Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
21 x 29.5 cm, watercolour and gouache, 2008.
This is another commission for the Franciscan Friars of Malta to celebrate the Pauline year and the 800th Anniversary next year of the Franciscan order. It shows Saint Paul and Saint Francis over the capital city of Malta, Valletta. St Paul is in his standard red and green colours and carries his symbolic sword, while Francis is in the traditional Franciscan habit and is preaching to the birds.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
"Oh I wish we had a California winter
'cuz Arkansas just gets too cold for me!
My feet get cold and only Ugg shoewear keep them warm,
And those datburn things just do not come for free!" *curtsy* :)
Painted as my challenge response to Karin Jurick's DSDF
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
No moment could be as warm and cozy!
This is an ACEO (2.5"x3.5") and is on it's way to Iraq, where my daughters friend has been for just over a month. It will be a reminder of home that he can carry in his wallet.
Monday, December 1, 2008
I enjoyed so much painting this little mices and imagine them alive inside the globe.
About This Piece:
Watercolor on 140 lbs Canson Paper painted with Winsor & Newton artist's paint, black indian ink and white water base marker
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What's a snowglobe if not a little world.
The fortunes of snowglobe isn't in the object itselfs it's in what you can see inside, a little world that makes you dream and brings your mind into a tale, a moment that keeps life and tousands snowflakes steal a wisheper.
Our little mices are still skating, as time goes by you shake the globe and can still say "Look it's snowing!!!"
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Seems like I can't stop painting flowers. I wonder if there's some deep psychological reason for that. They just make me feel comfortable. Anyway, this one is a white "John Kennedy" rose. In order to create the illusion of "white", I used so many colors - gamboge, transparent yellow, sap green, hooker's green, ultramarine blue, and burnt sienna.
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The Dragon is one of my old pieces, and I am redoing it as a Sphinx, applying composition principles I've learned recently, such as value patterns, balance, and pathway for the eye.
The Dragon is ink and watercolor, approximately 4.5 x 4.5 inches.
The Sphinx sketch is ink and watercolor about the same size. I plan to do an oil or acrylic painting of it.
You can read more about it in my blog, Thick Air Gallery.
Friday, November 28, 2008
Watercolor on Fabriano 140lbs paper painted with Winsor & Newton artist's paint.
In the house everybody's sleeping... waiting for the old nice man. The dark is enlighten only by a candle that shines in the night. A shadow comes through the living room and reaches the ligh attracted by the sweet fragrance of the gingerbread biscuits and coffee. Maybe a taste... but: "Is this really for Santa???"
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Banokles is another character from David Gemell's Troy novels. He is the friend and companion of Kalliades, both being outlawed Mykene warriors. Whereas Kalliades is thoughful and intelligent, Banokles is more brawn than brain, but is good natured for the most part.
Monday, November 24, 2008
So you have to know I will be painting for the next several days while cooking a Thanksgiving Feast.
A very HAPPY THANKSGIVING, EVERYONE!
Here's a sample. (one down thirty nine to go?)
Happy Christmas from the Oregon I know!
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
This item, as the rest of the NFAC listings start at 99 cents.
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Due to my busy time, I have prepared a little ACEO on this months's theme "Christmas Tree".
I'll list it in E-bay tonight:
"Oh Christmas tree"
Watercolor on Fabriano 140lbs Paper painted with Winsor & Newton artist's paints.
The most beautiful Christmas tree can attract anyone passing there and the wishpers become a carol
"Oh Cristmas tree, oh Christmas tree, how lovely are your branches..."
This auction starts at 99 cents please!
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Monday, November 17, 2008
I need to note that I've determined an additional benefit I've inherited from Charles Reid when I took his workshop. His painting technique has allowed me to not discriminate against most papers. In fact, I haven't encountered a watercolor paper that I can't paint well enough on. This paper is Portofino Aquarello Cartiera Magnani. I didn't like this paper when I used it the first time. The paper wasn't letting me get crisp edges; I guess not enough sizing. But I am perfectly happy this time around.
Eos was the goddess of the Dawn in greek mythology, sister to Selene the moon goddess and Helios, the sun god, for whom she opened the gates of heaven every morning so he could ride across the sky. She, like her sister, had many lovers, notably Astraios, the god of dusk, with whom she bore the wind and stars.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
ACEO - Watercolor on Fabriano 140lbs Artist's paper painted with Winsor & Newton Artist paints.
Three years ago, me and my family went to New York for a Christmas short vacation. It was our first time in USA and everything sounded so special and so different from home. Manhattan was a "tourbillon" of colors the trafic was terrific, and people was so frenetic in their christmas shopping.
We walked for miles and our feet were burning by this, but we stood outside from 7 o'clock in the morning, 'till midnight trying to see everything an all.
This Santa Clause remained in my mind, and I painted him in the way I can remember, because he was the only person remained in the street in a lonely night, shaking his bell in a corner of a street. I talk with him for a while with both my two children watching as if was dialing with a ghost!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
This mermaid, Remora, sits on the ocean floor, waiting for a ship to pass so she can swim to the surface and sing her song to the sailors.
Watercolor on Fabriano 140lbs Artist's paper painted with Winsor & Newton Artist paints.
What can a poor little girl do when she finds a poor little cat abandoned in the street???
No replay, please. We're enough in this home!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
The Sqagon is half squirrel and half dragon. It sits on your shoulder and tells you things. They who can control the Sqagon can control their own destiny.
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