Showing posts with label floral. Show all posts
Showing posts with label floral. Show all posts

Monday, February 27, 2012

White Cosmo watercolor floral

My tomatoes and peppers and herbs are starting to pop up now and I am starting to dream of green grass and white sand. So with that Happy thought in mind I was inspired to paint up this lovely white cosmo. This flower is always a show stopper in my garden with guarenteed color and beautiful whispy foilage. It measures 4.75 * 6.5 inch and is painted on 140lb CP arches paper. Available for purchase. Hope you enjoy.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Autumn Leaves Watercolor ACEO

2.5 * 3.5 inch
watercolor on 140lb CP
Well my Christmas shopping is done, the house is decorated and handmade items are made and wrapped, I don't have to cook this year so we are sitting back and relaxing from now until January. ;)  Fist time EVER.. LOL Now that I said that I know karma is gonna come a bite me in the butt. Oh well until then I will get as much done as possible. This is my latest trading card featuring a sprig of fall leaves set against an old wood fence. Hope you enjoy.
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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

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Tulips and Lilacs

The past few weeks have been really bad for hail around here. Up to this point I havent had anything compared to the people around us - but it finally caught up to us and I dont have much garden left. Thank heavens for the greenhouse at least we have tomatoes and peppers. ;) So in order to cheer up I decided to paint a pretty little picture to remind me of the beauty that once was. :( Hope it brings a smile to your face too. :)
4.25 * 6 inch
Watercolor on 140lb CP

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Hibiscus- Floral triad watercolor study

I really haven't been in the mood for anything this past week. And it has really been hard to get anything started let alone get anything completed. So when I saw this weeks WDE and the challenge that went with it, i thought this would be just the escape that I needed. This is a small painting of an emerging hibiscus using only a 3 odd color triad. For this painting I chose Magenta, Brilliant orange and Cobalt turquoise. These are colors I seldom use so I thought I would try it out. Pretty flowers always make me feel better. :) Hope you enjoy
4.25 * 4.75 in
watercolor on 140lb CP

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


Thursday, December 30, 2010

Mini food and floral set

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Inspired by the works of Sandra Bloodworth these mini's cover two of my favorite things "food" and "flowers". Each are 2.75 inch square acrylic on stretched canvas.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Acrylic Frenzy One Stroke Designs

Every once is a while I will bring my tub of acylics out and paint like a mad woman for a week and then they will get returned them to the shelf to collect dust once again. This just happened to be one of those weeks. :)

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Back to Basics - Finding pattern

This is what happens when a painting paints itself. I started this little piece by wetting my paper and just dropping in some color. reserving some lights - as the darks I can always paint in later. Let it dry. Now it is just rotating your picture until you see pattern you like and start "carving" the image out. This painting started out as a 6*6 and ended up beign an art card size. I will probaby use the extra in either a scrap booking page or a collage.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Bottles and Blooms

Another finger-painting. I have become a very tactile person the older i get and even though you cant get the fine details that a brush could give you I love the feel of squishy paint between my fingers. I know it sounds gross but it almost tricks your brain into thinking of your piece as a sculpture being molded instead of painted. If that makes any sense. ;)

Floral Pour - acrylic cracked!

Well this was an eye opener. Another acrylic but this time i tried pouring, as well as my fingers dipped in water to acheive this marbleing technique. Overall it "was a beautiful painting till it started to dry and then it cracked. I dont know why - maybe because the paint was applied so thickly. hmm! Anyways I thought I would share what was. I peeled this painting off and are saving the paint skins for another project.

Friday, November 13, 2009

How to paint a Butterfly on a Flower - Free watercolor Demo

First of all I would like to apologize for this being a little backwards :( Wedding in 4 days and not alot of time to fix this. But I hope you can follow along. Pretty happy with the way this has come along time to put in the final details and darks in the wings.. sign it and call it a day.
please excuse the photography,the last image is the only one i take the time to try to get as close to real colors as possible. Working on the front wing you will notice that it is slightly brighter and rosier - a few washes of perm rose maybe one of cobalt in the center followed by a few more of perm rose finish off by a few of raw sienna and add some glow with a little lemon yellow. I save lemon yellow and any cads until the last - they dont seem to play well with others. ;)
going to go back now and fix that horribly bright background using a fairlay rick mix of paynes grey, this is quite transparent so all those pretty colors you mimicked in your background will still show through. Now doesnt that just make all the difference.. use the same light wash to tone done the stem. this will fuzz it out and blend it into the background. Off to the stem- now this was poor planning on my part. i should have wet the stem when i dropped in the background just so that i wouldnt have had to crop so much off the bottom - oh well - thats how we learn ;) First start with a light wash of raw sienna, then using a very diluted mix of diox violet put in your shadows the mixes of raw sienna and cobalt, maybe a little hunter green deep -- its all up to you. How bout mixing it up a bit and dropping in a little orange. Looking closely at the petals you will see there is hints of sap green in some of the petals and about 10 layers of color.

This is the big bad scary part to me - the darkest deepest part of this painting.. So i wet the entire area and just drop in the same colors i have used in the painting. hunter green deep (against the purples in the flowers) perm rose against what will be the the green stem... see where im going with this ;) You may be saying WOW tha is one bright background **but wait that will be rectified later on :)
Still bouncing all over adjusting values with thin transparent layers of color. making sure once again to have this dry between layers.
Getting a little lost on the values so I am going to pop in some real dark darks, I use a mix of cad red, deep hunter green, and diox violet, i only apply to the back wing, because in subsequent layers this will blur out giving the appearance of being behind the other wing.
I tend to bounce around alot establishing lights against darks, tones, and hues. I tend to paint a lot more tighter then most. Thinking in shapes and shadows rather then what i am actually painitng. The colors for the butterfly are raw sienna, indian yellow, yellow ochre, raw umber, burnt sienna perm rose and cobalt blue. Work slowly, in thin layers, step back go for a coffee, dont touch until dry. :)
Now that that is out of the way we can start painting. For the flower i am using perm rose, diox violet, cobalt blue, sap green, cad red. Start with any petal you choose, wet, STOP wait for the shine to almost disappear and start dropping in a fairly juicy mix of perm rose and diox violet just one the edges - if you look closely you will see the left hand back petals are more violet on one side and more rosier on the other.
First I would like to thank Miss Mouse of The wetcanvas ril for supplying such a beautiful image to work with. Lets start with the line drawing - i do cheat now that my husband bought me a projector. ;) but use any method you like to get to this stage. Make sure you pay close attention to where the shadows fall and where your brightest highlights are.
Hi everyone,
I would like to share this Paint-along to show the progression on how i got to the finished piece

Golden Wings
10" * 14"
Watercolor on 140 lb Rag
For Sale $200 USD
Matted and mounted

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Acrylic Gallery

Out to Pasture 8*10 Acrylic on Wrapped Canvas ** For Sale **

Water Garden 9*12 Acrylic on Canvas Board ** For Sale** $180.00 CAD