Flower-Eyed Fairy Finished!

 

Hello Friends! 

Today I decided to finish my fairy watercolor painting. It was relaxing and fun.

Then it turned into a mixed media piece when I decided to add some gold acrylic accents and silver star stickers. I really enjoyed painting this one!

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! 😀

 

Flower-eyed Fairy in Watercolor-Stage 2

 

Hello Friends!

Yesterday, I painted the background of my fairy. I have decided she is a water fairy!

I have an idea of what colors I am going to paint her, too. So I will most likely finish it tomorrow.

I am enjoying the process and am falling in love with watercolor all over again!

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! 😀

 

Ghostly Girl Watercolor

 

 

Hello Friends!

I am still working on my new fairy painting, but I just realized that I forgot to post this last week!

After finishing my “Warrior Woman” painting,  I decided to use some of those same colors on this painting. I really love these new Daniel Smith colors that Katrina Koltes uses. They are called “Moonglow” and “Shadow Violet.” The only other two colors I used in this were from the brand l’Aquarelle. I used Bright Red for some of the skintones and Payne’s Grey for the shadows in the skin.

The instructor for this lesson was Sabra Alwad Issa again. She is the same instructor who did the toddler in the street painting demonstration.

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug  😀

 

Flower-Eyed Fairy Sketch

 

Hello Friends!

Today I drew this fairy on 9×12″ tracing paper in pencil, but not darkly. Hope you can see it. She came out of my imagination, so I had to figure out how to do her hands the way I wanted them. She just snapped her fingers, so I think something is going to happen to…somebody…maybe you!

I was thinking about doing her in mixed media, but I think I am going to do watercolors. Now I need to transfer the drawing to some watercolor paper and think about the colors I want to use. Plus I will be adding detail to her wings and a background of course. I may make the flower iris and pupil smaller, too.

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! 😀

 

Portrait in Pastels

 

An Elf and His Eagle

 

Hello Friends!

Today I decided to do something a little different. I used my oil pastels to draw this elf boy and his spirit animal, the Golden Eagle.

This is not this week’s portrait for my class. In fact, I think this week there is going to be another one done on the iPad with Lisa Filion. So I may do her photo in watercolors again since I don’t have an iPad. I haven’t seen the lesson yet.

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! 😀

 

Portrait of a Warrior Woman in Watercolor

 

Hello Friends!

Yesterday and today I drew and painted this “Warrior Woman” in watercolor for this week’s lesson of Let’sfaceit2020 with Katrina Koltes. It is only a 16×14″ sheet of 300 lb. watercolor paper. So going back to doing a very small face again was quite a transition! And I can’t believe the first 15 weeks are done already!

Now I still need to do week 14 which I skipped because I spent more time on my last acrylic painting. Week 14 is supposed to be done in acrylics, but I think I am going to do it in watercolors instead. It’s a lady in a weird pose, so I am going to try to make her look ghostly!

I hope everyone has had a great week! We are all still well here. I hope you all are, too!

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! 😀

 

 

“Snapshot” in Acrylics Finished

 

Hello Friends!

This morning I finally finished this painting! The instructor was Amy Beeman again.  I began to struggle with the shirt last night, because I was having a hard time getting the color of it the way I wanted it. In the photo she is wearing a beige blouse, but since I painted her camera case a purplish shade, I wanted to use a complementary color for her shirt.  The camera was pretty difficult to do, too.

Also, transferring an 8×10 photo to an 11×14 canvas using the grid method is still challenging for me, but I am enjoying practicing it now. I have learned that it is better than trying to use graphite transfer paper to get the image onto the canvas! Sometimes it leaves the outline too dark.

I have fallen a little behind, because I haven’t done last week’s painting yet, but it is a mini lesson that hopefully won’t take very long. It is also a ghostly looking lady so it shouId be interesting.

I really want to start this week’s portrait which is going to be a warrior woman in watercolor! The teacher is Katrina Koltes again. I really love her art.

I hope everyone is staying well! We are all doing fine here.

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! 😀

 

Portrait in Acrylics – Stage 4

 

Hello Friends!

Today I worked on this portrait some more. I added more layers to her skintones and some highlights, because she is in the sun. Then I worked on her camera case. The instructor painted hers a dark brown more like the photo. But I decided to go with a purplish color, because I love purple!

I am thinking about painting her shirt in tones of yellow…maybe…and the background kind of a light green to indicate grass. But I am going to finish her hair first.

I took yesterday off from art to rest my shoulder. I wish I had worked out, but I never got around to it; I did some chores instead. I may have to take tomorrow off from painting, too, since I will be roasting a chicken. I didn’t even realize it was Easter weekend, because I have lost track of time since the pandemic began as I am sure many others have, too.

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! 😀

 

Portrait in Acrylics – Stages 2 & 3

Hello Friends!

Today I painted stages 2 and 3 of my latest portait in acrylics. I became a little scared at the end of stage 2 because my skintone seemed too yellow. But I decided to keep going, so now I am much happier with how the skintones look.

This is Stage 3

This was Stage 2

I don’t know if I will be able to work on it tomorrow, because my shoulder is a little sore now. I try to paint every other day and work out on my off days. That way I can still do my art and stay physically healthy at the same time.

I am really enjoying working on this painting. I love learning from Amy Beeman, because ahe is fun and explains things well.

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! 😀

 

 

Portrait in Acrylics – Stage 1

 

Hello Friends!

Since I painted a portrait of my daughter last week, I didn’t get to Lesson #13 for Let’sFaceIt#2020.

Saturday, I drew it onto an 11″x14″ canvas. Sunday, I painted the underpainting using Carbon Black for the very darkest areas and a mixture of Pyrrole Red and Carbon Black to make a brownish color for the rest of the dark areas.

The rest of it will be painted with much lighter colors, so that’s why the instructor, Amy Beeman, had us leave the rest of the canvas white before painting it.

This one has been fun so far. I am looking forward to finishing it this week so I can start on this week’s new assignment which is a mini lesson.that shouldn’t take very long.

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug. 😀

 

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