Saturday, January 19, 2013

All Dressed up and No Place to Go!

I decided to do a painting of the frog sketch.  This is the fifth one of the 'Meet Me in the Garden' series.  I enjoyed painting each one. I love all the color!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Snappy Turtle



Here is another 'Meet me in the Garden' series.
'Snappy turtle'
Done like the others with a sketch, and decorative papers
and matte medium, then Watercolor and gouache.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Bubbles-Meet me in the Garden Series


Here is the fourth of the 'Meet me in the Garden' Series.  After doing the first one, I was hooked and wanted to do the others. These were all done from my sketches. After sketching, I scan it, and enlarge it, and then use my light box. I did all the work on the sketch. Sure makes the painting part a lot easier!
I put the close up so you could see the specks of paper that I glued down using matte medium. It almost looks like bubbles so that is why I named it...'Bubbles'.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Meet me in the Garden! (The Sunface Steps)



I started out with a sketch, the top photo. Then I scanned it, enlarged it, and printed it out. Then I took a  circle and straightened up my outside.  I had already fixed the paper to match the fish, so using my lightbox, I traced the sketch.

 Here you can see it on the quarter sheet.




The next two photos show the close up. You can see the paper, and the drawing.







 I love the little paper squares in this paper.
I don't remember where I got it. Maybe at Varsity Book Store in Lubbock.
Some of the paper has gold metallic threads.
One piece has holes, and threads.
Here is the first of the color being added.
and below is more paint.
Then the finished Sunface.