I started the 100 day project to motivate myself to paint more, and it's working...I am painting more. But, the everyday painting is probably not going to happen. Life is busy!
Here are the last 4 days...with one day spent in the garden weeding...not painting, but enjoying my favorite flower...Violets.
Here is Day 4 of #The100DayProject . My inspiration is my 3 year old granddaughter, Nora. She's such a sweetheart, and I love her expressions. I'm trying to challenge myself with the 100 day project, and try different things. It's really fun experimenting, and I'm having fun with this painting, for sure.
On Monday, April 6th I joined The 100 Day Project. We had to pick a project, mine is painting, and complete, and post on Instagram, what we have done each day. It's now Day 4, so I will post the photos from the past 3 Days...and, hopefully keep up for the next 96 days. You can follow along on Instagram using this LINK, too. You can, also, follow these links #The100DayProject and #100DaysofPaintingByDebHarvey It's fun seeing what everyone is posting. Some are cooking, some exercising...It's a great way to motivate yourself. There's still time to join in!!!
Hi! Spring has arrived, and I have the Spring Cleaning Bug....So, along with cleaning house I've decided to have a Spring Sale in my Etsy shop. If you see something you like, use the coupon code SPRINGTIME25, at check out, and receive 25% off. This code will be good until March 31.
I love the Spring flowers, and the emerald green hills, in Oregon. It's a beautiful time of year, and has inspired my new, colorful paintings. They are still a work in progress, but I thought I would post them. Well, two of them...there are several I have going in my mind.
"My Cat" is not the first painting I started in 2015, but it's the first painting I completed. It was a lot of fun to create. I used several different papers and acrylic paint, on watercolor paper. And, this painting is framed! I hope everyone is having a great week!
I was thinking about this past year today, and how I want my life to be in 2015. Three songs, that were very popular this year, came to mind. Happy, Shake it Off, and Let it go. All of these songs provide a great message, and I am thinking this is what I want 2015 to look like. The songs are saying... Don't let fear run your life, and be Happy! Good advice, and I'm going to take it.
I plan to post more often, and I am looking forward to reading your blogs, and visiting more.
So, have a wonderful New Years' Eve, and a Happy New Years' Day!!!!!
It's raining!!! We have had a very dry Summer, and the rain feels so good. The leaves are starting to change color, too, and I'm thinking about making soup. It's my favorite time of the year! On another note...I was going to post my Nibblefest entry for this month, the other day, and didn't get around to it. The theme is Furry Friends, and my furry friend is a cat woman I call Ruby. She reminds me of our Rudy, who is helping me out in the photo. There are a lot of great paintings this month; if you're looking for art. Have a wonderful rest of your week!!!
Hi! I know, it's been a really long time since I've been here. Life has been very busy, Business has picked up, and, like many, I've been spending more time on Facebook. But, it's Nibblefest Time! I want to share this month's entry, "Forest Creature". My creature is a little, kind of abstract, Fox. He was fun to create using papers, ink, watercolor pencil, watercolor and acrylic paint, stamps, and pencil.
I hope everyone has been doing well, and enjoying Summer. I hope to catch up with you all soon!
It has been a very long, very wet Winter in Oregon, and I am so excited about Spring! I've been cleaning, not only our home, my studio and our yard, but my Artwork, too. Not so much cleaning in the typical sense, but opening up for change, and growth. One way I am working toward growth is I am taking a class taught by Juliette Crane, called Bliss. I love Juliette's loose, colorful style, and think it's a perfect way to remember how to play with Art. I just happen to have a massive amount of Art Supplies, that have never been touched, and I am having a great time experimenting. Here are two Journal Sketches I've created in the past two days. If you would like to have fun, too, check out Juliette's class...you will have fun!
The name, "Poppy" came to me while painting this little guy. Poppy is a West Highland White Terrier, or Westie, as they are commonly called. He is now in my Etsy shop! It's been a while since I've had new paintings for my shop, so I'm excited. LOL! I'm working on three more small paintings, so stay tuned!
Super Bowl Sunday is approaching fast, and I am so excited. I don't usually have a favorite team, but this year is special because my nephew is playing for the Seahawks! We are so excited for him, and the rest of the family, and team, of course. So....GO SEAHAWKS!!!! Good Luck #67!!! And, I hope everyone has a great time watching the game, no matter who you are cheering for! Have a great weekend!
WOW! It's been a while since I've been here. We've had a couple of family members going through some health issues, helped move two of our daughters, and I have moved my studio to a space that is a little bigger! The snow and ice have slowed us down, a bit...like most everyone else. I am so happy that it's starting to warm up!!! We are now looking forward to the Holidays, and fun with family and friends! Here are a few photos of the new studio, snow, and my GusGus...he's ready for Christmas!
We had a great weekend! Our nephew plays for the Seattle Seahawks, and we had the chance to watch him play in person this weekend. The weather was great, the game was great, and it was wonderful to spend the weekend with family. Fun times!!!
Gorgeous Autumn day
We could feel the heat from where we were sitting...
HAPPY HALLOWEEN, Everyone!!! I hope you all have an amazing day! I plan to go Trick or Treating with my adorable grand kids...so, it's going to be a fun evening!!!
I have a new painting that I just listed in my Etsy shop, too. "PUPPY LOVE" I went back to my old style for this one. I love attempting to show the love between our pets and us. I, also, love this palette...olive green, burnt sienna, burnt umber, titanium white, payne's gray, yellow ochre, gold ochre, and light cad. red. This painting was fun, and I hope you enjoy it!
Hi! I haven't posted about it yet, but I've opened a Society6 Shop, and I have had fun filling it. Still have a lot more to do, but I'm thinking they are going to be a great company to work with. I have a link to share for Free Shipping until October 13th. I've just ordered two bags, to see if they look as great as they do in the photos. I like the way they look on their page! Very cute. Cute Pillows, too. Another Artist has been ordering their pillow covers, and says that they are beautiful. Here's the link if you would like to start Christmas Shopping, or are in need of tote bags, prints, or pillows! FREESHIPPING
The theme for the month of September is, Birthday/Anniversary. It's, actually, Nibblefest's 10th Anniversary!!! I was thinking about what I should paint, and this image came to me. I think I had my two, Yorkie Granddogs on my mind. The title of my painting is, "It's My Birthday!". If you would like to see the entries for this month...click on the Nibblefest banner on the right side of this page. Thank you! Have a GREAT weekend!
Hi! I hope everyone has been enjoying a beautiful Autumn! I know I have! GusGus and I have been walking a lot. It's just so gorgeous, right now. I've, also, been busy painting, and working on wood block prints. Today I decided to hang a couple in my kitchen. We've been in our house for 20 years now, and it's time I start decorating! LOL! Have a great weekend, and be on the look-out for Nibblefest! It starts tomorrow!
The theme this month is Sci-Fi/Aliens. "Frenchie" the French Bulldog from another planet...is my entry. Click NIBBLEFEST , to view the auction, and click the banner to see fun paintings by all the Nibblefest Artists.
I can't believe summer is almost over! We have been very busy with Weddings, friends visiting, and family birthday parties! It's been fun! I am, however, looking forward to my favorite time of year...Autumn, and catching up on work, and the house. Today was the first day that it felt like Fall...