Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Watercolour Wednesday ~ Tea at Grandma's

Finally getting to my little art trading card for the Grumbacher Art Swap! The theme this time is coffee or tea. I dug out a really old teacup that was probably one of my Grandma's and did a really quick sketch this morning. Not my best work by a long shot, but it brought back nice memories.

I remember having tea with my Grandma and my mother and aunts at Grandma's house. Sitting and listening them talk about people I didn't know, but being perfectly content. I didn't remember the teacups being so tiny though! Compared to my tea mug, this one contains about two big sips!

Tea at Grandma's
Art Trading Card
2.5" X 3.5"
Watercolour, ink and gold acrylic.
Not for sale

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Watercolour Wednesday ~ Uphill Climb!

We all have days when it feels like a continuous uphill climb...just like this little lady bug. Luckily, if she gets tired, she can spread her wings and fly!

Uphill Climb
2.5" X 3.5"
Original ACEO

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The Watcher ~ Mixed Media/Collage

I've been working on a mixed media collage of this handsome fox, nicknamed "Mulder". He turned out to be a little more tricky than I had imagined, but I'm pretty pleased with the way he turned out.  Here is the finished painting, and underneath are a few of the steps I took along the way.

The Watcher
24" X 18" X 1.5"

Step One: The Drawing

Step Two: Creating the Background, layering papers

Step Three: After dripping and drizzling Clear Tar gel medium, starting to apply acrylic paint over the background

Step Four: Transferring the drawing to the canvas.

Step Five: Starting to collage painted paper scraps to Mulder.

Step Six: Continuing the collage process.

Step Seven: More of the fox is appearing.

Step Eight: Almost done! Adding grass at the bottom.

Step Nine: Finished!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Watercolour Wednesday ~ Something Springy!

I had a request today for Watercolour Wednesday. Paint something springy! Maybe it will bring on some spring like weather...hopefully! Here are some sunny little Crocus. (Crocuses? Croci?)

These are a part of my ongoing "Language of Flowers" series. The language of flowers was used in Victorian times as a means of communication in which flowers were used to send coded messages. Each flower had a special meaning.
The Crocus meant "Youthful Gladness."

Youthful Gladness (Crocus)
Language of Flowers Series ACEO
3.5" X 2.5"

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