Archive for the "painting" Category

New Paintings – Wildfire Glass Art

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

Last summer, I went through the most frightening thing I have ever experienced, the California Basin Complex Wildfire that chewed through much of Big Sur.  I had seen wildfires on TV, but had never experienced one in person until then. My partner, BJ, detailed the advance of the fire in photos on his blog as it was happening. We were advised to evacuate, but as we tried

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Monday, May 25th, 2009

I really wish I had more time to myself to paint these little watercolors. I am quite enjoying them. I think it's not only the learning a new process thing, but also that I don't have to make them look like anything. Most of our art pieces have to end up looking like something (a rocket or portrait...)  or performing some function (like holding up a table). I have

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ACEO Watercolor Skier

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009
Watercolor Skier ACEO

I am trying new techniques in my watercolor paintings. The result I'm hoping for is to figure out which would be best for an upcoming children's book that I'm writing. It has a lot of flowers and bunnies and such in it, but the simplistic, very muted colors that I see in most bunny children's books just doesn't do it for me. I want vivid, rich, beautiful, so I'm trying various things with these ACEOs to see what I like best for my new book.

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Butterfly ACEO

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

I've been having fun with both the small format of ACEOs (art cards), and also the watercolor techniques. Since most of my paintings are usually done with acrylics on glass, having the white paper as a start and then having the paints absorb into it are new for me. It takes a lot of getting used to.  The biggest thing is getting used to working from back to front

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My First ACEO!

Monday, April 27th, 2009
So, I've wanted to play more with the watercolors, so I thought that would be a good way to start - little ACEOs Enjoy The Full Story...

More Little Watercolors

Sunday, March 1st, 2009
Larry's First ACEO

I've gotten a great response for the little watercolor I posted of Shadow, so here is another one I did a bit ago. This is of Larry, our beautiful Maine Coon tuxedo boy. He is from a kaboodle of 5 abandoned kittens we rescued (yes, we're suckers for cuties....)

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A Painting A Day #3

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Shadow's ACEOIsn't she beautiful? This is a portrait of my cat Shadow getting sleepy for a nap. You can see the comfort and love in her eyes.

This is a new series of small watercolor paintings I'm working on. With the economic downturn, I'm looking at expanding my horizons and have always wanted

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