Friday, January 31, 2014

Collage Time! 30 Paintings in 30 Days; Leslie Saeta's January 2014 Painting Challenge


Here we go!!  Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days Painting Challenge is Complete!!  Here is my collage of most of the 30 paintings that I completed throughout this month.

It sure is cool seeing them all together!  What Fun!!  If Leslie does host another painting challenge, I will most definitely participate again.  Thank You, Leslie!

Thank you also so very much to everyone who have taken the time to stop by and visit me while I have been participating in this challenge.  I truly appreciate and have enjoyed reading each comment.

Wishing Everyone a Wonderful Weekend!

Joan

Thursday, January 30, 2014

My Painting #30 - Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days - January 2014 Challenge


Here is my painting for Day #30.  It is amazing how FAST this 30 paintings in 30 days challenge, hosted by Leslie Saeta,  has gone by.  My conclusion:  I LOVE participating in painting challenges.  It is really fun!  Sure hope Leslie Saeta continues with this!! 

Today's painting is a Vase Face on wood.  This is a piece of cedar fencing and it smells really nice!! 

For the background, I glued lots of magazine strips to add texture, and while I was painting, I made sure to have some of the images from the magazine show through.

Thank you so very much to each and every person for stopping by and visiting with me and leaving all the wonderful comments.  Everyone loves comments at their blog, and I am no different.  It is so exciting to read what others think about my paintings.

Happy Painting!  Cheers!  and ... Break a Bristle.

Joan

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

My Painting #29 - Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days - January 2014 Challenge



Here is my painting for Day #29. 

I wanted to paint another Vase Face however this time, I wanted to make it look like it was very old from long ago.  In a way, she kinda looks like an old antique doll possibly?

Not really sure about this one...but it's all I got. 

I started out with a black background again.  There are lots of layers of paint on this one as I kept changing my mind and painting over everything. 

Only one more day left! 

Happy Painting!  Cheers!  and ...  Break a Bristle.

Joan

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

My Painting #28 - Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days - January 2014 Challenge

"Serafina"



Here is my painting for Day #28.  Another Vase Face.  For this one, I went back to painting on an all black background.  I really like the look when you start off with an all black background.  The colors seem more vibrant. 

I learned this technique from an online class a while ago.  It is always enjoyable going back and trying out things that you have learned in the past.  I like to change things up.  I get pretty bored doing the same thing over and over.

Hope you enjoy today's painting.   I am calling her "Serafina".

Happy Painting!  Cheers!  and ... Break a Bristle.

Joan

Monday, January 27, 2014

My Painting #27 - Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days - January 2014 Challenge



Here is my painting for Day #27.  It is another FACEt, using smaller canvases for the eye, nose, and mouth to create a 3D effect.  This one was inspired by Matisse. 

Happy Painting!  Cheers!  and ... Break a Bristle.

Joan

Sunday, January 26, 2014

My Painting #26 - Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days - January 2014 Challenge

Angel Wishes:  Wishing You Beauty

Here is my painting for Day #26. 

I started a little series called "Angel Wishes".  And this one is called:  Angel Wishes:  Wishing You Beauty. 

I am not totally finished with this one yet.  There are a few finishing touches that I would like to add.  However, since it is pretty close to done, I am posting it for today's work. 

Hope everyone is having an enjoyable day! 

Happy Painting!  Cheers!  and ... Break a Bristle. 

Joan

Saturday, January 25, 2014

My Painting #25 - Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days - January 2014 Challenge

You Are Beautiful


Here is my painting for Day #25. 

This is a Vase Face design that I am calling "You Are Beautiful".  This particular Vase Face was created thinking about one of Christina Aguilera's songs entitled "Beautiful".   This song was recorded 2002, and it is one of my favorite songs from her. 

There are so many beautiful songs out there with such lovely lyrics.  The lyrics are so inspirational.  I think you could devote a entire 30 paintings in 30 days from finding lyrics that move you. 

Here are a couple close ups:


Wishing Everyone a Wonderful Weekend.

Happy Painting!  Cheers!  and ... Break a Bristle.

Joan

Friday, January 24, 2014

My Painting #24 - Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days - January 2014 Challenge

The Wicked Witch Vase Face!


Here is my painting for Day #24 of Leslie's challenge!! 

