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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

50 Free Greeting Card Giveaway

Diane Clancy is hosting a wonderful giveaway. You could win 50 7x5" folded Custom Greeting cards with 50 plain envelopes. To find out the details and enter check out Diane Clancy's Blog.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Strawberries aceo

So this month's quest is Garden Goodies, and I got to thinking that I really haven't done any food art, except an Apple aceo I did one time to show someone how to do shadows.
Well, I don't have much of a garden, just tomatoes, and they are all still very green. I did however, have a bunch of strawberries in the fridge. Now, they didn't come from my garden, but they obviously came from a garden. : ) So I took out three ripe and luscious strawberries, took out my watercolor pencils and got busy. I do believe I am going to work a bit more on the shadows though, especially directly under the strawberries.
I also did an aceo for our Art Swap, the theme is State Fair, and I love how it turned out. I can't post it now because I don't want to ruin the surprise for the recipient.

I've also been taking a free 5 week watercolor class with Molly Murrah on the fundamentals. It is every Friday at 1-3 pm central standard time, and there are three weeks (or classes) left. I can always learn more : ) You should seriously consider joining us. Next Friday, Aug. 13 is going to be about papers and brushes.
Yesterday I learned a lot about color properties such as cool and warm colors, transparent, semi transparent and opaque colors. Not to mention stainers and granulated colors. I understand it a lot better now, especially the warm and cool of the same color, such as red. Each week a free gift of Daniel Smith art paints are given away. There is a drawing and all you have to do is tweet about the class and add their link of course. Hoping to win!
Have a wonderful day, and if you're an artist, I hope you can get in some creative time today.