Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Braver than you believe

For a long time now I have wanted to make cards from images of my original art work. And I finally decided to order them on Vista Print. :) Here's the lot. Vertical folded cards, size 5"x7". And they come with white envelopes. Available now on Etsy.

Monday, March 28, 2011

We should stick together

I find these words perfect for this painting, don't you? I haven't decided yet if these three are friends or mom with her two daughters. The brunette seems a bit older, don't you think? Well, either way, they are sticking together.
Have you ever had a friend or even a sibling that you never ever would tell on? Like, you got into some trouble and parents cornered you to tell the truth? I must admit that I was never a good liar. I always broke under pressure but I never told on my friends. I always took the blame no matter what. I did the same thing with my brother. We once broke a glass on the kitchen doors but told the parents it was the draft. And we stuck with that story until we were all grown up. :))
I enjoy making these scenes and dresses so much. If you can believe it, I made 4 new paintings this weekend. :)

Friday, March 25, 2011

Paint Party Friday

There's a Paint Party going on every Friday! :)

I'm joining, too. :)
So here is another one of my paintings I did last weekend under the "Big Moon" influence.

The colors are a bit off. The background is more subtle in person than it is on the photo. :)

Again, I'm planning on adding words to this one, too. But I think it might clash with that background label and I don't want it covered either. So I have a problem.

Wishing you a fabulous weekend! :)

Monday, March 21, 2011

A little whimsy

It must have been the moon this weekend because I was painting like crazy the whole time. :)
This is my newest painting. I don't know how to call it yet but I'm planning on adding a quote above so it's gonna be something about friendship.

And I love the scene. I don't usually do scenes but I'm telling you, it must have been the moon.:) What are they calling it? Wolf Moon? Mega Moon? Anyway, it was huge on Friday night and I was certainly under its influence. :)

Monday, March 14, 2011

New prints and treasury

I have three new prints for you in my Etsy shop. :) This is an open edition high quality PRINT of my original mixed media painting with digitally added collage words. Also the image is digitally framed leaving white border for easier framing. This would be perfect for matting and framing and would look great in any room.

Size of the paper: 21,0 cm x 14.7 cm (8.3˝ × 5.8˝)
Size of the image: 17,2 cm x 11,3 cm (6.8" x 4.4")

And I have made another treasury. :) Of my favorite whimsical girls with big eyes. Please click on it and check it out.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Believe you can fix it

If I can point out just one thing that I learned from all the on-line workshops is that I can fix any mistake I make. No matter how much I dislike the painting in the process I always believe I can fix it and end up with something I love.

Of course I get frustrated when things don't come out like I wanted them to but I never believe that I messed up the painting. You can always layer upon layer to get what you want. It’s not always what you start off thinking you’ll end up with but it’s always something you love in the end.

That’s why I never throw away a canvas no matter how messed up it is. I have some canvas boards that I was so happy with back in the day but when I look at them now … well, they are in need of some major fixing up. :)

So this is the second She girl from the She art workshop. The background itself wasn’t really what I wanted but went with it anyway. I was really happy with the girl even though I had trouble with the upper part of her dress. But the background was just too busy and she kind of got lost in it so I changed it. I think she is wonderful now.:)

Oh, and I have to tell you that I finally found a pen that didn’t die on me. :) It’s Faber Castel’s pen with Indian ink and it’s awesome!

P.S. Sorry you couldn't see the first two photos in the previous post. I changed it and you can check it out now. :)

Monday, March 7, 2011

Re-done and She Art

I'm back to on-line workshops. :) I took a free Strathmore on-line workshop in January by Pam Carriker and this is the journal page I made. The workshop is free so go ahead and join. And you not only get one but three free on-line workshops. :)

I was surprised how much I enjoyed it. :) It's very simple. You take your previous work and collage it in a different way. How come I didn't think of that? :) I tried journaling but I can't seem to get a grip of it. I can't seem to find the right words to put on my art. :)

I made the above page out of these four.

She Art is another on-line workshop I'm taking at the moment. This one is not free but still very affordable. And I'm really having fun! Christy Tomlinson is so fun and chatty. I like her videos a lot.

Backgrounds are pretty basic mixed media. For a newbie they are great but I have already seen all these techniques before. But it's still fun to make a mess and make paper dolls. :) It's the energy in the videos that reels you in.

This is only first week and we already made three complete canvases. Ok, I made only one but that's just because Christy said we'll be doing more modern dresses next week and I like the backgrounds I've made and I want to save them for a posh girl. And I really look forward to making scenes, too. I have no idea which week that will be but I'm excited.:)

By the way, I scanned the last painting with my new Canon. :) I like it.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Abstract art

I just can't help myself. I LOVE abstract. :) The below one I made at the same time as THIS one but I didn't like it all that much. It lacked texture that I got on the previous one. But then bubbles popped into my mind and I added them with oil pastels.

I'm calling these three below a "Heartbeat collection". :)
You know, cause it looks like a heartbeat caught on ECG.

I don't like the last one that much but I'm showing it to you anyway. You wouldn't want me to be perfect now, would you? :)))

I love making abstracts because I can do them quickly and more of them. I tear out a page from my big moleskine and start spray painting. I confess I have to do it outside on the terrace and it's cold so I have to wear a jacket. :) And I usually remember to do it in the evening so it's dark which I like because I don't get worked up about the details. :) But that also explains some of the bloopers and color choices. I'm bad at colors as it is but throw in the darkness, cold and wind and you have some crazy mess. :)) I might add that the cold doesn't agree with spray paints. I can do two paintings in a row with the same spray can but then it starts acting up on me so I have to switch.
This is how they look all framed up and on the wall. :)

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