Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The Abanconed Rainbow Truck

I recently finished this old vintage truck painting - this is one in which I pushed the limit in using color.  I was happy the way it turned out.
The painting is 11" x 11" and is painted on Cansons 140 lb. cold-pressed watercolor paper.  It is entirely transparent watercolor. The blues are Antwerp Blue and Ultramarine Blue and the reds are Dragon's Blood and Cadmium Red Light.  The oranges are all mixed from Cadmium yellow and the reds already mentioned and the greens from lemon yellow and Antwerp.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Moo Bossies, II

Last Monday night, we painted Holstein cows - which a good friend of mine calls Moo Bossies - a name from childhood!  They did such a good job on their paintings - they are doing so well they won't really need a teacher much longer.  I hope they come anyway as I would sure miss them.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Peggy's Cove

I finished this painting for my class yesterday...It is approximately 12" x  7" and is painted on Canson 140 lb. cold-pressed watercolor paper from all transparent watercolors.

We will probably start painting this on Monday evening during our intermediate watercolor painting class.  I like the way it turned out - especially the colors.  I hope they enjoy it!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

2014 Hand-painted Ornaments

Today I finished part of the miniature hand-painted ornaments for this year. I give hand-painted ornaments to family and friends every year. These 10 small acrylic paintings are done on 3"x 3" stretched canvas  panels, to which I have added a small eye-ring at the top for hanging on a tree, if desired.  They also go very nicely on the miniature easels available in art supply stores.

These are fun to paint - each is different and when I start one, I have no idea where it is going to lead me, except that it will finished with snow-covered pine trees.  They look cold - don't they?

Saturday, December 13, 2014

I am the Diva Challenge #197: Arukas:

I was almost tempted not to post this because it looks so terrible, but decided at the last moment, why not!  This, of course, is in keeping with the holiday season and was done entirely in .005 Micron pen and graphite pencil.

At least I had an entry this week!!!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

I Am The Diva Challenge #196: All Dolled Up!

The challenge this week is to tangle with "a doll shaped string!"  I decided to work with a Victorian doll string - or in this case - drawing, and then fill it in with tangles.

This is 8" x 6" and is done on white drawing paper with Micron pens .01 and .05, and Prismacolor colored pencil.  

She looks a little stiff, but, of course, she is a doll!