Day 20 – Portrait of Anne

Today’s painting started as another exercise in putting splotches of watercolor on the paper, then seeing what emerged once it dried. I started with the purple and the peach and the blue came after I saw her face emerge, to give her a hat and a dress.  Details such as eyes, mouth and nostrils were […]

Day 19 Another Face

I just finished this painting.  It’s still wet.  It will look much different in the morning when it’s dry. It’s actually the second painting I did today.  The first was a watercolor and it was really really really bad.  I debated about posting it, but I decided that it really was too horrible to post. […]

Day 18 and My Eleventh Face

Today’s painting was a bit rushed but I finished it!  Phew!  It’s an aceo/atc sized mixed media piece, using tissue paper, gesso, acrylics, Faber Castell gel sticks, the stickered saying and Pitt artist pens. Be Brave by Tori Beveridge  Thirty Paintings in 30 Days – Day 18

Day 17 and A Face

I set aside the watercolors today and reached for my acrylic paint. I was in a floral kind of mood, but I also knew that I am waaayyy behind in my 29 Faces in September. What to do? How about a face peeking out from behind the flowers?  She’s partially hidden, but I think she […]

Day Fifteen – Another ‘Drippy’ Watercolor Face

Yes, another watercolor face today.  I had to do one more, because yesterday’s was so enjoyable for me to paint.  I was definitely much more relaxed while painting this one. She marks the half way point in Thirty Paintings in 30 Days and my ninth face for 29 Faces in September 2014. Another Face by […]

Day Fourteen is My Eighth Face

Today’s painting found me playing with watercolors again.  I think I’m actually getting more comfortable with letting the paint drip and run and blend  and do it’s own thing, very difficult for a stay within the lines type like me. A Face by Tori Beveridge I would like to do a few more similar, so […]

Day Twelve of Thirty and a Seventh Face

I kept it simple today, with this postcard sized mixed media, watercolor, acrylic and ink portrait. Wonder by Tori Beveridge I stamped over the first coat, then used a brayer to cover the whole thing with white acrylic, then I went back in and repainted.  The word, wonder, was then added and I detailed with […]

Day 11 of Thirty in Thirty and a Sixth Face

I have two very contrasting pieces of art for you today, a digital piece and a watercolor piece.  Warrior Princess is a digital piece, done in Poser, Paint Shop Pro and Photoshop.  She is my sixth face for 29 Faces in September 2014 and is also my artwork for this month’s Enchanted Visions theme of […]

Day 10 – Thirty Paintings in 30 Days and Face 5

So far, so good!  I’m ten for ten! I am, however, a little behind in my 29 Faces, so today’s painting, I knew had to be a face. I used another advertising magnet as my canvas.  As before, I applied a layer of gesso first and then got out my acrylics and painted this cute […]

Day 6 30 Paintings in 30 Days – 4th Face

Imagine Possibility Mixed Media using watercolor, watercolor pencils, acrylic and ink on 4×6 140 lb cold press watercolor paper. (the photograph doesn’t do it justice.. it’s so much prettier with so many more layers of color and shading than you can see here) Thirty Paintings in 30 Days – Day 6

Day 5 of 30 in 30 and My Third Face

For this painting I decided to try simply putting some watercolors on to the paper and see what I saw in the dried paint, similar to the journal pages I showed you here:  What The Paint Splatters Revealed To start, I wet the paper and added blue and a peachy red that I mixed.  I […]

ATC/ACEO Girls

Today I’d love to show you two new little aceos/atcs  that I did for art swaps.  They’ve been sent and received by their new owners, so I’m not ruining any surprises. This first one, done with ink and colored pencils, was for an Alice in Wonderland theme.  There had to be one red heart in […]