Friday, October 28, 2011

Paint Party Friday.....Week 33....

I'm trying hard to embrace the change in the weather.....I'm a summer person at heart and it's hard for me to accept. I love the beauty of fall but don't like the cold weather that kills all of the beautiful blooms of summer. 
This is another mixed media painting.
The background is watercolors the big leaf colored pencils and the fall scene at the bottom is magazine pieces and acrylic paints. It's done in my art journal so it will be staying with me :) 
Linking to: 
Paint Party Friday

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Surrealism-------Work in Progress

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noun (sometimes initial capital letter
a style of art and literature developed principally in the 20th century,stressing the subconscious or nonrational significance of imagery arrivedat by automatism or the exploitation of chance effects, unexpectedjuxtapositions, etc.

Try as I may I just can't seem to get these challenges completed on time. I thought I was going to make it with this one .....however I'm not happy with the details on the iris so I'm going to work on it some more. 
This one is done with colored pencils and ink on 9" X 12" paper. 
I'm linking this to : 
 The Butterfly Effect
so rush on over there and check out some really great are! 
While your setting there at your computer you may as well check out Amy's post  about a new FREE live art class she's offering tomorrow here..

Friday, October 21, 2011

Paint Party Friday.....Week 32....

Work has kept me very busy this week painting projects for them. So I didn't get to do any personal projects at all :( But hey....I did get to paint! 
The first was another Pink Panther sign..,
 He's about 4 feet tall and 2 1/2 feet wide and goes on an insulation display.
The next was and apron for a Big Shot Visit from Corporate . Our store had won an award and they threw us a party to celebrate.

The apron I actually got to work on at home and bill my hours and supplies. No interruptions and I could be more detailed with the painting. 
Hopefully I will be able to do more and more of these projects for work and spend less time on the floor ! 
Linking to.....
Paint Party Friday

Friday, October 14, 2011

Paint Party Friday.....Week 31....

Mythical Woodland Creature  

This is a mixed media painting done on 9"x12" watercolor paper.
It's been a crazy week here and I was beginning to think I wasn't going to get a chance to do any painting.....thankfully I squeezed in a few minutes here and there to get this done in time :) 
Linking to :
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Friday, October 7, 2011

Paint Party Friday.....Week 30....

I thought I had linked this to Paint Party Friday but my brain just isn't focusing this week.... it's linked now :) 
‎"Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do." ~ Steve Jobs (Apple Computers)
Paint Party Friday

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Paint and tint and funky photos......

I don't remember if I've mentioned it before but I work in the paint department at Home Depot. I enjoy the job especially when I get to get creative with mixing colors and custom matching for customers. 
Also one of the bright stars in my day is when I add the tint to a gallon of paint and it makes a unique abstract design in the paint. 
Now that I have a decent camera on my phone I'm able to take photos of some of the designs. I'm thinking of using them in a collage type painting or maybe some as background for some mixed media work. 
Anyhow I thought I'd share a few with you all here. I think they are soooooo cool! 

Linking to....
The Butterfly Effect
I know it's not a portrait but then again maybe  I really do look like one of these :)