Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Iris Scott's FREE finger painting tutorial. It's amazing!!



Last week, my daughter send me a facebook message letting me know of an article that one of our local TV stations did on an artist by the name of Iris Scott.  It was a good article, so I checked out her website and there she offers a FREE tutorial showing her 'finger painting' technique!!  It is pretty amazing!  She uses her fingers as brushes!  Well, I wasn't as home near my paints, so I grabbed my handy dandy iPad and started the tutorial.  Talk about FUN.  Iris is an amazing instructor.  I thoroughly enjoyed learning her finger painting technique.  In addition to the FREE tutorial, she also has a book.  It is only $15 at Amazon!  So I purchased it and cannot wait to try the five tutorials in the book!!  It's really fun using my pad to create, however, I simply cannot wait to try this technique using real paints!

Until next time,

Joan

Monday, March 28, 2016

SOLD - Senorita Bonita Original Painting by Joan Princing Art

I am really excited to share this news.  Senorita Bonita has Sold.  I had so much fun creating her using the glazing technique as well as adding various magazine cut outs to add texture.  I am so happy that someone else enjoyed her as well.  She will be going to her new home in the state of Georgia.  


Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Three Minute Timed Sketches = Total FUN

 Had tons of fun setting the timer for three minutes and just quickly sketching these flowers.  Even though the clock is ticking, this is really a very freeing and relaxing exercise.  I love to see the results because they are so organic and real.

Here is the second one that I sketched:

I sketched both of these using my iPad and of course, I couldn't just leave them with no color!.  I love color.  Don't you?  So when you think you don't have any time to paint or draw - try a quick three minute sketch.  I must warn you, it can be addictive!  You won't want to stop at just one.

Happy Sketching Everyone!

Until next time,

Joan

Monday, March 21, 2016

Many Layers = Abstract Art


Not too long ago, I started an Instagram account.  And boy oh boy, and I am having TONS of fun over there.

I absolutely LOVE looking at all sorts of art on Instagram.  It is so much fun.  It's fun, also, to learn the different techniques that artists use.  One of the artists that I follow, creates his abstracts using many, many layers.... adding the paint, as well as taking off the paint.  So, I thought I would give it a try, and this is the result of my first attempt.  I'm thinking that I like this one.  It's different for me.

Happy Painting Everyone.

Until next time,

Joan


Monday, March 14, 2016

Tell Us the TOP Three Reasons You Adore Your Family Pet

I thought it would be fun to share a few reasons why we adore our little Pug - Miss Jane Austen Eyre.

Let me tell ya, it wasn't easy limited the reasons to only three!


I would love to hear all your reasons as well.  Have fun commenting below.

Until next time,

Joan

Friday, March 11, 2016

Great Tip When Making Purchases Online



Here is a possible great tip when purchasing online.

I read somewhere that before you start your online shopping at a particular site, first google the site name + coupon code and I guess half the time you can obtain a coupon code that will offer a good deal.  Has anyone tried this?  Does it actually work?  Please leave a comment and let me know.

Happy Weekend Everyone.

Until next time,

Joan

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Let's Talk APPsolutely Wonderful APPs for Artists

It's that time again.  I love using different APPs with my art.


And today, I am sharing an APP called:  Fontmania.

Here are a few ways you can use this app:


That was a photo I took of the moon over the Space Needle in Seattle, Washington while I was at my daughter's apartment.  I really couldn't believe how nice of a photo it turned out to be considering I used my iPhone.


And this image was created using the Procreate APP on my iPad.

Plus you can also type in anything you wish, the two above examples were already made templates.

Happy Creating!  Until next time...

Oh, and if you have an APPsolutely Wonderful APP you would like to share, please leave a comment and let me know.  I'm just now really enjoying various APPs.... I know, I know... I'm a late bloomer.  Better late than never.   And your favorite APP doesn't have to be art related.

Joan

Monday, March 7, 2016

More iPad digital art fun. This time Picasso!




I am having SO much fun using various drawing apps on my iPad.  Since I absolutely LOVE Picasso, I tried drawing from one of his paintings during the Blue Period.  It is very relaxing drawing on the iPad.  There are so many brushes to use.  

Until next time, 

Joan 



Friday, March 4, 2016

May the Sunshine be with You! iPad digital art is SO fun.


Been playing and practicing with my iPad.  Really love all the wonderful drawing apps out there.  I LOVE my iPad!!  So much fun creating with it.  I drew this one while at my daughter's apartment in Seattle.  She has a cute little bamboo plant sitting on her desk so I thought it would make a cool drawing.  I had it floating on water for a different aproach!  It's all about the joy of drawing/painting/creating, right!!  :)

Happy Weekend Everyone!

May the Sunshine be with You!

Until next time...

Joan