Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A Collection of Whimsy--Colored Pencil Drawings on 3.5" x 5" cards

So my husband and I were sitting on the couch last night watching some "futuristic" movie made in the late 1990's.  During the movie, my cat, and I emphasize "my", came and sat on his lap.  She never does this!  What was my husband's explanation?  "Well, obviously, she inexplicably attracted to khaki."  That statement about khaki made me think of doing a couple of monochromatic-ish colored pencil sketches before I went to bed..."said the little red hen, and she did."  :)  Here are the results:



 

 

I've also been working on a few preliminary sketches...stretching my pencils/paintbrushes as it were:




Sunday, September 27, 2009

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

September--Bright Spots--sometimes you have to make your own.

 

 The results of a late-night/early-morning painting session. :)



This is a close up of the painting on the right in the previous picture.






All three of these paintings are on re-purposed materials.  I love giving something new life!




Saturday, September 19, 2009

Custom Name Paintings


I've been working on two custom name paintings for my nieces: Natalie and Elise. 
Here is the one for Elise :)





11" x 14" hand painted original acrylic painting on stretched canvas with custom colors and name.
Beautiful muted pinks, greens and warm yellows make a sweet and sophisticated background for your daughter or granddaughter's name or initials. These make excellent gifts for new mothers and mothers-to-be.

Each piece is original to your loved one and colors and lettering can be customized to fit your specific decor.

Pictured: 11" x 14" original acrylic painting--stretched canvas on wooden frame; comes equipped with a sawtooth--ready for hanging.

Available in the following sizes:
18" x 24" --$50.00
11" x 14" --$45.00
8" x 10" --$35.00

Designs for boys coming soon!



Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Hand-drawn cards for fall

At my sister, Bekah's advice, I've started working on some hand-drawn/hand-painted cards.  This is the beginning of my fall collection.  
Other designs will be available later this week.  I'm also working on a Christmas collection!  

3.5"x 5" cards
 

  
Set of 3 hand-drawn cards with envelopes:
$10.00  Reduced: $6.00  :)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Custom Name Sketches

So I'm working on these for my sister, Bekah, (who is, by the way, a very talented photographer www.rebeccatoddportraits.com).  These are simply preliminary colored pencil sketches of the paintings I'm going to do.  They will be 9"x12"  (These are actually 11" x 14") stretched canvas on wooden frame. :)

Saturday, September 12, 2009

September--Geranium Custom Painting--COMPLETE!!

Hurray!  I finished my first ever custom painting!  I am really pleased, and I have such a great feeling of accomplishment!  Here are the results:

 
  

 
"Geraniums for Tabi"
"18x"24 Original Acrylic Painting on Stretched Canvas with Wooden Frame
Custom Price: $40.00 which includes shipping :)

Friday, September 11, 2009

September--Embellished Quilt Square

This is a scrap square from the lap quilt I just finished piecing yesterday.  I decided to embellish it with beading and put it in a frame.  I love how the gold tones in the fabrics match the elegant beading.  :)


This particular framed piece is available for $15.00.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

September--Lemons in a Stark World

This is my first attempt at still life.  Yay for lemons!




This is a 9"x12" acrylic matted to 8"x10".  It comes framed.
$25.00

Monday, September 07, 2009

September--Geranium Project Canvas Sketch

Here is the on canvas sketch.  :)  Now I've got to fill in the first layer of the background.  The geraniums in this painting are going to be red with yellow lights, so I need to choose a background color that will bring out the best in my foreground subject....hmmmm.



Okay, Here is the canvas with the first layer of background.  I'll go back and lighten it up a bit later on.

 
Here's the first layer of color and shading.  Many more layers to go.

More of the layering.

Even more detail in this last one.  I'm getting ready to add the center stem on the top bud, then I think the perspective will improve.  :)  Still many more layers and blending of colors and shades to come, but it really is taking shape.

The next progression...
 
I plan to add more accents with violet/deep red; I also plan to lighten the background as well.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

September--Geranium Project

I have a couple of custom projects on my plate.  One of my friends from college asked me to do a geranium painting for her.  It's an 18"x24", so double the size of the paintings I've done so far.  I'm excited at the challenge knowing that my painting is going to be a meaningful gift!  Here are the preliminary sketches I did last night...simple ink pen.

 
Which one do you like best?

Beaded Bangles :)

I made these bracelets several years ago when I was living in Korea and the fabric market was a regular weekend escape for me.  These particular bangles are simply made from memory wire and beads, but they have several decorative uses.  :)

 

These are available 3 bangles for $6.  I can also custom make them in any color.  :)

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

September Paintings

I'm still having fun learning to paint flowers.  I found this canvas at Goodwill--actually found two of them with "Paris" prints glued to the front.  I decided that I could take the print sticker off the canvas and paint my own work instead.  So I did.  :)  Here's the result of my first "re-purposing" attempt.

 
8"x11.5" stretched canvas.  Ready to hang.
$16.00 USD
Here are some close-up photos of the same painting:


Another Re-Purposed Original Artwork:

 
The painting itself is 8"x10" with the Iron Frame 12"x16".
Ready to hang.
$25.00 
Here are some close-ups of the same painting: