Friday, January 27, 2012

Another Abstract Painting

There's just something that calls me to non-objective and abstract pieces. 
When I sit down to paint for fun, it just flows out of me. 
I can't help it. 
So I surrender....

3x3" Watercolor

Sunday, January 22, 2012

There has been a huge fascination with birds lately.
For me it's because they are easy to draw. 
Just a couple curvy lines and you're done! 

They also make a quick and easy focal point/subject matter when you aren't sure where to go next.
I had created this watercolor background that was sitting on my desk for a few (ok, several) months and I just wasn't sure which direction to take it. 
So I just started to draw and not care (or worry really) about where it would take me. 

I filled in the white areas with yellow-green and blue-green and then stamped the fence on and added some sharpie detail. Easy enough and only took 10 minutes!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Yellow Rain

I created this without having any idea of what to do with it, 
so it became a place to try new techniques.

Some techniques didn't work (watercoloring stencils) 
while others turned out pretty well (Neocolors on top of everything).

I think I'm a fan of it as a finished piece though. 

What do you think?

Monday, January 2, 2012

I'm A Card Making Machine

Time to refill my box of blank greeting cards. 
With 24 people on my husband's family alone, we give out a lot of cards. 

Birthday cards, graduation cards, Christmas cards, congratulations cards, etc. 

Blank is the best way to go, which means making them is a lot easier!
For a couple of hours last night, I stamped and painted designs for the front of blank cards. 
Some could be fancier with some scrapbook paper added as boarders or something, but it was late and I was tired so I took the easy route.

I still like them though!