Saturday, January 22, 2011

Watercolor House

A year and a half ago, when we bought our first house (!), I made some sketches of houses.
They are more contemporary and modern with a little abstraction. 

The sketches stayed in my sketchbook until last week. 

I finally completed about half of them. 
I really like them and hope to make more.

Here's the first one in the series.

8x10" watercolor & acrylic ink

Monday, January 17, 2011

M is for...

I am starting to fall in love with mixed media. 
It's hard to do mixed media on such large pieces, which is what I'm used to working on, 
so I've had to scale it down and make it more manageable.

ACEO's are the perfect opportunity for that.

ACEO stands for artist cards, editions and originals. They are the size of a baseball trading card, 2.5 x 3.5 inches. They are a wonderful, affordable way to collect your favorite art 
(and for me to make them).

You can own this original to keep for yourself or give as a gift! You could place all your ACEO's in a small photo album, or in a frame for display on your wall. They look great grouped together!

Here is the latest edition to my ACEO collection for sale on my PaintedEasel ArtFire shop.

Friday, January 14, 2011


I had an idea for a Christmas painting I never got around to. 

It was going to be red and green with trees and what-not. 

Well, this is it now. And very appropriate for the Creative Tuesday!

9x12" Mixed Media (mostly Acrylic)

I just love the color combo and the rich layers! 
It's such a bright fun piece...
and for sale on my ArtFire site.

Monday, January 10, 2011


2.5x3.5" mixed media
(paint, magazine, stamps & image transfers)

Monday, January 3, 2011

Busy as a Bee

Yep. That's me. Extremely busy.

But I managed to find time today to experiement with some image transfers.

I came up with this little beauty. 

It's in my altered book that is about 5x7".
I used Citrasolv to transfer the bee and then accented it with Sharpie.
The fingerprint things under the bee are transfered with matte medium.

(Use a laser print and put the matte medium on the image/ink.  Put the image face down and burnish with a spoon. Let it dry completely then put water on the back of the image and rub away the paper slowly.)

I prefered the look of the Citrasolv over the matte medium because it looked a little cloudy, but I used watercolor on top and I seemed to like it more.

I continued to doodle with Sharpie and called it a day.

I'm quite happy with my little mixed media piece!