Friday, May 29, 2009

'City Kitty'

'Amusement Park Moon'

A couple more ACEOs and youuuu guessed it...another rainbow!! ~ I just finished these two little paintings, both in acrylics on watercolor paper. I've been wanting to paint something larger but we're going to have a mess in the house next week with some new carpet coming in. The first room to get the carpet will be the little room I paint in...yes a very large drop cloth is going to cover the floor in there after next week because I'll be so paranoid of any paint spatters getting on the floor now. More stormy weather produced this rainbow yesterday evening and of course I'm running for the camera again, pointing it at the sky. I hope everyone has a fun, creative and great weekend!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Sky Colors ~ The painting above is an ACEO size 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches, done in acrylics on watercolor paper. I think I'll call this one finished although the one below, 8 x 10 inches acrylics on stretched canvas, is still a wip. It seems lately that my muse has been missing in action. I can start a painting but have trouble finishing them! I was thinking I would try painting a tree or two in the one below and see where it goes, hopefully somewhere good.
I hope ya'll have a wonderful Memorial Day! I'm remembering my dear Dad who passed away in September '99. He served in the U. S Army during WWII, under General McArthur, and was stationed in the Philippines all those many years ago.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Spiraling Into Blue ~ This is a wip which I worked on this week, 6 x 6 inches on a stretched canvas. I'm still trying to figure out what else, if anything else to add to it though. I painted it really fast, swirling my brush through the wet acrylic paints and the small art card below took me at least 10 times longer to paint!

Dotty Takes a Ride ~ in her 'souped' up toymobile...Just for the fun of it...I love entering the monthly themed (NFAC) Nibblefest Art Contest in Ebay. This month's theme was 'Secret Life of Toys' and I couldn't resist the fun! This is acrylics on a 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 watercolor paper and I used the metallic gold and silvery pearl acrylics which put the 'bling' on the toymobile and the painted ribbon decoration around the border. Here's a link to my auction.

Friday, May 15, 2009

More rainbows and storm clouds ~ I took these pictures this evening and it's been more stormy, crazy weather here in central Virginia! I climbed under a tree to get the first picture and every time we have a rainbow (which is often, amost every time it rains here lately) I'm out there with my camera like a crazy person...I hope everyone has a fun and fantastic weekend!! I've been painting too but nothing worth sharing yet. I have to grab these photo ops while I can!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

More Rainbows and a Phoenix ~ Here are some rainbow photos I took in the stormy weather from last week and a painting that I can't seem to finish this week but I worked on it some more tonight. I keep seeing the Phoenix rising from the ashes in this abstract painting and It's 6 x 6 inches, acrylics on a stretched canvas.

Friday, May 08, 2009

edit: I just now added this photo (above) to my post. I used a new setting on the camera to get these crazy color effects!

Yellow blooms, pink moon and a new colorscape ACEO ~ Pictured here is a bloom from the yellow tulip poplar tree out in the back yard (above) and a full misty pink moon sailing up behind the same tree...

Below is a new ACEO I finished today. I was mostly just experimenting with colors in this one. I wish a very ~HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY~ to all you Moms out there and I hope youall have a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Strange Little Creatures ~ I have 'see creetures' above, a new painting that's 6 x 6 inches on a stretched canvas and...

my oreo cookie seeds are really coming up! Last year Babs had sent me some of these seeds (thanks Babs!) and I planted them out in the back yard. Only one of them managed to come up through the thick grass and dry conditions out there. This year, I'm putting them up on the deck in a big clay pot and I can keep the grass out and keep them nice and watered. The sprouts are so cute and they made little holes in the dirt coming up. The seed halves look like they are ready to start clapping! I remember that the flowers are called grape hyanciths and they have beautifully colored vines and flowers later in the summer.

Monday, May 04, 2009

Country Dreams ~ I've been painting tiny barns again. These are each in acrylics on watercolor paper and 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches. It's fun to remember how the countryside looks where I grew up in Kentucky...the silver roofs shining in the sun and the lush greenery, crops and flowers! Maybe I should have put some teeny cows in there. I hope everyone is having a great Monday, it's been stormy here all day but everything is looking lush and green with the rain.