Monday, December 28, 2015

Christmas Princess and Cartwheels

I've been practicing illustrations lately with a 
developmental milestone series of greeting cards for kids. 

This set is for doing a cartwheel for the first time.   

I was also inspired to paint a princess for Christmas, a little late for this year.  But it's ready for next year.  She dressed up her snowman too.  

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Winter Solstice Painting and Valentine Ideas

Inspired to sketch-paint a winter scene for the Winter Solstice. I read an article in Healthy Beginnings magazine about a young girl in Seattle who began to leave food for crows and they began to bring her things in return.  Neat. 

Brainstorming, in a stream of consciousness way I guess, ideas for Valentine's Day.

I'm inspired by animals, especially cats.  I took a walk today in the dry, dusty 50 degree wind
and spotted a cat in a window watching me walk by.  I love how quiet cats are.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Lemon Still Life Painting

I'm taking a beginner's acrylic painting class by Michael Lynne on Craftsy
and really enjoying it.  I've learned a lot and like learning a different medium. 
Learning a lot about mixing colors.  With watercolor I just mix this and that without thinking too much about it.  With this class I've learned more about mixing tints, tones and shades. 
This is the first painting project in the class.  

Tuesday, December 1, 2015