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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Lion's Gaze

Here's my first painting using Pan Pastels.  I love this medium. 
I call this Lion's Gaze, thanks to Patricia Otten and Donna Ridgeway.  I liked their ideas and combined them.

Here I had just sketched it out using the gray pan pastel. 
I started adding color.
I added more color, and this is when I noticed that his eyes were too far apart.  Should have paid better attention during the sketch.
Wonderful thing about pan pastels is that they are very forgiving.  You can erase mistakes.
I used a light blue colored pencil for part of his eye, but it really washed it out in the photo.  So I went back over it with black pan pastels.
Here it is again.  The finished painting.
Lion's Gaze 9x9 inches on watercolor paper
Reference photo by Dr. Thomas Trainer.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Week 3 of Mugs, bags and T's

I'd like to share with you some fabulous products from my peeps from Zazzle Gallery Directory, where we help promote each other.  It's a lot of fun looking through everyone's shops, but it's not always easy picking just one item from each shop.  I hope you enjoy, and be sure to check out their shops. 

Friday, February 17, 2012

Paint Party Friday - Teeth

Welcome to PPFPaint Party Friday is hosted by Kristin and EVA.  I have not participated in PPF for such a long time, and am excited to do so this week.  I hope you follow the link and check out everyone's paintings.  It's really fun to see. So lets get started.
My daughter is studying to be a Deantal Assistant and will be graduating this spring.  She asked me to paint a couple of cute teeth that she can use to make stickers for a project she is doing.  So, introducing, Boy tooth aceo...
and Girl Tooth aceo.  Ya, I know, very creative names.  LOL


here is my Red Panda aceo.  Originally I was going to have his tail hanging down, but somehow I forgot about it while painting.  I still haven't decided if I am going to leave it as is, or add the tail in.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Week 2 of Mugs, bags and T's

I am happy to share these next 6 artists from Zazzle Gallery Directory.

1. James Macabee

The Problem shirt
The Problem by nuhlig
Browse Zazzle for another

2. Marta & David Burton

K-178 Stars & Stripes mug
K-178 Stars & Stripes by Abstractedness
Create cheap personalized beer mugs

4. Brenda Thour (me) 

Pink Tiger Mug mug
Pink Tiger Mug by bmthour
Design stainless travel mugs online at zazzle

5. Diane Clancy

Inner Flow VI – Aqua & Azure Galaxy rickshawmessengerbag
Inner Flow VI – Aqua & Azure Galaxy by DianeClancyBubbles
Browse Zazzle for more commuter bags.

6. Susan Elkin