Friday, January 28, 2011
Last night I got organized (well, one aspect of my life anyway). I made a list of the projects I want to make as soon as possible, and gathered all the tools and supplies I need. So now that it is getting dark, I have to stop gazing at the snow, and get started on that list, and turn my thoughts to spring. But guess what? Its suppose to snow tomorrow too! :)
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Here is my first sketchbook page for January. I haven't been able to paint for quite some time so I just couldn't wait to get it posted. The snowflakes were fun to do, I used a teeny tiny brush and white acrylic paint. The rest is all watercolor.
Monday, January 17, 2011
Sunday, January 16, 2011
I have finished my first painting of the new year; it has been too long since I have been able to post a painting. It was an interesting experiment, I had no idea how to pull off painting white birds and white snowflakes on top of white snow in watercolor. Not entirely successful but it has some whimsical charm I guess.
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Now that Christmas is over I can show some of the gifts I made. This is a mixed media work for my mother. I painted the cardinal on muslin with acrylics and cut it out to attach to the snowflake fabric background. I attached a smidge of lace to embellish birdy's chest and over stamped with white acrylic. I also sewed on a few snowflake buttons. The sheer fabric overlay on the left has silver metallic snowflakes. My mom supports quite a population of birds through the long Minnesota winter, so I thought I would give her one bird she doesn't have to feed.