Monday, December 31, 2007

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Angel & Beauty: December 29, 2007

Okay, they are not done yet. I lightened Beauty's face and plan to do the same for Angel.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Angel & Beauty: December 27, 2007

I have completed Angel and Beauty, although I'm sure I will see something that needs tweaking. Angel and Beauty are 8"x10" oil paintings on stretched canvas.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Angel & Beauty: December 21, 2007

I changed Beauty's background, added eyes to both paintings and proceeded with Angel's face.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Angel & Beauty: December 19, 2007

My unfinished "Games" painting will have to wait to be completed because I have two VIPs (very important paintings) to do first.
"Angel" and "Beauty" were started on stretched canvas with neutral-toned gesso followed by sketches.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Games: December 14, 2007

Title: Games
Size: 8"x10"
Medium: Acrylic on stretched canvas
Status: Work in progress

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Sketches: December 11, 2007

I did a couple of sketches that I might later turn into paintings.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Fun Painting: December 9-10, 2007

I did a couple of fun things. I repainted a birdhouse. I bought this for a Christmas present but the paint job was a bit beat up and rough.

I also made this Christmas tree from Keri Smith's blogsite. I painted the ornaments, cut them out and decorated the tree. This would be fun for kids young and old.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Grapes & Pears: December 8, 2007

Title: Grapes & Pears
Size: 8"x10"
Medium: Oil on gessoed hardboard
Date: December 8, 2007
Status: Drying

Colors Used: cad. red dk., cad. yellow pale, French ultramarine, burnt sienna, tit, white

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Grapes & Pears: December 7, 2007

In this progression, I have added one pear and the bowl.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Grapes & Pears: December 5, 2007

This is a painting in progress. I am working with oils on an 8"x10" gessoed hardboard.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Bonita Bueno: December 3, 2007

"Bonita Bueno" is the second of two experimental abstracts from the same photo reference. In this one, I decided to go with more neutral tones with a bit of blues and greens. This is a 4"x6" watercolor on handmade watercolor paper. This image shows the rough edges of this paper. "Bonita Bueno" was painted December 3, 2007.

Bonnie Bonita: December 3, 2007

This is one of two experimental abstracts that I did using a landscape photo as a reference. I love purple, green and yellow together thus this bizarre combination. This is a 4"x6" watercolor on handmade watercolor paper. The image shows the rough edges of the paper. "Bonnie Bonita" was painted December 3, 2007.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Watercolor Cat: December 1, 2007

Title: Watercolor Cat
Size: 2.5"x3.5" ACEO
Medium: Watercolor and India ink on 140 lb. watercolor paper
Date: December 1, 2007
Status: Sold

Watercolor Landscape: December 1, 2007

"Watercolor Landscape" is a 2.5"x3.5" ACEO painted with watercolor and India ink on 140 lb. watercolor paper. This was painted December 1, 2007 and is sold.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Ospreys: November 29, 2007

I changed the background a little to add some depth and interest.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Ospreys: November 27, 2007

"Ospreys" is an 11"x14" oil painting on stretched canvas. It was finished November 27, 2007.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Ospreys: November 26, 2007

This is a painting in progress. I painted the blue background a few weeks ago and let it dry before beginning the next and birds. "Ospreys" is an 11"x14" oil painting on stretched canvas.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Kayaks: November 23, 2007

"Kayaks" was painted for the same November Landscape Project as the previous painting. Of the three paintings that I have done for this project, this is my favorite. "Kayaks" is an acrylic 2.5"x3.5" ACEO on 140 lb. watercolor paper. It was painted November 23, 2007. This painting is for sell.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Fields: November 21, 2007

"Fields" is a painting I did for "Landscape Project for November" on the Wet Canvas website. "Fields" is an acrylic 2.5"x3.5" ACEO on 140 lb. watercolor paper. It was painted November 21, 2007. Sold.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Ornaments: November 16-20, 2007

I made these ornaments for the Stevensville Art & Sculpture Society's (S.A.S.S.) annual winter art show. S.A.S.S. sells donated ornaments and raffles donated ACEOs as well as displays members' artwork. It's always a fun evening.
These ornaments are made with polymer clay, acrylic paint, wire and beads.

Polymer Porcupine: November 16-20, 2007

For the past few days I have been playing with polymer clay. I made this little porcupine then painted it with acrylic paint. This is a sculpted version of my watercolor porcupine.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Autumn Landscape: November 15, 2007

This is an landscape project on Wet Paint. This is my interpretation of one of the three reference photos in this project. "Autumn Landscape" is an acrylic 2.5"x3.5" ACEO on 140 lb. watercolor paper. It was painted November 15, 2007. Sold.

Girl with Lilac: November 14, 2007

This is a painting from a challenge on Wet Canvas. I had forgotten where I found the challenge and it took me awhile to find it again. In the process, I found more challenges. However, I have bookmarked them all to make it easier to find them again. The paintings from the challenge will be posted on Wet Canvas on November 20.
"Girl with Lilac" is an acrylic 5"x7" painting on stretched canvas. It was painted November 14, 2007. Purchase this painting.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Skis: November 12, 2007

I used stencils to airbrush the leaves onto the skis. I then taped off the lines which I also airbrushed. It took longer to tape it than to paint it. The result is an image that looks as old as the skis. I will rub in Old English to add some protection and polish to the wood.

Skis: November 10, 2007

I spent the entire day working on the design for the skis. Of the ideas I came up with, I liked the organic flow of this one.
I cut out the organic shapes so that I could rearrange them onto the skis and then trace them out.
After starting to trace them with watercolor pencil (this makes the marks easy to wipe off with a damp cloth), I had some reservations and laid out the leaf shapes which I decided to use in the end.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Skis: November 9, 2007

I spent the day coming up with several design options for this pair of old skis. These skis will be auctioned off during the Festival of Trees in Stevensville, Montana, on December 1. This is an exciting event put on by the Stevensville Community Foundation. The theme this year is "The Holidays at Rockefeller Center".

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Mask: November 7, 2007

The mask is complete! I finished the painting on the mask. It is an image I call "Bull Moon". I hung beads, bison charms and feathers on leather straps. Smaller beads were sewn onto black felt which was then adhered to the edges of the mask. I then attached the feather clusters.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Indian Corn: November 6, 2007

While waiting for my mask to dry, I began working on "Indian Corn". This is an acrylic 2.5"x3.5" ACEO on 140 lb. watercolor paper. It was painted November 6, 2007. Purchase this painting.

Mask: November 6, 2007

I soaked the mask to remove the baked sculpey from the form. The mask has been gessoed and painted white inside and out. Then I began the scene on the front of the mask.