Sunday, January 31, 2010

CED - new painting

Hi Everyone - I have been very wrapped up in the OWOH event this past week and have not posted to CED. This is a painting I completed last weekend, but never posted.

I definitely need more practice and experience in painting faces but I love to paint them. I will get there. :-) I hope you enjoy it.

Monday, January 25, 2010

One World One Heart Giveaway 2010 ...

Comments are Closed and we have a winner:

bockel24 left this comment 'Oooooh, I love Derwent pencils, and I´d love to win! Please enter my name to your drawing!'. Congratulations bockel24 ! I will send an email to you shortly.

Thank you to the 437 bloggers that left comments and to Lisa Swifka for organizing this fabulous event. It was alot of fun and I loved meeting everyone.

Welcome and thank you for visiting and participating in the One World One Heart Giveaway. This giveaway begins January 25, 2010 and ends at 4:00 PM EST on February 15, 2010. I am excited to be a part of this event and hope you are having fun.

If you are unfamiliar with OWOH, click here find out more and locate other participating blogs. Thanks to Lisa from A Whimsical Bohemian for creating and keeping this event going since 2007. Every year it gets bigger and bigger.

My giveaway is a Derwent Aqua Pencil Library. The collage picture is of my personal set. Yours will arrive in an unopened box - brand new and unused. Use this link for more information about this set. I love my set and use it on a daily basis.

It could not be easier to register to win. There are only two rules: you must have a blog and you must leave a comment on this posting by 4:00 PM EST. Be sure to include your email address for me to contact you. It is that simple.

Please note: If I choose your name, you have until 4 PM EST on February 18 to contact me. Otherwise I will choose another winner.

Best Wishes !!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

I scream... You scream...

I love how this came out. It is mixed media; tissue paper, watercolor paper, acrylic and watercolor paints and watercolor crayons on wood.

Better to paint ice cream than eat ice cream. Well, not better - just better for me! This is my round about way of getting to the CED theme of body for this month.

Thanks for visiting

Monday, January 18, 2010

Snowy Day...

Today was a day off for me and it was a lazy day. Fresh snow on the ground made it feel warm and cozy inside. I stayed in my jammies and painted until 11:00 am then showered and put on another pair of clean fresh jammies. Then I painted some more. I love days like this - do you?

This is the painting we did in last Mondays's watercolor class. There were a few details I needed to add at home.

I also worked on a few more pages for my art journal.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Lovely Saturday...

It was a beautiful warm (46 degrees F) Saturday and it was sunny. The sun has been a rare sight in this area so it was very very welcome.

This is an acrylic painting on wood. Thanks for visiting.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Cupcake ...

Another Monday and another CED week ahead. I am looking forward to seeing everyone's work for this week.

Thanks for visiting

Sunday, January 10, 2010

CED - Birch Trees

Every Monday night I take a class in watercolor painting. This was one of my best decisions and well worth the time and expense.

Honestly, to me this course is priceless. I am not only creating a painting each week, but also interacting with a great group of people with a common interest. and while we each paint the same subject each week, our individual styles come through and each painting is completely unique.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Watercolor ...

1/10/2010 - I changed the image on this post as I mistakenly added a copy of the incomplete painting. (ooops)

I loved working on this painting. It required alot of measuring and masking areas with tape. In fact, it is still taped to the board as it completes drying. It took additonal time to do all that taping, but as with anything involving paint and brushes, it was very soothing to work on.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Creative today ...

So, maybe the scenes of winter sky and trees are getting a bit boring? I hope not. This is a watercolor. The first picture I posted was a bit dark so I replaced it today - 1/10/2010.

Thanks for visiting

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Treasure or Trash?

This is what was sitting next to the trash bin at work. It is a user's manual for an application my company no longer uses. It just had to come home with me as it was destined to be my new art journal. It is about 7 x 9 inches and since it is about 10 years old the paper is sturdy with a great patina. It will stand up well to glue, paint etc.

Here are a few pages I have started. I love recycling and repurposing so for me this is the ultimate find.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Welcome 2010 ...

The first day of 2010 was a beautiful lazy day. Snow drifted to the ground and we snuggled in to watch movies. I also painted.

I am completely taken with the beautiful sky during the sunrises and sunsets that make up the scenery on the drive to and from work. It definitely makes up for the general lack of light during the week.

This isn't finished - it still needs detail in the snow to add dimension. This is one of the views on my way to work but the small tree on the right replaces a big house. Artistic license - right?