Thursday, March 22, 2018

Goldfinch and Lilacs

I am very ready for the warm days of summer.  With a bunch of snow on the first day of Spring I needed to do some summer time painting to help melt the snow!  This oil painting was done on a 8 x 10 canvas.  I love the smell of lilacs and enjoy seeing the little goldfinches flying about our yard.  I thought I would combine them in a painting. 

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Chickadee and Skates

Getting a start on some winter project,s these pieces are from a design from Sheila Landry. Texture medium was added to the surface of the skate thru a stencil for the red skate and thru a piece of lace for the blue skate.  The snowflake the chickadee is painted on is from Cupboard Distributing, but Sheila has a snowflake made just for the design.

Sculpted Poppy

The textured poppy is from a workshop I took online from  Donna Downey using Rigid Wrap to form the poppies and the background.  It was a lot of fun!  Definitely check it out!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Monarch and Sunflower

This is another of Sherry Nelson's designs that I painted.  Two of my favorite things are sunflowers and Butterflies.  

 We raised 7 Monarch butterflies this year from egg to adult.  It was soooo amazing to see the transformation take place. Below is a picture of the caterpillar and the chrysalis that the butterfly just came out of.  They hang to dry for a couple of hours before they are ready to be let go.

Some of the Monarchs hung around long enough to get their pictures taken.  I hope they all have a safe journey to Mexico


Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Western Meadowlark

     This design is from one of my favorite artists, Sherry Nelson.  I love all her bird and flower designs.  I decided to try something different and painted it on a canvas which was covered in Tim Holtz Melange tissue wrap.  I then painted over it leaving part of the tissue showing thru.  What do you think?  I might add a little more paint around the edges of the canvas to kind of frame the picture.  The canvas is a bit large for the size that I did the painting but that is what I had on hand at the time I started it.  Overall I am happy with how it turned out.  You can see the bits of bumps from the tissue paper but I think that adds to the rustic feel.

     It has been so long since I did any painting other then some crafty type of stuff.  I have missed it.  I have been so busy with my Paper Creations orders that I put my painting way on a back burner.  I need to take the time every week to paint.  What better way to spend a cold winter day!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Barnyard Friends

Just finished this in time for a Christmas gift for someone!  It's a design by Sherry C. Nelson.