Sunday, November 28, 2010

Illustration Friday 'Savour' and Sunday sketches

Hi everyone, well this weekend I decided to work on a painting that I had sitting on my desk for a few days, I painted a canvas green and then let my imagination take over, I guess you could call it doodling on a large scale. I really didn't have a plan for this piece but I knew I felt like working on something more detailed than what I've been doing lately so I took Rose, a sketch from my previous post and worked on that idea more.

I've been so inspired by the roses in my garden, they smell so beautiful at the moment and look lovely. But some are already at the end of their little life span and loosing petals. So this girl is savouring the moment with Rose, and the beautiful smell! :0)

I have included some work in progress shots just to show you what I started with.

Even though I painted over most of the green I think the colour of the canvas gave the skin a nice glow.....

I started with a red rose but found that once I'd coloured in the rest of the flower it seemed to get lost in her hair......

I think yellow works well :0)

Hope you're all having a great weekend! :0)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

'Rose' my finished piece, and Penny's Posts!

This is how rose turned out! I used acrylic paint and inktense pencils!
I also wanted to share this with you, Penny's Posts . Penny is my mum and she is a very talented artist. She blew me away with her latest piece which is a portrait of my youngest son. I hope that she gets addicted to her blog like I am to mine as I'd love for her to share more of her wonderful work with everyone. I'm so proud :0)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

An art box and work in progress

Hi guys well this week has just flown by and I'm constantly feeling like I'm running out of time during the day. With a home business, two kids and my creative things I love to do I just never feel like I get enough done. I've been slowly adding pieces to my shop which in its self seems to take quite a while when you take photos and upload things, writing descriptions etc. I didn't get a chance to do something for illustration friday but I did manage to paint one of my art boxes that I mentioned in my last post. I've painted another version of one of my previous paintings and I really like how it came out. I will list it in my shop but I'll wait until I can take a decent photo, I find natural light so much better.

This work in progress is called 'Rose' and she was a sketch inspired by some photos I took in our garden the other morning. Our roses are out and blooming beautifully, they smell so gorgeous. I really love these photos and I'm going to try then out in my pendants too as I think they are so bright and pretty. The sketch is a sneak peak I shall show you the finished piece that I hope to work on tomorrow :0)

I thought you might enjoy some of the flowers from our garden!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Illustration Friday Burning and Sunday Sketch

Hi guys,

I'm a bit late with both entries this week but we finally got our computer back last night all fixed, and I was working on this new piece so wanted to share. I took some progress shots too as I quite enjoy seeing it from beginning to end!

When I saw the theme for this weeks Illustration Friday I'd already sketched the idea out onto the canvas so really wanted to get it finished, I really like how it turned out :0)

I've also included a shot of a couple of paper mache boxs that I have started to paint, I've just done the undercoat at the moment but plan to paint them with my current obsession with my figurative work so stay tuned, I've been uploading more pendants to my shop and busily making new pieces for my next market. So busy but really loving it, hope you're having a great week so far and I plan to visit lots of blog friends soon as we're back to our brilliant fast computer yay!!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Just a quickie.....sorry I've not been visiting lately....

Hi everyone, I'm sorry I haven't been visiting everyones lovely blogs as often as I normally do this week. We are still waiting for our computer to come back, it's been sent away to be fixed and we're still using the lap top, which we're really glad we have but it's also very slow and a bit annoying to use so I haven't felt like jumping on and quickly visiting my blog friends this week as it just takes so long to load pages etc. I shall try to catch up on all your work soon though and we hope to hear back from the computer place soon.

In the mean time I thought I'd show you a photo of my stall from last week. I'm due back to this market next month so plan to smarten up my stall alot more in the mean time. I want to display things better. I've been selling pendants and paintings quite well lately through word of mouth, my online store and the market so it's been fun seeing them go off to new homes.

I'm going to work on my Sunday sketch this afternoon and my Illustration Friday piece so stay tuned. And don't think I've forgotton you guys or that I don't appreciate your comments on my work, I just need to catch up. Can't wait to get my computer back!!!!!

I also wanted to share with you some new pieces that I have been working on. I'm stocking up my shop for my next market but they will also be available in my online shop :o)

Hope you're all having a great Sunday! :0)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sunday sketches and Illustration Friday - Afterwards

Hi everyone, yesterdays market was really good, although we had terrible weather yet again, it's so cold over here for this time of year, so the turn out wasn't as big as we'd hoped. I still managed to sell quite a few pieces and it was very good experience for me. I've signed up to do another one next month so I'm going to work on building up my pieces and presenting my stall alot better.

Today I just did a couple of sketches for the theme for Illustration Friday 'Afterwards'. When I thought about this word a few things came to mind. A lady on a train station platform after she's said goodbye to the love of her life.......a mother after giving birth to her baby, all calm and quiet and completely exhausted after a very long labour!

Hope you're all having a great weekend! :0)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

What a week!

Well its only Tuesday and we've had a bit of a shocker so far, the other day our computer died and then within an hour our nice new oven did too. Thankfully we have a laptop so I'm able to still check in on my blog friends and also work on some new prints for pendants in time for the markets this weekend. I'm really getting a bit nervous about it all which I know is silly as i've been working so hard on my paintings and pendants for so long now it's about time I did something with them. I guess I find selling online alot less scary than dealing with people in person. But I'm sure that it'll go well this weekend and I might even enjoy it ;0)

This new painting is called 'Dancing til Sunset' and I'll hopefully be making a new pendant out of it tomorrow, I really love the colours in this one so pretty :0)

So tomorrow I'll be making up some last minute pendants, varnishing some paintings and hopefully getting things ready for the big day eeek! I'll take some photos to show you this weekend!


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