Okay now!!  I had SO much fun creating this very different Vase Face!!  As I mentioned in an earlier post, I LOVE the Wizard of Oz.  So...since I thoroughly enjoy painting my Vase Faces...I just had to create one using the Wicked Witch as my subject! 

What cha think?  Whimsical?  Fun?  Wacky?  Creative?  All of the above?

Hope you get a kick out of this one!!  Hope it puts a smile on your face. 

Wishing all of you a Very Happy Friday and a Super Fun Weekend!! 

Happy Painting!  Cheers!  and ... Break a Bristle. 

I have also included this painting over at Conny's January Mix-It Monthly Challenge.  Her January theme is:  Odd Hats!  :)  

Joan

Thursday, January 23, 2014

My Painting #23 - Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days - January 2014 Challenge



Here is my painting for Day #23.  I went back to looking at my art books for inspiration because I wanted to paint a Vase Face.  I chose Van Gogh's painting of Tournesols. Aout 1888. Sunflowers.  I don't think that I will ever stop painting my Vase Faces because I have SO much fun with them. 

I really like the colors he chose with that painting of his.  I like the seafoam green color with the mustard yellow - it's a soothing look. 

Hope you enjoy today's painting. 

Happy Painting!  Cheers!  and ... Break a Bristle.

Joan

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

My Painting #22 - Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days - January 2014 Challenge

Never Give Up


Here is my painting for Day #22.  Whew!  Talk about a busy day.  I was scrambling to get this one up today! 

I am calling this painting 'Angel Wishes:  Never Give Up'. 

I'm kinda liking this Angel.  She has a soft kindness about her.  And I like that she is surrounded by gentle, heartfelt, positive and happy thoughts.

Happy Painting!  Cheers!  and ... Break a Bristle.

Joan

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

My Painting #21 - Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days - January 2014 Challenge

"Baby It's Cold Outside"

Here is my painting for Day #21.  Day 21 is almost over as it is 11:30 p.m. - but as they say "Better Late Than Never". 

I am calling this Dual Vase Face painting "Baby It's Cold Outside". 

Happy Painting!  Cheers!  and ... Break a Bristle.

Joan

Monday, January 20, 2014

My Painting #20 - Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days - January 2014 Challenge


My goodness we are on Day 20 of the 30 in 30 challenge.  It sure is going by fast.  And what a busy day today, too. 

Here is my painting for today.  I was having fun just playing around with lots of swirl lines! 



A couple close ups to view the lines:



Happy Painting!  Cheers!   and... Break a Bristle.

Joan

Sunday, January 19, 2014

My Painting #19 - Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days - January 2014 Challenge

"Wall Flower"
This is actually a painting that I started a while ago.  It was pretty much finished, but needed just a little more.  It was fun finding this painting again so that I could feature it for today.

I am calling this one "Wall Flower".  This one has several layers both free style as well as stenciled.  This one was a lot of fun to create. 

Hope you enjoy today's painting.

Happy Painting!  Cheers!  and ... Break a Bristle.

Joan

Saturday, January 18, 2014

My Painting #18 - Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days - January 2014 Challenge

"Singing in the Rain"


Here is my painting for Day #18 of Leslie Saeta's painting challenge. 

I mentioned yesterday, that I am practicing my drawing and painting of children themes because I have signed up for a new online class called "The Year of the Fairy Tale", taught by Carla Sonheim. 

I don't have a lot of experience painting in this sort of style, and I wanted to get a feel of what it would be like. 

And it feels fun!  Today's painting was especially lots of fun as I was looking through children's books to get an idea of placement and such.  This particular scene had a little boy holding an umbrella, and I switched it to a little girl and I also added puddles.  I am calling this painting "Singing in the Rain" because if you look closely the puppy and the bird are singing. 

This painting is not completely finished, I need to add the rain and a few other small touches.  But I wanted to post it anyways. 

Wishing you a Wonderful Weekend.

Happy Painting!  Cheers!  and ... Break a Bristle. 

Joan

Friday, January 17, 2014

My Painting #17 - Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days - January 2014 Challenge

"There's No Place Like Home"


Here is my painting for Day #17 of Leslie Saeta's painting challenge. 

I signed up for an new online art class.  This one is taught by Carla Sonheim, and it is a year long class called:  The Year of the Fairy Tale. 

It will be starting in a few days, and I thought I would start practicing with The Wizard of Oz.  I know this isn't a fairy tale, but it is meant for children, and since it was one of my most favorite stories growing up, I chose it for today's painting.   I especially love the movie starring Judy Garland! 

