Tuesday, April 29, 2014

A Bird With Personality




I believe the photo was provided by Helen Lewry. This is about 4x6 inches in watercolor, pen, and colored pencil.  The photo was offered for use in a Facebook page called Reference Photos for Artists.  I also posted my painting on that page.  

This was done in a watercolor journal sketchbook that I plan to do just random things that I like.  This is done on the bottom right of the page.  There is still quite a lot of the page that is blank, and I will be filling in more of the page with other artwork.  I'm sure a lot of the artwork will be animals.  I have found several more animals at the Reference site.  I can't wait to paint them.

I have been neglecting my art a bit.  I did finish my ATC trade project.  Now I can hopefully concentrate on some artwork that will make me happy.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Wetcanvas WDE April 25 - Partice Has a Little Lamb


I participated in the Wetcanvas Weekend Drawing Event for April 25, 2014.  Each week a host posts16 photos from which we can choose.  We are supposed to choose one and post whatever we have finished after a 2 hour period.

I picked the sheep.  There were 3 sheep in the photo but I decided to concentrate on the central one.  I liked the way the sheep was looking right at the camera like she was waiting for the photo op to end.

I am still working on the Designer Scrapbooking papers.  I chose this one so that the white would show a little and also it has circles which I hoped would add to the fleece look on the wool.  It probably took me an hour and a half to do and I used colored pencils, graphite, and pens including a white Signo uniball.  The paper is the size it came from the pad which was a 6x6 inch pad.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wetcanvas ATC Trade Project Finished

I finished all my ATCs for the trade on Wetcanvas.  I'm all caught up with everything for the moment.  The next thing will be the monthly trade for May.  No one has signed up to host yet so we won't know what the theme will be until closer to the first of May. 

Weather here has been warm.  If it gets any hotter, I will have to get my swamp cooler going.  I'm trying to hold off as long as possible to save on my utility bill. 

I spent Easter with my nephew's family and inlaws.   We had a nice time.  Good food and 3 little kids 3-5 yrs old hunting eggs.    As nice as it is to be with family on holidays, it feels so good when I get home.  The older I get, the better I feel at home. 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Artist's Choice



The first of my ATCs from the Wetcanvas trade project has arrived at it's destination.  The theme is Artist's Choice.  Any time you give me a choice of themes, I will usually choose animals.

This is Zeus a Yellow Lab who belongs to Virginia/vmrs from a photo on her Facebook page.  It is done with colored pencils and pens on a Designer Scrapbooking paper.  I love using this paper as it provides a background as well as texture to the animal fur.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Artist and Student ATC Trade





A teacher posted on Facebook that she would like artists to volunteer for a one-on-one trade of an atc with her students.  I agreed.  I did a picture of a dog from a photo by Andy Mathes, a photographer/veterinarian and used with his permission.  

The dog is Bruno.  I did a picture of him when he was just a puppy.  He was a cute little thing that looked so sad.  Her is looking more grown up now.  I love his face and enjoy doing his portrait even if it is so small.  And I so much appreciate Andy Mathes for taking such great photos of his clients.  It is so fun to see his clients from the time they are in for their first puppy shots, thru until they grow up.  And so many breeds of dogs and cats.

This is an ATC (2.5x3.5 inches) and done with colored pencil and ink.