Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sunday sketches - more ACEO's

Hi guys hope you're having a good weekend. Today I've got more ACEO's to show you.

Inspired by Natasha May's zombie girls last week I decided to try turning one of my ladies into a zombie :0)

I finally painted this card that I sketched up a week or so ago. My favourite part of  the face is the eyes I just love drawing them!!! :0)

Another spooky inspired one! I"m looking forward to creating some Halloween art this year!! :0)

Lastly this is the abstract figure that I sketched last week that I finally painted! Can you tell I'm having lots of fun with these ACEO's? :0)

I look forward to catching up with you all this week and seeing your Sunday sketches!!!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Paint Party Friday

Hi Guys,

I thought I'd post this weeks pieces a little early as it's Thursday night here and I know I'm going to have a crazy day tomorrow. We're just nearing the end of week 3 of our renovations and things are starting to take shape, will probably be another couple of weeks til we're back in and settled but the end is in sight. I finally received a delivery of new settings for some pendants and cannot wait to start making up some new pieces.

In the meantime this week I've been busy with making costumes for the kids for their book week parade. I think I had more fun making them than they did showing them off heheheh I think they had a good time though.

 Riley (4) chose Koala Lou from his favourite book at the moment (An Aussie favourite) and Rhys (8) is Greg from 'The Diary of a Wimpy Kid'. He loves these books and is on number 3 right now in the series. I love it as it's something he's really keen to read!!!

 Next up is this 'Vamp' from my journal of lovely ladies.

I wanted to do something a little darker and try to get a little edge to it. Perhaps next time I'll do a proper vampire or zombie? I have made a character called 'Zombie Mummy' that was fun but not quite edgey.

Lastly I just wanted to share this book mark that I will be uploading to etsy soon. I painted this picture a couple of years back but she is still one of my favourites. Here I used a print and laminated it then beaded it!!! :0) HOpe you've all had a great week and I look forward to catching up soon.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Paint Party Friday - ACEO's

Hi Guys I have been working this week painting those sketches I showed for Sunday Sketches, I was also inspired by my chicken photos and couldn't resist creating this little character :0)

 I bought some new gouche paint and these little cards last week. I've discovered this great new brand called "Mont Marte" it is so well priced which means I can try all sorts of new things as it's very affordable, I really like the brightness of the gouche and I don't seem to use too much like i do with acrylic.
 This piece was originally inspired by a Matisse sketch, I just had to add colour!

Finally I added some black pen to my alien lady!!!

These ACEO's are rather addictive I'm thinking of putting them in my shop. I hope you've all had a great week.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sunday sketches

Hi guys, thanks for your lovely comments on my last blog post. Sorry I was a bit down that day but I'm not feeling so sorry for myself today. I managed to do a run this morning with the eldest (he's a great runner but would be even better if he didn't talk the entire time) heheh I don't know how he does it I"m red and puffing and he's a chatterbox!!! I guess you have endless energy when you're 8! I miss being 8! ;0)

We are still house sitting for my parents at the moment while the work continues on our bathroom. I have managed to get back into some sort of routine with the kids and thought I would try some sketching today. I bought some ACEO cards (I think that's what you call them) I've done a few things before this size but thought I'd give it a real go this week while I"m not at my usual spot in my office. I also bought some gouche paint which I haven't used for years and plan to paint these through the week.

 I want to experiment with accentuating some of my figurative ladies' curves.......
 This pose was inspired by a Matisse sketch. I plan to paint it then I'll show you the sketch side by side so you can see there I got my inspiration from.
 My favourite part of the face to paint is the eyes, I just can't stop painting those!! So I had to throw this one in there.
 Ok, I don't know why but I felt like painting a green alien lady heheheh......I already started using the water colour paints on this one but plan to do lots more with pen as well!!
Lastly, I'm not sure about this one, it's my take on an abstract figure.....I will paint it though and persevere with it! 

I guess the great thing about painting in this small size is that you can try all sorts of things as it's only in a small scale. 

I also wanted to show you some little beauties that I have been looking after this week. They are such funny strange creatures. It's been nice collecting the eggs every day, you can really see the difference in the beautiful bright yellow yolks from the fresh eggs! I just have to make sure that my huge Malamute dog doesn't eat them!!! ;0)

 This photo cracks me up!!! This chicken does not look impressed that I caught her on camera ;0)
 I'm thinking that a chicken inspired painting might be on the cards with all these photos!!!

Hope you're all having a great weekend I'll be popping round soon!!! :0)

Friday, August 12, 2011

Paint Party Friday - Sorrow

Hi guys, well we are at the end of week 1 of our renovations and we have survived so far. I even managed to work on this piece whilst house sitting. Unfortunetly we don't have access to a scanner at the moment so I"m going to have to take photos of my pieces for the time being.

'Sorrow' is another one of my ladies. I wanted to create some emotion with this lady. And I think I was feeling a little down myself this week, out of sorts with everything going on but also a bit sad as my parents have jetted off to Wales to go to my big brothers wedding and unfortunetly we've just got so much going on at the moment that I can't go. :0( Ah well thems the breaks I suppose I did get to see him last year when we went for our big trip and he made it over here for our mums 60th so I'm glad about that.

Hope you're all having a great week!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sunday Sketches

Hi Guys just a quickie today as we're preparing our house for our renovations which start tomorrow, eeeeek! I don't know when I'll get to paint these two but hopefully some time this week amongst the chaos!!! Hope you're all having a great weekend and I"ll try my best to make my way round to you all.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Paint Party Friday - Cheeky

Hi guys, thank you for your well wishes last week, we're all feeling back to normal again thank goodness. I've had a busy week getting the house ready for stage 2 of our renovations (bathrooms) hurrah!!!! And I've been working on some new pieces. I sold 3 pieces through my on line shop this week which is very exciting for me!!! A wooden tile pendant ('Determination') a Japanese paper glass pendant and a ring that I made recently from a print of my koi fish painting. It feels so good to have them go off to new homes and it also means that I can make more things without feeling guilty hehehe.

Today I painted a new lady in my journal. I wanted to play around with skin tone and I also added a cheeky wink!! I really love painting these ladies and find that my favourite part of the process is decorating the hair and eyes :0)

The wink was a bit of a challenge but fun to do!!! :0) I shall be trying to get around to visit you all this weekend before the house gets crazy with builders knocking down walls etc!!! Hope you are all having a fantastic week! :0)


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