Funny - I didn't realize until I was all done with this how much it looks like it should be called "Happy Hour at the Star Trek Convention" :) I didn't intend for her dress to look like Star Trek - but it sure does to me...
Thanks Dominique for the "A Passion for Painting" award! I really appreciate it - especially coming from a great artist like you.
Here are 7 things I like:
1. Of course - all things visual - the beauty of nature from the sunrise on this beautiful bay I live on to the soul in my dog's eyes - I love it all.
2. The gift of friendship. I'm so blessed by having good friends that rejuvenate and replenish me. I include the friendship of my family - which I cherish.
3. The power of music. Nothing else can move me quite like music can - it resonates somewhere very deep in my soul.
4. The power of words. I'm also greatly moved and inspired by the depth of emotion and inspiration to be found in words - both written and spoken.
5. Food. I've recently found a new appreciation for fresh locally produced food. It is so worth it to me to drive a few extra miles to get really good tasting and good for you kind of organic produce. We have a co-op about half an hour from here and I'm really loving discovering what they have to offer.
6. Art supplies - my studio looks like an art store - each medium has its own unique and wonderful quality that I can't get enough of.
7. Animals - since I was a little girl I have had a connecting bond with animals that is beyond explanation. Just looking in their sweet eyes and experiencing the generosity of their souls can move me to tears.
This is a little watercolor sketch for Karin Jurick's great blog Different Strokes From Different Folks. She posts one of her photos and invites any artists who wants to participate to submit their interpretation.
This is my second Nibblefest painting with the theme "Asian Inspired" - featuring my Australian Cattledog Dusty Bear and his panda bear buddy...with a couple of bamboo twigs for good luck. Fingers crossed that it does well - auction will start this Friday night at 5:35 pm on ebay.
This will be an entry for this month's Nibblefest Contest on Ebay. The theme this month is "Asian inspired". I just now had another idea for a second painting that I hope to finish by tonight and will post it here. The listings will start Friday the 20th at 5:30 pm - just search NFAC on ebay to see all the great art starting at only 99 cents!
Yes - it's another watercolor portrait painting...I just can't seem to stop:) This one is on hot press watercolor paper. I only have two of the Aquabords left so I decided to save them and go back to the regular paper which I thankfully have plenty of... I was very happy with the composition on this one - and the little heart shape in the wrinkles of her left pants leg.
I painted this 6"X6" watercolor painting on Aquabord. It's only the 2nd time I've tried this surface and it will take some getting used to although I'm happy with the result. It really seems to soak the water right up making it necessary to work quickly.