Showing posts with label watercolour. Show all posts
Showing posts with label watercolour. Show all posts

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, 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

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

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

Thursday, November 24, 2011

ACEO Girl in Braids - Watercolor portrait painting

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American Friends and Family!
Im a little disapointed in myself. While I was trimming this piece the blade slipped and now it is a touch smaller than an aceo. So now she measures 2.25 * 3.5 inch  watercolor on 140lb CP arches SOLD
Hope you enjoy

Monday, November 21, 2011

Shy Mexican Girl - Watercolor ACEO portrait

She is part of my children from around the world portrait collection. 2.5 * 3.5 inch was painted using artist grade watercolors on 140lb CP Arches paper.
Hope you enjoy

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Watercolor portrait tutorial - Girl in Pink

Wow it has been a long time since I have done one of these little tutorials/ paint alongs. Yesterday I thought I would paint up a little girl. I had no real person in mind, I just started with a basic line drawing getting her perspectives down and picking out my pallett of hmmm.... lets see... quin gold, perm red and cobalt blue, opera and i will toss a little burnt umber in at the end.
Lets start by wetting her face and dropping in some color to get a base of where we want to go with this. At this point I will be working with only my yellow and red remember to work around your lights.

Still working wet in wet and building up light layers of my yellow and reds all the time thinking about where the sun will hit her face. You will see I added just a dab of burnt umber to place the eyes. Dont forget to leave the highlights.

Continue building up your layers of sunshine, but now it is time to start thinking about how and where your facial structures recede. The eye sockets and sides of the nose the dip under her bottom lip the hollows of the cheeks and dont forget her temples. We can start adding our shadows into her layers. Work light!!! You can always add paint but it is Really hard to take it away.  

I wanted to get in my darks at this point, so I had to first pop in some background of perm red and cobalt. This will not be the final layer I juts needed something for her hair to sit on.  
Mix up some powerful mixes of Yellow, Red, Blue and Umber. She is backlit so remember to leave a couple wispy lights around her head working in some sunshine and then into your red and blues for your really darks. The umber I used is just enough to tone down a few areas but not enough to give an overall color. Remember if your values are correct it doesnt matter what colors you use. You will have to go back in at this point to make some final tweeks, but at this point Im going to call her done.
2.5 * 3.5 inch
Hope you enjoyed this mini demo

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tree Frog - ACEO

Well after a month of continous visitors I am hoping things will start to clam down around here and I can get back to some serious work. :) This is a little tree frog ACEO I managed to fit in this week. He measures 2.5 * 3.5 in and is created using watercolor on 140lb CP Arches paper. Hope you enjoy.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Mountain Bluebird Watercolor ACEO

Good morning everyone. I dont know about you but I am really feeling the Christmas - yes i said it :0- crunch. There just doesnt seem to be enough time in the day to get everything acomplished. We just got the Halloween decorations down and now we are pulling the Christmas boxes. The last of our visitors will be arriving tomorrow and the I am hoping it will calm down after that till Christmas, I am getting a little burnt out. :) I have a few things on the go right now. I am almost done my prim angel, should have her up later today and trying to clean up some 1/2 done little aceo's I have piling up in my work corner. :)
This is the latest
2.5 * 3.5 inch
Watercolor on 140lb Arches CP
Have a very Happy Day!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Giraffe ACEO

A cute little alla prima Giraffe I just finished up. He measures 2.5 * 3.5inch and is painted on 140lb Arches CP. Hope you are having a great weekend.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Namibian Girl - Artist Trading Card

How can you tell when the Holiday season has started??? By the amount of guests in your home. ;) LOL Another set has gone and just enough time to get sheets washed and put back on before the next set of guests arrive. I think I will need to fit in a NAP sometime in there. This is one I finished at 4am but have been waiting for the snow to clear before I could get a good picture. It is an ACEO 2.5 * 3.5 inch watercolor on 140lb CP paper. Hope you enjoy. 

Sunday, October 30, 2011

2 Tangled Pears Zentangle with watercolor washes

My DH doesn't like it when I throw out any paintings, so when he took out the recycling the other day he came back into the house with 3 that I didn't think were really up to par. He asked me if I could tangle up these paintings. ** actually it was more of doodle wiggling his finger - saying can you do that to that. ;) ** LOL So this is what I can up with. It is WAY better than the original painting. :)
Hope you enjoy

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Gold and Turquoise Watercolor Lizard Painting- ACEO

2.5 * 3.5 inch
watercolor on 140lb CP Arches SOLD
My kitchen table is been taken over with pre-school books, so ive had to resort to changing my artistic expression from medium/large sized works to whatever fits into the palm of my hand and can be moved quickly. LOL I dont mind because my 4 year old has been writing, spelling and sounding out words and starting to catch on to column adding. :) My 2.5 year old is a parrot so anything that we are working on that day is being picked up by X as well. I LOVE IT!  So with that said this is my latest little creature card ive been able to fit in. Hope you enjoy.

Friday, October 14, 2011

2 Pigeon ACEO's

Pigeon #1
2.5 * 3.5 inch
watercolor on 140lb arches paper

Pigeon #2
2.5 * 3.5 in
watercolor on 140lb CP arches paper
SOLD  Good morning everyone. :) A beautiful fall day has started and what better way to greet it then with a couple of lovely bird paintings. :)
Hope you have a Happy Day

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Swaddled Baby - ACEO

Good morning everyone.
A new little art card i just finished up. I just love little chunky babies - yes I am a cheek pincher ;) lol so when i saw this little man I couldn't resist.
Hope you enjoy

Monday, October 3, 2011

2 new aceo's finished over the weekend

Avail for purchase

I bought some new paints last week and just couldnt wait to try them out.  Quin Gold *** Love this color and cant beleive that I have been living without this color for so long. :) and the other is Lapis Lazuli, the verdict is still out on this color. Although it does lend itself nicely to stone but still trying to come up with another use for this oddity.  These are 2 of the watercolors I fininished up this weekend. They are both ATC's measuring 2.5 * 3.5 inch and are painted on 140lb CP arches paper.
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.

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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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Brown Hair Woman - ATC

I heard the most thought provoking thing this week when it came to painting portraits. "Every skin tone is made up of the 3 primaries - yellow, red and blue. The only thing that makes us differant is the amount of water used.: I wish I can remember where I heard it, because it has so much truth to it. When i paint people, I use variations of the just the 3 primaries This is the latest in my portrait trading card series and was created using raw sienna, rose madder and cobalt blue. I love her little smirk, it adds a little something to an otherwise dull portrait. Hope you enjoy.
2.5 * 3.5 inch format
watercolor on 140lb CP
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Friday, August 26, 2011

Renaissance Boy in Blue Hat - Watercolor ACEO

I must really like little boy's in blue as this is the second painting this week I have done with the same color pallette. :) I really love the renaissance feel to this painting, which I seem to be doing a lot of lately. Other examples can be found here and here

Boy in Blue Hat ****Artist Trading Card***
2.5 * 3.5 inch
Watercolor on 140lb CP paper
Hope you enjoy