One of the things I did for my kids for Christmas was do graphite pencil sketches of my Grandchildren for them. Each one was unique to each family. Hopefully they enjoy them :)
Monday, December 26, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Getting these Northern Lights out of my system before Christmas and then I can move on to another subject and probably go back to smaller format. I'm not sure that I like painting so large.....wierd eh!
These were posted earlier today on Ebay here
Posted by Leola - Southshoreartist at 10:17 PM
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Funny that is it bigger than I usually paint. In fact I had trouble adjusting to the larger size :)....Anyway, I wanted to try the wolf silhoette, and wasn't sure I could do it an a smaller scale. I make try an aceo size yet. This one is listed as always on Ebay here
Thursday, December 1, 2011
The above painting is a 2.5" x 3.5" acrylic aceo titled "Christmas Morning" and is my rendition of people going to church first thing in the morning.
This painting is my rendition of the old fashioned tradition of Caroling. We don't see it much these days. We did used to have carolers come by when we lived in another town when my kids were small, but haven't seen it for quite a few years now. A 2.5" x 3.5" acrylic titled "Caroling"
This last one is my favourite, only because I rarely use coloured pencils. They are really out of my comfort zone. I used highlighted acrylics with this also, so it's more a mixed media. Titled "Deck the Halls"....2.5" x 3.5"
All 3 are listed on Ebay to qualify for this month's Theme Week competition. You will find them listed on Ebay here
Posted by Leola - Southshoreartist at 9:08 PM
Monday, November 21, 2011
I liked the male version so much that I decided I would paint a "snowwoman" to go with him. A slightly different mountain scene...they are like snowflakes..no two are alike :) I listed her on Ebay this afternoon. You will find her here
Posted by Leola - Southshoreartist at 3:28 PM
Friday, November 18, 2011
She's actually a bit bigger than I usually do. I was going to post this as a WIP, but they can get kind of boring so I just am posting the finished product. I was just going to do a sketch, but then I decided to wash the whole thing in blue watered down acrylic (I don't work in watercolour, but it probably would have been better here). Not completely happy with the outcome, I decided to outline some (but not all) with ink. I then went over it again with graphite pencil. I rarely paint faces so she has only half a face showing. Anyway, this is my dabbling for the week. On a whim I listed her on Ebay, and do have some watchers. I didn't think anyone would be interested in 4 x 6. You will find the listing here on Ebay
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
You can tell it's cold and gloomy here, as that's all I seem to be painting these days. Nice cold winter scenes. I am still painting with the dollhouse collectors in mind. You will find these two listed on Ebay here
Posted by Leola - Southshoreartist at 6:57 PM
All this talk of snow snow snow this week (plus below normal temperature) has turned my thoughts to the COLD! So in keeping with the cold theme, I painted this snowman this afternoon. He is listed on Ebay here
Posted by Leola - Southshoreartist at 6:54 PM
Saturday, November 12, 2011
This is where I left off the other day. I realized after looking at the photo, how much work I have left on it.
Started adding details and the background. I'm not sure how to make the little strip of "lake" stand out more. Or maybe it shouldn't stand out....I'll have to decide. I also have to tone down some of my lines in their shirts etc. I have a very heavy hand. Something I have been working on, but forget every so often.
Posted by Leola - Southshoreartist at 12:03 PM
Friday, November 11, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
It's been about 4 years since I painted these two....maybe more. They are 13 now, so it's time for an updated painting for my daughter. This is a work in progress. I have lots more to do on it.
Very preliminary stage of the drawing. Filling in here and there and just trying to get a feel for the piece.
Adding in some shadows and showing where the lights is coming from. Not sure how to proceed with things like the shoe laces, but I'll worry about that later.
I don't know...maybe the pictures are to small for you to see the progress. When it's done, I'll post a slightly bigger pic. I have two reference photos I'm using, but I wanted them both in the tree. It's a big beautiful old old tree that sits on the beach. Brayden is a lot taller than Owen, so I hope I have captured his long skinny legs......we'll see
Posted by Leola - Southshoreartist at 2:41 PM
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Smaller than my usual paintins. Both these paintings are 1.5" x 2.0 inches. I used to paint for doll collectors all the time. I'm not sure why I moved away from it a couple of years ago. I was looking through some old files today and remembered painting this size, and decided to give it another try. You will find both of these paintings listed HERE on Ebay.