Hope you enjoy today's attempt.  I know I have lots of practicing to continue with, but I did enjoy this none the less.   It was a lot of fun trying.  I am calling this "There's No Place Like Home", because there really isn't!! 

Happy Painting!  Cheers!  and... Break a Bristle.

Joan

Thursday, January 16, 2014

My Painting #16 - Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days - January 2014 Challenge



Here is my painting for Day #16 of Leslie Saeta's painting challenge.

I decided to paint another 3D FACEt using smaller canvases for the eyes, nose and mouth.  The FACEt's are one of my daughter's favorites.  She thinks they are "cool and unique". 

This is my Jackson Pollock inspired FACEt. 

Here is another view:


Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you enjoyed today's painting. 

It's almost TGIF!! 

Happy Painting! Cheers! and Break a Bristle.

Joan

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

My Painting #15 - Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days - January 2014 Challenge



Here is my painting for Day #15 of Leslie Saeta's painting challenge.  We are starting Week Three!  Man!  The time is going by so fast. 

Today's painting is called "Blue Moon.  I couldn't figure out what to paint for today.  While I was looking through a Vogue magazine, I saw an advertisement for eye shadows and I liked the colors and the shapes, so I thought 'what the heck', since I can't figure out what to paint, I will paint somewhat of an abstract design using these colors and shapes. 

Don't think I have a future in Abstract Painting, but it was fun trying. 

Happy Painting!  Cheers!  and ... Break a Bristle.

Joan

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

My Painting #14 - Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days - January 2014 Challenge

Vase + Face + Vase Face

Here is my painting for Day #14 of Leslie Saeta's painting challenge.  For this week, I have been studying/interpreting paintings by Picasso. 

Here is a photo I took from the book I was using entitled "Picasso"  Text by Robert Fisher, Edited by Theodore Reff and published by Tudor.


The name of this painting is:  "Face and Pitcher" 1937, Oil.  And the description reads as follows:  "An evocative juxtaposition of object and face, the latter half-transformed into an object itself."  Now is that totally cool or what.  The shadowing on her face is the shadow of the pitcher(vase).  Get it?  Vase Face!!  I was so thrilled to see that, and instantly had another 'light bulb' moment to paint my painting for today. 

I am calling my painting "Vase + Face = Vase Face". 

I'm telling ya, I am having TOO much fun with my Picasso Week!!  Tomorrow will start week three, and I am not really sure what I will paint for week three just yet. 

Hope you enjoy today's painting. 

Here are some of my all time favorite 'Vase Faces":

And these are just a 'few' of them!!  I absolutely LOVE to paint Vase Faces!!  Can ya tell?


Happy Painting!  Cheers!  and... Break a Bristle.

Joan

Monday, January 13, 2014

My Painting #13 - Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days - January 2014 Challenge



Here is my painting for Day #13 of Leslie Saeta's painting challenge.  My goodness, I can't believe that we are almost two weeks into this challenge.

For this second week, I am having a lot of fun studying and interpreting various pieces created by Picasso.  I haven't quite figured out my theme for week three, yet.  But I do have a few things in mind.

For today's painting, I needed to reach into my stash from previous work because I won't have time to paint today. 

With that being said, my painting for today is from a couple years ago.  At that time, my daughter had her wisdom teeth removed and she was recovering.  Also during that time frame, I was busy practicing with my new love of Vase Faces! 

One time when I looked at my daughter during her recovery, with her little puffy cheeks - to put a smile on her face - I said something like "You look like a little bud vase" - then I had a 'light bulb' idea. I told her I would paint a special Vase Face just for her. 

I added her favorite flower, hydrangeas using her favorite color - purple, and a Picasso style face, plus if you look close you will see a yellow highlight on the cheek.  (Due to her teeth being removed my daughter had a very slight yellowish highlight on her cheek.)   If I'm not mistaken, this painting was finished using watercolor pencils and watercolors.  I don't know if I applied the watercolor correctly, but this is how it turned out.

I must tell you, she did get a kick out of this painting!  And it did put a smile on her face - Mission Accomplished.

Hope you enjoy today's painting. 

Happy Painting!  Cheers!  and ... Break a Bristle. 

Joan

Sunday, January 12, 2014

My Painting #12 - Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days - January 2014 Challenge

A Wise Bird with a Touch of Class !


