Tuesday, October 30, 2012
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Monday, October 29, 2012
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Saturday, October 27, 2012
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Thursday, October 25, 2012
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Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Monday, October 22, 2012
Then we went to Tori Spelling shop
She has these chickens like the real one what has at home...sooo cute
Then we came upon Melissa Joan Harts sweet shop, shes from "melissa and joey"" Sabrina the Teenage Witch"" Clarissa Explains it all "
Next door this pizza place has won awards...delish!!
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Sunday, October 21, 2012
I didn't have time to put my pictures from yesterday in the computer, Stacey and I made a delightful trip yesterday, I'll share tonight or tomorrow for sure.
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Friday, October 19, 2012
Thursday, October 18, 2012
My online class with Junelle (yes and amen) starts next week, she is so full of ideas, I'm sure I can combine what I will learn and use it in my little paintings.
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Wednesday, October 17, 2012
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Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Here is my latest, I'm trying to get loose and messy. I'm so excited, I was blog hopping last evening and came across a Dana Cooper that teaches watercolor classes, its a little far away, but I want to go
for a day, maybe next Friday
I'm also excited about this little guy...$15 with my 50 % off coupon at Aaron Brothers
of course the one I REALLY want is $200-$300 ouch.
Here it is set up with my holder, I love the paint that is getting on my black canvas holder...makes me feel like I'm on my way to being a painter.lol
Here is the box of paints. I've had some of these for 20 years, I use pliers to get the caps off
For now I'm using this 2 tiered caddy to hold the paints that I am using, not ideal, but good for now
I wanted a jar with a bail on it, so I stopped off at an antique mall. I dont think this one is an old one, due to the price and the color is to intense, but it will serve its purpose.
Here's my pretty paper palette, I plan to get a piece of glass, but until I do, this works fine.
See you tomorrow with my next painting
and for those who have emailed me, as soon as they are dry, I will be listing them on my Etsy,
which is totally empty at the moment
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Monday, October 15, 2012
Sunday, October 14, 2012
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Saturday, October 13, 2012
Above is the picture I took yesterday, lots of glare
today I got this photo tent for $10 off craigslist. I will be putting a light above next time. I tried different setting on my camera, I need to reset the white balance
No glare, I was able to get up closer
Here is my next 6x6 canvas...I went to Aaron Brothers today to look for a frame...not one 6x6
I found some online, I just want to purchase a couple to see how they actually look framed.
tomorrow I'll show you my bucket of paints...and hopefully a new painting,
What I'm finding is this...I see areas that I want to rework when I put it up on the computer,
I guess thats a good thing.
Posted by Charmingdesigns at 7:16 PM
I did it! my first 6x6 oil painting. What fun...See that awful glare on the upper right...I found a "light tent" on Craigslist last night...hoping they will call me back, I need one sooo bad. Love the panel holder, it gave me something to hold on to while I painted (until I get an easel)
I already have another canvas sketched out...I'll be painting tonight!
On the previous post...the top pictures are not mine, they belong to Carol Marine
I'm also hoping to get a frame today...I have a lot of things to do today, I better get going
(easel, light tent, frame, more 6x6 panels, more paint, you can never have enough paint! maybe a new
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Friday, October 12, 2012
substrates. One of the classes she just took, said that these boards are fabulous to hold onto your small board then the whole thing can set in your easel...It comes from Carol Marine, she sells them, but...
I painted mine black thats a small canvas board in the center...anyway, I'm a happy camper! Now I need to get an easel...I sold mine when we left Oregon,
I have been on Craigslist...Craigslist down here is hard work. There are 3 cities that I have to check, one is on either side of us and then there is one below us.
L.A., Inland Empire, OC (orange county)...then I have to see how far away, sometimes its an hour and half, and with gas the price it is down here (highest in the country)...I want to find one close...I'll let you know if I get one tomorrow...that my plan.
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Wednesday, October 10, 2012
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I tried Martha Stewart's crackle medium...no crackles. weird
So, after I glazed over the crackle, I added Deco art's 1 step crackle...no crackles...again
I went ahead and glazed over it with Burnt Umber and Raw Umber. I like the finish, but I'm so disappointed in the crackles I used. I LOVE the 2 part system...I went to 5 stores and cant find it. I did find it online, but by the time you pay shipping it is soooo expensive.
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Saturday, October 6, 2012
I'm working on a pumpkin canvas for my mantel. It has lots of texture and shimmer and shine from a glazing of metallic paints
I stenciled the patterns on the pumpkins
Much better. Now I have to redo my mantel...my fall is going to be aqua and yellow
It looks a little bit boring, but it wont with all the stuff around it...books, candles, etc.
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