Posted by Leola - Southshoreartist at 1:07 PM
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Father Christmas 2.5 x 3.5" aceo Acrylic
I don't paint many "holiday" paintings, but every year I do try to offer one or two. Here is my first Christmas aceo for this year. Inspired by all the old world Santa figurines that come out this time of year, I decided to paint Father Christmas. As usual I have listed this card here on Ebay.
Monday, October 31, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Full Moon - 2.5 x 3.5" acrylic painting
I don't know what the fascination for wolves is. Their mysterious ways maybe. The stories that surround them, but they seem to capture everyone's attention. This one you are almost looking into his soul. You will find this painting listed on Ebay here
Nature's Symphony #2 aceo 2.5" x 3.5" acrylic
I wanted to try my hand at this kind of painting again. This time with a femail violinist and using predominately blue paint. I am thinking of painting this in a larger format for myself so am experimenting with the smaller ones. You will find this painting listed for sale on Ebay here
Posted by Leola - Southshoreartist at 8:24 PM
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Carrot Cake Jam
Getting out the big guns now. This is the last of my jelly making this fall (all 3 things LOL) This is served over cream cheese with crackers.......It really does taste like carrot cake......awesome!!!!! Will be saving this for Thanksgiving and Christmas!
Posted by Leola - Southshoreartist at 12:16 PM
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Monday, October 3, 2011
Managed to get a little painting in today. We went to a Moody Blues concert last night and one of the background scenes was a really great moon. This sort of inspired by moon and angels. These both are aceo size (2.5" x 3.5") and are listed on Ebay here
Posted by Leola - Southshoreartist at 4:14 PM
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
It's been a long time since I tackled any feather painting. I came across an old feather painting of mine today (how can you tell I'm cleaning out the office/studio). I could see why it was thrown in a box unfinished ...so I painted over it and this is what I ended up with. There are separations on the feather, but they come that way (not on the bird, but from the supplier) so there isn't much you can do about them. I like painting on them, but have to think of a good way to ship before I offer them for sale :)
Posted by Leola - Southshoreartist at 3:38 PM
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Balance of Power 2.5" x 3.5" acrylic
I have been tweaking this painting off an on forever!!!!!Today I finally got him to quit looking like a budgie! There is all kinds of artwork out there with and Eagle and Earth. I have a slightly different look to it. My painting symbolizes the delicate balance of power in the universe....We don't have any, one mis-step and it's all over! Scarey when you think about it...yet the world looks fairly safe where it is...if we don't screw it up!......You will find this piece listed on Ebay here
Monday, September 19, 2011
Bringing Water - 2.5" x 3.5" acrylic
The last of these "water carrying" women I think. Finished her this afternoon. You will find this piece listed on Ebay here.
Posted by Leola - Southshoreartist at 4:44 PM
The Gathering 2.5 x 3.5" acrylic
Posted by Leola - Southshoreartist at 2:20 PM
Sunday, September 18, 2011
What goes into a perfect bruschetta for a tastey appetizer????? Along with the usual tomatoes, olive oil, basil and balsamic vinegar, I decided to add goat cheese feta, garlic and.....stove top roasted red pepper....yum!!!!! Pretty as a picture!
Now make a bunch.....put it them all in a party tray.......and we are ready for a BBQ!!!!!
Posted by Leola - Southshoreartist at 9:43 PM
Friday, September 16, 2011
These are my shadow Photos. I'm not sure if we were supposed to do only one or not, but I did 3. Each one is a little different. The clown is my favourite. Kind of Creepy isn't he? He's actually an old music box of mine that my husband bought me years ago. He was one of the few things that survived a house fire we had. We found him in the rubble actually slowly playing his tune. He is more in the "shadows" than being a shadow. The other two are objects that I photographed with the shadow behind them. You can see all the participants links at Crafty Sue's Blog
Posted by Leola - Southshoreartist at 12:02 AM
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Finished the painting this afternoon. Listed on EBay here
Posted by Leola - Southshoreartist at 3:18 PM