Friday, February 19, 2016

Lighthouse Watercolor

This is a watercolor I did few years ago.
I painted this a few years ago after a photo I took at the Karlskrona lighthouse in the SE coast of Sweden. The shading on the lighthouse gave me a lot of trouble, as a beginner painter, and I'm not really sure I would do a lot better today, maybe be a little less fearful, but that comes with lots of practice!

Keep on creating! I'll be back soon...

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Science star!

I've fallen behind here as I try desperately to catch up elsewhere! It's a constant battle, and I haven't been painting too much lately since time has gone to updating my web store, but I'm back with my brushes and hopefully a few poems too, just because those are lots of fun to write.

I'm pulling out an older painting from a few years ago that I made just for fun.
I showed it to a friend and they declined to delve into the psychology of the broken robot head. Probably for the best! ;)

I'll be back soon with more to look at. In the meantime, keep on creating. That's what I'll be doing!!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Second Waxwing Painting

I do really like these birds, so I've painted a second one last week.
I'm sure there are a few more paintings of waxwings in me, but for now I'm moving on to some other birds and other subjects too.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Waxwing Painting

Happy New Year!
Things have been slow through the holidays, which have been great, but now it's time to get back to work.  First painting of the new year is one of my favorite birds, the waxwing.

This year, my goal is to really work on developing my painting skills as much as I can, and that means pushing through those times when the self-doubt is crying at me. Not an easy, but we don't really get anywhere when we get caught in those places, so feel free to join me in working beyond the doubts.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Woodpecker painting

This is a quick painting I did last spring. Painting without worrying about making every detail perfect was a great exercise. It adds life and feeling to the bird.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Youthful merimaids journal page and poem

I've been to sunny Utah and back during the past few weeks. Spent Thanksgiving with family, which was great after such a long absence. It's a holiday that I really miss, so I was glad for the chance to be able to celebrate it once again. 

I've picked out a painting I made in one of my art journal books a couple months ago.

The poem is as follows:

youthful mermaids

where sunflowers grow and fairies fly
we crawl to the stars and turn our ears
to stories of nature
woven with power

you think it's unbelievable
hand in the blue, colors to enjoy
the night's legends of purple stone
that live in grace and marble

is this the closest we come?

I like the visual effect of the clipped lines on the page - they help create the breaks and pauses and of course, the alignment is free form which does affect the reading of the poem. It's lots of fun doing this, and I encourage you all to try your hand at it - with or without your own painting! :)

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Sunshine days painting

I made a series of these paintings about a year ago. It has a mix of acrylic paint and water soluble crayons and graphite. 
Lots of color and fun is the idea! I may need to do more of them soon again.