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Fairies & Fauna Doodles

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Last week I bought some fun little stencils so I tried them out on some rice paper last night.

First I penciled the stencils on the rice paper the way I wanted them arranged. Then I used some Chinese ink to outline them. Lastly I colored them in with watercolors.

It didn’t take long and was relaxing and fun. I got these stencils to draw things on the backgrounds of my mixed media pieces. So I used rice paper for these, because I am going to try using my matte medium to adhere them to a canvas as part of the collage stage.

I took a couple of days off from drawing and painting to do other things, and now I am sitting outside on a cool Friday morning listening to the mourning doves and all of the other various birds that live here at the fish hatchery. And I think I will do some Yoga in the fresh air!

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

 

Sunflowers in Mixed Media

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Here are the sunflowers I painted on my mixed media canvas today. I had a lot of trouble getting the background done. I wasn’t sure what colors I wanted to do. But I am happy with how it turned out.

However, I decided to brighten the flowers more with a brighter yellow and not have the background so blue like it was.

I have one mixed media canvas left for painting the Peonies. But I still haven’t practiced drawing any yet. So for now I may be done with this project. We’ll see!

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

 

Daffodils in Pencil

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These daffodils are the flowers I am feeling the most excited about painting on one of my mixed media canvases that I have prepared. Wish me luck!

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

 

California Poppies Mixed Media

 

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I did this painting yesterday afternoon. I decided I wanted to paint California Poppies right now instead of the big red ones that Miriam Schulman demonstrates in the class. I just love yellows, oranges, blues, and greens together.

I drew some poppies on lightly with a pen. I painted the stems with some acrylics, but mostly used my watercolor brush pens and watercolor paint to paint the rest. Then I outlined the flowers with a thicker marker. I still need to spray a protective acrylic coating over it, though.

Anyway, another fun day of painting!!

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

 

Sunflowers in Pencil

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Here are the sunflower sketches I have done to paint onto one of my mixed media canvases. If I decide to use all of them, I will have to redraw them smaller, but I haven’t decided how I want to design the painting yet.

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

 

Mixed Media Preparatios #5 & #6

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Yesterday morning I finished the last two canvas preparations for my mixed media flower paintings I am going to do. So here they are!

 

I think I am going to take a break today. So Saturday I will be using some new stencils to draw designs on them before I whitewash them and paint the flowers.

This has been really fun so far. I need to rest my back for a day, though. In the meantime I will be posting the pencil drawings of the flowers I have done. I hope everyone has a nice weekend.

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

Mixed Media Preparations #3 & 4

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Yesterday I collaged two more canvases in preparation for the flower mixed media paintings I will be doing.

I think I may do the daffodils on this first one.

Then on this one I may do the California Poppies.

This is such a meditative medium. I used to do puzzles a lot. So I think collage is even more fun for me since I get to choose where each piece goes!

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

Great Horned Owlet and Mama

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The other day my husband took this picture down by the office of the fish hatchery where we live. So he printed it out for me and I decided to paint it in watercolors.

He liked the way the owlet looked like it was scowling!

I have a series of flower paintings I am planning to do in mixed media. I have some of them drawn in pencil which I will post soon. I’m really looking forward to doing this spring flower series!

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

 

Sunflower in Oil Pastels

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Yesterday I decided to draw a sunflower in my sketchbook with my Pentel Oil Pastel sticks.

I haven’t used them in a long time, but I came across them while I cleaned my studio. Plus, I have a print of one of Vincent van Gogh’s sunflower paintings hanging in there now, so he is always inspiring me.

I hope everyone is doing well this Memorial Day weekend. Stay safe whatever you do.

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

 

Explore and Draw!

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Last week I got an unexpected package in the mail. My friend, Jill Weatherholt, sent me these two journals! The Explore one is lined paper and the Draw one is blank paper.

When my husband brought them in, I was sitting with my sketchbook, so I laid them on it and took a picture!

It is always fun to know when friends see something that reminds them of me! Thanks for this, Jill! You are a great friend!!

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

 

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