Saturday, December 28, 2013

String of lights

I'm feeling more confident about my ability to paint. I'm now giving in to the idea that painting doesn't have to be realistic or Super shaded but can be a lot of color blocking and patterns instead, which is what I'm liking more.  I thought of this piece because I was doodling myself with long hair, as it has been getting a bit too long.  And Of course it's Christmas time so it all came together to a fun little piece.
Gouache and watercolor on paper board
12"x8"

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Christmas cards




 A few Christmas cards for my close friends. top to bottom: Kristi, Maria, Sarah.
5.5 x 4
gouache and watercolor
For the backs I even put colorful paper on and wrote a little Christmas note for each of them.

 Merry Christmas C:







Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Hello Sailor!




There's always a bit of cat in each photo, right?
This is my final painting, prompt was for it to be a landscape but I went a little south, or north, somewhere and made it more of a children's illustration.  I did mention I was frustrated, and unsatisfied with the colors in my last post and I stand by that partially,because now I'm beginning to enjoy the whimsy of it.  Kind of like a coloring book where you just start putting in colors. There are many elements I wish to enhance, and clarify. But I'm finished ,indefinitely, to enjoy the holidays.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Because I'm finished, here's my self portrait for drawing. Currently I'm working on a landscape for painting. It's my final and I've only started a couple days ago and its stressing me out. I hate the colors now, half way in. now it's making me angry.