Thursday, April 28, 2011

I've named this piece "Ophelia"

"Ophelia" stage 2

She's coming along and I can't tell you how much I love this wooden canvas to work on!! I'm going back to Michael's to get some more of these today. I had never seen a wooden canvas before, I hope they continue to carry them.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Pen & Ink on a 16" X 20" wooden canvas

I am working on a new, slightly larger scaled piece than I've been working on lately. I found this 16" X 20" wooden canvas in Michaels that was already coated with a smooth coat of Gesso, The surface is wonderful for Fine tipped Sharpie pens. I found my other ink pens would smudge so I switched to Sharpie and it's working great! I used to only work of large pieces but I've been hooked on my Art Journals lately. My husband said to me the other day "when are you going to do some more larger pieces again?". It got me thinking and I got the urge so this is my progress so far.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

"Angelic Lady"

This is "Angelic Lady"

Here's a closer look!

This illustration was inspired by this photo of my Grandma (my Mother's Mom).

She would have been 95 yesterday if she were still alive. Here's a little story she told me once when I took her to lunch. After we were seated she ordered a Root beer which I thought was just the cutest thing(O: Then she proceeded to tell me a story about herself and my Grandfather.

My Grandfather was the most amazing watercolor painter. He enjoyed painting landscapes mostly. They lived in Newcastle, England and would take long drives around the English countryside until my Grandfather saw the perfect subject for his next painting. They would literally pull the car over and he would set up his easel and paint for hours. While he was painting my Grandma would take long walks down the country roads and pick all the beautiful wild flowers she could find. She was an amazing gardener just like my Mum and had this passion for flowers of all kinds! Anyway, she would take these wild flowers home and put them in her flower press and then she would make the most beautiful cards with her pressed flowers. After she arranged them just right she placed a clear plastic film over them to protect them, they were gorgeous! I just love how she chose to spend her time while the love of her life would sit and create the most spectacular paintings.

I wish everyone a wonderful Easter weekend!! I'm driving down south to visit my family and friends for the weekend. I'll be back next week.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

"Artsy Lady"

Julia inspired me to draw this lady with her head turned a bit. It makes it so much more interesting! Thanks Julia!!

I thought this would be a fun T-shirt or mug?! At the moment it's available in an 8.5" X 11" print in my Etsy Shop.

Monday, April 18, 2011

"Lady Paisley"

I love to sit and doodle and it seems that this subject of ladies never seems to get old for me. This was my weekend doodle "Lady Paisley".

"Lady Paisl

ey" cropped

Sunday, April 17, 2011

"Three Girls One"

Good morning everyone! Thank you all so much for all the feedback with my letters, I can't believe I finished(O: Here is a new Etsy Print "Three Girls One"

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Lady Letter "G" & "K"

I knew it would be a challenge for me to stay motivated when I decided to tackle the alphabet but I'm plugging along here and I'm almost there(O: It's good for me to set myself in the direction of a series because at least then I have several pieces in the same medium. It just makes my mind wander while I work and I start to think of other things I want to do once this series is done. Here are Lady Letter's "G" & "K".

Monday, April 11, 2011

Lady Letter "F" & "J"

What a beautiful weekend we had here in Wisconsin!! I'm beginning to feel a little spring fever!!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Zoe & Emma

I have a friend coming to visit so I will be away for a few days but in the mean time I wanted to show you my latest letters. I had to skip around because my girls were hounding me(O:

I'll be back Friday!

Saturday, April 2, 2011