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Saturday, August 30, 2008

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Pretty In Pink oil

I decided to do a version of Pretty In Pink in oil, and I like it much better. His head has a better shape and I love the teal background behind the pink of the bird, it makes the bird really pop. I had gotten some opinions from my WWAO friends (World Wide Women Artists Online), and one of the ladies mentioned that I should make the background more dramatic, and she was right on. Thank you : )

Thursday, August 21, 2008


These are my latest two aceo's I did. Why are they pink, you ask? They are for a charity auction for Breastcancer, and they are suppose to be pink. I came up with these two ideas. First I created the bird, named it PRETTY IN PINK, then I came across a picture of this tiger we took at the zoo, and couldn't reisist creating this PINK TIGER.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Butterfly Garden

I decided to name this one Butterfly Garden.
It's been kind of cool. I look at it, concentrate on what I feel, and a name comes to me.
It's just about done, I just need to do a bit more tweaking. See if I can make the top butterfly pop. Plus, I may have forgotten his legs, oops.
This painting has been exciting from the very beginning, and has just flowed.

Here we are in the process of the painting. I can't help but start on the center of interest, in this case the butterflies. My goal is to make the big black and yellow butterfly the center of attention, followed by the middle one, and then you notice the smaller bottom one, that's why he's a little hidden in the flowers.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Three Butterflies

I know the sketched canvas doesn't show up real well through the acrylic glaze, but I have 3 butterflies on flowers. Here are the photos that I am working from.
I love that excited feeling that I get when my painting is planned and ready for me to pick up the brush. That's my favorite part, starting the painting. The sky's the limit. My least favorite part is planning out the painting. Sometimes the idea comes quickly and the sketch goes smoothly , I like that. But too often I just am not sure what I want to paint, so that becomes a real struggle. Even though I have tons of ideas for future paintings, it may not feel right at that time. It has to feel right, that's when I can put my heart and soul into it and its like magic, for lack of a better word.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Spread Your Wings

I feel like I got quite a bit done today, and that feels good. I finished up this painting. I Sketched out my next painting on a canvas and got some marketing things done.
The colors in this pic didn't come out quite right, but I like how the painting turned out. The titles of the paintings have actually been coming to me much easier- yah!
I am hoping to start my next painting tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Fishy Fishy

This is a fun little 5x7 oil painting I did. I love using colors that I don't use regularly on my palette. It's funny how I tend to use certain colors most of the time. I love how paintings turn out when I spread my wings a bit and use one or more of the brilliant colors that is out of the norm for me. Reference photo was taken by Jessica Lee Olson.
You will soon be able to find this painting on my website, under Pet Portraits. I uploaded Fishy Fishy to my website, but just noticed that it's not showing. So I will have to go on my desktop computer and upload it again.

Saturday, August 2, 2008


WWAO August Showcase
Every month, a member of WWAO (World Wide Women Artists Online) hosts a
themed showcase. This months' theme is 'Fly Away', hosted by
Chel, Lava Jewelry, Zbella. She did a beautiful job, and I hope you will take the time to view all the
beautiful works of art.