Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Dragonfly Dreams ~ I been painting on and off with this one the last few days and got it finished tonight. It's 5 x 7 inches, acrylics on watercolor paper. Check out Bab's Off the Wall blog, she has a dragonfly painting posted too and it's so gorgeous!

Capturing a Moon Moment ~ right when the full moon was laying on top of the garage last week. I hope we'll be done with all this work on the house (and garage) one of these days. seems never ending! It was 96 degrees today and I thought I was going to have a heat stroke after cutting weeds and mowing the grass under the apple tree! :o Hurry up fall, I'm ready for ya! :)

Monday, July 21, 2008

Tropical Storm Cristobal ~ She sure gave us some spectacular clouds Saturday evening right before sunset! We had the very edge of the system that produced the clouds in these photos. Too bad she didn't give us any rain though which we really needed...there must have been some rain way up in the clouds though as we could see what looked like a piece of rainbow inside the left edge of that big puffy white cloud.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

New Trees and Orange Tiger Lilies ~ These are both acrylics painted on stretched canvas and 6 x 6 inches. I still have to think of some names for these. I had to get my 'tree fix' and these are sort of like the ACEOs that I used to paint every week. The big orange tiger lilies are in bloom and I got this picture today. I hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Hearts Abstracted ~ I've been inspired by the color red lately it seems. I just finished this one and it's 6 x 6 inches on a stretched canvas. I used a hodgepodge of things in this one, including tiny flakes of sparkly red metalflake auto paint collaged in with gel medium and gold interference and pearl iridescent acrylics for the ribbon. I have this one listed in my Etsy shop. Speaking of which, I helped my dear Mom-in-law set up her very own Etsy shop this week! She owned her own hairdressing business for many years, but since retiring she loves to make homemade items. I told her about Etsy, made her banner and helped her set up shop this week! She would love it if you could give her shop a heart! She is still learning the ropes and I'm helping her with the photos and the listings. Her shop is:
I hope everyone had a fun July 4th holiday with lots of good food and fireworks!

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

New ACEO ~ Crimson Sky and Gold Heart (acrylics on wc paper)

Have you ever seen a dragonfly bluer than the sky? I spotted this little fellow next to the deck stairs today and wow he was a gorgeously intense color, almost neon blue! He was actually very small, and oh so delicate looking with almost invisible wings. I got up close with the camera to get this shot. Well I have the red and the blue in this post so all I need is the white to say:
Have a Safe and Happy Independence Day!