Monday, October 18, 2010

Wyoming trip!

Well....this photo is actually Scott's Bluff in NE  lol  :)
 But hey, it is BIG SKY  country and I LOVED it!  The lower picture is Fort Laramie which IS in Wyoming.  Fort Laramie also has the best little gift shop/museum I've seen in a long time.  Lots and lots of great books to buy about the local history.  Will be breaking in my new cowboy boots in the coming weeks as I try to catch up on my paintings!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

More on the Squirrel

Needed a break from my acrylic commission. Got this little fella out again. Seems to be going well so far.  Am actually enjoying saving my whites as apposed to "masking".  Looks neater and cleaner this way...THNX Pablo!  :)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Am Still Alive ....and here is a squirrel to prove it!

Here is a little squirrel I've decided to do a study with.  Was REALLY, REALLY missing my watercolours.   Sure hope this lil fella turns out because he is pretty darned cute. Right now he is in his "ugly" stage and should be remedied soon :)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

A little Fun...

It was time for a little fun this week and relax with the watercolours.  This little bunny was done for a dear friend who just had a little girl a tad too early.  Is approx 10 1/2" x 13 1/2" on 300 lb Arches CP.  I am on "Artist Daily" and someone pointed out it is in the Japanese style.  So, I suppose all the pouring over of Japanese art lately has rubbed off on me LOL

Was fun to feel like a kid again and press the leaves on this.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Tree Second Stage

So, stage two is going ok.  Am hoping my water value is not too strong.  The tree will be dominant so I am hoping it will have equal or slightly stronger values to over ride that.  This has been a rather loose begining and I am saving the large tree for last and glazing it to get the maximum of form.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Tree, first layer....the sky

Here is the first layer going on the tree picture....hope it is clear enough to see here.  Is very dreary here today again.  Just waiting and waiting for it to dry so I can remove the masking. 

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Penelope Cruz looking Sassy

I never put good old Penelope up for the blog. Did this about a year and a half ago.  Is from the 2007 Vogue Magazine.  Loved the dress and this window and could not resist trying it in watercolour. Is on Arches 156 lb HP and I will never again do another portrait this small  LOL......was like painting a Barbie head.   Is approx. 
11" x 14" and was a booger (pun not intended? ) to get her nose to stop looking witchy!  She is now hanging in my sister's diningroom.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

I Won a Painting by Vicki!

Here is a lovely butterfly watercolour (this is a  print) done by Vicki Greene, website "Garden of Weeden"
Vicki has a monthly giveaway and it is so much fun to watch folks win :)   She's a great blogger friend and I really love her watercolours.  She also does beautiful colour pencil pieces, this is one patient woman.  Please visit her blog and enjoy!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

The Bird is Finally Finished :)

It is finally done ...I will do a million things different on the next painting!  This one was a good workout for me.  Lots of things to bend my brain  lol  I still do not know what to title it.......I look at it and it says "Here's Looking At You"   


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Not a true watercolour...but I've been FINALLY painting again :)

Here is a plagerized rock....original by Don Gray who has one of the best blogs ( Daily Art West) to follow for daily paintings and commentary. Don does beautiful work and is on the top 3 of my favorite daily readings. Did this with a student (this one is mine), we each did our own using Da Vinci acrylics with a few Liquitex in there because some of my new tubes are on backorder.  I am REALLY liking these Da Vinci acrylics, nice and creamy, and lovely blending.  Sorry the lighting for this isn't the best, is dreary here today.