Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Year End
Christmas is finally over and all of the art projects that went with it! In total I made 25 cards, 10 mini cards, 2 custom paintings and a few other things for some special friends. My holidays were filled with family, friends, too many dinners and an unfortunate encounter with that nasty flu that's making the rounds. Santa brought me warm socks for dance class and my sister replaced my empty watercolours! (I also managed to acquire another Hedgehog!)
I am happy now to be getting back to my art and painting for the remainder of this holiday break.
In total this year I completed 25 paintings although about half of them were very small. In the next year I would like to complete a few larger pieces as well as more little ones for my Etsy shop. mushroom paintings will be the last ones I complete this year. The first version of Shrooms on a Hill is acrylic on canvas 5" by 7" and the second one is watercolour and pen and measures 4" by 5". They can be found in my Etsy shop

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Party of Three

A few weeks ago I painted a blue whale painting all in one day. I was in the zone and everything worked according to plan so I though another "underwater" painting would be fun and simple. This jellyfish painting turned out to be the opposite. Instead of one day it took me three weeks to complete. There is definitely more details in this painting and more colours but for some reason I was constantly frustrated by it. It was difficult to make the jellyfish appear partly translucent and to make them look like they are floating. I'm not sure if I accomplished either in this painting but I tried.
 I am happy to be finished with this one and excited to move on to something different. I have not decided what my new painting will be but I have an old one to complete first so I have some time to mull it over!

Party of Three is 10" by 20" acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas. The edges are painted black so it does not need a frame.  This painting is now available in my Etsy Shop!