Monday, December 24, 2007
Here are the rules: 1. Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog. 2. Share 5 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird. 3. Tag 5 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs. 4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
So, let's see. What interesting things can I share with you.
1. I've been married for 18 years and have two beautiful children (girl and boy)
2. I met my husband in Omaha, NE while we were both in the USAF
3. I LOVE sushi, cats and the color green
4. I'm illustrating two children's books right now
5. God really got a hold of me this last year and shook me up. I am learning what surrender is all about and it has really transformed my life and my family (and it is NOT what the American church teaches!!)
Here is who I'm tagging:
Belinda Del Pesco
Sunday, December 23, 2007
It's actually titled "On The Horizon"
Monday, December 17, 2007
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Saturday, December 08, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
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Wednesday, October 31, 2007
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Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
I just happened to have my camera handy the other day when my son stopped to show me how big he could blow up a balloon. :) This is ACEO sized (2.5 x 3.5) and it's painted on Arches 140 lb. hot press w/c paper. If you're interested in bidding, it should be on Ebay tonight.
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Looks like I've been away for longer than I meant to....Here's a new art card. Click here to bid. When I was taking pictures of some daffodils this spring, my cat jumped up into the windowsill. I'm always honored when my cats decide to pose for me. :) I started a 5 x 7 version of this subject on 140 lb cold press watercolor paper, but today I decided to try a miniature version on 300 lb. hot press watercolor paper. You're seeing the miniature.
Saturday, July 21, 2007
I've been teaching myself about illustration this summer. I did this little ACEO (Art Card, Editions & Originals) in a cartoonish style as practice and also for a themed contest on Ebay called Nibblefest. This month's theme is Polka dots & Plaid. Each auction must start at .99 and the one with the most unique bidders wins! (.... the prestige of saying they won for that month :).) Click here to see the auction. It ends on July 27th.
Saturday, July 14, 2007
This is a little landscape (5 x 7) of an area in Nebraska City, Nebraska which is about 45 minutes south of Omaha. This is much different from where I live but typical for Nebraska. Isn't it pretty? I think these were soybean fields. It was a nice rich burnt umber kind of color. Click here to bid.
Monday, June 25, 2007
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Monday, June 11, 2007
Sunday, June 10, 2007
I've been wanting to do some paintings in acrylic since working on the benches last month. Here is "Ladybug Spotted" redone in acrylic 10 x 8 on art board (I posted the watercolor trading card version yesterday). I like the way it came out though I realized how different painting skin in acrylic is compared to watercolor. More acrylic paintings coming soon...
Friday, June 08, 2007
Thursday, May 31, 2007
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Monday, May 21, 2007
Friday, May 11, 2007
I've been working on the back of my buffalo bench for a couple of days now. I still have a LOT of painting to do. It doesn't seem to be going quite as quickly as the front did. As I was painting today, I started wondering how many people are going to be offended. I am not advocating anything. This is pretend! It may be taboo for today's generation because of the media hype about guns but we all played cowboys & indians or cops & robbers as kids and most of us grew up without any desire to shoot people. So don't take this too seriously, PLEASE!
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
I'm finished with the front of the buffalo as of today. The finishing touch was to have my daughter write the phrase "Cowboys & Indians" so I could project it onto the bench. That's a small change I made to the original design. I thought it would look better with a child's handwriting since this is all about kids playing. I'm really enjoying myself as I paint this bench. Tomorrow I start the back.
Sunday, May 06, 2007
Saturday, May 05, 2007
I finally got started on my buffalo bench yesterday and after a rocky start, I am pleased with the progress I made today. This is my favorite of the two benches and also has more faces to paint, however, I'm painting this monochromatically (burnt umber and white) so I just have to work with value instead of color temperature and value....Here's my unsolicited plug for Chroma Atelier Acrylics - I am SOOOO glad I bought them for this project. They really do stay moist and blend very nicely. And I can just rinse my paintbrush out in water! I'll see if I can get some close-ups tomorrow but for now, you can see how the front of the bench looks.
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