Thursday, June 30, 2016

New Drawings

I just finished a fun on-line class from Christina Romeo - Whimsicle Mixed Media Collage and love my recent sketches.
 They're very primitive, simple and childlike.
 I sketched them in my latest little book I made. Each page is 3" x 4 1/2".
Below are all the pictures from my book...

 I painted most of them on my recent trip to Hawaii.
 I used just pencils, black and white pens, my peerless watercolrs, tissue paper and a few stamps.

I'm also thrilled to be published again in the latest Somerset Studio magazine.
 They published an article on my Paige dolls I painted/collaged on canvas.
I picked up techniques from Christy Tomlinson and Mindy Lacefield.
Hope you're having a great summer, thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

New Faces & Art Journal

I've completed several more Mindy Lacefield lessons, in her wonderful on-line course called The 24 Faces.
I'm learning how to me more loose with my strokes.
The paintings are more impressionist style, where they have a more unfinished look, which I love.
They're whimsical and fun to paint as well.
Here are some smaller ones I painted today...
I've learned so much and love each lesson. I can't wait for more.

I also made another small art journal.
It measures 3" x 5" and an 1" thick. The cover is made from a collage of paper napkins glued on top of cardboard.
For the inside, I used water color paper and added some collage elements.
I'll be taking this book with me on vacation and hope to fill each page.

And finally, I can't believe this day has come, my daughter, Rachel, has graduated from high school this week.
Rachel, Bentre, Ashley
We're so proud of her and can't wait for this next journey to Stanford University! All her hard work and dedication has truly paid off. What a future to look forward to!

Hope you had a great weekend!