Tag still life

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Fangirl

So, I recently brainstormed and thought: how cool would it be to make small acrylic paintings based on Harry Potter spells? Might have something to do with listening to the audio books everyday, but I thought it would be fun, so I started with Lumos (as that’s the one I’ve spent the most time working on in my head).

Note to self: add the wand first. I initially was going for something that looked slightly more like Hermione’s wand – with some curls and stuff, but that didn’t work out, and then I spent the rest of the time lightening it and adding swirls of ¬†light over it.
I also tried out my new watercolor paper – I have some things I need to paint to send to friends this month (and this is one of them), so the picture I’m posting is just a portion of the actual thing, but OMG I *love* the cold press paper that I got. Soooooo much smoother. I’m never going back!
I decided to recreate a design I’d already tried, but a little differently. Mostly because I used watercolor as opposed to acrylics and didn’t glue paper on top…of my paper. Can’t wait to play with it more /all I have to say.

Dictionary Leaves

I painted today. Experimented with my idea of using dictionary cutouts on canvas (mixed media!). It was tricky getting them to stay at first, but liberal amounts of glue-stick glue and acrylic paint seemed to help and gives the painting a really nice effect. I went with a simple still life piece and think it turned out pretty well.

I haven’t been able to log-on to WoW recently, as I’m sharing computer cords again, but hopefully I’ll get to do that soon. Also, now that the new iMacs are out, when we have enough saved, maybe we can get one of those…27 inches of gaming goodness.

Brushes and Art Cards

Yesterday, I finally got some brushes – a spotter and two rounds of varying sizes. I LOVE THEM.
Ran out of watercolor paper and the bookstore didn’t have what I needed in stock, so I made three ACEO’s while listening to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
 
face aceoI made a FACE without having to correct a ton of random lines from frayed or fraying brushes.
mushroom aceoA detailed mushroom with shades of blue…
simple flower aceoAnd a simple flower.

Watercolor on the West Coast #1

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 my first daily painting would just be my interpretation of the view.