Tag Archives: painting

Letter “F” Is For…

Fabulous food, fun and flamingos!

find Jenna’s blog at The Painted Apron so FUNtastic! 🙂

I completed this still life recently:

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And it reminded me of the colors in Jenna’s Fearless Friday, Flaming Flamingo… it does have a fiesta feel don’t you think?

I want to try creating a still life painting with Jenna’s Tablescape, Spring at the Farm.  Perhaps a French hen would be a funky addition!  😉

I also enjoy Jenna’s recipes like this one, A Rainbow Salad… It looks fresh, flavorful and color-filled! 

I hope you will join me in following Jenna’s blog for more fabulous fun!

Cheers! 🙂

A Doodled Poodle Noodle

I finished the collage I started earlier this week, that you can find more about here, A Recipe for PLAY

Below are my progress photos:

She turned out a bit wild:

So I decided she needed a Limerick to tell her story:

There once was a girl who doodled,

Whose hair was curly like a poodle,

She dyed it pink,

Which made me think…

She may not have been using her noodle!

Happy Friday!

Cheers! 🙂

Watercolor Doodles

Lately, I have been inspired by Sharon, Make Art Magic Happens who has been creating some wonderful patterns in watercolor…

To create my colorful doodle in watercolor and watercolor pencils:

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Thank you, Sharon for your daily inspiration!! 🙂

If you aren’t familiar with Sharon’s art, I do hope you check out her blog!

Happy Friday!

Cheers! 🙂

What Did You Do?

What did you do this last weekend?

I got caught up on two online class videos on Saturday and started two pear paintings.  I used a limited palette in watercolors and found this to be a challenging exercise using only complementary colors…

My first one was using yellow and purple:

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And my second color PEAR-ing was orange and blue:

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I struggled getting the affect I wanted or maybe I was trying to hard to be PEAR-fect!

Does this ever happen to you?

After MANY layers, I decided to quit and eat my pear for a snack! Lol! 😉

I got caught up on some housework on Sunday and made a delicious Chicken Tortilla Soup in the crock pot.  Overall, I’d say I had a pretty great weekend.

How about you?

Cheers! 🙂

Bulldogs And Butterflies

Yesterday, I watched our local college basketball team from Spokane, Washington; Gonzaga win their first game at the NCAA championships in Phoenix, Arizona.

Gonzaga beat South Carolina in a close game, 77 to 73.  This is the first time that Gonzaga Bulldogs have made it into the Final 4 tournament so it was great fun cheering them on!

On Monday, they play against North Carolina for the championship!  Go Zags!!

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I haven’t painted a subject in watercolor in awhile so I decided to participate in the World Watercolor Group challenge and paint a butterfly – no fooling! 😉

I’m not totally happy with my results.  I added a little Irridescent Fine acrylics to add shine to the gossamer wings…

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Next, I tried to fix it a bit with color pencils and I’m not sure I like it much better!

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Some days you win and some you lose…

Are you a basketball fan?  Who is your favorite team?

Cheers!  🙂

Lions And Piglets And Bears, Oh My!

I am enjoying Carla Sonheim’s year long class where I get a short video to jump start my creativity each day.

I thought you might enjoy seeing what I’ve been doing.  🙂

Eyes-closed drawings of Lions, they are a ROAR to do:

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I used an Elegant Writer pen to draw my lions (eyes closed) and then watercolor to bleed my lines – eyes open of course!

This lion I did in the same technique except over a watercolor painted background:

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I think I draw better with my eyes closed!  Lol!  I used gesso on a paint brush to smear the lines and then added watercolor.  It looks like fabric to me.

This last lion, I painted gesso on black paper.  While the gesso was still wet, I drew my lion’s face into it (eyes closed).  I then added the body with gesso (eyes open), rubbed on pan pastels and added some gold gel pen.  It glows!

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And yesterday was “Winnie the Pooh,” day.  It was fun to focus on shape and form with a watercolor brush to paint Piglet and Pooh Bear and the other adorable story characters:

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After I painted my shapes by looking at photos, I cut them out and glued them to my page that  I previously painted with watercolors and a light coating of gesso.

I hope you give these creative exercises a try, they are so FUN to do!!

Cheers! 🙂

Creating Art Is Like…

Creating art is like…  How would you complete this sentence?

Yesterday, I was working on day #5 for 365 online class with Carla Sonheim and came up with this quote for my journal:

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My background looked a little like peeling paint to me so it was my inspiration.

I added a paint sample card around the number 5 just for fun.  And can you find the bee?

Wishing you a creative day full of beauty!

Cheers!  🙂

An Unusual Pair

I found this Persimmon at the grocery store last week and I have been wanting to paint it.  I haven’t tasted it yet but I’ve read it tastes a little like a mango.

I decided to paint it in watercolor with this blushing pear.  They do make an unusual pair don’t you think?

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I added a few watercolor pencils to finish it.

Wishing you a happy day!  🙂

Blushing Blueberries

Blushing blueberries…

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Autumn leaves splendor beauty…

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Painting warm colors.

Wishing you a HAPPY day, friends!  🙂

Bright And Bold

I started two flower paintings on canvas yesterday.  I thought you might enjoy seeing the beginning stages.

I enjoyed adding texture to my first layer using a natural sea sponge.  After the first layer dried, I drew a quick sketch in pencil and then painted around my shapes.

Here is the first one:

And my bright and bold second one:

I didn’t have to work yesterday so I painted most of the day.  It was AWESOME!!  A great thing to do on a rainy day.  I look forward to having more time to finish them this weekend.

Have a Fabulous Friday!!

Cheers!  🙂