Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Oil on Mat Board
Decided to go ahead and upload this painting today. Don't really have much more to say about these :P Hope to get them dried and mailed off. Interested in having me paint one just for you? Send me an email at Violinagin (a) gmail dot com!
Oil on Mat board
Another one in the underwater series. I have three of them that fit together, and I did one with a turtle that may or may not fit with those three. I think that this group of paintings has been quite fun! I will definitely paint more like this. Hopefully I can get some of my own photos instead of having to take coral and fish and water from different photos and combine them together.
... Or maybe I'm just thinking of an excuse to swim with dolphins!
Book Cloth, Japanese paper, gold paper, bookboard, rice paper, linen texture paper
4" x 10.5"
This is what I worked on for two days. Let me just say that everything was perfect. I sanded down the book board perfectly. I glued everything perfectly and there was not a drop anywhere. I hand cut each piece of paper from letter head that would have gotten chunked. Everything was lining up perfectly. And I had everything done except drilling it together this morning.
You can guess what happened from my picture. My drill decided all that work was for nothing, and skipped and made my post hole wonky. (That just sounds dirty!) But that is what happened. See the left post up there? See how it's angled down a little bit?? It's not absolutely perfect!! ARGH!
Otherwise, the book would have been absolutely perfect. Anyone want to buy me a drill press? Please? I'll give you a free book that will be absolutely perfect :D I'll even hand make the inside paper for you! I'm not above begging! No takers? Well, if you happen to know of a person who doesn't want their drill press and loves handmade books, please hook us up! I might make a person a book if they get me in touch with a person who can get me a drill press.
Also, I will soon have the most awesome website imaginable. I got tired of trying to code it myself, and I'm getting someone else to do it for me. Yay! I'll post a link once it's done. Shouldn't be too long as soon as I get the photographs ready for it. (Darn my computer for having me delete everything and making me do more work!)
Anyway, I have to go socialize at three, so I've got to head out and get ready to step out into sunlight for the first time in forever. OMG! Social interaction! I think I've forgotten what to do :D
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Oil on Matboard
When I was three, all I wanted to do was be a marine biologist. When I thought of becoming a marine biologist I dreamed I would swim with dolphins and collect shells and study tide pool ecosystems and paint just like Lassen. Obviously I was a confused three year old, but hey, I had a dream!
I still wouldn't mind being an actual marine biologist (even knowing that they don't swim with dolphins every day), but I sort of like my painterly style a lot more than the almost photo realistic style I used to have on every folder and notebook I owned.
I'm not knocking his style! I still love it, and given the choice I'd still buy a dolphin notebook to this day. But for my own work, it's just not me! So I loved having an opportunity to try my hand at the bright, underwater world I loved as a child.
Next I will probably visit my entomology years. :)
Friday, February 24, 2012
Oil on Mat board
Well, here is why I've been so silent. I've just got them done today! Yay! I took some photographs of each one, but until I take the time to edit, this is it for now. I've got a few more to do from another commission and then I'm revamping my gig.
And I'm going to start focusing on my own art. I like doing my daily paintings! I want to start doing larger art for shows.
Oh, and I'm halfway done with writing another article for my blog. I should learn to write when the tv is on, because I think I'd get a lot more done. I could lock myself into the sunroom, but I don't have a comfortable chair, and my butt hurts from sitting there painting during the good light of the day.
Speaking of which, I better get to it! I've also got mail to ship!!
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Carbon Pencil and Chalk on Paper
I think this one turned out nice! I really liked the photo and I was happy to draw this one. I am not sure if it has anything to do with the Society for Creative Anachronism, but it was the first thing I thought of when I saw the photo. So that's the title of my drawing! Mostly because if I keep naming them based on the subject, I'm going to have "couple1, couple2, couple3 all the way to couple 2747" and I didn't want that to become a problem. I'm already up to couple7.
At least, I can hope I have that many commissions!
Monday, February 13, 2012
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Vibha Sharma! Yay!
I'll be emailing you shortly!
But first I want to thank everyone who entered and spread the word about my blog and my giveaway! I had a lot of fun, and I was thinking about making this a monthly thing; maybe trying different prizes! So, if you didn't win this time, like my page on facebook, follow me on twitter, and follow the blog. You could have another chance to win!
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Friday, February 10, 2012
Still a bit of time left in the giveaway too!!
Thursday, February 09, 2012
Wednesday, February 08, 2012
Oil on Mat Board
I've been doing a lot of painting! And I've been sitting here thinking just how great it is to be able to paint and do this as my full time job.
For this painting I discovered that I love Alizarin and sap green with raw sienna and white. I know there are other colors in this painting, but I had so much fun just mixing up those for several areas on the bird. I want to go and work on mixing those colors! It's so pretty!
Well, I've got 16 more paintings to do, and a very short time to do them. :)
Head on over to my giveaway and enter to win a custom 8x10" painting!
Tuesday, February 07, 2012
Oil on Mat Board
Ok, so it's not the size of an 8x10, which is what I am giving away! But it is one of my newest paintings. And I always start with art, so, there's a puppy!
So, on to the how to! It's really quite simple, and I've made screen shots!
Thursday, February 02, 2012
Oil on Mat Board
Well, today is a marathon painting day. I have painted four already, including this one. I will have to paint two more, and do two drawings. Can't blog now!
Don't forget about the give away coming up!
Basically, you don't know the batting you'll be getting, but you pick a card and you get batting dyed based on the card. I picked the card "la chalupa" for the yellow greens, blues, and oranges in the card, but the batting seemed more based on what was actually in the canoe. Doesn't matter, what I got was completely awesome.
What I can't show is the sari silk that just sparkles in this batt. Oh, it's just beautiful! I'm almost afraid to touch it, so it's a good thing I have batts to practice spinning on before I start working on this one.
I also still have about six paintings due tomorrow so I'm not starting till that is done! Might do it while the give away is going on.