Here are four new acrylic paintings I have been working on. It was fun to try these new ideas and just practice the blending techniques and brushstrokes. It’s all so new to me, but now I just want to try all types of pictures. I can’t wait. Hope you like these.
Here are two more scarecrows to continue the Friendly Scarecrow series. I really like the one where he is jumping in the leaves!
I had sent my online art portfolio to Porterfield’s Fine Art and the president of the company sent me back some encouraging words within 10 minutes of sending it to them. He suggested I try acrylics for more color saturation as art licensing companies look for saturated color. He said he could not use my art this point in time. but it was “Awfully good”. I’ll take it! Usually you get nothing back but a rejection letter. This was nice.
He did like my scarecrow and my santa holding a present, which explains the reason for all the scarecrows. The more the better! Hope you like them.
Well, I finally finished my picture . Problem is, I want to keep touching it! I feel this is done…for now! Hope you like the finished piece.:)
I am now taking a needed break from watercolor and trying my hand at doing pastels again. I love pastels! I can do them rather quickly and I love the realistic result. I just love adding highlights here and there and making the wispy pieces of hair. The pictures seem so alive. I can’t wait to finish this one. I am having a hard time trying to decide what color the background should be, and just praying I don’t mess this up! Oh well, back to the drawing board. Hope you like what I have done so far.
Well, here i am again, and this time I have 3 pictures I have finished and hopefully ready for the portfolio.
The Piggy Pudding picture makes me feel like I still have to add something, whether it is pockets on the apron or corner pieces of pines and berries. I may still have to add to this one. But the other 2 I am sure are finished. I hope you like them…it took me quite awhile…watercolor!!!! Enjoy!
I have already posted Friendly Scarecrow No. 1 awhile back. I am trying to do a series of 4 pictures because that is what the art licensing companies look for. Now, I just have one more to go. But for now, here is 2 and 3. And yes, it has been kind of time-consuming, but worth it. Hope you like these guys!
This is another Christmas picture done in watercolor. I had previously done this picture in colored pencil, but never really cared for it. So, I decided I would change a few things and try it in bright watercolors, and I must say, it does makes a difference.
This is a design I created that is dear to my heart. It’s about Christmas and the excitement and wonder it brings about, especially in a child. I remember to this day creating tissue paper and styrofoam trees for Christmas in school. Remember cutting paper snowflakes? Just doing these projects in school made you all the more excited for Christmas to arrive!
School wasn’t even hard work about two weeks before you got out for that “long” vacation. There were movies and christmas music in class. There were also parties with cut out cookies, candy canes and card-giving. It was constant chatter and laughing. I can still remember the big foil covered box in front of the classroom. It was for holding all the cards that everyone made out to the kids in the classroom. And the special card just for the teacher.
The little girl here is proud as ever just to place that simple star on her tree. It’s not a special glittery, plastic one from Target or Wal-mart. She made it herself and that’s all that matters. It was in the creating of it that made it special. Anything homemade or handmade for that matter, usually is. It’s from the heart.
So here’s to all those paper stars and tissue paper trees, and even the hand-cut, glitter-sprinkled, paper snowflakes. Hope we see more of you this holiday season than ever before. We need you!
I finally finished this picture. This one did take some time, as I can usually put out a pastel picture in a day. Watercolor is a little more time-consuming I am finding, but I do like the results. The colors are so crisp and clean. Only a couple more pics to do and I will start sending my samples out to companies again. Please keep fingers crossed and lots of prayers please. Enjoy!
Ok, I know I am still doing Fall images and I love doing them, but I can’t stop thinking of Christmas either., I love Christmas and how it makes me feel.
Anyhow, I have had this image drawn out forever on tracing paper, then tried it several times in pastel and then in watercolor, but in muted colors and a background. I had to keep throwing pictures away because it just didn’t look right. I then decided I would do the picture with bold Christmas colors and a white background so it wouldn’t muddy the image up, and also so you could really see what was happening here.
I love the image, because I wanted to show charity at Christmas. First, I had wanted something to do with the Salvation Army, but decided…maybe later. Then the homeless came up. I wanted to depict a gift of charity that just came from the heart at Christmas, and this is how it happened. I hope you like it.
I also want to add a quote and a cute border, but for now, I think this sends the message. Enjoy.
Another pastel picture for Autumn. I could picture this one as a flag, of course! Enjoy!