Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Am the Diva Challenge #187

The challenge this week is to start with a blind string - actually blind - not looking when you draw it!  I added the line outside after I drew the string.
This is 6" x 6" and is on good white drawing paper and I used Micron Pigma black pens - .005, .01 and .05.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

30 Paintings in 30 Days: Day 30: Zentangle Inspired Art Design

Yipee!  This is day 30 and I made it in spite of some pretty big hurdles like my dear husband being hospitalized 2 weeks ago.  He is doing fine, but it took some juggling to get everything done during the time he was in the hospital.

This design is drawn from the design on a gift bag received from a good friend, Rosie.    It is not exactly the type of design used in Zentangles - more of the type of designs found in tole painting in the 70's, but it did make a pretty design with the addition of tangles.

This Zentangle Inspired Art  is 6 inches x 6 inches and is done on good white drawing paper with Micron-Pigma pens and Prismacolor colored pencils.

Monday, September 29, 2014

30 Paintings in 30 Days: Day 29: Zentangle Inspired Art Two

I created this zentangle inspired art with my watercolor class tonight at Riverside Art Center.  I did one of these with a leaf motif last week and decided that it would make a good lesson, so that is what we did this evening - I painted this as they worked along. Firt they drew the leaves in pencil and then did a wet-in-wet watercolor over the drawing in colors of fall.  Then they zentangled tangles over the leaves with the micron-pigma pens.   

They really enjoyed the project and we will photograph it next week after all are completed.  This painting is 12" x 9" and is on 140 lb. Canson cold-pressed watercolor paper.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

30 Paintings in 30 Days: Day 28: Pepper Triad

I love green, red and yellow peppers!  I love drawing and painting them too, so I thought this 30 Paintings in 30 Days challenge would be a good time to do a small painting of them.  This painting is 5" x 7" and is on 140 lb. Canson cold-pressed watercolor paper.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

30 Paintings in 30 Days: Day 27: The Delft Elephant

I have an elephant collection and this little Delft elephant was one of the first and also one of my favorites.  This is small -  about 4 inches wide and maybe 3 inches tall.

The painting is approximately 5" x 7"  and is painted on 140 lb. Canson cold-pressed watercolor paper.

Friday, September 26, 2014

30 Paintings in 30 Days: Day 26: Leaves on Golden Ground

I had a small canvas, 8" x 10" on which I had painted in plein air a landscape which I was not happy with. 

I sanded the painting smooth and covered the surface with the new Golden ground for watercolors.  I find that the ground works very well - this was much like the canvases which are prepared for watercolor.  The paint will lift if you go back in, so you have to be cautious where you work, or drop water, etc.  You can glaze over colors as long as you just lay the color over the surface and do not stroke with the brush.

30 Paintings in 30 Days: Day 25: Vino and Canvas at Riverside Art Center

 Not everyone finished their masterpieces - hopefully they will find time to add the finishing touches in the future!

This was my 30 Paintings in 30 Days painting for the day - along with 11 other painters!  We offered another Vino and Canvas party for guests at Riverside Art Center in Wapakoneta, Ohio.  We painted in acrylics on 18"x18" stretched canvases and they painted along with me.  Our source painting came from the website Paint My Picture. We had a great time - lots of good conversation and art!  Many thanks to my dear friend, Misty Steinke, for her fine photography!