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Thursday, August 20, 2015

THIS WEEK...

The Temptation with Chocolate



The Bible says Eve was tempted with an apple.  
Seriously, an apple?

5x7 Acrylic on canvas
Currently available on Ebay

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Saturday, August 15, 2015

My Latest

I Love Horses


WILD HEART



My most recent and the largest piece that I have done in quite a while.    Imagine a wild highlands pony roaming the windy Scottish highlands, Are there wild ponies in Scotland? I don't know. I am only Scottish by some remote ancestor.  But I hope there are wild ponies and I would love to go to the highlands and see them. 

Wild Heart is aprox  8X8, Prismacolor pencils and watercolor. 
Inspirational photo
by Keith Saint.


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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

League of Unusual Animals


Illustrated ATCs swap
    Animals Wearing Hats, Boots and Gloves

Sir Rooster


The king of the coop with his garden glove crown.
This was a super fun theme to work on. 
 These are 2.5 x 3.5 acrylic ATC cards.  


Socks and Friend



Major Cheetah

Kitten and Mittens

 Just too sweet to chase mice.

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Monday, May 11, 2015

ART JOUIRNAL JOURNEY

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Under the Sea # 2

UNDER THE SEA
    The words are from the Beatles son "Octopus' Garden".  The little mermaid is not caught in the tentacles of an octopus.  Instead the creature is a sea anemone and the little mermaid is a clown fish mermaid. 

 Clown fish and anemones are symbiotic. The anemone protects the clown fish from predators while the clown fish helps keeps the tentacles clean of debris. 

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Saturday, May 9, 2015

PAINT PARTY FRIDAY


Experiments with Alcohol Ink

There are some people who have made some wonderful pieces with this medium.  Mine are, what is the word.. meh?  The colors of alcohol ink are beautiful and vivid but it is very hard to control.  Imagine trying to draw a perfect circle by dipping live earthworms in paint and then making them crawl and wriggle around to draw a nice, smooth round shape. 
 Not gonna happen. 




4" x 4" on yupo paper
The best way that I have found to work with alcohol ink is to not plan, let it go and let it decide what it will be like this one.  Blobs of colors revealed to me the shape of a bee.  
Using Sharpie, I added the lines to clarify the image.

 Flowers and bouquets are a natural for this medium

aprox 4" x 6"  yupo paper

These are both 2.5 x 3.5 ATC cards on yupo paper


These two were planned before I began to work.

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Sunday, May 3, 2015

THE SEA

ART JOURNAL JOURNEY

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I will try to follow this month long challenge beginning with this one which contains elements of some of my favorite dreams.


# 1   My Old Dreams

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Sunday, March 1, 2015

29 FACES IN FEBRUARY

I Didn't Make It!

Nope, I fell short this time.   



This one is my last "story" face.   While working on "Annette" and this one, little paragraph long stories came to mind. 

JEALOUSY

It was spring, the warm air sang with birdsong and buzzing bees.  Wandering in the garden, Janine was puzzled at the sudden departure of her cousin from the luncheon being held on the broad open lawn of her grandmothers estate.  The large party had been planned by the two of them. For her cousin Chris to leave before all the guests had left was very unlike her.  Janine was an only child and she and Chris had always been close, more like sisters. Suddenly she heard the sound of soft conversation over the humming of the bees in the trailing wisteria.  Something in the voices made her halt without revealing her presence.  At first she could not believe her ears but soon she could not deny what she heard.  It was Chris and David.  David, who only a week ago had vowed ever loving devotion to her.


It is the first of March and I am scraping and cheating to make my 29 Faces. This month I drew aliens, animals, and a portrait of my husband's little dog that he still misses. I gave that one to him for Valentines Day.


These are all ATC size (2.5 x 3.5).  To make up for my lack, I have added a collage also.  This brings my total to 27 if you count the first one as two faces.  Only two short.

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