Friday, January 31, 2014

Groundhog Day Drawings and Mixed Media Class

 
In honor of Groundhog Day Sunday, I've been drawing some this week for greeting cards.  My cards are too late for this year, but I find I get inspired when the holiday is here so I guess I'll just have to wait to get them in my shoppe.  This one is done in colored pencil with ink. 
 
 
I wanted to do a pair of groundhogs for an anniversary on Groundhog Day card.  It was more difficult for me to get them how I wanted them to look with watercolor.  I liked drawing them much better.  

 
A couple different requests for anniversary cards this week; this one with a couple gazing at the blue moon in a vintage car.  I liked drawing the car. Vintage cars are so neat.  So much character.      

 
I'm taking the Mixed Media class on Craftsy and love it.  This was a landscape exercise in painting with ink.  A challenge to get the hang of, but really fun.  

Friday, January 24, 2014

Green Vegetables Watercolor Stationery Set

 
I worked on vegetables this week for a customer who wanted a business stationery set.  She wanted all green veggies and I ended up painting kale and a fennel bulb, which were new for me.  Like new things.
 
 

 
This is the finished set of letterhead, a flyer and business card.  I really enjoyed doing the project and always learn something new with each project, which is good.   

Friday, January 17, 2014

Valentine's Day Greeting Cards

 
A selection of greeting cards for Valentine's Day from Greeting Card Universe and this one is for a Valentine birthday.  If my birthday fell on a holiday, Valentine's Day would be the best I think.  

 
Candy kisses for Valentine's Day Card  I like all the different flavors of candy kisses they have available now.   

 
Will you be mine Valentine? Greeting Card.  Nice card for your sweetheart :)

Friday, January 10, 2014

Scottie Dog Stationery Set and Desert Drawings

 
I had a request from a customer to create a stationery set using scottie dogs.  She has two scotties, a black one and a wheaten.  I learned something new with this commission, I didn't know what a "wheaten" scottie was and thought they were only black or grey.  So this is the set I made for her along with a couple other papers not shown.  It was a really fun project.  Scotties are fun to paint.  I'll have these listed for sale in my shops soon. 

 
I went exploring in the desert with my husband and son last weekend and found some good pieces of glass to draw.  I like to walk around and see what different shapes and colors of glass I can find. 

 
I found a bowl that was split in half and a small tin can with a handle that gave me a nice challenge.  I like to try and capture the little piles of dirt that have built up in the dishes and glass too.

 
Here are my scottie dog paintings before I started designing the stationery set.  Hope you have a  great weekend!