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Mixed Media Llama – Step 1

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This is a 12″x12″ canvas covered in a variety of Washi tapes. The next step will be covering it with clear Gesso. Then I will draw a llama (or two) on it and paint it. Not sure what else I may want to do to the background, though. I did get a couple of new colors of acrylic paint, though – “Golden Fluid Acrylics” in Phthalo Green (Yellow Shade) and Hansa Yellow Light – which I am anxious to try! So this is my project this weekend!

I got the idea from Miriam Schulman in one of her classes but I am not doing it just like hers. I like to make mine more original which is what she encourages all of her students to do.

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

 

Donkeys in Pen & Watercolor

 

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Yesterday I painted this watercolor of the donkeys. Today I outlined it in pen. This was a fun one to do!

I hope everyone is having a nice week!

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

 

Donkeys in Pencil

 

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Today I decided to do a rough drawing of a few donkeys. I will trace the outlines onto some watercolor paper tomorrow and do a painting of them.

I hope everyone is having a great week!

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

 

Alpacas in Brush Pen

 

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This is my first attempt at drawing Alpacas! What a funny looking animal! I think I am done with butterflies for now.

I used my Arteza brush pens for this but then added water and some fine point pen. I did this for the Inspired Insiders Club that I joined in January through Miriam Schulman’s art website.

The next one we are doing is Llamas. And I haven’t done some of the other animals she’s done yet. I am glsd I can take my time!

Our kids are coming over this afternoon for a throw together dinner. George got the idea from the show “Chopped” that we used to watch with Grace! This should be fun.

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

 

Stage 1 Butterfly Mixed Media

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Over the weekend I began preparing this new canvas for another mixed media butterfly. After I collaged it, I dropped some alcohol inks on it and used a straw to blow them around for some shapes that resemble butterfly wings.

After I took this picture I whitewashed the canvas with Liquitex Absorbent Ground to dull the ink splotches some so I can draw the butterfly and paint it in watercolors. Wish me luck! I probably won’t get to do it today, though, because I have to go to town.

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

Black Irises, Big and Small

Big Black Iris

Small Black Iris

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I have been painting black Irises today! The big one is an 8×10; the small one is a 4×4. I painted these in acrylics on black canvases.

I may be starting on a new series today. I don’t have a lot of experience painting butterflies, but I would like to try painting them in acrylics and watercolor. Or I may do them in mixed media. I guess I will wait and see where my muse takes me!

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.

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

 

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.

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

 

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! 😀

 

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