Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Pet Portraits by Jeanne

I have a new website for doing pet portraits. You can visit it here. The first 10 people to visit the site and email me the name of my cockatiel will receive one of my bookmarks. Please include your postal mailing address in the email.

Please let me know that you saw my visited my site from here.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Tennis Player

I did a watercolor painting of a tennis player for a young couple who were getting married. I know you think that is a weird wedding present. But I gave the bride a choice of subject, colors, size, etc and she didn't come up with anything.

At her bridal shower, I found out they were going to New York to watch the tennis open competitions on their honeymoon. and they got shirts with one tennis player's name on the front. So not knowing if the two names were two different players or one since I know nothing about tennis players, I Googled.

Here is the painting I did for them.

Monday, September 19, 2011


Here is Maizzie's man friend Zeb. Another ATC in mixed media of watercolor and colored pencil. Reference was a second figurine I got at Goodwill Store.

Sunday, September 18, 2011


I just finished this little ATC of Maizzie. I bought 2 figurines at the Goodwill store, a male and a female. Maizzie is done from the female. This may be used for the still life trade but I'm not sure yet.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

That Was Quick

Wetcanvas is back online. Yeah!!!!


It seems that Wetcanvas Forum is offline since last night. I can't log on and I know they were having some problems in several different areas.

The reference library was one. I'm not sure what that problem was. I am a guide on the New users area and I have not been able to post there for a couple months. And then there is the Project area. We have had problems posting new projects, can't upload our finished images, and for over a year now we can't post any information about our images. So hopefully they are fixing some of this.

I didn't see a bulletin stating they were going offline. I wish they would let us know by email or something. But hopefully it won't be forever.

Almost Bye-Bye September

I can't believe how fast this month is flying past. And like magic, Christmas is just over the horizon. It seems that only days ago it was January and I was teasing people that Christmas would be here before you know it. And here we are.

I have bought one Christmas present so far. No surprise who the recipient is. My Grandniece Kylie. So much fun to buy for a 2 year old. At this age they still like just about anything they get. the gift cards will start when she gets hooked on brand name items. I'll let her parents pay for those.

Kylie's dad was easy to buy for when he was small. He like me loved looking at office supply stuff. so I would just buy him a lot of stuff like that and wrap each separately. He didn't really care what was in the packages as long as there were a lot of them. I gave him a choice early on whether he wanted one big present or a lot of little ones. He chose the many little ones. Now he gets gift cards as I have no idea what he wants.

I did one ATC for the new Still life trade on Wetcanvas but can't show it yet. The trade is still signing up people and hasn't really started yet. I just happened to need a scavenger hunt item that fit in with the theme of the project. So no artwork to show today.

Here is a photo of my 3 dogs standing "guard" in the front yard. From left to right: Jo, Dizzy, and Penny.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Jazzy (Jazz)

My neighbor/friend's dog Jazzy passed away about a week ago. They don't know what was wrong; just found her dead in the yard. I will miss her very much. She would lie on the side of their storage building and watch my dogs play.

She was someone's throw-away puppy. She was about 6-8 weeks old and abandoned out in the foothills. Left to die or be eaten by coyotes. Some people are so cruel to leave an innocent little puppy all alone like that.

My dog groomer who is also a neighbor and her husband found the dog and brought her home. They gave her to the other couple. It was the weekend of their wedding anniversary and they had reservations at the coast they didn't want to lose. So Kathy asked if I would babysat.

I had Jazzy from Friday afternoon until Sunday afternoon. She loved it here with my two dogs. One of mine wasn't so happy and spent the whole weekend running from a very playful puppy.

After that, if Jazzy happened to get out of her yard, here she came to my house. I can't even remember how many times I had to call Kathy to come get Jazzy. That happened for about a year.

Jazzy was a special dog. So sweet and Kathy said she never tore up her toys. They still have everyone she ever got. My dogs tear theirs up in about 10 minutes.

So I decided to do a portrait of Jazzy for Kathy and her husband. This is on an 8x10 inch piece of watercolor paper. The actual face is about 4x6 inches. Done in watercolor, a touch of colored pencil, and white Conte pencil.

Kathy is making a shadowbox frame with Jazzy's collar and some other mementos and will ad the painting to that.

Goodbye my sweet Jazzy. I will miss looking across the yard next door and seeing your sweet face looking back.

Thursday, September 08, 2011

At the Fair

September ATC trade at Drawspace is "At the Fair". I decided to do my cards with quilt patterns. There are always lots of quilts on display at county fairs. These are done with mixed media of watercolor, colored pencil, marker, and/or pen and ink.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Scavenger Hunt #236

The Scavenger Hunt this time is a rerun of an earlier one. This is the 3rd time I have done this one. The 26 items are supposed to be put in one still life.

Here are photos of my work. First is the graphite sketch, then the inked sketch, the finish with color, and the setup.

It is 7 x 14 inches and done with watercolor and mixed media on watercolor paper. I planned it to fit in a frame and mat that I bought at the Goodwill Store.

And here is my list of the 26 items. From the Left:

fruit (apple tin napkin holder)
Wood (bird house and stick)
brass (pencil sharpener)
vase (penguin Vase)
music instrument (angel holding instrument)
White pitcher
statue (chicken)
rock (under shell)
silver (initial B with a pearl I got for Christmas -necklace)
yellow duck
cup holding duck
Purple bottle with cork
blue glass
gold poppy (fake)
green striped flower pot
stuffed animal bear
white bowl under flower pot
tin box
shelf under all

Saturday, September 03, 2011

More Animal ATC Trade

Yesterday was my grandniece Kylie's 2nd birthday. The time is passing so fast. Nice food and company.

Here is another of my ATCs for the Animal Trade on Wetcanvas. This squirrel was done in mixed media with mostly watercolor.