Fun + Art History + Creativity

These are some of my supplies. The old Crayola educational set is now filled with Mission, Grumbacher and Cotman. I’m in the process of organizing a new paint palette. Today I didn’t work on the book. Instead I worked on a project for the creative exploration class. The assignment was to choose an art paintingContinue reading “Fun + Art History + Creativity”

Color tells such a story

Today I had to test out this new tube of acrylic paint. Oh the pinks, yellows and oranges I could create-perfect for the around the world little project I had in mind. Who new mixing up a little red with this pink would create such a beautiful peach. Mixing color is a great way toContinue reading “Color tells such a story”

A horibble no good very bad…

yeah it happened again. I intended to paint a leaf and around it the words, nature loves me for she tells me so. Yeah I busted out with salt for texture, mixed greens and blues to get various tones of green. I used Bombay India ink and yeah had a cool texture going on butContinue reading “A horibble no good very bad…”

Dreamcatcher

Ha, I didn’t sketch with a pencil first. I had a color scheme in mind and let my creativity lead. The first time I painted this, it was a total disaster. Anyway. I looked over my first book dummy for Road Trip, I thought and thought. Everything leads back to enjoying the process. Oh andContinue reading “Dreamcatcher”

Holiday Collection

How I painted ( top left corner) watercolor and salt. heart shaped loops in various green tones painting circles and letting the paint blend together downward strokes using color to create a bountiful tree more salt. The trees and this project are pretty much done. Last night was crazy! I was sure that this projectContinue reading “Holiday Collection”

When In Doubt CREATE

So there I was mixing up the right green. Emerald green seemed to surface. This emerald green was beautiful and I made it with blue and yellow ochre. Yellow ochre is a favorite. Then came painitng time. Yet, I couldn’t sketch the right heart shaped leaves. I let go. Yes, I put the pencil downContinue reading “When In Doubt CREATE”

List of Wise Tree Lessons

I worked for an entire year on this project. I feel like its time to reflect and make sure I don’t forget  what I’ve learned. Here goes and off the top of my head:  Listen to creativity. It will steer you in the right direction So will curiosity and imagination. These guys are your bestContinue reading “List of Wise Tree Lessons”

Artist vs. Painter

      Linchpin is a great book. I’ve always wanted something more than a job. I want to change people by thoughts or emotional appeal. Can my art do this? Or am I simply a painter? Most artists can’t draw. I’m glad for that one because I admit its true. Yes. I get frustratedContinue reading “Artist vs. Painter”

Crazy day

for a crazy week. Sometimes I feel like I’m running around with to dos AND THAT’S WHAT HAPPENED TODAY. Then I sat down to repaint Ana and George’s hot air balloon. I sketched this new design. Just a pencil. No eraser. It turned out beautiful. And the quote is exactly on point. That’s probably whatContinue reading “Crazy day”

Getting others to love

The problem is you love what you love and it’s important to share that. Since I started this tree book there have been countless questions. I have repainted so many trees. I have rewritten the book countless times. Oh but the idea is right there where it needs to be. If you want to getContinue reading “Getting others to love”