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Clover in Acrylics

 

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This is a tiny 3″x3″ canvas I spontaneously painted the other day. I added a few rub-on butterflies, but they may be hard to see.

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Butterfly in Mixed Media

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This is my butterfly I painted yesterday on a collaged canvas and added some washi tape for more flowers. It took longer than I had really wanted to spend on it. I used my fairy and mushroom stencils again, too. But I like it okay. I couldn’t get the wings even but it was fun.

We finally have our internet satellite adjusted. It turns out that the guy who came before wasn’t doing something right. The guy who came yesterday just had to repoint it. He wasn’t even here a half hour, and that included his time calling his boss to tell them not to charge us anything for his visit which was nice!

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Peonies in Mixed Media

 

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I finally did the last flower in my online class. Peonies have so many layers of petals that I kept getting lost in them! The butterflies are ones I glued on and painted over. As you know, my favorite complementary colors are purple and yellow!

So next I have a mixed media canvas ready to paint a big butterfly onto. But I probably won’t get to that for a day or two.

We are supposed to be getting our satellite dish moved Saturday morning, so hopefully we will have our wi-fi back by that afternoon! But in the meantime, we are able to get a little with our phones.

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

 

 

Alcohol Ink on Ceramic Tiles

 

 

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Yesterday, our daughter came to visit and have dinner with us. I was telling her about wanting to experiment with my alcohol inks on tile. But I didn’t have any ceramic tiles. Then she remembered that in the “junkyard” where she and her brother used to go find stuff when they were kids, she said there used to be little tile squares there. So we took a short ride and lo and behold…there they still were! They are only about 2″x2″ square, so we brought about 20 of them home for me to practice on.

I started out trying to do a simple sunburst with the oranges and yellows, but it morphed into a punk rocker instead!

With the purple one, I wasn’t trying to make anything in particular, but the blooms turned into an Iris!

All in all it was a fun process. I will probably try some more experimenting on the tiles, but mostly, I will use the alcohol inks in mixed media pieces.

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

 

Purple Iris in Pencil

 

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I drew this purple Iris yesterday. I am planning to paint one in purple and another similar one I drew for a yellow Iris. I may do them in watercolor first. Then I plan to make them smaller and put them together on a mixed media piece.

I have begun editing the article I wrote for my writing class about perils sea turtles face. The editor at the magazine, “Skipping Stones,” said to go ahead and send it to her. The other day I received my copies she sent me of the current issue which has my article about Leafy Sea Dragons in it. It is exciting to be published. (At least I can say it happened before I turned 60! Ha, ha! I won’t be 60 until the end of 2020, though. I remember when the year 2000 seemed to sound so far away!)

I hope everyone has a safe and relaxing 4th of July tomorrow! We will most likely stay home. We are far from town, and don’t like crowds.

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Blue and White Geraniums in Watercolor

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Here are the blue and white Geraniums I painted in watercolor today.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week. It has been a nice breezy day today.

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Goats in Watercolor

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Today I decided to paint a mama goat and her baby. This was a lot of fun and didn’t take long. I really enjoyed painting in watercolor again.

We are getting cooler weather this week which is nice. I hope everyone had a nice weekend.

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

 

Fairies & Fauna Mixed Media

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This is my mixed media piece with the fairies. I am not sure how well you can see them, though. Also, the background is a little more green than I wanted it, but I think it helps the rose stand out.

The rose is from a photo I took in our yard years ago, so I decided to draw it onto this piece and then applied Golden’s Absorbent Ground. Absorbent Ground can be painted on top of other mediums which then allows me to paint over it with watercolors. I can also use it to apply whitewashes. I think I am in love with Absorbent Ground!

I think the next thing I am going to do is a watercolor of the goat I drew awhile back. So that should be fun. I need to work on something less involved for a bit.

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

 

Poppies in Acrylics

 

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This painting was supposed to be my last mixed media flower painting. There is a collage underneath all the paint, but as I was trying to whitewash it before painting the flowers, it just didn’t look like I wanted it to. So it has a Paul Cezanne look to which isn’t a bad thing I guess.

The main thing I have learned from doing these mixed media pieces is not to use pieces for the collaging that are too dark. From now on, I am going to use much lighter colored papers!

Plus, for this painting, I didn’t draw this type of poppy very well either. I think I may try drawing and painting this type of poppy in watercolor next time.

In the meantime, I want to finish my fairies and fauna mixed media piece and then paint a goat I drew awhile back in watercolor. However, today I am going in for a massage!

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

 

Fairies & Fauna Collage

 

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This is going to be one of my next mixed media pieces. I took the watercolors I did on rice paper and tore them in pieces for this collage. I applied them to my canvas with my Liquitex Matte Medium. Then the next day I applied a coat of Golden’s Absorbent Ground so I can paint on it in waterciolors. I am not sure what I want to paint yet, though.

I have also started on my last flower mixed media for now which will be red and pink poppies instead of Peonies. I may try those later.

I hope everyone is having a good week so far. The heat has finally hit us here. So I am very thankful that our air conditioning is working so well now!!

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

 

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