Saturday, January 30, 2010

Painting with Wings

I just finished this painting of my grandson Grant.

I might add a quote across the top, and touch up a spot or two once it dries. (How do those white spots suddenly pop out??) Otherwise, I'm pretty happy with it. I just wish I was better with noses! Which is one of the reasons I just signed up for Suzi Blu's Portrait class! I'm so excited! Hopefully I'll have some new improved drawings and paintings soon.
Happy Saturday everyone!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Great News & Other Stuff

Last Saturday we had a birthday party for our daughter-in-law Amy, and Grant was wearing this shirt:

Yes! We are going to be grandparents to another baby! Hurray!
In other exciting family news, my youngest grandson has his first tooth! Pictures to come...but here is one taken recently by a wonderful photographer in Southern Pines:

I've been busy working on a swap with some girls here in Charlotte. Here is my sample:

and finally, a new journal page:

Have a good evening!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

She's Holding onto Hope

No matter what life brings us, when we have God, we always have hope. This is what I was thinking about, when I finished this painting. You might have seen the beginning of it while I was taking Misty's class last fall.

I was going for a bleak look to the landscape, sky, and even in her dress. I'm not sure if I was able to convey that, but I always learn more with each painting I do.
Have a good week!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

My Favorite!

I found the prettiest paper several months ago, and I finally used it on this journal.

I also used Fabriano 140 lb hot press paper. I made one for me, but this one will go in my Etsy shop, as soon as I get some better pictures.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Journal Page

I wasn't sure where I was going with this page. It started with a background, designed to cover up the first awful background. Then, while I was trying to decide where to paint a girl, I saw the instead it turned into this:

I think there might be a cat lurking in there somewhere too...

Saturday, January 9, 2010

New Journal

I started this journal a couple of days ago, but ran out of paper. I finally had time to go to Cheap Joe's for another sheet. I used full sheets instead of the folded note cards. It took a little more time, but I enjoyed the process even more then before.

I have another journal I've started, but this time, I plan to use a pre-painted rice paper.
I hope your Saturday is full of creative fun!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

2 More Sketches

I've been keeping up with the sketches, but didn't have time to post yesterday.

This was a picture of Brooke Shields I found in a magazine.
And here is a drawing of another girl in an add for jeans.

I might try to paint her...we'll see!
Tomorrow is Friday!! :-)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Journal Fun

I played in my journal recently and drew this girl. She reminds me of my teen years in the 70's!

I tried something a little different with her hair..not sure if I like it or not, but it was fun to try something new.
I'm trying to draw everyday this month, sometimes just a sketch in pencil. Here is one of my drawings from Sunday.

Hands are so hard for me, so I try to find different ways to practice them.
Well, I'm off to watch a movie! Have a good evening!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

A New Year

We had a wonderful Christmas this year with our family, and really enjoyed our grandsons with their gifts.

How was your Christmas?
I found a little time this past week, to work on painting faces...

...but I have a problem and I hope someone can help me. I can't get a really nice clean line for eyes and lips using the stabilo pencil. Are there any products that draw over paint, but have a thin point?
Any suggestions are welcome!!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!