The Cherry Trees are blossoming, and they inspired me to paint a landscape...but...it turned into a cherry blossom Cat. Not sure how that happens, but I just go with it. I decided to sketch with my watercolor pencils, and I will move on to acrylics soon. I just really love the control watercolor pencils allow. The painting is a little light, so far, and I'm not sure just how dark, or colorful I'm going to go with it...that's the fun of painting! Hopefully, I will have more to show tomorrow!
Monday, March 26, 2012
Sunday, March 25, 2012
I've spent the day playing with Picture Frames, and thought that I would share this site, if you don't already know about it. You can upload your photos/paintings and then have fun trying different mats and frames...save them to a gallery...and I used the images to show what my prints would look like framed in my stores. I have ordered frames from this site, and they are wonderful! I happen to like prints framed without matting, so I experimented with both. If you go to the site...I warn you...it's addicting!!!
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Sold! Thank you!
I seem to paint more cats than dogs. Not sure why. But, today I have an abstract Border Collie painting to share. Her name is Macy. Now I need to take my little guy, GusGus, out for his walk. The sun is out today, the snow has melted and he's ready to go!
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Monday, March 19, 2012
Friday, March 16, 2012
Carmelina!!! Congratulations, Carmelina! I will be shipping the cards to you on Monday! This was so much fun.... I think I will be having another drawing soon. I hope everyone has a great weekend. I get to paint! So, I will be sharing a few new paintings soon. Thank you to everyone who left comments! I love reading your comments and appreciate you a lot!
Monday, March 12, 2012
The Facebook Artists' Group that I am a member of...has a different theme every month. This month the theme is BLUE. I painted this whimsical, abstract, Blue Cat...with no name. I guess I can call him, Blue. It's so windy here in Oregon today...I think I had better get dinner ready before we lose power. Have a great evening!
Saturday, March 10, 2012
I have to share a gift I received and a painting that I just started working on. My Sister-in-law just returned from Arizona and brought me this very cool metal sculpture. I love her...she's so happy. She's hanging by my kitchen sink...to provide smiles all day long. And, I just started a painting from a photograph that I took last June. I was working in the garden and came upon this gorgeous yellow spider. I like spiders...so, I think she's pretty, but some do not think so. I'm wondering how she's going to turn out. Not sure where to go, yet.
Have a great day!
Thursday, March 8, 2012
It's Spring in Oregon, for today anyway! It's, also, my grandson's 9th birthday...So, we went out for lunch...Just the two of us. It was so much fun. I'm not sure why we didn't do it sooner, but we will have lunch dates, more often, from now on.
Years ago I had several cards for sale on a website. Unfortunately, they closed the site and the lady that owned it sent me a lot of cards. I've decided that I might as well share them...I certainly have way more than I can ever use. I'm going to sell a lot of them on eBay and Etsy, if anyone needs cards...sorry, no envelopes. I've, also, decided to do a drawing for a package of 100 cards. Not sure anyone needs that many cards, but I'm sure they can be re-purposed. So, leave me a comment and I will draw a name on Friday the 16th of March. The card is shown above.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
This is my new painting, "Fevrier Chat", or "February Cat". He's a mixed media piece; created with paper from an old book written in French, and acrylic paint. I was going to write more, but my husband is waiting to watch American Idol...so, I best go for now. Let's see if I can get the painting on this page...I am learning how to use a new computer, and a new picture editing program. Not an easy thing for me!!! But, it's good to learn new things...I keep telling myself.