Thursday, March 19, 2015

This makes me happy!!

I love these colors- I guess if HAPPY had a color, to me, it would be this!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

This was from Catherine Cote on Donna Downey's Artist Gang Tuesday video

Such a beautiful painting!
I have just signed up for Permission To Play class with Mindy Lacefield Click the class title to be taken over to her blog. She's giving away one spot in the class!! I cannot wait to take a class with Mindy! It's been on my wishlist for a very long time now... so Yayyyyyy I am gonna PLAY!!!!!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Very cool Inspiration Wednesday journal page from Donna Downey

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Lifebook 2015!

So I jumped in and signed up for Tam's Lifebook 2015!!     You can click the link    ( here )and go to Tamara Laporte's Ning site and check it out...
 Also decided to take her Summer Girls class as part of my sign up package. These are my first two paintings and I'm very happy with the results!

Along with LifeBook 2015  you could choose and extra, add on class of Tam's so I chose Summer Girls.
She is a mixed media gal on 12X12 Watercolor paper. I used Neocolors, gesso, and acrylic paint.

This is lesson was called Beacon Of Light from week one of LifeBook 2015.
She is painted on 12X12 Watercolor paper.
I Used Neocolors along with Acrylic paint, Gesso, Stamping, Pencil, Paint Pen, and a little bit of glitter.
 My hope is to let my Light shine brightly so others can see God through me-
not to glorify me or what I can do- but to glorify God and show ALL things are possible with HIM.

Some other things I've been keeping busy with.... 

Santa Claus... I LOVE Christmas and recently discovered I can draw a little bit. So I've been looking for Santa Pictures to draw from. He's Number 3. Pencil, tissue, and a kneaded eraser.

This is my daddy. We lost him going on 14 years ago. I miss him so very much! I wondered if I could draw him from a photo and get close enough to tell who it was. After a lot of prayers and hours spent pencil in hand I did it. I was blown away with the results... He is the first one I've ever done! I was surprised how it turned out. It goes to show God listens to even the smallest of prayers.
I used pencil, tissue and kneaded eraser for this one also. My pencil is just a cheap .007 lead mechanical pencil from Walmart...nothing fancy at all.

Off to do the next lesson from LB'15

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Thursday, December 4, 2014

From a sketch to a canvas board

I copied my drawing on my inkjet printer and covered just the drawing with transfer medium (Gel Medium works just fine too). Lay it glue side down on the canvas, burnish it. Let it dry, then lightly spritz the paper with water and start rolling the paper away. Be careful because too much rolling and you will roll your image away. When I had all the paper wiped away I used Crayon de Ache watercolor crayons mixed with a bit of gesso to color him. His cap is just plain acrylic paint. The fuzz on the cap, eyebrows, beard and mustache are joint compound mixed with white paint. Love that stuff for texture!! The background is scrapbook papers collaged on with some joint compound smeared messily here and there - I used a stencil to get the pattern. Full of great texture!! He's not finished just yet but close. I plan to add greenery and pine cone die cuts, and a title. This is done on a 9X12 canvas board.

Santa Claus is coming to town!!

Santa and the process of getting him in my journal. I love drawing!! Taking a stark white, blank page and a pencil and turning it into a picture is amazing! My abilities though, I owe all to God. I cannot do this without Him. He let's me, He helps me to do what I love so very much and that's even more amazing! Feeling so blessed :-)

Friday, October 3, 2014

October is one of my favorites!

This is a 6x6 canvas made 100% with Faber-Castel Gelatos. I LOVE these!! Easy to apply, contain themselves nicely and great cleanup! What more could a girl want??
I started with yellow, then orange, and then added red (just rubbed them right on the canvas) I added just a tiny bit of water and rubbed with my fingers and blended the colors into one another as I went up into the "sky".
At the bottom I added black, just like above- rubbed it all over the bottom half and added some gray and brown in the areas I wanted little dips in the earth to be (like sunken graves- skeeeeery)
Next I drew a big old tree using the gray Gelato. I added black here and there to give it that old tree look. For the branches I dipped my wet brush into black Gelato that I had rubbed on my mat. I painted black limbs and scary looking "arm-like" branches using black and gray and highlights of white. The crow is painted with black (looks more like a duck in my opinion!)
Lastly, I lightly drew the shape of the old house with black Gelato (leaving tiny spaces for the windows- to be peeked out of!) Color those tiny windows in?? NO! The sky background shows through in the right place so it looks like it's all lit up! (Cookin up somethin creeeeepy in there!!!??) Add some touches of gray and white to the house to give it a look of old wood. And if you look close - you can see the little lady of the house standing on the porch... She's the good witch though- nothing too scary for me!