Close Up of Big Eyes

Big Eyes

Here’s a sweet little mixed media girl I painted a few weeks ago.      I have a few unfinished pieces on my table and now that I’m over the flu, I can’t wait to get back to painting.    

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 […]