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 […]

Word Bowl Words - 6

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 […]

From My Word Bowl - Wk 4 words

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]