Sunday, December 27, 2009

Something New in Zentangles

Zentangle 3.5" square college using recycled wrapping paper background and bits and pieces of zentangles.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

another Winter Wonderland Watercolor

I like snowmen with attitude that makes me smile.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

More Practice painting snow

I found a great photo of tree trunks and the shadows they cast on snow. It made for great inspiration for another try at representing snow in watercolor ATC's.

Friday, December 4, 2009

New Watercolor Technique

Im trying to learn how to use masking techniques for painting snow or as it were not painting snow. In watercolor painting white is normally the absence of paint. Frisket or masking fluid can be a wonderful tool in achieving striking contrasts and in the use of light or white in a painting. Its far from easy especially when your teaching yourself how to use it from trial and error and instructions from books. I've taken 4 or 5 semesters of watercolor at a JC years ago which is like nothing in vast capacity of what what watercolor paint will do.
I belong to an ATC swap group for trading in "Fine Art" styles. Pretty much anything hand drawn, hand painted is swapped mostly one to one in the ATC format of 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches. However quarterly as a group we do 4 inch by 4 inch pieces. The current group swap is "Winter Wonderland." I want to do flowers in the snow. Pansies peaking out of new snow, snow ladden rose hips etc... I decided it was time to finally learn how to use liquid mask. I had a bottle left over from College well yeah it was very old. It tore the paper and smelled bad. I tossed the torn painting and tossed the bottle. I bought 2 new bottles of good brand name bottles. Each has a slightly different consistency. The first one was hard to put on the paper just where I wanted it and it tore my paper when removed. The second I think I can learn to use. All of these are over worked and clumsy but each is better than the last.

Monday, November 23, 2009

I belong to a Dotee doll swap group. I made this one for a "Christmas Dotee" swap. Her name is Eve and is for LauraAnn

There are always new Zentangles Zentangle based Art

Zentangle ATC's

A book mark made from a fragment of a larger Zentangle called Puget Sound sea life.

Teabags on a plate.

Tattered spider web outside my bedroom window.
Stilton blue cheese wedge

New ATCs

I call the first one Snow Peeps the secondone Noseysmile
Watercolor on 140 lb, all cotton WC paper

Art Journal Round Robin Page, Angels

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Fun Art

Zentangles. assorted sizes. I have decided that the suggested size of a 3.5 inch square is best. Larger and they take to long and if a true zentangle I fall asleep.

More Art...

4"x4" water colors

More Round Robin Art Journal Art
Angel on wing and Earth Goddess.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Art Journal Round Robins

Art Journal Round Robins are new to me. How it works is a circle of people work in each others sketch books and then pass on to the next person. In the swap RRs that I am in I have a month with a journal then I send it to the next person. Some are themed some are not. I'm currently in 2 RR's. The first is you take the last page done and take an element from it and include it in the first page you do. Then you do 3 or 4 more pages in your own style. The second one Is themed. Mine is change; use the word in any way shape or form you want. here are my pages so far.
The button fairie is removable and is an art doll Amulet. Behind her is a sketch of her so she remains even if she fly's away.

I have been busy with swap bot. I now co-own a water color swap group and own a Zentangle group. This one is for a Zen Pumpkin swap. The Fish is a one for one 4"x4" swap in the Water color swappers group.