Sunday, January 20, 2013

Winter Whimsey: Painting with my husband

What a blessing! My dear husband sat down with me to paint tonight, going step-by-step with me through Christy Tomlinson's fun class "Winter Whimsey." His canvas, the snowman, turned out just delightful! I painted a "She-Art" girl on mine. 5x7" canvases, mixed media.

Christmas 2012 ornament

Better late than never! I forgot to post this in December. I made this ornament to swap with someone in my art group. The paper on the background is from a late 1800s hymnal and the girl is handpainted by me. The opposite side has the world "Joy" on it and the sides sport snowflake rub-ons.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Waiting at the door: Girl with cat

This is a piece I painted for an art friend for an altered item challenge. When she gave this to me, it was a two-part blond-wood picture frame with a $2.99 price tag on the back from a dollar store. I removed the glass, painted the girl and cat on the wood panel and then altered the outside frame with a knob and other embellishments to look like a door. Here are two pictures: the panel canvas and the finished frame. Hope she enjoys it!


Tuesday, January 01, 2013

"Winter": a monthly themed canvas

Here is the second in a series of themed canvases I want to make for my wall so I have one to change out for each month of the year. After working on this inter...mittently for a week or two, I completed it tonight. This is called "Winter."

My first themed canvas, which gave me the idea in the first place, was a Fall piece I did in a workshop in October. I've thought about doing this ever since. This is a 12x12" canvas: collaged, painted, embellished, etc. I hope I can keep up