Sunday, December 30, 2012

The Month of January

I signed up to do a painting a day for all of January. I have my painting area all cleaned up and ready to go. I made a list of possible painting subjects...If you would like to join.. I am taking a 3 day workshop with Leslie in January...that will help in making sure I get my paintings

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Progression of an Art Journal Page

I started with a drawing on regular paper, I mod podged it on and used acrylics, pens, neo color crayons. I was fun to do something so different.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Journal Book Cover

I had a few days into my art studio (which is just a corner of my bedroom) I started cleaning and organizing...trying to get acrylic paints in one area, oil paints in another, colored pencils, neo crayons, paper goods, sewing goodies. We have a long closet, so one bookcase is mine for crafts. The cleaning didn't last long, As soon as I could see my desk top...I started working on the cover of my art journal that I have been working in for months. Its an old 1940's book and falling apart. lots of mod podge to hold it together.
Now I'm ready for the new year, taking new classes, lots of learning ahead!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Quick Gift

Ack...I had one hour to whip something up...I had this piece of 2x4 primed...I cant say its my best work...but I only had an hour. whew, finished it off with spray glitter. Nest on one side, snowman on the other.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Watercolor Robin

My latest little watercolor charm

Cardinal in my Art Journal

I have been having so much fun in my mixed media art journal book. I made it from an old 1945 book.
I would have never thought of using yellow for a background until I saw what Junelle Jacobson did in the class I'm taking from her. Such fun.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Neocolor ll Snowmant

Keeping it simple. A few colors of Neo ll on a gessod book page

Monday, November 26, 2012

My Latest Artwork and Spoon Easel Charms

 Here is my latest installment in my art journal
I've also started making some of my little paintings
that I put under glass, solder then set them on my spoon easels
these are the front and backs of each charm

Friday, November 16, 2012

Today's Art Journal Page.

Sometimes I can get carried away and do to much...I added pen line work and the words...I should have just left it alone. This is what personal art journals are learn, practice, try new things. I love this art journal I am working in..this was on a gesso'd page, I didn't like how the watercolors didn't flow, so I used acrylics.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

A Day for Sketching

 Little tree sketches
 A little mailbox
Took a little trip up to our local mountains...
Now I need to start painting!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Newest Painting of my Pink Bird and Tea Cup

My latest little mixed media painting. 6 X6. just a little thing. I am adding it to my Etsy
I am linking up with
How Sweet the Sound
Romantic Home

Page from my Art Journal

Last night our power kept going on and off, so I sat in front of the fire and did this sketch of a little garage at Venice Beach. I used the Neo II crayons and water, they work great on gesso

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

A Gift and More Artwork

 I won this beautiful watercolor journal which is hand made by Lori, over at Elvie Studio, she is having a class on how to make her beautiful binding. The watercolor and lettering is just exquisite! See the darling tag she made just for me, that say Charming Designs, I will treasure this!  Thank you Lori!

I started gathering some of my artwork, I reworked some of these, adding extra embellishment and inking, My spoon ornaments need a little tweeking... As I add them to Etsy, I'll be showing them.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

My Art Work for Sale

Finally! I listed these items in my Etsy. I hope you take a look

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Wild and Crazy Creative Mess

I took the class project of "whats in my head" to the next I added Rock Candy Stickles to the brush handles, my colored eggs in the nest and the center of the daisy. I added punched out flowers. When finished I sprayed it with this not what is in my head!! A Creative Mess. I had such a good time and a good laugh at myself!
I am linking up with How Sweet the Sound...Pink Saturday

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Art Journal Page

This is my next page...the butterfly wings are waxed paper, scrapbook paper and linen fabric. Lots of texture. A touch of vintage fabric

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Art Journal

If you have never taken an online should consider Junelle's delightful class, this is my interpretation of my house, filled with ART. Tubes of paint, brushes everywhere, new palette knives, sketch pencil...all done out of paper, the tubes of paint for the roof are crumpled and bent, hard to see. Lots of texture. Mod best friend

Monday, October 29, 2012

Pair of Lemons

This is paper that has been coated with modeling paste, when it was completely dry I tried to watercolor on top, it kinda of beaded up, but when it was dry it was kinda neat looking, then I got out my oil pastels and gave it some depth. It was fun to try something new

