Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Digital painting on my iPad

Poppies and Blue Trees
Digital painting

So I've been painting on my iPad this week. LOVE digital painting!
My reference for this was found on Pinterest. I roamed around there until I found something to paint. What drew me to this was the blue trees. I added the misty layers (always have to make it my own). 

Happy painting!  

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

practice, practice

Sometimes when I don't know what to paint, I practice things- like blending, or glazing or washes. Whatever floats my boat at that moment. I also did this as part of an online get together that is part of a trip I am taking in February.

For the past few years I've gone to Disney during February to get out of the weather and attend the Arts Festival. The first year I went by myself and enjoyed it but thought there must be other like me- loves to paint and love Disney. And I found my tribe at Art Journaling the Magic with Tangie Baxter. She has retreats where we all meet up in Disney and paint the days away together. I met some great ladies last year and I am returning this year. Looking forward to my time in Disney again.

I was given a wonderful art journal made from a Disney Golden Book and I am finishing it up before the next retreat when I will get a new journal.

Happy painting!

Monday, September 23, 2019

France art journal paintung

Roussillon, France
Watercolor journal 
9" x 12"
I visited Roussillon while in France this past May. It is an amazing place where natural ochre is mined. The colors of the mountains are bright yellow to dark rust. Simply beautiful. When the sun hits them, they absolutely glow! It is hard to sense how large this mountain really is. 

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Not much painting these days

My muse comes and goes with the seasons. I used to fight it and it would frustrate me. No more. So these days I have been doing crafting and not fine art. I love both. I know the fine art will cycle around again when it is ready to appear. In the meantime, have a look at my fun crafting. I do love paper crafting! 

This is the last thing I painted- not finished. I wanted to see if I could make the watermelon look "wet". I used gouache for this. I think I finished it but didn't take a picture. 

Happy Painting!

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Fantasy mixed media experiment

mixed media ocean fantasy

This was fun. I started adding paint here and there and the fantasy animals started to appear. I just went with whatever presented itself. It ended up being a scene from the ocean...a bit of made up sea creatures. I will use this as a card background for a greeting card at some point. I will add ocean themed embellishments.

Happy painting!

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Fantasy pencil drawing

waiting creatures of the night
Palomino Blackwing pencil in my sketchbook

I am on a fantasy kick. This drawing came straight out of my head (hmm...)

I started with the tree, just roaming around with my pencil. The crook of the neck of the tree behind it's face begged for a sitting fairy. I did her in jet black to make her the focal point. The dragon insisted on joining the party. He sort of crashed this small get together.  Not sure what is going on...waiting for something to happen...that is the thought I had as I drew it. The lights are lit and she is waiting for the gathering to commence. It's late at night and soon she will have company.

Friday, June 14, 2019

more experimental poppies

poppies in the field
in my art journal

There is a freedom in painting with not expectations, for sure. Although not my best, I am learning about the paint. I bought a new color and have been experimenting to learn how it works. It is Sennilier's French Vermilion- perfect color for poppies.  Side note- Sennilier paints are made with honey, so they remain juicy and wet longer. Those French are onto something...