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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
Do you doodle while you’re on the phone? I do. Face #11 was doodled while talking with my mom today. Watercolor, ink and colored pencils. Happy Valentine’s Day!
A quick watercolor that I did today for EMG Sketch Fest, for the prompt Green Eyed Lady, prompted by Elma Bree.
What a busy week! How was your’s? I’m hoping it was wonderful and that you’re all set to have a fabulous and relaxing weekend. In between all the busy stuff that life throws at us, I did some doodles and a couple of quick little postcard size paintings. The doodles were done on two separate […]
This face only emerged after I gessoed over the one I had started which wasn’t working the way I had thought it would. I’m so glad I covered it up and let this girl come out. Lessons learned…gesso is my friend and to be flexible because every painting has a soul waiting to get out, […]
Today’s face is called “Everyone is Beautiful”. As you can see, I wrote those words in her hair. When I started to sketch her, I decided to grab my camera and photograph some of my steps. I have some friends who are beginning their face painting and sketching journey, encouraged by 29 Faces. […]
Face #2 is finished. Mixed media including water color, ink, colored pencil, graphite and acrylic. I know I shouldn’t take photos at night, but I wanted to share her with you today. The true colors are so much nicer (especially the background and the shadow under the nose) and the hair color is much richer. […]