Showing posts with label landscape. Show all posts
Showing posts with label landscape. Show all posts

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Beach house Mixed media

Working over a messy mixed media background I quickly drew in an image of a house on the cliff. Then proceeded to carve the image out and add a little brighter color to draw the eye in. This background was just muted enough as to not compete with the focal point instead it plays right into the weathered facade of the house. Perfect. I love it when a plan works out. Hope you enjoy.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

On the Cliffs - Painting over an acrylic poured background

I have been experimenting with a new technique of acrylic pouring with mixed results. This little 8*10 painting is one of these that didn't quite turn out the way I hoped, so when it dried instead of repouring I decided to use it as a background for another painting. There were not a lot of "pre-loaded images" to work within this pour -these are images that just appear -  so I had to rely on the colors in the background to choose colors the colors for the foreground. The muted blues/greys and texture reminded me of washed out plaster so running with that I emphasized the oranges, pinks, and greens. With all the visual interest the background you don't have to worry about covering all the underpainting, just enough develop your vision.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Mixed media landscape painting with Gelli printed paper background

This little landscape painting was created using gelli printed paper tiles as my background. This process serves as adding color and pattern to a blank canvas as well as adding some interesting texture.

4.5" * 7"
Acrylic painting covered with Gelli printed paper tiles on wrapped canvas

Hope you enjoy

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The old covered bridge

Well I am finally feeling better but now the kiddo's are sick. :( So while the babes are resting on the couch watching movies, I pulled out my paints and put together this little landscape of an old covered bridge.
4 * 5.25 inch watercolor on 140lb arches Hope you enjoy. Click Here to purchase!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Country House ACEO

I am a little behind in my posting. This is one of the pieces I completed for the Christmas commission I received and haven't got around to getting up here yet. This aceo (art card edition and originals) is of a country farm in the fall. It measures 2.5 * 3.5 inch and was created on 140lb CP arches using artist grade watercolors. Hope you enjoy.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Waterpen Sketches

Hi everyone,
What a long last 6 months. It has been pretty hectic around here with travels and family and I havent had alot of time to do anything as far as market pieces. So to get back in the swing of things I pulled out my pens and waterbrush and sketched a few 10min studies. The first 2 are done on watercolor paper and the dog was done in my moleskin. A few months ago I purchased a couple of sakura waterbrushes and when combined with both a watersoluable ink pen and a permenant ink pen most of the work for me. Hope you enjoy. :)

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

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

Saturday, September 3, 2011

The Road Inland - A Newfoundland inspired painting

I am always fascinated by the colorful houses of the east coast of Canada and thought I would share it with you. This is an ACEO Canadian maritime landscape trading card measuring 2.5 * 3.5 inch. Hope you enjoy.
watercolor on 140lb CP
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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Little Boy Blue - A day at grandma's house

This was my serious project for the week. My little boy blue checking out the tadpoles at grandma's. It was quite a chilld day and from his vantage point he could still see the little fishes and baby frogs and didnt mind just exploring this new world.:D
6 * 7 inch watercolor on 140lb CP paper
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

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

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

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Mountain Bluebird Acrylic Tutorial

I haven't posted a WIP is a long time so I thought I would stop by and show you this mountain bluebird painting I have been working on in between sewing projects. :) 9 * 12inch canvas board. Here are the first intial stages mostly just blocking in the large masses of color.
starting to define the shape a bit more on the leaves and feather pattern

Almost done! Went back in to reshape his head , eye and bottom breast a little. Added more shading under his body to tail feathers. I realized after photographing the last shot something was off - the lighting didnt match. So .... will be going back in today to try and give the tree more of a rounded shape by moving the shadows to the right side of the tree (hehehe oops... )and maybe pump up the highlights on some of the leaves. :)Till next time Happy Painting!
9 * 12 acrylic on canvas board
signed and dated on both front and back
Donated to Canadian Artists for the Poor

Saturday, January 8, 2011

mini landscapes

2.75 * 2.75 inch acrylic on stretched canvas SOLD
2.75 * 2.75 inch acrylic on stretched canvas SOLD
2.75 * 2.75 inch acrylic on stretched canvas. SOLD
These all come with their own mini easles for display purposes for a total measurement of 5 inches.
Sometimes I think I should have called myself "paint in my hair and kids at my feet" These last few weeks with the holidays and a constant stream of house guests that have been here WAY longer than expected due to flight cancellations have left me a little more then frazzled and in desperate need of a vacation. :) But I have been able to sneak away and get a few of these mini's completed. Now hopefully I can get a chance to complete my sketchbook in time. :O
Until next time

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

landscape note cards

I've been using up the scraps of watercolor paper that has been laying around my studio.. with Christmas coming up you never know what Santa is going to bring me. ;)They are all about 5 * 7 in size
Hope you enjoy

Thursday, November 18, 2010

The way's of life

Full Sheet 22 * 30 in Mixed Media acrylic over a watercolor underpainting on 140 lb CP
This is my first full sheet painting and it couldnt have been completed at a better time as I have just found out that my mentor/ teacher and friend has lost her battle with Cancer. I am hoping that she finds peace now. So I am dedicating this painting in her memory.