Book Update & Painting Insects

This book process has been different from the previous books. With the other books I had a summary of the story idea and created from there. This time I’m researching and painting animals.I’m relying more on my curiosity and imagination. I’ve had to review what this book means to me. I’ve always been curious aboutContinue reading “Book Update & Painting Insects”

Road Trip Book

I went to McDonald’s yesterday and this book caught my eye. Of course I had to bring it home. I’m thinking about my road trip book. Seems like the idea and excitement are slipping away. Makes me think of Elizabeth Gilbert’s, Big Magic. I sat down and read all the notes I had thus far.Continue reading “Road Trip Book”

Drawing still life style

Still life drawing is an absolute must for every artist. I sketched my favorite shoe. How did I sketch a pretty good shoe in five minutes, with a pen? This morning I set up my shoes and began sketching. I took way to long sketching. I kept trying to replicate my shoes. Sure, many couldContinue reading “Drawing still life style”

Painting Blue Bonnet flowers

I researched photos and watched a tutorial. I made previous attempts. This morning I took a second look at what went wrong and painted. I added a few more layers. I used a size 10 brush. A size 10 brush made it easy to do the diagonal right and left strokes for each petal. IContinue reading “Painting Blue Bonnet flowers”

hills of trees is done!

Taking your time makes a huge difference. You have to lett each layer dry before starting the next. Oh and layering from light to dark makes for easy blending. I used a size 10 brush and lightly blotted the paper with color. These trees made me let go of what should be. I didn’t sketch.Continue reading “hills of trees is done!”

More sketches

Markers worked for a few of the details but not for the hotel. I do have acrylic paint. That works. I keep going. I’m all for painting texture pages but now there’s scrapbook patterns. Writing a book is harder than working on one piece. I’ m working on a million pieces at once. I’m goingContinue reading “More sketches”

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”