Sunday, May 30, 2010

CORNHOLE BOARD PROJECT ~ My daughter and her boyfriend asked if I could paint some wooden cornhole game boards with an abstracted design. Of course I said "sure, bring them over". Ha, I had no idea they were each 4 ft. tall and 2 ft. wide and very heavy too! I've been working on these for over a week and now both of these are done and they can varnish them and then throw beanbags into the holes. I was happy with the way these turned out since I don't think I've ever painted anything this big before! I think I may have to learn how to play 'cornhole' now lol!

Another small abstracty Lynxie Tree, this is number 61 in the series in aceo size. I'm not sure how many of these I will end up painting.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

'Monochromatic' ~ That is the theme for this month's Nibblefest art contest in Ebay. That means only using shades of one color. Well, I couldn't make up my mind which color to use...soo, I made three aceos to enter in the contest. Each of these are made with acrylics, black ink, a medium charcoal pencil and the sparkles of sparkly crystal glitter! You can find all the cool monochromatic entries this month if you go to Ebay and do a search for NFAC. They all start with bidding at 99 cents!

SuzieQ ~ Doing her favorite thing, digging and chewing! She is really growing and she makes us smile every day. We had her spayed and she got her shots last thursday. She is still a puppy and already weighs 40 lbs. She is going to be a big one when fully grown!

Monday, May 17, 2010

More Lynxie Tree aceos with skinny crescent moons ~ I haven't been doing a lot of painting lately, but I did finish these three aceos. I love using the black ink with a spray of water to make interesting shapes, the light reflective acrylics, my medium charcoal pencil and the crystal glitter. I make these in stages and after putting a layer of gloss or matte medium as a finish, I sprinkle the crystal glitter only on the areas I want to sparkle. For some reason, I am fascinated with the trees and the moon and painting these are just soo much fun!

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Puppy Love ~ They weren't looking when I took this picture of Rob and Suzie today, talk about puppy love! Suzie was so sick just a couple of weeks ago, but now I'm thinking her stomach must be a bottomless pit because she eats sooo much and she's soo hyper! I've painted another Lynxie Tree to share and I hope everyone is having a great week!