Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Sunday, August 27, 2017
I hadnt thought this out. How do you paint vanilla ice cream or whipped cream on white paper. With watercolors. Hmmm. So here I sat with a big question mark over my head and paintbrush in hand.
We had an ice cream social here yesterday for senior residents. I served at counter. I saw a lot of banana splits. We had butterscotch, strawberry and chocolate syrups. Most people wanted the works. Although quite a few did not want nuts.
Anyhow my solution was to surround the white spaces. Its far from a masterpiece.... lol..... but will serve as a thank ypu card for event hostess.
Monday, August 21, 2017
Friday, August 18, 2017
One of thee gals in mixed media group called to ask if she should gesso the tp tube. I had sent message to group to tell them the tubes would be used as painting tools....... so no painting of tube necessary. But the idea of tp tube as a canvas stuck in my thoughts. So this morning before I put away the acrylic paints used yestetday - i decided to paint some of my little birds on one to see if the group might like that as a challenge. We are always looking for something new.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
I had a pair of clownish bachelor love birds for many years. They were second and third hand birds from different failed adoptions. Once they found their forever home here and met each other they were never parted. Silly cheerful little companions.
They liked to. play jokes on my old dog. She was blind. They would go rattle her dish on the floor which brought her running. Naughty birds. Unrolling toilet paper rolls and eating edges off my mail - or climbing down an arm to snatch some lettuce off the plate were other fav passtimes.
Im repainting this to show them as the little clowns they were at heart.
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Saturday, August 12, 2017
This is a sample I did based on various you tube demos. Tools included toilet paper roll. Cotton swabs. Stick. And finally a brush to put in partial background. Our mixed media group will be experimenting with alternative tools and acrylics this week. I hope they have some fun with this.
Monday, August 7, 2017
Friday, August 4, 2017
The large yellow area was just a block. I loved the color but it needed the little bird which I cut out of that painting study I did earlier in the week.
Below that the strips of colors tended to lead theceue away. I added that little red watercolor strip as a barrier.
Her painting Rosy In Westport is the inspirationbfor this study. She painted it in 18 x 24 inch size. Mine is 5 1/2 by 7 1/2. I could not capture the details - i lack the skills and eyesight. But Im quite happy to add this to my collection of studies of contemporary artists. I find Hicks works utterly enchanting. Im so glad I purchased Watercolor Artist April 2011 at used book shelf at the gallery. Otherwise it is unlikely I would have come across her work.
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
My pallette on inside cover of paint box eventually needs to be cleaned off. The background colors were picked up and just randomly splotched over damp paper. After it dried i went back with a clean wet brush and picked out tree and branches and bird shape. Later added some details. More later.