Sunday, November 13, 2011
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Here is a print that I did on Muslin,
with one of my carved images.
Printed with permanent ink, and then colored with watercolor crayons. Used a Copic waterproof black
marker for the le fluer and merci script writing.
I love those pens, they say permanent and
that is what they are.
Friday, October 28, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
This Gal was a true farm women
in every sense of the word. I didn't
know her personally, but I grew to know her
through her loving granddaughter's
tales of her. She grew most of her food
and canned it all herself, including jams and jellies.
She dealt with the farm animals. As an elderly
lady she was knocked down by a Bull Cow and
got back up and shoved it aside. She chopped
her own wood. Not too many years before her
death she was out chopping wood when she
accidentally smashed her thumb, and
in her characteristic
way she left her work gloves on thinking
that it would be better later on in the
day...only to find out it was getting worse!
She ended up having to have it amputated.
She was one tough cookie, but tender enough to raise
a granddaughter like her own. I would have been
proud to have been able to call her my grandmother!
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
This is the final piece of
art in the 30 day challenge that
I set for myself.
I have enjoyed this so very much.
Made me realize how much more I can
achieve with my art on a day to day
basis. Now I will be working on
larger pieces of art. I have a few
commissioned pieces that I
am looking forward to working on.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Monday, September 19, 2011
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011
Three more cards using the
reclaimed Crewel Work.
I like to think that the artist
that created the original work
would be happy to see it have a
second life. It was so badly
damaged by the acid in the backing
(wood paneling) that it wasn't
pretty any more.
Using suede , I burned an
image of a little kitty.
This medium is so
soft and delicate to work on,
and the results are nice.
Might make a little pillow
out of it.
Number 18 in the series.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Made a small carving of an airplane and banner,
used it to make a fun thank you card.
Drew some clouds in for the background.
Showed it to my hubby-who happens to be a pilot- and he
quickly pointed out that the tail is missing it's stabilizer bar! Ooops, well we can
just imagine that it's there, because I can't put in what has been carved away!
This is number 12 in the series.
Friday, September 9, 2011
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Pencil Portrait of my Grandmother Casber, born
She was such a neat person, and a very good artist.
I loved going to her house. It smelled of
oil paints, and turpentine and other 'artsy' things.
Besides the fact that she always had
green grapes just for me!
I wonder what she would have to
say about this portrait of her....
Over the years I have drawn and painted her
at least three times.
All of them from just a small photograph that I
have of her, probably taken when she was
about 18 or 19 years of age.
On the back it says - written lovingly by my grandfather-
My Sweetheart, My Dear Wife, An Angel of Mercy.
#9 in the series
#9 in the series
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Monday, September 5, 2011
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Friday, September 2, 2011
Here is a pencil study of some Kiwi's
that Nina thought I should draw.
Used colored pencil here, and just a touch of
ink for the seeds. Colored pencil is interesting
to use , building the colors one
on top of the other to get the final look.
This is number 5 in the series.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
This is my first ever attempt at
oil painting. I think I have always
been a tiny bit afraid to try it- I am
not sure why. My grandmother
loved it and I believe it was
her medium of choice. But it has
always seemed like it was not a good
fit for me, even with out ever trying it!
Now that I have, I can't say
that I love it, but I will try it
Anyway, this is number 4 in
the challenge. :)
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
This is our dog, Schatzie.
She was snoozing on her favorite
wool blanket and she was such a perfect little oval
with all her paws tucked in, I couldn't not draw her.
This is number two in a month long challenge I am doing
with my daughter, Nina. However she is
writing a poem every day, and I think Seth
decided to create a new Lego design every day!
Monday, August 29, 2011
Drawing of my baby, Cosmo.Used
colored pencil on watercolor paper.
She is such a sweet little kitty.
When the kids and I went to get
a kitty, we came home with two. I
simply could not resist her
This is the first drawing in a month long challenge
to do some type of art every day.
I am excited to see what happens, and
share it with you.