Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Fantasy ACEO trees in the 4 seasons and 2 snow fantasy ACEOs ~ 'Summer Treat', 'Fall Festival', Winter Sparkle', and 'Spring Alive'. Someone from Australia contacted me in Etsy and asked me if I could paint a tree for each of the seasons. These are acrylics on Canson canva-paper and the winter one has crystal glitter imbedded in the snow. The other 2 ACEO's are also in acrylics and crystal glitter and available on E-bay. They're titled 'Land of Ice' 1 & 2.

Monday, November 19, 2007

'Christmas Tree Ridge' ~ ACEO in acrylics and crystal glitter

'Bird of Prey' ~ 6x6 inches acrylics on stretched canvas
This is two paintings that I finished this week. We've had 2 new birds visit our backyard recently and I combined them in 'Bird of Prey'. Lots of different birds visit the 3 feeders out there, but the hawk and red-winged blackbird are new ones. The hawk has been eyeing the brush pile out in the backyard almost every evening. We suspect that a rabbit had made her nest in there because she would run across the yard when my husband would mow the yard in late summer. I went out on the deck to chase the hawk away since I don't want him making a meal out of the bunnies but he is pretty big so I don't plan on getting too close to him! Run, bunnies, run when you leave the nest!!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

COLOR ME FALL 1,2, and 3 ~ I just finished these three ACEO size paintings today and they are acrylics on 140 lb. watercolor paper. I was driving to town the other morning, and I noticed all the wonderful colors in the trees which gave me the inspiration to do these. I'm not usually a morning person, but I did enjoy the misty blue of the morning and and the scarlet and gold in the trees! I sold 'Christmas Through the Window' on E-bay tonight, woohoo! I was leery of trying E-bay again, but I used to have lots of fun selling my trees in there. Auctions are pretty exciting to watch too! I'm listing these 3 ACEO's also. They almost look like they came off an assembly line and I did line them up and paint them all at the same time. Each one is a little different though.

Friday, November 09, 2007

Melting Into Lace ~ I just finished this one last night and I'm getting ready to put a clear gloss finish on it. This is acrylics and 8 x 10 inches on a stretched canvas. I hope everyone is having a great weekend and TGIF!!!

I got up my nerve to try listing some prints on e-bay but I've been holding on to most of my original paintings lately so I don't know how the prints will sell. I had one framed in the living room and switched it with the original and my husband couldn't tell the difference so I guess they are turning out OK. Keeping my fingers crossed because I've been reading lots of people saying that all the changes in e-bay is hurting their art business!

Sunday, November 04, 2007

...and 'Christmas Lights' finished but I renamed it 'Through the Christmas Window'... eek come to think of it, I'm not too crazy about that title either. Ugh, sometimes it's hard to think of names for paintings and other times it just pops in your head easy as pie!

Do any of you use white gesso to make your canvases smooth before painting on them? The grainy weave of the canvas was bothering me so I tried putting two coats of gesso on, letting each coat dry first, then sanding with fine sandpaper. Woohoo, it works, I now have a very fine and smooth surface to try my next painting on!

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Christmas Lights ~ Well I'm jumping straight from Halloween to Christmas, well my paintings are anyways. This is 5 x 7 inches on watercolor paper.

This is so hilarious! ~ I was browsing in one of my favorite websites, http://www.i-am-bored.com/ and came across this: http://www3.webng.com/redtophank/cit.html . I don't know if it works on all web pages but it turned the photos on my blog page into a cyclone! Don't forget to hit 'enter' after copying and pasting the code into your browser. TOO FUNNY!