30 in 30 day 8 drippy

30 in 30 #8

One of my favorite ways to paint a face… drippy watercolor.  This is my eighth painting for Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days and my 7th face for 29 Faces.   Thanks for having a peek today.  I’ll try to be back tomorrow with another painting.  Until then, have a beautiful day and don’t forget to […]

30 in 30 day 6 and 7 feature

30 in 30 Days 6 and 7

30 Paintings in 30 Days – Days 6 and 7   Day 6   This one is titled, ‘Faith’ and was inspired by this week’s Life Book 2016 lesson by Angela Kennedy.   Day 7   I was hungry when I started painting.  Don’t paint when you’re hungry or you’ll end up with a quick, […]

30 in 30 Day 3 4 5 Feature

30 in 30 Days 3, 4, 5

30 Paintings in 30 Days – Days 3, 4 and 5 Apparently, I forgot that it was the Labor Day Weekend on Friday and told you that I would be posting a new painting on Saturday. I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! Rather than pressure myself with too many things to do, I […]

30 in 30 Day 1 by Tori Beveridge Featured

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 […]

Two Girls by Tori Beveridge Featured

Two Girls

Two Girls Two Girls is the result of this week’s Life Book 2016 lesson with Jane Davenport and Tamara Laporte.  It really spoke to me because I am so comfortable with the mix or ‘jam’ as they called it of their two styles.  We were asked to use limited supplies of our choice.  I chose pencil, […]

From My Word Bowl 5 Two Aceos by Tori Beveridge

From My Word Bowl – 5

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 - 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 […]

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. […]

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 […]