Monday, May 18, 2015

Cups, Cups, & More Cups

 I have a collection of things (lots and lots of things) I have purchased from various places like Goodwill. I use these things to make still life compositions for drawing/painting. In this collection are about 10-12 cups. No rhyme or reason as to why I bought them. If they caught my eye, I bought them. A couple of years ago, I painted two of my cups for a group show for Bakersfield Art Association. It was to be hung in a coffee shop so cups of coffee were prevalent. I decided I want to hang this piece in my kitchen. I decided I want four small "cup" pieces to hang with the first one. Here is the original "Coffee With Cream" with the four new pieces. The original piece is probably 12x16 inches. The new ones are 5x7 inches. I'm not sure if they will be framed as 5x7 or 8x10.

Friday, May 08, 2015

Private ATC Trade

My friend T and I are doing a private trade.  For April it was "Something From a Farm" and for May, "Flowers".  I used a photo from the   WDE on Wetcanvas for the lamb and a photo posted to Wetcanvas by T for the Black-Eyed Cone Flower.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Scavenger Hunt #401

 1 off the wall - mini dog cross stitch picture that was hanging on the wall
2 energy - battery
3 fluffy - duck
4 black and white - cow salt shaker
5 part of a shoe - my husband's bronzed baby shoe
6 well used - green colored pencil
7 knot - knotted string
8 bell - red and white bell
9 shoestring - black shoestring hanging on the duck
10 magnet - with cow on it
11 something used to do a repair - eraser on top of the battery
12 a beginning and an end - book

Watercolor, colored pencils, and pen in a 9x12 inch visual journal by Strathmore.

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Every Day in April

I'm doing an April Challenge of doing a piece of art every day of April.  I'm posting them in an album on my Facebook page.  There is usually one in May and I will be doing that one too.

This one is Day 9 - something from my yard.  Geraniums.  I have lots of them and they bloom all year where I live.  Watercolors, colored pencils, and pen in Visual Journal Watercolor Sketchbook.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Landscapes for the Postcard Trade on Wetcanvas

There is a new trade on Wetcanvas called "Wish You Were Here".  Postcard sized pieces of original artwork done showing landscapes around the area where you live.  I did a few from my yard and the rest were from photos I have taken when my plein air group goes out. 

The first one is from a trip we made to the mountains which is about 45 minutes from my house.  These mail boxes are about half way there.

The second one is from a cattle ranch in those same mountains.  My friends Ron and Shari lived and worked on this ranch and my art group was able to go there for a painting session twice.  No more trips there tho as my friends retired and moved.

The third one is a metal sculpture of some Mexican musicians from a statuary place called Majestic Palms.  They have some larger trees, lots of pots, metal sculpture, and statues.  And a koi pond with a small bridge going across the pond.  Many, many, many huge koi fish in the pond. 

These are all 4x6 inches on watercolor paper with watercolors, colored pencils, and pens.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Cat #21.

Here is cat #21.  From a photo by Daiseyree from Wetcanvas.  I love this pose and really enjoyed doing this one.  I did change the colors from the original photo.  Watercolors, colored pencils, and pen.  About 3 x 5 inches.

Cat #20

 This is my cat #20.  Graphite and a touch of colored pencil and pen.  It's about 3x5 inches on watercolor paper.  Photo is by Veterinarian Andy Mathes from Facebook and used with his permission.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

30 Cats Day 9

Here is Cat for Day 9.  I'm behind but will catch up.  Graphite on this one.  Photo by MelWilemon from Wetcanvas RIL.