Friday, August 31, 2012

Ruby going "live" on TDIPT tonight!

Ruby and her favorite setting hen will be up for sale on TDIPT Mercantile tonight at 10PM.
Don't miss it, for details

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Bad hair day

Here is Alice. She is a small cabinet sized doll, about 15 inches. That is small for me, I usually make dolls in the 20 to 30 inch range. I painted her in oils, which I love. I hope to do a lot more oil painted dolls this winter.
The problem with Alice is I used tibetan lambswool for her hair. Now it is huge and unruly, and I don't know what to do with it, It looks like she stuck her finger in a light socket!
This photo shows the fabric I will be using for her dress. She will be the classic Alice in Wonderland, but what to do about 
Here she is full size. But do you see that hair? I have tried tying it back like the classic Alice, but it just pops out all over! Maybe once I have her dressed something will come to me. Or maybe she will just be 
Alice of the Unruly Hair!
Here is the blue vase with a glaze over it. 
It looks better, right?
Due to my daughters upcoming wedding, I haven't had a chance to get back to oils since I did this one. When she moves out I will have my own studio! Yay! And then I will be able to really delve into the oils!
So back to the watercolors.
Here is a landscape where I tried different colors over a wash of manganese blue.
And here I was just playing with made-up flowers, trying to get a good mix. This is raw sienna and indigo blue. I used a little bit of windsor yellow over indigo for the leaves.
Here is some more fruit. I started this one in June and just finished it the other day. It pretty much sat idle most of the summer until I finally came back to it. I like the lettering. I just bought a new script liner brush so I want to try the lettering again using a proper brush this time.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Rose study 1

Painting number 2, a rose study. 
This one is a watercolor.

We are having a nice cool day today.
 Spent the whole morning processing tomatoes from the garden and making spaghetti sauce. Once I get it all cooked down and ready I will can it so we have great sauce for the winter.
It really takes forever though! 

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Blue Vase

This is my first feeble attempt at oil painting. I painted it this morning alla prima. Although I know it is not good, especially the background and lack of depth, it still makes me very happy! I did the whole thing with a palette knife, which was very awkward for me. I have never painted with a palette knife before. It is a beginning anyway and that is what makes me so happy. I am going to try to do a painting a day.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Advice Cards

My advice cards I painted for my daughters bridal shower. I printed them on my new Epson Workforce and they came out beautifully. I then cut each in half and had twice as many cards. Some of the advice, especially from the littlest girls was priceless!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Ester on TDIPT Mercantile!

Ester is ready and currently up for adoption on TDIPT Mercantile!
 She has such a folksy style, in her regency gown and smartly trimmed bonnet!
 Her sweet face would look sogreat peeking out amongst antiques and cherished treasures!

 Her gown and pantaloons have been carefully created with grow tucks and lace for that old fashioned look!
I have made a little bluebird for her to hold!
Ester will come signed and dated with free shipping!
Click here to see more details on the Merc!
Ester is on her way to her new home! Thank you!