Saturday, June 25, 2016

Sketchbook Saturday

Good wishes to you on this first Saturday of summer.  At this moment, I have my tent pitched next to a lake and am hopefully not sitting inside the tent waiting for the rain to stop as we are spending the weekend camping.  I will not have a studio post tomorrow, but plan to have one next week and hopefully something in between.  

Have a lovely weekend!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Studio Sunday

Enjoying a new table that I picked up for almost nothing at a local antique shop for the studio and making some new sketchbooks.  I hope you have enjoyed your Sunday and Happy Father's Day!

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Sketchbook Saturday

Rabbits dominated the first and last pages of my most recently completed sketchbook.  I cannot explain what the rabbits are doing, I'm just having fun making them.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

From Sketchbook to Experiments

I recently shared these pages from my sketchbook:

I enjoyed working on the linen fabric so much, adding acrylic paint, pencil, and colored pencil to it, I decided to play with that some more.  This time I added the linen to 140 pound watercolor paper (will have to try something sturdier next time as it did cause the paper to bend quite a bit, maybe 300 pound).   I did this with extra heavy matte gel.

Two of the pieces hanging in the studio classroom's recently painted walls, loving them on that dark grey background:

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Studio Sunday

It has gone a little quiet here as we had to switch internet providers and trouble followed.  Things are back up and running so I shall get back to my regular(ish) posts.

I spent some time setting up my studio this week for Open Studios last Thursday and took quite a few photos to share.  

I also helped paint the shared hallway recently where many of us display our work.  I will have to take more photos to share when the light is better and now that the hallway is filled with art.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Studio Monday

Well, I had a Studio Sunday post all set for yesterday, but it was also my daughter's birthday and I'm afraid I just did not get it posted.  So this week it is Studio Monday.  Just a few random shots taken in my home studio from this last week.  Commission and little portraits in progress, little things, vessels, and roses I took from the garden before that heat wave I mentioned last time. 

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Sketchbook Saturday

Greetings from nearly, or at, 100 degrees.  An unusually high temperature for my area in early June.  It was in the 70's two days ago and I was wearing a sweater.  Needless to say I have not adjusted.

For these pages I attached leftover strips of linen from my stitching to the sketchbook, painted random areas later with white acrylic paint.  The rest is pencil and colored pencil.  I hope your weekend is not too hot and not flooding, wherever you are.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Shop Update

These pieces and more are now available in my shop.  Thank you for looking!

"White Rabbits" Acrylic on 9 x 12 inch canvas.

"In the Hand" Watercolor, gouache, pencil on paper.

"Vessels" Acrylic on 8 x 10 inch canvas.