Tuesday, December 31, 2013

LIFEBOOK 2014 starts tomorrow!!!

Oh boy oh boy oh boy!!!

Happy New Year!
Guess what tomorrow is? Yes, a brand new year, but it is also the first day of the year long art class called LIFEBOOK! Sooo many talented artists will be teaching each month! I am so thrilled to be a part of this. 2014 is going to be our year!!!

Come join us! SIGN UP NOW!

Monday, December 16, 2013

drawing on paper mache boxes

I have been having fun lately painting and drawing on paper mache boxes. You can find them in most craft stores. Previously I have completely covered the box in gesso and then painted it as I would a canvas. Here is an example of a box I painted with Frida on it:

I thought I would try something out of my comfort zone and try drawing on the box in an illustrative way using just ink:

I was *going* to leave it as is, just an ink drawing....but I couldn't resist adding to it. I pulled in the reins as best I could and just added some black ink for her top, and red for the roses. I painted the background white and added a crackle finish with an antique wash. I am happy with the results:


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Series of 4 wintertime fun paintings

Brand new paintings! I love doing a series of paintings. This series is all about fun in the winter. These paintings have an "old timey" feel to them with a primitive wash. I just love them! You can find them in my etsy shop.

If you are interested in knowing how I draw these cute little characters, come on over to my online class! Cute Characters DRAWING Class

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Painting in a winter wonderland

I've got my hot chocolate, lights on the tree and I'm actually enjoying listening to Christmas music! LOL! I've been inspired! Brand new Christmas mini-sized paintings in my Etsy Shop.