Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Meet Billie Eilish in Mixed Media


 
 This painting is from a tutorial in a Kaleidoscope Course hosted by Tamara Laporte. This is a high contrast mixed media portrait of the singer Billie Eilish.

I'm not familiar with this singer and it took most of the day to paint this tutorial. It was a challenge to paint, but I love how it came out!

I used Jane Davenport watercolors, along with assorted colored pencils and a few pens, on Canson 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper. I used my light pad to transfer the tracing to my watercolor paper.

Challenges:

Monday, July 4, 2022

July 4th Art Journal Page

 

While glancing thru Pinterest, I found several 4th of July fireworks paintings and decided to give it a try.

Here's my process:

1) Center a 5x7" rectangle on my art journal page and tape it around.

2) Draw fireworks with the Daniel Smith Artist Masking Fluid. Let dry.

3) Cover rectangle with clear water.

4) Using Dr. Ph. Martin's Hydrus Set 1 liquid watercolors, painted a variety of pastel colorsletting them blend. Let dry.

5) Blend black watercolor in several places. Let dry.

6) Rub off Masking Fluid.



Sunday, July 3, 2022

Ode to Parenthood Mixed Media


 This painting is from a tutorial in a Kaleidoscope Course hosted by Tamara Laporte. Her reference for this piece is a section of a Gustav Klimt's painting "The Three Ages of Woman," which shows "Mother and Child."

I wasn't familiar with this painting, but I do love the way this artist uses gold throughout his work. "The Woman in Gold," is a fabulous movie, staring Helen Mirren.

I used Jane Davenport watercolors, along with assorted colored pencils and a few pens, on Canson 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper. I used my light pad to transfer the tracing to my watercolor paper.

I enjoyed working on this challenging piece.

Challenges: 

https://avenue613.blogspot.com/2022/07/202207-july-2022-anything-goes.html

https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/07/classic-design-challenge-july-7.html 

https://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/2022/07/morgans-artworld-challenge-7.html

https://mixedmedialovers.blogspot.com/2022/07/challenge-15-mixed-media-lovers.html 

https://hereisaplacetostart.blogspot.com/2022/07/challenge-072022-anything-goes.html

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Pink Kitty

 

This lovely kitty is from a tutorial by Tamara Laporte, during a Kaleidoscope 2022, Taster Week.

I couldn't wait to begin this tutorial, my granddaughter, who will be 5 in September adores cats. She has a lot of them and each has a name! She has a favorite pink one that she carries around with her!

I enjoyed painting this perfect kitty using my Jane Davenport watercolors and Posca Pens on Canson 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper.

Challenges:

https://avenue613.blogspot.com/2022/06/202206-june-2022-anything-goes.html

https://hereisaplacetostart.blogspot.com/2022/06/challenge-062022-down-aisle-anything.html 

http://welove2create.blogspot.com/2022/06/wk-7-craft-card-making-scrapbooking.html

https://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.com/2022/06/challenge-235-red-white-and-blue.html 

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Art with Grandma pages!



 My husband and I spent several days at a beach house with our family. We had a wonderful time.

I brought books and art supplies to play with the kids. Our 4 year old granddaughter enjoyed them and really go into painting the resist watercolor pages. It pleased me the most, when she started to paint at the table on her own. I had left everything in place and there she was painting!


 

Here are the steps to doing the background arty pages:

1. Scribble 3 colors of Caran D' ache crayons on the double spread pages.

2. Paint over the scribbles with a bit of water and gesso. Let dry.

3. Spray Dylusions Ink Spray thru several Faber-Castell Mixed Media Stencils. Let dry.

4. Using gesso and a tool rub the white into a stencil design on the pages. Let dry.

5. Cut around photos and print saying. Mat child's painting photo.

6. Adhere everything along with stickers to the pages.

I love how it all came together!

Challenges:

https://avenue613.blogspot.com/2022/06/202206-june-2022-anything-goes.html

https://hereisaplacetostart.blogspot.com/2022/06/challenge-062022-down-aisle-anything.html 

https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2022/06/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-june.html

http://welove2create.blogspot.com/2022/06/wk-7-craft-card-making-scrapbooking.html 

Monday, June 20, 2022

A Grounding Moment/Mixed Media Painting


 Today I worked on this elephant painting from a tutorial by Tamara Laporte, in the Woman Unleashed online retreat.

I used Jane Davenport watercolors on Canson 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper. I enhanced the piece using Posca and Micron pens.

I'm so happy with the finished mixed media painting!

Challenges:

https://avenue613.blogspot.com/2022/06/202206-june-2022-anything-goes.html 

https://hereisaplacetostart.blogspot.com/2022/06/challenge-062022-down-aisle-anything.html 

https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2022/06/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-june.html 

http://welove2create.blogspot.com/2022/05/wk-6-craft-card-making-scrapbooking.html 


Sunday, June 19, 2022

Florida Duck

Introducing Duck #2 a Florida Duck! My husband Sandy loved the duck I painted last month, so I found another duck to paint for Father's Day. This duck is from a tutorial by Paul Clark. It was a Duck on Ice, but that winter scene just did not work for a person living in the great state of Florida. So, I painted the duck according to the tutorial and the back is painted from my imagination!

I used Winsor Newton Cotman watercolor tubes and the work is painted on Canson 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper.

I'm very proud of how this fellow came out and I'm sure Sandy will love it too!

Challenges:

 https://avenue613.blogspot.com/2022/06/202206-june-2022-anything-goes.html

https://hereisaplacetostart.blogspot.com/2022/06/challenge-062022-down-aisle-anything.html 

https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/06/world-wide-open-design-team-challenge-06.html 

https://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.com/2022/06/challenge-235-red-white-and-blue.html