Here is my painting for Day #12 of Leslie Saeta's painting challenge.

I am continuing with my theme for this week to interpret and study various paintings by Picasso.  In one of my Picasso books, in addition to featuring many paintings, it also includes many of the sculptures Picasso made.  So, instead of  choosing a Picasso painting to study, I chose a Picasso Owl Sculpture entitled:  Owl with the Head of a Woman, 1953.  Painted terra-cotta 13 5/8" x 9 3/4" x 13 5/8".  I really liked his owl sculptures that featured a woman's face.  So, I thought, hmm, why not paint it. 

I was calling my painting "Bird Woman".  Bird Woman is appropriate in our household, because just the other day my husband called me "Bird Woman" because I totally love and enjoy feeding the birds!!  Her name has been changed to:  "A Wise Bird with a Touch of Class".  One of my blogger art buddies, Sheila over at Sheila's Corner Studio left a comment regarding this painting, and I loved her choice of words so much...I changed the name!!  Thanks, Sheila!

Oh, and after I finished this painting, my Daughter, McKenna, said that looks like a "Human-Bird".  Then she went and got one of her books called "Magickal Mystical Creatures" written by D.J. Conway.  Sure enough, there is a sections on Human-Birds!  I thought that was pretty cool.  Who would have thought.

Here is a close up of her face.  Notice her eyes.  I designed them to resemble Owl eyes.



Hope you enjoy today's 'very unique' painting! 

Happy Painting!  Cheers!  and ... Break a Bristle. 

P.S.  Oh, and I had to draw/sketch this painting in the dark by lantern because our power went out twice in one day!  But, thankfully, it is back on and the house is warm again!  Yipee!!  I must admit, it was fun drawing in the dark. 

Joan

Saturday, January 11, 2014

My Painting #11 - Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days - January 2014 Challenge

"Maria"

Here is my painting for Day #11 of Leslie Saeta's painting challenge.

I am continuing with my theme for this week  to interpret and study various paintings by Picasso.  Today I chose Picasso's painting of "Woman in Spanish Costume",  1917 Oil on canvas, 45 5/8" x 35 1/8", because of it's subtle beauty.   I think it is intriguing how this painting has the appearance of being both sketched as well as painted.  And to me she looks like a Spanish Princess.  

I thought it would be fun to try this sort of style, and it was.  I wanted to make mine as gentle as possible.  I am calling my gentle princess "Maria". 

Hope you enjoy today's painting. 

Have a Wonderful Weekend. 

Happy Painting!  Cheers!  and ... Break a Bristle.

Joan
P.S.  For the next few days, we are expecting high winds...so if I don't post for a couple days it is because we have lost our power.  It has happened several time before!  But cross your fingers that is won't this time.  

Friday, January 10, 2014

My Painting #10 - Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days - January 2014 Challenge

Today marks Day 10, Week Two - Day Three of Leslie Saeta's painting challenge.

In keeping with this week's theme of me studying various paintings by Picasso, for today I chose his painting entitled: 

Jacqueline aux Fleurs.  Vallauris,  1954.  Oil on canvas, 39 3/8" x 31 7/8"

His paintings of Jacqueline are on the top of the list of my favorites.  I just love how he painted her. 

For my study and interpretation of this painting, I decided to make it 3D by using smaller canvases for the eyes, nose and mouth.  I call this sort of design a  FACEt.  Because a facet is defined as:  "one of the small,  polished plane surfaces of a cut gem.  And my FACEt artwork fits this discription for the face.

I like how these paintings are quite different from anything you see out there.  I love being different. 

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you enjoyed today's Picasso interpretation. 

Happy Painting!  Cheers!  and Break a Bristle. 

Joan

Thursday, January 9, 2014

My Painting #9 - Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days - January 2014 Challenge

Mother Nature:  "Be Gentle With Nature"  Prints For Sale
If you are interested in purchasing a print of this painting, please use the contact form at my website and I will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.  All prints are currently  available at $25.00 each plus shipping and handling. 

Today marks Week Two - Day Two of Leslie Saeta's painting challenge!  I am  excited to explain today's painting! 

Okay, yesterday I decided that for this second week, I would choose one of my favorite artists and study various artwork specifically from that artist for the entire week.  I chose Picasso.  I studied his "Harlequin on Horseback" painting yesterday and created my interpretation that I am calling "Happy Trails. 

