Sunday, December 30, 2012

Lily painting

Added some light and dark with gesso.
Then another wash of yellow.  Then magenta.

This is getting there.  Will look at it again tomorrow.
HATED the orange.  Starting over...

Okay.  I did an undercoat of purple then magenta.  Then I gessoed the whole thing.  Again.  Maybe I ought to take a painting lesson.  I do like the purple undertones.
  Still wet.  I will probably hate it in the morning.  Yes I hated it.  Off to Michael's today.  Maybe I will find the perfect color for my lily...
Last picture is what I'm calling done.  For now.

Lily painting

The best way to tell how bad your work is to put it on the blog.  I will be able to see immediatly where I'm going wrong.  Funny how that works.  I'm just playing with a previous collage by painting over it.  Love the texture.  Not crazy about the color.  Applied acrylic paint with a palet knife.

So glad the holidays and the end of the world is over.  Now I can get back to art!  Still adjusting to the new space.  It has messed with my mojo a little bit.  I'm fine when my husband is gone but when he is here I haven't worked much.  I bet I look funny when I'm in the zone.  Ha.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Saturday, December 8, 2012

orange mandala

Had some fun with my inkadinkado mandala kit and neo II crayons.

Studio 2012

It is really starting to feel like home in here now that I have a wall of my art up.  Really wanted to bring the clowns in.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Flower Mandalas

I love making beautiful things with my pressed flowers.  These are on a 6x6 canvas.  I finished them off with beeswax.  They smell so good and no discoloring occured when I applyed it.  

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

under desk storage

Busty likes the new bed and I love filling the tansu with art supplies!

art storage

This is all under the desk with in easy reach.

Studio 2012

I'm so excited to have all my beads on my desk!  I moved in here a few weeks ago and just didn't feel complete without my beads!

Did not have to give up my humidor full of rubber stamps.

I found this great crate at my local thrift store.  It is perfect for holding small paints and inks.

To make room for the humidor That use to be on top of the desk I halved my under desk storage.  SO excited to have figured out a way to have even more STUFF at my finger tips.  

I have not really been that inspired since I moved out here.

Will probably move my clay items into a larger drawer.  

Monday, December 3, 2012

flower mandalas

I got some new jewelry tools at Michaels yesterday.  Sure hope they are worth the PRICE! Very expensive even with the 40% off coupon.  I was sure it was a mistake.  Also picked up this pack of papers for cheap.

Here is a shot of my mandalas in various stages of completion.  Love them.