Friday, March 27, 2009
I have uploaded three images to show the progression of each layer of paint. The bubbles are easily recognizable in the first photo.
You can still recognize the bubbles in this shot.
I used them to shape my rocks and other items in the background.
I am pretty happy with the painting so far. I do have a few places on the leaf that are too dark but I am working on those.
I probably should have used a darker paint to create my bubbles which would have given it more texture and contrast.
Any suggestions or comments are welcome!
Have a great weekend!
Thursday, March 26, 2009
The mixture consists of 6oz. water 3ozs dishwashing liquid and 2oz fluid acrylics. Add ingredients and stir with straw. I noticed in one post that Sandy's students were using what looked to me like a straw for an atomizer so that is what I tried and it worked.I tried blowing bubbles with a mouth atomizer...use a straw!
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Each "shoe" was an original work of art produced by
The book of original art was auctioned at the Annual Spring Garden Party and copies were sold after this. Book sales raised nearly $1,000.00 for the art center.
Monday, March 16, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
I haven't drawn my portrait since I was in college!
My plan is to concentrate more on the peony in the next few weeks. I have one other painting under way and one that I am drawing before I put it on watercolor paper.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
They just moved into a new, much larger home about 3 weeks before their new baby arrived. Beck (my d-i-l) mentioned that she plans to decorate her kitchen in chili peppers and I thought it would be a great opportunity to give them some original art.
This is the third in a series of chili paintings. The original was painted on 6x6 aquaboard. The background is much more golden in person than is showing on my screen.
I hope they enjoy the painting.