I just finished, "Monsieur" and "Be'be'"; two of the four WIP paintings I've been working on. I'm still loving the wood panels! My husband cut a box full several years ago for me, but I never got around to using them. I'm so happy that I finally took the plunge. They are a bit more work to get ready, but the paint on wood...is so much richer. I love using watercolor pencil, and paper on wood, along with acrylics. I will be listing them on eBay and Etsy tonight.
I hope everyone has a great weekend! We have a very busy, fun weekend in front of us. My Dad's 82nd Birthday. He gets around like he's 40! All of our girls will be here, and their dogs...we'll have 7 dogs in the house! We, also, get to meet the newest members of the family...Twin Boys! I can't wait to hold them! And, I had fun yesterday preparing 4 new, Mixed Media on wood paintings! They are ready to start next week! Here is the before photo! I can't tell you how much fun I am having with these mixed media paintings on wood!
"Valentine" is the last of the three WIP paintings that I posted a while ago. "Randomness" was one of those paintings, too. I think I forgot to mention that. I've, also, just finished another Mixed Media piece on wood, "Corgi and Cat". I love painting on wood. I'm finding it hard to think about painting on canvas again....
This month's Nibblefest theme is, "5 Random Things". My offering is, "Randomness", and includes a Cat, a fish, a bird, some stars, and a nonsensical little ditty. If you would like to see all of the pieces...CLICK HERE!
I've been wanting to take some time to experiment more with mixed media. So, today, I just sat down and started to tear papers, add watercolor pencil, pencil, marker and paint. It's been so much fun! Here are a couple of Work In Progress photos, and a photo of my helper, Rudy.
Three WIP Paintings Started
I started out by covering three wooden boards with gesso. I then added torn paper, a paper doily and tissue paper with Matte Medium. Next came pencil, watercolor pencil, black marker and a little acrylic paint. I love working this way. You just start...and see what happens.
A Little More Paint, and Watercolor Pencil Added
My helper, Rudy. He usually sits behind me, and keeps my back warm, but this time he decided to check out the supplies.
"Fuzzy" is now a counted cross stitch pattern! I know you're not supposed to have favorites, but "Fuzzy" is my favorite, and I'm happy to see him in a new medium. He brought so much happiness to those who knew and loved him, and his "painted" memory is bringing happiness and smiles to more people every day. Meet Fuzzy's brothers and sisters at the Katnip Lounge .
"Noctavious" is now in Cross Stitch! Vera does a great job creating cross stitch, and needlepoint, patterns from Artists' original artwork. "Noctavious" is the most recent piece...Click on the link above to go to her eBay store.
Happy New Year, Everyone! I was busy finishing up my last 2012 painting yesterday, (Pit Bull), and didn't get to wish you a Happy New Year's Eve! I hope everyone had a wonderful evening. We had a very nice, quiet..except for the barking dogs, (they don't appreciate fireworks),...evening. Dinner at one of our favorite restaurants; then movies at home.
2013! I thought, for sure, that we'd be living like the Jetson's! No flying cars, but lots of new things to learn, and I'm planning to learn as much as I can. I'm excited to expand my Art Business, paint new subjects, and have a lot of fun in the process. Here's to an exciting year for all of us!!! I feel it's going to be a great one!