Friday, December 31, 2010

Got Canvas?

Received a bunch of canvas' for Christmas, so here's the 1st one I used. Did some gel med. transfers, I really like how they turned out.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Paint Crazy

Just having fun painting. These were too big to scan so I took pictures.

Saturday, December 04, 2010

It's That Time of Year Again

The holidays are upon us, store windows are decorated, Christmas lights are blinking. Well this morning at 6:00a.m.,while I made coffee, I turned the TV on to find "A Christmas Carol" on the tube, the 1938 version. I love Dickens, especially A Christmas Carol. Every year I think I must watch at least 4 versions, some twice. Ever since I was a kid, I loved this story. When I was young we would go to my aunts house for Christmas eve and every year they would play A Christmas Carol on Christmas eve, I wouldn't leave until I saw the ghost of Christmas past, I thought of her as an angel. I was just mesmerized by her glow.

Some of my favorite movies at this time of year are:

A Christmas Carol, several versions
The Bishops Wife
Great Expectations

What are your favorite Christmas time movies?

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I love Photoshop!

Another color job in Photoshop.

I love Photoshop!

Playing around with Photoshop. I kind of like this.

Practice, Practice, Practice!!

These are the ones I used Photoshop to change a bit.

Practice, Practice, Practice!!

Between B'day celebrations and Thanksgiving I've took time to practice my faces. I used chalks, watercolors, acrylics and graphite. I played with Photoshop to change some line colors on some sketches

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Practice, Practice, Practice!!

This is a 5x7 piece of watercolor paper that I had attempted to rubber stamp on, but it didn't work, so I gessoed it over and did a little whimsie and some rubber stamping and collage.

Practice, Practice, Practice!!

I really like whimsies, so when I sketched this one it just sort of went that way. Oh, well.

Fabulous Faces Week 1 Practice

This morning I watched the 1st video of Fabulous Faces, and this is the sketch I did while watching the video. The homework for this week is to create a front-faced portrait and play with lighting & different types of shading.

Fabulous Faces videos are from

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Art, Heart & Healing

Well, I finished week 4 of the Art, Heart & Healing course, so I'm sharing the angel I did for the last lesson. The course is free so please take a look, you will not regret it. The next step is to finish the christmas card for the swap, too many ideas, and I need to have it finished and in the mail by 12/15.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

Week 2 Art, Heart & Healing

This is my Empathy Monster for Week 3 of the Art, Heart & Healing online course. Take a look

Sunday, November 07, 2010

November Challenge - Van Gogh

This is my submission for the November challenge from I picked Van Gogh's Eugene Boch or The Poet.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Art, Heart & Healing

These two pieces are from week 2 of the Art, Heart & Healing online course I'm taking from

Saturday, October 30, 2010

He Thought He Could Fly

My on going practice making whimsies, and I do need practice.
The paper didn't hold up as well as I had hoped, even though it said it was for watercolor. Well Mixed Media/Watercolor. Maybe I need to let dry between layers. Oh well, live and learn. I used a rubber stamp on printed paper for the wings.

Friday, October 29, 2010

I called this one "Tick Tock", I used watercolor pencils and rubber stamps.

This one is watercolors pencils and I used a fabric flower for her hair.
I titled this one "My Time"

Thursday, October 28, 2010

I'm Free

Another Whimsie, watercolors, computer generated text, digital grass.

Her 3 passions were Bullfighting, the Loteria and Frida Kahlo

Another watercolor, working on ears and noses.
My first Whimsie. Watercolor with digital background. Still working on it and others, practice, practice.

She was a Frida fan

This is a practice drawing, I used watercolors and a rubber stamp. The paper was not quite suited for watercolor, but oh well.

It is my time

A big thank you to Tam and the Willowing and Artist Friends free Art, Heart and Healing online course. This is from the 1st lesson.