Monday, October 25, 2010

layers of lilies

Title: Layered Lilies
Size: 15x22
Transparent watercolor

After incubating forever it seems, I finally pulled out the unfinished painting and gave it some finishing touches. Paintings that incubate seem to know when it is their time to become a work of art.

Monday, October 18, 2010

rose bud bangle

New bangles will be featured on Etsy along with other new bracelets. I just delivered some bags and jewelry to The Purple Lizard Boutique. It is located at 15th Ave. and Thomas Rd. A must see boutique full of great art, clothes, jewelry, and accessories.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

no model no problem

Title: Our Lady of the Roses
5x5 collage

Sometimes you find yourself without a live model, that's when I go to my photos or in this case an image from a magazine. Use the image to inspire your mindful of copyrights. Do not draw an identical image. This 5x5 painting is enhanced with collage and stamping. The background is an altered watercolor, stamped with parts of a rubber stamp image from my own line. My stamps are available here. The veil is collage from handmade parchment paper.

Saturday, October 09, 2010

tire yard

As you probably heard on the news, Arizona, the valley of the sun, had lots of rain, hail the size of golf balls that caused major damage, and two tornadoes in one day. I was about 20 minutes from my house when it hit, and what normally would have been a quick trip, took me three hours and fifteen minutes through flooded roads, heavy traffic, and no street lights. Pretty scary!
What does this have to do with the above photo? Well, the next day I had to replace a tire and this is part of the tire yard. Composition found it's way into the photo and I could not have designed it better. The white area is a great lead in to the bits of color on the upper third of the composition. Subject does not matter when the design works.