Monday, February 28, 2011

Chicks & Cup

These chicks are cute but it was the cup that I enjoyed painting. The shade work is color floated in choppy stokes on a pre-wet surface. This technique was used for all the shading and it helps to give the chicks a more fluffy appearance.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Cute Little Chick

We had a great time at class with this cute little chick. She really works up quick and the project as seen leaves room for a message to be added. Every one worked it up a bit differently and Debbie turned the card (a 5x7) on horizontal to make a small folding card, which everyone thought was very clever. We had time to do a second one with the chick in a bowl or basket of eggs,  just breaking out of her egg. And again, creativity was rampant in class, a fun time shared by all.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Bears Bears Bears

Here is the final for the 'bear family' remember to base coat the flowers for the border in a yellow before applying the red, add a dot of burgundy for the center and a dab of orange for a highlight. Hauser Medium Green is used for the vine.

Work Sheet for lil' bear. You will need a yellow ochre, burnt umber, and white and a 'deer foot' brush.
Remember to use the toe of the brush to pounce on the paint and it is okay to leave some white showing through. Base with the yellow ochre, shade with the burnt umber and highlight with the white. I did not clean the brush while working just wiped the brush when going from the burnt umber to white. You can make the trim on the collar any color you want. I used a soft blue and white. The bears are a design by Pat Wakefield. No way not to fall in love with the lil' bear.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Pear Trio

I actually saw a painting of this project on a web site. It was on a very large canvas (think 30" x 50") and I thought it was so beautiful and decided to try my hand at it on a very small scale. I used a 5"X7" aquabord and watercolor pencils. I love to do pears and this is one of my favorites.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

App Fun

I believe that any thing that gets your creative juices flowing is a good thing.  These 'doodles' were a minute of play time with an app on the iPhone. You can choose from a variety of squares, circles, shadings and more. 

You can also change the color of your back ground and the size of the blocks, circles, etc.