Thursday, January 31, 2013

Last Painting for the Month

30 paintings in 30 days is officially over...wow, I did it. I may not have posted them all, but I did do it.
Hope you all enjoyed the journey with me.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Day 28 Rose in Oils

I am on a rose painting kick...practicing, practicing, practicing...I'm having fun, just a few more days in this challenge

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Day 27 Oil Roses

I wanted to try these roses I saw on youtube...I did them on a piece of cut up  cereal box painted black

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Pink Rose

 Here is my latest picture...I took the one that is above...and painted over it with oil paints and a palette knife. I'm bound and determined to learn how to use a palette knife. practice practice practice
I am linking up with "How Sweet the Sound" Pink Saturday

Friday, January 25, 2013

30 paintings 30 days

This is what I'm entering for my 30 paintings in 30 days

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Oils and a Palette Knife

After taking this picture, I did a little tweeking of the pitcher top...I like how this picture shows all the texture.
Day 23

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

30 Paintings in 30 days

 I really have been doing my paintings, I just havent had a chance to get them here on my blog...I have been posting on my Facebook...This top one is 300lb watercolor paper, 3 coats of gesso, I put it on a clipboard to paint it...nice and thick palette knife  5x5
 more work with the palette knife...I wont get any better if I dont keep practicing!


I love how this one turned out, I had painted it in acrylics, didn't really like it, so I completely went over it with oils and a palette knife...I like having the design already on the board.  ummm not sure how the double pictures showed up...

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Oil Palette Knife Paintings

 My 30 paintings in 30 days is still on-going...I took a 3 day workshop from Leslie Seate on palette knife painting.  The first day was so hard for me...I didn't know how to move the knife, it was uncomfortable to use.  By the afternoon of the last day...I was whipping out paintings...it was awesome.
The sky looks really grey in these paintings but its blue...I need to photoshop the pictures to get the truer colors... I finished 6 paintings in 3 days...so much fun. The only thing bad was traffic...what should take 25 min took 1 1/2 hours.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

 Here is todays painting...day 12. A little watercolor I won this beautifully made watercolor book from Martha Lever...it was a delight to paint in it.
 I thought I was ready to put my winter decor away...but when its been getting down to 27 at night, here in So. California...and there is a lot of snow on the mountains...I'll have to keep winter around for awhile longer.
These are not my designs...I painted them  years ago, I use to paint on antiques a lot when we lived in Oregon..the price of antiques down here is ridiculous. Hope you enjoyed my post today...
I am linking up with
Pink Saturday

Friday, January 11, 2013

A Daisy for day 11


I spent all day yesterday thinking it was Fri. 11th...oops, Here is the true day 11th painting.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Day 11...Pink Rose

Pink Rose in my art journal...Day 11...painted with a #4 flat brush...used painted bubble wrap for texture on the background
Had a little excitement this morning..I'm an apartment manager (the nice kind,lol) we've been having a young homeless guy sleeping in our laundry room...had to call the police to come scare him away, next time we will have to press charges...ugh.  Come back tomorrow to see what my painting will be...

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Day 10

This was fun,  a little mixed media...mostly watercolor then I used white paint on a stencil. for the background..Day 10...I'm on a roll and not even stressing out about getting a painting done a day...
wow, I cant believe I just said that.lol

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Day 6 Watercolor Painting

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This is a little 5X5 watercolor done one 300lb watercolor paper. It is laying on a mixed media canvas.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Nest with Pink Roses

Another painting...6x6 canvas panel...the photo is a bit blurry. 
I am also linked up with Beverly
at How Sweet The Sound
Pink Saturday

Friday, January 4, 2013

Day 4 of 30 days of painting

Some days life just gets in the way...I had paint on this journal page for awhile...so in the limited time I had, I decided to do this pinwheel, crawled into bed and did the doodling

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Day 3 of 30 paintings in 30 days

I was going to paint around it, but I like how the black made it pop. Day 3
I did this in my art journal

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Day 2 Journey of 30 paintings in 30 Days

Day 2. A little watercolor pen and ink.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

My First Painting for 2013


Welcome to the New Year!! The first of my 30 Paintings in 30 days. Hope I can keep up. This is a new style for me...I've always been interested in this style of painting...starting with a black background, and leaving a bit of black...After seeing" 52 Canvases in my 40th year blog," I gave it a shot...it was fun, not sure I will do it again but we'll see.