Showing posts with label Acrylic. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Acrylic. Show all posts

Friday, September 30, 2011

10 min Ladies - abstract portraits

Good Morning All. Ive had the luxury of the kids sleeping in this morning so I got a few 10 min portraits done. I am actually very pleased in how they came out. They are bright, fresh.. and the best part they actually look human. ;)
2.75 *2.75 in
acrylic on mini stretched canvas

3 * 3.75 in
acrylic on 600lb rough watercolor paper

On a side note, My wonderful husband has been modeling for me over the past few weekends, I started out with 3 - 15 min sessions of quick sketches.. which turned out so good, he has allowed me to paint him from life. I have never done anything like this and it is so exciting. :) After a 1 hour session - from sketch to blocking in local color - it already looks like him. I hope to get a picture today while it is nice outside and get it up sometime this weekend.
Hope you enjoy

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Poppy Field

Hi everyone. I cant believe how fast time flies these days. We have been getting Belle ready for kindergarden and potty training x-man. Boys are sooo much harder then girls. :( lol but while we have a min at the table I get a chance to glaze in some colors and every few days I actually get something acomplished. This is my project of the week. It is 4.5 * 7 inch acrylic on a gallery stretched canvas. Check ebay tomorrow for the posting
Hope you enjoy

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Colorado Street Corner and another Afternoon Tea Miniature Painting

Been enjoying the last few days of summer with above normal temps. So we have been putting the gardens to bed and canning up our non-existant garden this year. But I have managed to fit a few mini's in this week. They both measure 2.75 * 2.75 inch and are painted with acrylics.
Hope you enjoy

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Red Eyed Tree Frog - Acrylic and Watercolor


Over the weekend Artist Network was offering their free video weekend. In light of recent events I havent been much in the creative mood so this was a little kick start in the creative department. Inspired by Karlyn Holman, Watercolor without Boundries, this little tree frog aceo was created using a toothpick to paint in the black acrylic and traditional brush painting for the watercolor portions. Hope this inspires you to try something new.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Still life with Daisies and Nest

6 * 8 inch
acrylic on gallery stretched canvas
Hope you enjoy

Saturday, July 16, 2011

PEI Frozen Boat and Border Collie

Every once in a while I get a chance to stop by my favorite artists site and participate in their weekly drawing event. You try and complete a painting in 2 hours from 16 reference images provided by a different host every week.
This week I managed to get 2 done during nap. I guess when you are on a roll it just flows out of you, it also helps that I havent unpacked my travel painting bin from holidays,;) oops, so I had all supplies ready and at hand.
mini 2.75 * 2.75 inch acrylic on stretched canvas
5 * 7 watercolor on 140lb CP arches

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Badger Faced Cow - original acrylic painting

A quick painting to get me back in the swing of things. The reference image comes from Dewi over at Wetcanvas WDE. This is a weekly drawing event where participants are given 16 images to choose from and 2 hours to create. This week I chose this lovely creature because I Love cows. They have such personality and are really hard for me to turn down when given the chance to paint them. ;) He looks a little chilly standing in the middle of a frozen field.

8*10 acrylic on stretched canvas
available for purchase

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Calgary Art Walks 2011

Back from a week at the beach and couldn't be more refreshed and inspired. :) Anyways as always Im a little behind the 8 ball when it comes to posting but I have been invited to participate in Calgary Art Walks 2011 in conjunction with Canadian Artists for the Poor in support of ending poverty. I have donated my Mountain Bluebird Painting in support of this project. So come on down for an afternoon of all things beautiful. Thursday July 7 between 10-3 on Stephen Ave Mall. I Hope to see you there. :) *** update - with a few thousand people in attendance, wonderfully talented artists and mother natures co-operation it made the show a complete success. :)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Restoration Hardware Clock knock-off

I have never been a big shopper - especially in high end boutiques. But when I was thumbing through a decorating magazine I came across this massive fake clock from restoration hardware. 2 reasons why I would never buy this product - 1. it doesnt work - lol - not very practical 2. It cost $1495.00 Can you imagine paying that for something that doesn't work ... Oh my! I was going to ask my DH to cut me out a big cirle from some of our left over wood projects, but my neighbours beat me to it. They had this stone tabletop (use to be a sundial) with a broken plaster pedistal and asked if I could use it before it went into the trash. **** You betcha***** And low and behold I came up with my own version. 4ft round marble. It will be sitting in my yard for the summer and I "will" find a place for it in my house this winter. I LOVE it!! And the best part is that it cost me NOTHING. I have bins and bins of paint and outdoor sealer so all it took was a little geometry and some elbow grease and Wholla. :)
Hope some of these projects will inspire you to try something new. :)
Happy creating.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Rosetti with a side of Klimt

