Showing posts with label watercolor. Show all posts
Showing posts with label watercolor. Show all posts

Monday, September 25, 2017

Cultural Aura - Mixed Media painting over Acrylic Pour


8*10 wrapped canvas
Acrylic pouring is an exciting, unpredictable painting technique that doesn't involve brushes and can provide you with finished paintings or interesting backgrounds for additional techniques such as this one. Here is another revamped failed pour painting that after the addition of ink and watercolor it transformed it into something spectacular.hair and weathered face of this individuals. I also tried really hard not to cover all of the beautiful background instead using the texture to my advantage. I LOVE this painting, it has everything I look for in a self-critic of my work, contrast, color, spontaneity, interest, lost and found edges. I hope this inspires you to try something new.

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Monday, December 5, 2016

Mixed Media Rooster Gelli print painting

Cockadoodle Doo
5*8
Mixed media (Gelli print, acrylic, watercolor, oil pencil, ink, pastel)

Good morning sunshine! Rise and Shine!   

One of my more favorite Gelli paintings as I love everything chicken. Having a small flock is one of the reasons we moved out of  the city and into a community that is chicken friendly.
So to honor this funny little man I pulled a page from my paper journal and just went at it. One of the benefits of painting on either a toned or pattern background is that not only does the mid tone color of the underpainting works to tie the painting together, but the subtle texture in the print can add a certain je nais saia quoi, even of you only see specks of it here and there. You can see that interesting pattern come through in the area behind the waddle and in the eye area and it really lends itself to adding the texture without having to paint it. I love it!
As 2017 is the Chinese year of the rooster I plan on completing a set of these paintings to be sold in art card form so stay tuned.
I hope this inspire you to grab some supplies and play. If you enjoy these pieces just remember that sharing is caring.



Saturday, February 2, 2013

Parrot tangle

Happy Groundhog day. For those of you that don't know what the meaning of this day is. It is the mid point of winter. YEAH!!!! And to celebrate we bring the groundhog (an oversized gopher) out of his den (cage) to see if he sees his shadow. If he does it means 6 more weeks of winter and if he doesn't than spring is supose to come early. For this part of the country it is gaurenteed we will have 6 more weeks of winter and it has been a very long winter so far. lol  Finally we are getting some beautiful weather but as the snow disappears the brown lawn emerges. I am in desperate need of COLOR. :D  So I drew out a couple of Macaw parrot profiles and am working them up 2 different ways. This is the first one and he was done with a combination of  tangle patterns and brightly colored watercolors.  So much fun. Hope you enjoy.   

Thursday, January 31, 2013

The old lady in the window

I had a very productive day yesterday. The kiddo`s have been down sick so it has been very quiet the last few days. I finished up a few paintings that have been sitting in my `they are starting to fall apart, so i will put it away for a while box``. This one of the old lady in the window is one of those projects that really gets me out of my comfort zone of painting tight. It has elements that I love, the contrast of lights against darks and the imagery of what the woman is thinking about. It is a small piece measuring only 3.25 * 4 inch so my intention was not for detail but for impression. Hope you enjoy.
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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.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Blue crab mixed media painting

It has been a few months but I have finally got a few new items up for bid in my shop including this little guy. He measures 2.75 * 5.25 inch and is painted on 140lb Arches paper. Hope you enjoy.


Monday, December 17, 2012

Ink and watercolor mini portrait

This painting practically painted its self. I started off by doing a grey scale under painting with black ink and water pens. Then applied a few washes of color to bring her to life. The shading was already taken care of with ink washes.  Hope you enjoy. Merry Christmas everyone.

Friday, August 31, 2012

"Balance" Watercolor portrait aceo

Some of you have already sent your little ones off to school... we are doing the big count down to the first day of Kindergarden. YEAH!!! So while "B" is working on her school prep mom is sitting at her easle painting up a new aceo. This one features an african woman carrying her wares off to market. It measures 2.5 * 3.5 in watercolor on 140lb CP arches paper. Hope you enjoy.



Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Outcroppings and Old trees on Misty Lake ATC's

These are a few of the small paintings I have been working on this week. Outcroppings was done mixed media with an ink and watercolor wash
and old trees on misty lake is a traditional watercolor.
Hope you enjoy. :)


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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Little Boy Watercolor Portrait demo

One of my students have asked me to post the demo that I did for a workshop on portraits from last week. This is a 2 hour painting (including dry time) using a limited pallette of quin gold, aliz crimson, Ultramarine blue, Burnt Sienna and Burnt Umber.  Stage 1: Mask out any highlights or if you are really confident you can paint around them. Due to the small size of this little man I masked.
Stage 2 Sunshine : Wet your paper into the hairline, background, even the whites of the eyes. Wait until the sheen is gone from the paper and start dropping in your mid mix of quin gold. I love this color for 2 reasons. 1 it lifts easy, which comes in handy when laying down your road map  and 2 it adds your sunshine.   DRY
Stage 3 I added a little BS and BU just to place a few darks in the eyes and hair. DRY Then mix up a light mix of aliz crimson. This is a high power, staining color and should be used with care. It is way easier to add color then to take it away. Wet his little face again and start adding your turning points, this would be around the outside of the face, the side of the nose... the warm shadows on the facial planes.  If you are finding that your paper is starting to get to dry, STOP, walk away and let it dry. If you overwork the skin will start to get streaky, and on a child that looks pretty garish. :0 You can always glaze in more color later

Stage 4: I added some more darks to the eyes. I also went back in and strengthened the red/oranges a little.

Stage 5: This stage was done in 2 parts. The background was first wet and a little of the blue color was dropped in. The light is coming in from the viewers left and there is a bright hightlight on the side of the face and top of head. So by adding the darker value around that area it will help to pop it later. DRY  I also went in and started adding a few darks to his jacket. I am working a little more of a wet on dry at this point, as I need to control how far the paint moves.  Some shadow colors were around his eyes, chin, right side of his face, dont forget the little divot under his nose and a little shadow under his nose to make it pop out a bit. DRY  He is really starting to look human now.



Stage 6: Final adjustments were made to his face before adding just a simple hairline and a hint of clothing. Hope you enjoy.  
Untitled portrait
4.5 * 4.5 inch
watercolor on 140lb Arches

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Patrice


5 * 5.75 inch
Watercolor on 140lb Arches
Don’t you feel that sometimes life just seems to get away from you.  This new painting has been a long time coming, her name is Patrise and she runs a craft market on the San Salvador Island. I hope to get back into the swing of things after I can reign this recent chaos back in.
Hope you enjoy

Monday, March 5, 2012

Tibetan Child


It is snowy and blustery and generally gross outside so I thought I would get this weeks painting polished up and posted. This handsome tibetan child is featured in his traditional garb which adds a huge pop of color to an otherwise dull painting. He measures 4.5 * 5.5 inch and painted on 140lb CP arches. Hope you enjoy. :)

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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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Friday, January 20, 2012

Rosie limited palette watercolor portrait

This is from my little bin of "it is starting to fall apart, so I will put it away for a later day." LOL I dont put alot of pieces in the big round "bin" because my husband just rescues them for his stash anyways. HAHAHAHA This is another watercolor portrait of a child using a limited color palette for her skin tones and just bumping up the color in the hair.
Anyways here is this weeks project "Rosie"

2.5 * 3.5 inch
watercolor on 140lb CP Arches


Have a Happy Day :)

Monday, January 16, 2012

I apologize for my absence

Ive been gone forever it feels like. Around Halloween I started feeling a little run down and didnt really thing about it - I have kids, lol. And over the past 3 years I have lost close to 60lbs, once again didnt think anything of it, isnt that what we all want. lol But at Christmas it got to the point that I thought I should go see a doc. Which has now resulted in being booked in for 2 surgeries in the next few months. Not cool! But at least I know it is not all in my head. So if I am away for longer burst in the next few months, please bare with me. I will be back. :)
Needless to say I havent been doing alot of anything but resting. But in the few good hours that I have had in the last few weeks, I did whip up this precious little babe.
2.5 * 3.5 ACEO
Watercolor on 140lb CP Arches

Happy Creating
Tammy

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Watercolor Pour Pit Bull

I needed something that gave me a break from all the Christmas chaos so i threw some paint and this is what i came up with.

He is 4.5 * 4.5 inch on 140lb CP
SOLD
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Joyous New Year. Hope you enjoy.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Girl in White - Watercolor Portrait Mini Demo



Hope everyone is having a good week. I just got this one completed this morning and couldnt wait to share it.
ATC 2.5 * 3.5 inch
Watercolor on 140lb CP Arches
Hope you enjoy
SOLD

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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Monday, November 28, 2011

Girl In Red - Watercolor ACEO

This weeks new release. This is portrait # 8 from my children from around the world series.

Artist Trading Card 2.5 * 3.5 inch Watercolor on 140lb CP
SOLD