Here are my drawings from Inktober since last Thursday: Prompt #4 was "spell." While "spelling bee" came to mind, I didn't go with it. I also didn't want to do someone casting a spell. I'm am trying to "think beyond what I see." Then I thought of the doorway in the Lord of the Rings … Continue reading Inktober #2
Last week I showed the progression painting of the landscape I did which I mentioned I had started out on a canvas which I'd originally airbrushed on. Fortunately, I remembered to take progression pictures as I started this one. Here's the actual canvas before I started painting: Yeah, it's not pretty. After sitting, probably for … Continue reading Landscape #4517004
I thought I'd have a major throwback this week. I'm always saying how much someone can progress if they just decide to do something and then do it. It really is that easy, whether you want to gain a new skill or change your life. Two step method: Decide -- nothing happens until you absolutely … Continue reading ACEO of the Week – 05/13/17
I have a friend whose birthday is today. I thought I'd bring her some flowers today, so here's a beautiful ACEO filled with flowers for her. I hope she sees it and knows that I think of her often. Why don't you get a gift for a friend? Art makes a great gift and has … Continue reading ACEO of the Week – 04/08/17
I thought I'd show you a few pieces that I've been exploring. They are all the same concept, just different workings on it. I'm thinking about taking at least one of these concepts to a larger canvas. Personally, #2 is my favorite. What do you think?
So I decided to try to do some paintings outdoors (en plein air). The painting above was from my first trip out. Actually, it was my first one. The others I did that day are okay and maybe I'll show them when I get better pictures of them -- every time I try, I get … Continue reading Plein air painting
At this point, I have the sky and clouds done with the glow radiating. Also, just to note, the glare you see in the pictures is from my light shining off the wet oil paints. The water especially is very thick at this point and will take awhile to dry. If you noticed in earlier … Continue reading Unbroken – progression of a painting #2
It's really not uncommon for me to hear "the voice of inspiration" talking to me. Often I think I'll be doing one thing but I am guided to do something else. For example, right now I really want to be working on illustrating my children's book, but here I am writing a long overdue blog … Continue reading Unbroken
Aren't there times when you wish you could stop and have 5 minutes to yourself all quiet and restful? Been having one of those days? Okay, don't go there with me because it has been one of those days! Tonight, I looked at my newest painting and this feeling of calm came over me. The … Continue reading Shh! Quiet please!!!
I finished working on my waterfall painting and I got to comparing my other waterfall paintings. Wow, what a progression. I thought I'd share them with you. This one was my very first painting. I was working from a Bob Ross tutorial and had one happy accident too many and ended up with a completely … Continue reading Evolution