Sunday, December 28, 2008
Faith (6 - who is currently missing her two front teeth!), Naomi (2) and Mikayla (5) are so much fun. Naomi and Mikayla are my granddaughters and Faith is their cousin. Naomi and Mikayla are coming to spend a few days with me and we will have lots of fun! They love to feed the animals and play with all of the toys and stuffed dolls that I have. This time we will be inside most of the time because it is so cold, so we will also be doing some artwork, too. I will show off their creations in a few days! No doubt I will have some great photographs from those few days, too!
Have a great day! God bless,
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Then, I received more inspiration from a few other artists and I wanted to try something different. I had seen some hand colored prints that were really nice and the artist told me how he did them. An artist whose work I have admired in the past, uses really bright colors when she sketches or paints her animals. Well, doing a new technique on something small sounded like a good idea. I might actually have time to finish the project! I did and here is the result - I think it's fun! This is really mixed media - a print, with rice paper, and hand colored. The original of this is still available for purchase.
Three very different looks from the same image! Each one was fun to do and the results from each technique are very different!
Experiment! Try something new today - you never know what fun might await you!
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Check this out! Doesn't this look like a turkey??? But this is not a turkey! In honor of Thanksgiving Day, Penne, our pea hen, obligingly fanned her tail out just like a peacock - AND I had a camera in my hand when she did it! Wow! I never knew that the pea hens fanned out their tails, too!
Penne travels between my neighbor's yard and my yard - usually right along with our combined flock of guinneas.
And, by the way - Penne will also honk and sound almost like a goose!
Okay, just had to share more of my animal kingdom and since this was such a funny 'turkey' picure, it was perfect for Thanksgiving!
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
There are some wonderful pieces of art in this show and the prices are very affordable. The show will be up until the end of the year – so I hope that I will have to replenish my little corner of the gallery a lot! Here are some pictures of the gallery – they show the artwork in the miniature show and some other pieces, as well as some of the artwork that I have in the show. If you are in the area, be sure to stop by!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Cynthia was the one who encouraged (or was that nagged?!) me to set up my Etsy shop – many thanks to you, dear daughter! There is a link on my blog for both my shop and Cynthia’s etsy shop. Be sure to check out Cynthia’s shop and read her listings – it will have you laughing so hard, that – well, don’t like drink milk or anything while you are reading her listings! And if you do, don’t say that I didn’t warn you! http://dosidough.etsy.com/
Much of my artwork is inspired by the beauty of God’s creation, especially His animals. I love to take photographs and I love to paint my artwork from photos that I have taken. I am never quite sure if I am just taking photos to put in my album or if I am taking reference photos for future artwork – it really doesn’t matter to me when I am out there snapping pictures like a crazy woman. My animals tolerate that photo frenzy much better than most people! ROFLOL! My sympathies to family and friends – I know my photo frenzies drive you nuts!
Let me introduce you to Hershey. Such a sweet and lovable guy! I did this painting from a photograph I took of him during the winter. He was all shagged out and hairy which makes him turn about three shades lighter than he is in the summer. Come spring it is like unwrapping a Christmas present – I never know what color he will be! Sometimes he is a light honey color and sometimes he is a deep, dappled gold. Hershey is a palomino quarterhorse and he is about 15 years old.