Saturday, March 17, 2018

This is what 100 watercolor paintings look like:

All 100 watercolor landscape paintings from my personal challenge and Kickstarter campaign.  I must say, the last 20 or so were pretty difficult for me--burned out?  But I kept at it until I had 100 paintings that I was happy with.  What a way to push oneself! The more you do, the more you learn....what a great experience, and now I am on to a bit of a larger scale with acrylic paintings. Stay tuned!

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Watercolor painting BLAST!!!

I have been very busy this month painting these small watercolor landscapes. Finally came up with enough to make the final 100!  Here the rest are:

Wow, that's a lot of paintings!  And there are many more that didn't "make the cut"!  What a great learning experience to really push myself--to try different things, and to just get in the studio and PAINT!  I am planning on putting any excess paintings on Etsy, so stay tuned if you missed out on the Kickstarter!

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Watercolor Landscapes 13-28

I've been spending some quiet evenings doing these little paintings. And, yes, I do mean little--the paper is 3 x 4.5 inches!  Here are paintings 13-28 out of the 100 that I am committing myself to making.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Watercolor Landscapes

Yesterday, after the kids had left for school, I heard a strange noise....
Looking around, I discovered that it was my watercolor paints, clamoring to be let out of their tubes to play with each other. 
My paper piped in, pleading to feel the caress of soft brush bristles on its surface. 
My paint brushes begged for water to quench their thirsts.
And so we all spent the day together, until the wee hours of the morning, to create these:

These are the first 12 of 100 paintings that I am doing for my Kickstarter campaign.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Make 100: Small Watercolor Paintings on Kickstarter

You might remember these little (2.5 x 4 inch) watercolor landscapes that I have been doing. Well, I decided to challenge myself to paint 100 of these little guys in the next month, and have launched a Kickstarter campaign to help me achieve my goal!  You can purchase notecards of my paintings or get an ORIGINAL work of art for only $10!

If you are interested, please take a few minutes to look it over, and let me know what you think!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Growing Up!

The kiddos are growing up fast!  Evelyn is in 9th grade, Spencer in 6th, and Fletcher in 2nd. Gone are the days of naps and changing diapers. The kids are more self efficient, and self entertaining, and Mama is sewing again!

I have rediscovered my love for putting together different fabric colors and prints, and have gone on a roll making baby quilts. Feels good!  I will be listing these on my Etsy site soon.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Sun Inspiration Doodle Designs

I have noticed this Sun theme popping up over and over again in my art over the past couple of years. I love to doodle with a brush and india ink on large(r) sheets of paper, like 18 x 24 inches, to get my creative juices flowing. I try not to overthink as I am putting brush to paper, but just focus on filling the page with brush strokes.  I work as fast as I can, intuitively, and that helps me from getting stuck on what to do next...Just Do It!

One of these sun doodles translated to the sewing machine. I used the same concept of filling the wholecloth muslin and doodling using black thread on my sewing machine to emulate the black brush strokes of the india ink.  Later, I colored this piece in with crayons and acrylic paint. This quilted piece measures about 18 x 18 inches.

And then look: in one of my recent ceramic pieces, here is that sun ray motif again, or perhaps it is a sunflower?  I made a clay slab bowl, and then incised the design into the clay. I highlighted it with black glaze to make the line work pop.