Saturday, July 17, 2010

Single White Peony

It has been really difficult painting and I think I was having painter's block problems. I have recently started doing  freelance writing and that has kept me really busy. But what has been amazing is that it got me motivated to paint more and work on all my other projects! I thought that I would have less time because of the writing and instead it seems I have more.  This new painting, I finished in record time and it's called, "A Single White Peony".

Took me about 3 days off and on to complete it. I really need to invest in some new paints but I am trying to use up my old supplies before I do that. Anyway, I was happy with how it turned out. I love to do white flowers in watercolor. It's strange because I have a lot of trouble doing white dogs, must be the fur. My next project, I'm thinking grapes!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Soulful Eyes, A New Cat Painting

I finally finished my new cat painting, an original watercolor called, "Soulful Eyes". It's a painting of my cat and it took quite awhile to finish it. Between my son and my dietary problems, plus I am also writing articles online, learning to play the guitar and just trying to keep up with the usual household duties, it's a wonder I have any time to paint at all. I just took some great shots of a white clematis growing on my arbor outside and I hope I can  start a painting on that soon.

Here are the various stages of "Soulful Eyes".

Just listed this on my etsy site.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Finally A New Pembroke Welsh Corgi Painting

I have neglected this blog way too long. My painting has been off the last several months and I thought I would try again to see what happens. Unlike other people, painting does not come easy for me. In fact, it can be a real struggle to have anything come out. I recently tried my hand at abstract with miserable results. I use to think abstract was easy. All you had to do with throw paint down on paper and that was it. Now I realize you have to know something about design and placement of things. I'm a very detailed oriented person and I think that could be a hinderance. All I know is how to paint what is in front of me and to visualize in abstract is completely foreign to my way thinking. Still, I want to keep trying. For now, I went back and painted the familiar so here is "Nap Time", portrait of a corgi.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Maple Leaves

Things have been a little crazy around here. Just sat through watching all the elections yesterday and I'm happy that many of my candidates won. Whether they can improve the state of our economy and other issues remains to be seen but I am praying that they will provide the leadership to do what it takes to get us out of this mess. We really need some hope that tomorrow will be a better day.

I am getting ready to paint my oldest son's bedroom. My youngest son wants to make it into a movie room so I am going to paint some movie cameras and other equipment on the walls. Right now I am just imagining what it will look like, now if I can just turn that into reality.

Did a little painting for my etsy store and it's called,"Maple Leaves".

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Economy Christmas Gift Bag

I decided to downsize to a gift bag which has only one set of cards, pen and chocolate candy. I also have snowman and santa bags with matching gift tags to go with it. In this economy, people are looking for better deals and less expensive gift ideas . I can print the person's name on the cards so that it will be a more personalized gift.

Ready to go gift bags in my Etsy Store and I can customize them too!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Christmas Gift Art Bags

I decided to offer some of my cards and magnets in a gift bag as I have been getting orders from customers that buy my cards and then want them shipped to someone else. I looked at the cost effectiveness of doing gift baskets but the price of shipping these was going to be very expensive. The gift bags are a lot lighter and easier to handle. I also added a pen and some candy as some extra amenities.

Check out my gift art bags in my Etsy Store.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Bleak Week

The financial crisis has been dominating the airways and it has been a pretty depressing picture. Several months back, my husband was told by different reliable sources that it would be a good idea to get his retirement money out of stocks. He went ahead and took the advice and switched most of his 401K into bonds. I don't know if that was a safe move or not. This is one heck of a mess and I am hopping mad over it. How could this problem have gotten this big and this bad without anyone sounding the alarm or doing something about it? It just boggles my mind and I am afraid that we will be mortgaging our kids future because this is a problem that is going to have years and years of negative consequences. My husband and I are 10 years out from retirement and this really has impacted us as it has every other person in this country. I have no idea what the future will hold but right now it just doesn't look good.

I decided I needed to paint to get my mind off of this bleak week that we have had so this is my new painting called, "Reflective Eyes." I have a feeling I'm going to be painting a lot more than usual this fall.