Wednesday, June 10, 2020

France


This is a painting/sketch from my France trip last year. My sister and I went for 2 weeks. One week was a watercolor art journaling workshop and the other week we were on our own.  This sketch is one of my favorite places in Provence. Its is in Vence, the old town. 

Monday, May 4, 2020

I tried to paint rust. I think the background overwhelmed the lock. Next time it's one or the other.
But I tried! I will repaint this. 

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Digital painting on my ipad

This was fun to paint. I used Procreate on my iPad. First I did the chair using a ref photo from Pinterest. Then I added the stones, using 1-point perspective.  Then I added a texture for the back wall but it was too plain, so I added the faded letters. I was going for that old vintage painted ads that were once popular.   There is so much to explore with Procreate. A simple program with so much going on...exactly how I describe baseball, a simple game with so much going on!

happy painting.   I miss baseball. And eating out in restaurants, and having friends over, and walking the boardwalk and the beach. This too shall pass... 

Friday, March 6, 2020

pretty spring card

This is a combo of my painting and a few stamps. I love the result. The design I found on the Penny Black company blog. So pretty!  I first created this in my art journal and then decided to make a second one as a card.

I used Distress inks for the background. The rest is watercolor and stamping.

Happy painting!

Monday, February 17, 2020

Taking a break

My cup is empty and I need a break. So I will sign off for now and hope to see you in the near future.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Precreate digital oil painting

I love oil painting but I don't love the mess. Sooo....what to do....paint digitally in Procreate with oil brushes. It is not exactly like the real deal, but it scratches that itch I get to paint. 

Happy painting!

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Holly wreath for Chirstmas

Holly
watercolor on paper in my art journal
I painted this little piece in my art journal. Then I scanned it into my computer and then brought it into Procreate on my iPad. Using Procreate, I then made a wreath.

How cool is that? I drew the bow in Procreate as well. What a great program this is! It's only available on the iPad/iPadpro platform. And for $9.99, it's a real bargain. It does so much.