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September 05, 2014

and it's paint party friday...

Yes it's that favorite day of the week!
and that means it's
where all the creatives gather to see what each other's
WIPs or finished creations!
Click HERE for more information
and to meet the gracious hostesses
Kristin and Eva.

I picked up some very inexpensive acrylics,

along with three very small wrapped canvases
with matching little easels
and a beautiful hummingbird stamp.


I have never worked with such small canvasses.
The square one is 2"x2" and the rectangle ones are 1-1/2"x2-1/2".

BTW, I am staying at my Sissy's house this week and had to be 
VERY careful not to get messy. 

I painted the front and sides of the canvasses in a dark brown.
(These paints have no color names on the tubes)

Didn't spill a drop of paint and even had one of those puppy pads on top of my folding table just in case, which was a great idea because I did spill my coffee! 

No worries Sissy if you are reading this, the puppy pad caught every drop.

I decided the folding table on the carpet wasn't quite stable enough for my coffee, had to move the cup and made sure there was only a little water for rinsing my brushes.

I wanted the three pieces to flow together with lots of color.
Here is a better look of the beginning:

Oh, how I miss my good acrylics.
I'm hoping to have them out of storage and living in my own place soon.
So for now, I will use what I have with a big smile on my face
and gratefulness in my heart.

Happy, Happy, Happy PPF...
And have a great weekend too!

September 04, 2014

Time to get back to the paints for a bit...

I have been enjoying drawing, learning how to sketch with graphite pencils,
ink markers and colored pencils.
This is my first REAL sketching before drawing the picture out in ink and erasing the graphite lines:
Adding some ink and colored pencils:
There is lots left to finish her, however,
I haven't painted with acrylics for a while.
I miss the feeling of the paints, the mess and the surprises discovered with acrylics.
I think acrylics must be my favorite medium.

I have 3 little wrapped canvases and easels ready to go:

The square canvas is 2"x2".
The rectangular canvas is 1-1/2"x 2-1/2".
I have never painted little canvasses.
Aren't they just too cute!
Oh YAY!!! I am so excited.
Oh and I got a new stamp and plastic paint
dish to keep everything light and moveable.
AND I will have something painted to join back up with
Paint Party Friday!

See you tomorrow with (hopefully) something painted.

September 01, 2014

the wings just have to go...

Happy Labor Day to all of you who have the Holiday!
Please let me know in the comments where you are and if Labor Day is a Holiday to you.
It seems here in the USA, we have a lot of Holidays
and are adding more.

Lately I have been stuck on drawing what I call Rasz's Forest Faeries.
My family, friends and myself have come to the conclusion that wings are not my specialty and my faeries in the forest would probably look a lot better without the wings.
Now would that mean they are no longer faeries?
Maybe they can be Forest Nymphs?
What do you think?

Here is the beginning of possibly my last winged Faerie:

I am still learning shadowing and had to bring back my beloved dragonflies.

Here is my drawing almost done:
I am enjoying drawing and trying faces and trees.
I am still learning (aren't we all?) and can only do art sporadically throughout the day so sketching and drawing is something I can do laying on the couch or at night in bed with my awesome lighted lap table my sissy got for me.

Uh-oh, I thought I had a picture of it.
Well there is always tomorrow to post it, right?

Have a wonderful Labor Day or Monday!