Saturday, November 9, 2019

Sunset Dance

I am still working on hands, and using acrylic paint.  I am not used to using acrylics so is hard for me to do detail. I do love brush strokes though. I don't get them with watercolor so much. 
The photo of this belongs to my cousin's son, and I loved it so much I wanted to try to paint it.
It has hands, as well as the couple that are so cool!
This is a large painting. 22'x30' and is on Strathmore 100 lb drawing paper.  I love the way it paints and stays flat. 



Saturday, November 2, 2019

Confetti Flower

I had a watercolor I wasn't happy with so I worked it over with some gouache and collage! It is one of my favorites now.  It is in my Confetti collection now.  I am having a 2020 Calendar printed of 12 of them.  It was hard to choose which ones to use.  They can be framed if anybody wanted to do a small grouping of them.


Thursday, October 31, 2019

Autumn

Another hand painting.  This one was very hard. I’m sure they are not right but have to
Move on.  We are working on exaggerated hands so that why so much emphasis on them.
For some reason this reminded me of falling leaves while
I worked on it, so I named it Autumn.





Friday, October 25, 2019

The Dancer

I am still working on the Hand online class. This is the second painting, using 2 hands.  The instructor made hers with a bathing suit and big legs, but  i turned mine into a dancer  It was such fun. I started by drawing on my 100 lb paper, then I went over it with white gesso.  After that was dry I used a large alphabet stencil that I love. I painted over it with the turquoise and purple.
 Then from there I drew my figure, and then painted using acrylics and a 2" brush.
 I only used 3-4 colors.  White, buff, flesh, red oxide and a little red.  The background is purple and turquoise.
I drew the image with a charcoal pencil, then painted with out using any water. Just  a moist brush and paint. This was so much fun.  It is big. 20x26. 









Thursday, October 17, 2019

Hand Online Class

I love hands. I always look at peoples hands.  I believe they tell a story.
I saw a class offered. Just 6 sessions and I have really enjoyed it. The only thing is they are done with acrylics and I hate to wash brushes.
hand #1, hand #2 and  hand#3

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Louisiana Watercolor Society Show

I am grateful that the judge chose two of my entries for the show in November.  It will be in Covington LA.

Bad Hair Day and Purple Cactus were accepted.  This is my first time in their show.


Monday, September 30, 2019

SWA Show

'Thumbs Up' was accepted into the SWA show in Ft.Worth.  It is the Society of Watercolor Artist.
I am excited and honored to included, esp with a portrait!  This cute young man was our waiter in Albuquerque NM last year.  I asked if if I could photo him, and he gave me the Thumbs up sign.
He seemed thrilled I wanted his photo.


Sunset Dance

I am still working on hands, and using acrylic paint.  I am not used to using acrylics so is hard for me to do detail. I do love brush strok...