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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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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

BlueJaneLB by Tori Beveridge 2016 Photo

Watercolor Portrait

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. […]

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 […]

Face 9 by Tori Beveridge

Playing Catch Up-Faces 6, 7, 8 & 9

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 […]

Word Bowl Photo by Tori Beveridge

Thoughts on Words

Happy New Year Everyone! I hope you all had a wonder filled holiday season and that 2016 will bring you good health, good will and much happiness. A new year.  For many it symbolizes a fresh start. Everywhere you look people are sharing their resolutions for 2016, or, more popular in the art community, their […]

She Lived Happily Everafter by Tori Beveridge 2015

How Life Book Influences My Art

OR.. Why I’m Behind In Life Book I’ve been playing catch up with Life Book 2015 watching some of the lessons for the first time.  What I find interesting is what happens when I do the lessons, which explains why I am (or think I am) so far behind. I’ve actually watched most of the […]