Earlier this year I made a list of goals – I’ve done quite a few so far and yesterday, we gave ourselves an early anniversary present, which I also happened to put on my “what I want to do this year” list. We got a cat! and named him Tonks. I had an idea… Continue reading Tonks and Blue Shadows.
This morning I painted one of the little green monsters we got the guys at the office. It’s mostly inspired by this really cool green shirt one of them was wearing the other day, but the monster was more fun to paint, and was still green…..
Yesterday, while we were on our walk/hike I stopped and paused and started painting in my head – visualizing the image I was going to paint – and then did a really really rough 5 second sketch in my notebook and called it a day. This morning I created a 6×6 painting of what was… Continue reading Painting in my Head (#12)
Yesterday, I woke up feeling sort of bad and didn’t end up doing anything, so this morning (still sickish) I made two pieces. The first, for yesterday, I just drew in my notebook, and the second is inspired by a friend. 🙂 Hopefully we’ll all get over whatever we’re coming down with quickly.
I made another 6×6 inspired by two jokes from last night when we were hanging out. A fish named invoice, and one of the guys with a drink holder hat and a blue tooth headset on simultaneously…
I just did 3 more cards this morning, but I had fun. I did them on the desk in my room instead of the kitchen because I thought a change of scenery would be interesting.
Today I finished the last two art cards that I had previously marked out, and then decided to try another 6×6. On the art cards, I finished the two color idea using blue and yellow – I also, unintentionally used that (for the most part) on the 6×6.
Yesterday we were driving through Oregon and went from the mountains to the desert. I’ve never been to the desert so my reaction was a mix of “Wow!” and “how weird!” Lots of brown and relatively solitary trees. The sky was stunning even with the heavy rain. So I decided as we drove through that… Continue reading Watercolor on the West Coast #1
For Christmas I got a wonderful easel, new acrylic paints, and 5(!!!) 16×20 canvasses. When we got home yesterday – after Alex had his fill of playing with his nerf gun – I decided to try it out (love it!). I didn’t really have any thoughts on it, I was just sort of painting and… Continue reading Serenity
So today I painted my last canvass and as promised, spent a lot of time on detail and shades. I think it turned out beautifully – everything in the foreground has multiple shades and hues, some subtle, some obvious – topped off (actually I started off) with some pixie dust/sparkles just for fun.