So after pulling out one of my art history books I decided to do a masters painting with a twist. I chose my color pallet based on Klimt and the image is my rendition of Rosetti's Venus. I have a big empty space above my stairs that has been crying out for something for quite a while.This is a work in progress but it shows where I am trying to go with this. Hope you enjoy.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Hot Trio - Wood Block Pepper Painting

In our home we strive to reduce our carbon footprint as much as possible. So after 3 years of my husband working for a lumber yard I had a light bulb go off. Some days that lightbuld doesn't turn on at all so i'm pretty happy with these short lived moments. LOL :D So I got him to bring me a bunch of finished off cuts primed them up with Gesso and went to town with a quick little painting.
4.75 * 4.75 * 1.75 inch
acrylic on sealed hemlock
black painted sides

Friday, March 18, 2011

Dog Day's - original Boxer pop art painting

Hi everyone. Well TGIF. Early in the week I had to take my computer into the doctor - It wasnt feeling very well. I think it came down with a virus. ;) lol But it is back up and running, so that means back to work. :)
Spring is in the air, and there is a little more of a hop to everyones step so I decided to go big and bold. Well big compared to what I have been doing. :)
12 * 16 inch
acrylic on stretched canvas
Open Edition Prints and Cards available
Contact me for more info
Happy Painting

Friday, March 11, 2011

Acrylic Landscape mini demo

A little something I started yesterday 16 * 20 acrylic on stretched canvas. So far so good but i am a little stuck, to much open space in the middleground, may add a sheep or two or maybe make it into a golf course.. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Happy Painting

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Objects in Mirror are Closer Than They Appear - elephant painting

I was inspired to paint this big momma elephant by a reference photo taken by "exfordy" over at Flicker. Its not a position that I would want to be in. According to the story, the week before a Japanese tourist was killed after getting out of his car to take pictures and admire these magnificent animals. We have the same problem here in Banff.. ppl getting out of their cars to admire the baby bear cubs, or the cute little baby moose. What they dont understand is they have very protective Momma's close by and they will give you a licken if your not paying attention. LOL
Anyways this is another miniature
2.75 * 2.75 inch
artist grade acrylics on stretched canvas
initialed on front and signed/dated on back
included in sale is a miniature display easel

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Mardi Gras Mask 2 - mini version

Another mardi gras mask - this time in miniature form.
2.75 * 2.75 inch
acrylic on stretched canvas includes a mini display easel

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Stone Maiden - Still Life

This mini painting was inspired by a garden statue located at the Butchart gardens in Victoria, BC. This statue was recessed into a wall and surrounded by lush greenery and gorgeous flowers which is a beautiful contrast against each other.

2.75 * 2.75 in
acrylic on stretched canvas
initialed on front and signed/dated on back

Friday, February 25, 2011

Coffee Time - miniature acrylic painting

I dont know about you all but my day does not start without a hot cup of Java. Limited to 2 cups a day, but if I dont get my coffee and 10 min in the morning - just dont talk to me. ;) I think that is why my day starts at 4:30am, just so I can have a little quiet time before the chaos of the day starts. This is how I fill my extra time before my family gets up. Hope you enjoy
2.75 * 2.75 inch
acrylic on stretched canvas - includes mini display easle


Sunday, February 20, 2011

Cherub and Daisies - Still Life Miniature Painting


Hi everyone, Hope everyone is staying warm. I thought I would try and get this one in before the big Hockey game starts. For those who dont know it is the Heritage classic an outdoor professional NHL game between Calgary and Montreal. Only the second time being played in Canada! Well it is -30 celcius with the wind chill so it will be interesting to see who will be victorious without to many injuries. I dont even like hockey but it is part of my life since getting married so...i thought I would share my pain... ;) lol
Anyways Hope you like the new mini
2.75 * 2.75 inch on stretched canvas comes with a mini display easel


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tree Frog mini

Hi all,
My darling husband bought me some more mini's for Valentines day. Awe he is just the sweetest!! So I broke out my new Golden Opens and this is what I came up with.Hope you enjoy!
2.75 * 2.75 inch
acrylic on stretched canvas includes display easle
signed/ dated on back