or piece of paper, I instead looked through my “terrible” art pile. This is a pile of […]

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Fun with Florals

Fun with Florals       I’ve been having lots of fun with Tamara Laporte’s and Wyanne Thompson’s latest lessons in Life Book 2016.     I didn’t have all of the materials that they used, so I used what I had and did my own interpretations of the lessons.     Lots of splatters, splotches and squiggly […]

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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 […]