For today's painting I studied Picasso's "Woman With A Crow", 1904 Gouache and Pastel, 25.5" x 19.5". 

I am calling my painting Mother Nature: "Be Gentle With Nature".  The color of her hair is supposed to represent flowers, her shirt a tree with bark and the table is grass with the background as the sky. 

If you look close, the shirt really does look like bark!



I am like a little kid over here doing a happy dance!  I just love it when unique ideas come to mind while I am creating.  Here is another close up:



Hope you enjoy this painting. 

(I can't wait for Stacy over at Magic Love Crow to see this painting!  If you don't already know of her, you must check out all her lovely, adorable crow paintings.) 

Happy Painting!  Cheers!  and ... Break a Bristle.

Joan

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

My Painting #8 - Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days - January 2014 Challenge

Happy Trails.  Print for Sale
If you are interested in purchasing a print of this painting, please use the contact form at my website and I will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.  All prints are currently  available at $25.00 each plus shipping and handling. 


Here we go -- we are beginning Week Two of Leslie's challenge.  For this week, I have decided to choose a favorite artist from my collection of art books and focus on that artist for the entire week by studying their work. 

***Drum roll please***  I choose Picasso!  I have several art books on Picasso and I never get tired of looking through them.  Each time I do, I always find new and exciting works of his. 

Today's painting is inspired by studying his "Harlequin on Horseback", 1905 - Oil - 39" x 27".  This painting is in a book entitled "Picasso - The Blue and Rose Periods.  There are a lot of beautiful paintings featured in this book and I am looking forward to interpreting more of them throughout the week.

I am calling this one "Happy Trials". 

Happy Painting!  Cheers!  and... Break a Bristle.

Joan

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Week One Complete of Leslie's Saeta's 30 in 30 Painting Challenge


YIPEE!  So far so good!  I did it.  Here are all seven paintings from this first week of Leslie Saeta's 30 Painting in 30 Days January 2014 Challenge. 

I love this challenge.  It is so much fun to look at all the beautiful paintings posted daily by over 400 artists!! 

Happy Painting!  Cheers!  and ... Break a Bristle.

Joan

My Painting #7 - Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days - January 2014 Challenge

Judy

Hooray!  One Week Down and Three more to go! What a fun challenge this has been.  There are over 400 Artists participating in Leslie's challenge!  Lots of wonderful paintings to look at, that's for sure.  

This painting was a fun project.  I added several colors to form various shapes and designs for the background, and then I turned the painting in many directions to see if I could "find" something using all the background shapes and I discovered this lady.  This process is very similar to finding pictures by looking up at the clouds.  I remember doing this as a child, and I still look for pictures in the clouds to this day.

I am calling her "Judy" because for some reason when I looked at her the song "Hey Jude" by Paul McCartney was going through my thoughts.  I remember growing up visiting my mum's younger sister - my Aunt Judy and how much she totally loved this song.  Paul McCartney was her Fave back in those days.

Happy Painting!  Cheers!  and ... Break a Bristle.

Joan

Monday, January 6, 2014

My Painting #6 - Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days - January 2014 Challenge


Prints of this painting are available
If you are interested in purchasing a print of this painting, please use the contact form at my website and I will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.  All prints are currently  available at $25.00 each plus shipping and handling. 



Day #6 of Leslie Saeta's 30 in 30 challenge!  Wow!  It's going by FAST already.  Leslie mentioned that many of the artists participating in this challenge have already received wonderful sales and we are only on Day Six.  How exciting indeed!  

Because I have lots of orders to fill today over at Linden Line Designs, I won't be able to paint today. 

However, this is a painting that I recently finished for an online class that I was falling behind with because I took too many classes that started around the same time frame!  But the craziness was totally worth it. 

This particular class is taught by Pauline Agnew and is called "Draw and Paint What You Love".  Pauline is starting this class again on January 27, 2014.  This is a five week online class and I can tell you it is totally worth every $$.  Pauline is an amazing instructor.  She is truly there for all her students.  She critiques your work on a private facebook group and even after the class has ended you can join another private facebook group to keep in touch and Pauline continues to help comment on your progress.  She has lots of detailed info listed at her site:  Seed Bed Studio

Here are a couple close ups to view the details.  I applied molding paste as a background texture before starting. 


