Sunday, June 27, 2010

Sunday Sketch

Hey everyone! This weeks Sunday sketch originated with a painted background and then progressed into a pulled painting!

...almost finished...


This was such a fun way to paint I can't wait to try it again!
While on Mystele's blog, I saw her use a paper bag from the grocery store as a canvas and loved the idea! It's a great way to try out an idea.

What a freeing experience! I wasn't worried about messing up a canvas so the paint just flew onto the bag!
As promised, here are a couple of my favorite pictures from last weeks visit with my kids and their families.

Happy Sunday everyone!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Biggest Bead Giveaway

Wow! This contest on Denise's blog is amazing! Please check out her giveaway here!

A New Face

I finished face #3 in my class. It was a challenge for me to get the colors just right especially in the cheeks. (they actually aren't quit this bright, but the camera just picked up the color even more!) I think she could use a little more work, but I've set her aside for now.

We had such a nice Father's Day this past weekend with our kids and grandkids, but I'll have to post pictures another time, as they are all on husbands camara!
Have a good week! I hope to post more paintings on Sunday!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Back from the Beach

We had such a nice weekend at N. Myrtle Beach last weekend. Here are a few pictures I took of our trip.


and Russ...(better known as "dear")

I had a little time the last couple of days to finish another painting from Sharon's class.

I hope everyone's having a good week so far! The weekend is just 2 days away! Yah!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

I Won Again!

I was so excited to win a contest recently, on Diane's blog, one of my favorite artist! Please check out her blog here! This is what I won!

She looks awesome hanging on my wall, where I am inspired each time I see her. :-) The book was inspiring too! Thanks again Diane!!
And here is the finished painting that I started on Sunday.

We are off to Myrtle Beach on Friday for a long weekend. It's my hubby's birthday and I'm treating him to a mini vacation. Have a good week everyone!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

New Class and Sketch

I signed up yesterday, for Sharon Tomlinson's all faces class and this is the 1st sketch she has us do.(ck out Sophia's blog for more sketches!)

I'm excited about her class after watching the first few videos! She has some awesome tips for sketching a face and getting it on the canvas. Her painting techniques use inexpensive craft paints and the canvases were only $1.00 at Michaels! How cool is that!
I'll have my first painting to show by next weekend!
Here is a painting I finished up that I started last weekend. Right now, it just needs a final coat to seal it.

I made this for someone special so if she likes it I'll be mailing it out in a day or so.
Here is the promised picture of the baby bird that left its nest last week.

My camera focused on the leaves, so you really have to look for him or her?
I can't wait to hop over to everyone's blog and see what you have been creating!
Have a good week!