Monday, May 25, 2009

This is a triptych I did for the FineArtATCsOnetoOne  Yahhoo Group. Its the Olympic Peninsula  in early spring as seen from my living room window.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

May WTA  I made  for Cindy.
 Rainier Cherry on a Lemon custard tart.
Its India Ink and Ink Brush Pens on paper.

Friday, May 22, 2009

This is a scan of a "Jam," a collaborative piece of art. It's a 3 way Jam. First person does the background on 3 ATC's  then sends them on to the second person who adds to the art on each one  then sends to person number three, who then finishes them. Then we each get one. Some Jams are done so each ATC is identical other jams are a theme. I do everything by hand. I cant do exactly a like. I do try my best though. I am number 2 on this jam. I can't wait to see how number 3 finishes these. 
Ive been having software problems. I upgraded the OS on my desk top computer. This should have been a good thing. Well only sorta now some of my older software wont run. I can't easily scan my art to up load until I get a new copy of PhotoShop Elements 6. I was  running version 2 so yeah its time to upgrade it too. 

Friday, May 15, 2009

Lots going on I finally found a couple of hand drawn, hand painted only ATC groups. I wont be leaving any of the traditional ATC groups I belong to but I now have more options. Also a couple of them are getting a clue and even the traditional collage style ATC groups are dropping the number of ATCs in group trades. I am now seeing more 3/3 and 3/4 trades instead of the 6/7 or higher ones.  I am enjoying having Mortain live with us more and more as time goes on. She does a lot of the house work that used to take up my creative time and also make my chronic pain so I couldn't be creative even if I had the time.  Here are my latest water color ATCs they will also be posted to FineArtATCsOnetoOne 

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Gosh lots going on , I joined a bunch new ATC groups in an attempt to find one that is more into hand drawn and hand painted . I wish group owners would be more informative on their front page. I also dropped a few right after joining. After the dust has settled I still haven't found a group that is mostly for hand drawn and or hand painted. I do  know a lot of ATC artist do this. Its not hard to find examples of it on line. Maybe in a couple of months I will start hosting hand drawn , hand painted swaps in my favorite group which does have a lot of diversity in its artist styles. Here are a couple of my latest in the not for everyone categories.