Friday, February 29, 2008

A little oil sketch of smooth stones and a sea shell...

Sunday, February 24, 2008

I had just listed my little painting of a mill on Ebay, when I decided to do a painting of it, with a painting knife lying in front of it; a very fun little painting to do. (And now I've used the word "painting" a few too many times!)

Saturday, February 23, 2008

I'm into a bit of a routine where I'm drawing these LOTR cards in the evenings and painting birds during the day. In between, I'm trying to find time to finish my portrait commissions........and once in a while to do my dishes or toss some laundry into the washing machine!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

I love the shape and color of this little bird. Another one of my little square paintings, currently selling on Ebay...

Sunday, February 17, 2008

A customer asked me to paint some birds for a frame he has which has three small square openings; this one won't be for that frame, but it's one of several I've been inspired to do as a result of this request.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

I do most of these sketch cards in the evening when it's harder to work with color.......that is if I don't have a meeting to attend. They're great little things to work on when I babysit my grandkids some evenings as well......pencil and paper are easy to schlep along!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

A customer bought a bunch of my LOTR sketch cards (in the form of prints) from my Etsy store. He also sent me some websites where I could find more material to I'm back to doing some more of these. I'm also working on several portrait commissions these days.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

These are my little wooden shoes. I wore them many years ago when I was a small girl living in Holland! I think they had something painted on them but that has long worn off....

Friday, February 8, 2008

While babysitting last night, I drew a sketch of my granddaughter Morrigan's shoes; today I added some oil paint right over top of the graphite. I like the way the Strathmore Bristol Vellum takes the paint.......almost a bit like watercolor.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

This little cutie is my granddaughter Leah, about a year and a half ago; She is now a two year old with ringlets down to her shoulders and the ability to almost say the entire alphabet!

Monday, February 4, 2008

This is my little granddaughter,
Nikki, blowing bubbles.
I love blowing bubbles, and
I love drawing them!

I'm going out today to get some
more paper for my charcoal drawings;
Browsing around the art store is such fun!
I usually order my supplies online, but there's nothing like seeing and touching and drooling over a myriad of wonderful art stuff!

Friday, February 1, 2008

I had great fun doing this portrait of my oldest son, Luke, from a snapshot taken a few years ago. Someone recently told me that he looks like my Dad, but I couldn't see it. But, as the portrait was emerging from my paper, I kept seeing my Dad's face!