Monday, November 21, 2011

aceo - snowman/woman

  "The Missus"....2.5" x 3.5" acrylic

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 two are alike :)   I listed her on Ebay this afternoon.  You will find her here

Friday, November 18, 2011

Guardian Angel - new work, experimental

Guardian Angel.  4" x 6" mixed media

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

dollhouse miniatures original paintings

Northern Sunset 1.5" x 1.75" acrylic

 Winter Evening 1.5" x 1.75" acrylic

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

aceo - snowman - It must be a winter wonderland

 Snowman Mountain - 2.5" x 3.5" acrylic

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

Saturday, November 12, 2011

WIP continued. Still working on pencil sketch of the twins.

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.

Friday, November 11, 2011

In Flanders Fields - Lest we forget

Thursday, November 10, 2011

graphite sketch - WIP

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.

Might have found my groove.  We'll see how it progresses.                   

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

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Dollhouse miniature paintings today.

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. 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Father Christmas - aceo - acrylic

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.