Thursday, May 28, 2015

A Day at the Beach

I've been experimenting with texture and color. In this piece I decided to add shorebirds to the textured background. I really think that the color and placement works! There's also a little iridescent paint if you see it in just the right light.
"A Day at the Beach" • Original watercolor on Arched 140# hot press paper • 5" x 7"

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

My First Guest!

Today's guest on my blog is: Annie's Hang Ups.Annie's shop, Annie's Hang Ups, is the BEST place to have your artwork framed. She has been an independent framer/designer for 20 years and offers a huge selection of frame styles. She has framed several of my pieces and always does a SUPER job! She offers quality framing at affordable prices. Stop in today—a place for ALL your framing needs!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Tiger Lily Banquet

I purchased a new paint brush and I've really been enjoying using it! It's a 1/2" flat brush that holds its shape with acrylic paint and has been a joy to paint with. As a counter to the fast drying time of acrylic, I'm also experimenting with acrylic retarder to slow the drying time a bit and keep everything more workable.

I really enjoyed creating the color variations in this piece. I thought that the purple really set everything off when I applied it. There's some iridescent paint in the undercoating for this piece as well as in some of the tiger lily spots. It really sparkles when you look at it. Hope that you enjoy this piece.
"Tiger Lily Banquet" • Original acrylic • 8" x 8" on 3/4" wrap around canvas, painting continues on sides
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