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Friday Painting

Well, I took my oil painting class. I didn't get to do what I wanted to do. What I did find out...I want to take from the lady that owns the art studio...lots of flowers and vases. I'm not a big fan of a teacher that is more interested in painting on their own picture then helping...just saying

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Bird and Bowl Sketch

I'm taking an oil painting class tomorrow...just for the day. Its at Newport Beach, it suppose to be warm and sunny. I did this sketch last night, I'm thinking this may be what I paint. Now if I can decide if the are lemons or eggs, I may just end up with a bowl full of flowers.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Journal Sketch

Sketching in bed last night while listening to the "Voice"

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

My Art Journal Page

I started a new class today with Junelle Jacobson, it is in my mixed media book I made by gessoing pages together.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Daily Painting and Sketches

A few little sketches
Fun to try something new...Green!

Weekend Trip

 Have you seen the new show $24 in 24...well, he went here and made these stuffed potato balls, so I ordered one...ymmmmmm

 Then we went to Tori Spelling shop
 She has these chickens like the real one what has at home...sooo cute
 Then we came upon Melissa Joan Harts sweet shop, shes from "melissa and joey"" Sabrina the Teenage Witch"" Clarissa Explains it all "
 Next door this pizza place has won awards...delish!!
Stopped by a Cheese Place and when you opened the bathroom door, this guy was here to greet you...scared me for a second  Had a fun day in Studio City

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Whimsical Oil Painted Pumpkins

A few posts back I painted a large canvas for my fireplace mantel, I wanted to try one in oil in the 6x6 format. It was harder since I was working wet on wet, I just wanted to see if I could do it.

I didn't have time to put my pictures from yesterday in the computer, Stacey and I made a delightful trip yesterday, I'll share tonight or tomorrow for sure.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Pear by Palette Knife

What a mess! Is that what its suppose to look like??? All done with the small palette knife. It was fun.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Fruit Painting

 Funny story, I put some eggs in this ceramic berry dish, then I decided to make them lemons, now when I see them on the computer, they look like yellow eggs, thats what I get for not using real lemons, or better yet, I should have just painted   I am having so much fun!!
My online class with Junelle (yes and amen) starts next week, she is so full of ideas, I'm sure I can combine what I will learn and use it in my little paintings.
Took a trip to Dick Blicks yesterday, I signed up for a palette knife class in Jan, I need to relearn how to use them, tomorrow I'll post my pear I brushes.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Single Pink Rose

I had painted this in acrylic and didn't care for it, so last night I picked it up and added oil paints. I was going to paint the back ground with a mixed black...I accidentally picked up a touch of dirty white that was on my palette, so I just went with it. Now to figure out what to do with the blank right side, when it is dry I'm thinking of trying out stamping some script, we'll see. I wish I had taken a before picture. This is actually sketched from the many rose photos that I took this summer.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Fall Pumpkin Painting

 Here is my latest, I'm trying to get loose and messy. I'm so excited, I was blog hopping last evening and came across a Dana Cooper that teaches watercolor classes, its a little far away, but I want to go
for a day, maybe next Friday
 I'm also excited about this little guy...$15 with my 50 % off coupon at Aaron Brothers
of course the one I REALLY want is $200-$300 ouch.
 Here it is set up with my holder, I love the paint that is getting on my black canvas holder...makes me feel like I'm on my way to being a
 Here is the box of paints. I've had some of these for 20 years, I use pliers to get the caps off
 For now I'm using this 2 tiered caddy to hold the paints that I am using, not ideal, but good for now
 I wanted a jar with a bail on it, so I stopped off at an antique mall. I dont think this one is an old one, due to the price and the color is to intense, but it will serve its purpose.
 I dont know if you can see it here, but there are all kinds of white sparkles where the light is bouncing around...I'm starting to notice things like that. Now I want to make a space to set up still life's
Here's my pretty paper palette, I plan to get a piece of glass, but until I do, this works fine.
See you tomorrow with my next painting
and for those who have emailed me, as soon as they are dry, I will be listing them on my Etsy,
which is totally empty at the moment