Saturday, June 30, 2012

The Owl and the Pussycat

This was a favorite mini sketch I created



This was a background I created in my sketchbook that I loved!

I photocopied the sketch, glued it to the background and continued painting until I created this.


How cute is that! And so fun to create!



Friday, June 22, 2012

A Trip to the Zoo

A couple of weeks ago my family and I went to The North Carolina Zoo. The kids had never been to a zoo before. It was a lot of fun seeing the animals through their eyes. I managed a few decent shots with my Canon T2i and zoom lens. A lot of the animals showed me their butts though. I think they discuss it when the humans aren't around. "If you see a human put an electronic thingy up near their face, turn around! It really irritates them!"




The T-Rex was the easiest to photograph. He was also my kids favorite part!

The Carousel was also a favorite of the trip. My Hubby, Evan and Caitlyn enjoying the ride.


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Another Painting Finished!

Under The Sea

Here is how it transformed.

I blew up a sketch from my sketchbook to get an idea of where I wanted the mermaid to be. My background is paint and bleeding art tissue in mostly reds and oranges.

Then I sketched her in using a Stabilio Marks All pencil. They are water soluble and it looks very cool when wet. The problem is you can't get it wet again. It'll smear. So, I use fluid matte medium instead of water. It gives me the same look and it seals it in.

Her face is coming together.

I used bleeding art tissue for her tail and added details with a medium nib Pitt Pen. Then I used layers of transparent inks and paints to create the sea. I painted the negative space to expose my original background though the seaweeds and seahorses.

The final painting. I think I used every art supply I own. Liquitex paint and inks, bleeding art tissue, Caran Dache Neocolor II Crayons, some pastels and Pitt Pens. This painting is for my daughter. I hope to sell prints of it in the not so distant future.


Saturday, June 2, 2012

Butterfly Fairy

This one is finished. You can see the work in progress in this previous post.

She was painted on an 8x8 gessobord. I used acrylic paints, neocolor II crayons, inks and markers. I love how my painting style is coming together. I'm having loads of fun too! My head is always churning with ideas. A self paced version of Paint Your Story is available now. Check it out and see how fun it is to channel your inner 7 year old!