I really love using molding paste.  It adds so many wonderful textures and depth. 



I don't have a name for this one.  Any suggestions? 

Have a wonderful day everyone!  And keep your fingers cross that I can get back on track with this challenge. 

Happy Painting!  Cheers!  and Break a Bristle.

Joan

Sunday, January 5, 2014

My Painting #5 - Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days - January 2014 Challenge

It's hard to believe that five days have already gone by with Leslie Saeta's painting challenge.

Okay, for this painting I would truly appreciate your 'critiques' in regards to what is working with this painting as well as what does not work.  I am having a bit of a struggle as to whether or not I like this one in any way.  I truly need feedback on this one as to what direction I need to go.  Do I stop and say it's complete just the way it is?  Or do I continue finding ways to improve?  SOS.  Help with this one please.  Or do I gesso over the entire thing and start from fresh.  Your comments are greatly needed and truly appreciated.

Oh, this one is painted on a wooden chalk board type item.  My mother loves shopping at thrift stores, and she picked this up for me because she thought it would make an wonderful painting surface.

Thanks for your help.  I look forward to receiving everyone's comments on this one for sure.

Happy Painting!  Cheers!  and ... Break a Bristle

Joan

Saturday, January 4, 2014

My Painting #4 - Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days - January 2014 Challenge

"Autumn Glow" prints available for sale

If you are interested in purchasing a print of this painting, please use the contact form at my website and I will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.  All prints are currently  available at $25.00 each plus shipping and handling. 


Here is my Painting #4  for Leslie Saeta's 30 in 30 January painting challenge.

I don't really have a name for this one yet.  But it was a wonderful surprise as to how it turned out.  I just love it when that happens.  This one was painted on wood and I used an acrylic ground to add texture to the background.  I love how the paint reacts to the ground, very cool look.

So far so good -  as, I remain on schedule with this challenge! 

Wishing everyone a Wonderful Weekend.

Happy Painting!  Cheers! and ... Break a Bristle.

Joan

P.S.  Painting Name Update:  Thank you to Leada Wood for her suggestion of "Autumn Glow".  I think this is the perfect title for my painting.  

Friday, January 3, 2014

My Painting #3 - Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days - January 2014 Challenge

'Lady Elizabeth'  Print for Sale

 If you are interested in purchasing a print of this painting, please use the contact form at my website and I will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.  All prints are currently  available at $25.00 each plus shipping and handling. 

Here is my third painting for Leslie Saeta's 30 in 30 January painting challenge.

I am calling this one "Lady Elizabeth".  I had a lot of fun with this one!  I created a stencil of the image and used it to make a gouache monoprint.  Then after it was dry, I added light layers of acrylic paint on top of the gouache using a glazing technique.

So far so good!  As, I am on schedule with this challenge!

Wishing everyone a Wonderful Weekend.

Happy Painting!  Cheers! and ... Break a Bristle.

Joan

My Painting #2 - Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days - January 2014 Challenge

Print for Sale
If you are interested in purchasing a print of this painting, please use the contact form at my website and I will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.  All prints are currently  available at $25.00 each plus shipping and handling.  

Here is my second painting for Leslie Saeta's 30 in 30 January painting challenge.

I am right on track for today!  Yipee!  (But then it is only day two -- plenty more to go.)  Again, I am practicing with drawing as well as painting.  For this one, I looked at the cover from an older issue of VOGUE magazine.  I wanted to focus on how to add depth by using shadows.  I enjoy adding lots of flowers in the place of hair, so I gave her a bouquet of roses.  I am calling this one "Lady Rose".

I used Diane Culhane's glazing technique which I learned in her Table Top online class.

Now on to day three!

Happy Painting!  Cheers!  and ... Break a Bristle.

Joan 


Thursday, January 2, 2014

My Painting #1 - Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days - January 2014 Challenge

For this painting, I wanted to look through one of my art books.  So, I chose Van Gogh.  I particularly was focusing on the drawing aspect.  After I finished drawing it, I wanted to add some color, so I used conte crayons and charcoal.  This was a fun exercise.  I really enjoy flipping through art books and randomly selecting a painting to use as my study. 

Happy New Year Everyone!   Leslie Saeta is hosting another 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge. 

Back in September of 2013, I participated in this same challenge and had SO much fun, I decided to try it again for this month. 

Happy Painting!  Cheers! and ... Break a Bristle.

Joan