Monday, March 31, 2008

'Tall Trees' ~ This is two ACEOs I finished today. I've been really getting the urge to paint something larger but I need to buy some stretched canvas at Michaels first. I got a sales paper this weekend and they have a sale on all the art supplies!
What kind of fools would get married on April Fool's Day?! Well, my husband and I did 22 years ago and we're celebrating our anniversary tomorrow! :) We'll probably go out and eat at Outback for a special occasion. When we got married so long ago, we had fun with it because our friends thought that we were playing an April Fool's joke on them when we told them we went and got married!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Candyland scapes 1 & 2 ~ These are both acrylics on watercolor paper, ACEO size. I've been busy the last few days! I did some painting of a different sort the day before yesterday. I painted the exterior of all nine of the windows in our house and was climbing up and down a ladder most of the day. My husband was inside fixing the latches on the windows at the same time. He would probably laugh (or kill me for telling on him LOL) but at one point, I heard him tapping on the window inside and looked to see he was mooning me. Yep, he has a weird sense of humor and it's too bad that someone wasn't walking by when he did that! :) :) I'd never let him live it down LOL!

Yesterday we had a whole new heating system/AC installed since our old one almost caught the house on fire the other day! The new one feels great, aaahhh!! I hope everyone has a great spring weekend!!

Monday, March 24, 2008

2 New ACEOs ~ 'Glow Moon' (left) and 'Silver Pearl Night' (on right). I love it when the moon is full and glowing so wonderfully up in the sky! It kicks my creative urges into high gear and I just have to paint something! Here's 2 little ones, acrylics on watercolor paper. I used gel medium to put crystal glitter on the moon in 'Glow Moon' and I painted both moons with pearl iridescent acrylics. I'll be putting these in my Etsy store tonight.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Spirit Woods ~ This is acrylics on a 6 x 6 inch stretched canvas.

Rob (dh) and I had a real scare very early Wednesday morning! Around 5 a.m., we were both awakened from deep sleep by a steady high pitched beeping. We were groggy and confused and we had no idea what the irritating sound was until we both stumbled, half asleep into the hallway. After I realized it was the smoke detecter going off, I thought it was malfunctioning and felt like throwing the thing out the window till we both started smelling acrid smoke or something burning! Rob realized that it was coming through the heating vents and I was panicking and getting ready to call the fire department. It seems our old central air/electric heat unit had overheated and almost caught on fire and it probably would have if the smoke detector hadn't woke us up! I shudder to think what would have happened if that smoke detector wasn't recently installed on the ceiling in the hallway and I'm ashamed to say that I let the battery go dead for over a year before fixing the thing recently. I know that I'll test that battery weekly from now on, it may have saved our lives!!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Remember the Wind ~ I'm really happy with the way this one finally turned out. I had been working on it on and off the last week or so and sometimes I take a while to nitpick on one I'm painting. This is acrylics on a 9 x 12 inch piece of 140 lb. watercolor paper. I used the pearl iridescent paint on the swirls in the sky, blossoms and where the highlights in the grass is. I took two pictures of it with the light hitting it differently to show how the iridescent paint looks.

Blue Reflections ~ I just edited my post to add this one too. This one started as a big mess but it looks lots better (I hope) after I worked on it some more. This is 8 x 11 inches, acrylics on watercolor paper. It's going to rain all night here but at least the winds are not too bad, thank goodness!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Old photos and treasures found! ~ I was doing some spring cleaning and found some old pics of my daughter when she was little. I remember the day she had put on her 'dress up' play skirt, little black dress shoes and tied a kite to her back. She was running in circles and pretending she could fly! I love those memories and old photos! Also, one day she brought home this big funny face made out of construction paper that she had colored and made in school. I always loved that big face that I nicknamed it 'Mr. Funny Face' and had him decorating the fridge for years!
I want to congratulate my friend Babs, who is a very talented artist! She has gone and opened up her brand new Etsy shop!!! Woohoo Babs, way to go and I know your store will be a great success!!! You can visit her store here:

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Cities of Destruction ~ This is acrylics and 11 x 14 x 1 1/2 inches on a stretched canvas. I love painting themes in a 'darker' mood sometimes and this one sure is different than the ones I've been doing lately! I hope everyone had a great weekend!

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Cherry Blossoms and Pearls ~ I did finally finish the 3 ACEOs and I listed this one in Ebay tonight. The other 2 photos were blurry so I'm retaking them tomorrow. I may list one of these in Etsy too.

Hot Ice and Spice ~ I know, what a weird title! I couldn't think of a good title for this so I guess I'll stick with it unless I can think of something better. I was getting tired of painting pink trees and just grabbed this piece of 7 x 9 inch, 140 lb. watercolor paper and painted this one fairly fast last night. You'll probably laugh when I tell how I made the outlines of the 'ice cubes'. I took the top off of an old tube of lipstick and dipped it in paint to stamp them on. Then today I made a wash of the pearl iridescent paint and painted the inside of the cubes! Fun, fun!

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Pink Spring Trees ~ I was in the mood to paint the feeling of spring so all the trees are pink! :) They sort of remind me of cotton candy! The large one on the right is mostly finished but the others still need more work. We had an awful wind and rain storm last night and I thought it was going to blow in the kitchen windows a couple of times, yikes! The wind did pick up my heavy rocking chair, which I had wrapped in plastic, and turned it over and blew it clear across the deck! My cat Puddin' didn't like the sound of the wind whistling and 'wooooing'. She kept looking at the windows with the weirdest look on her face. I think March is coming in like a lion this year!