Sep 30, 2009

Meow... Georgian Era Kitty

I am so glad that Fall is finally here weather-wise! Here I sit, in my LONG SLEEVES and SOCKS. Two days ago it was still tank tops and bare feet. But I digress -- here's a new kitty (she was fun to paint):

Cultured Lady

Available in Etsy shop

And a little girl ACEO:

Pine Cone Girl

Currently on AUCTION

I am thinking about picking up the acrylics and oils again. I love my watercolors, but there are certain effects that I just cannot achieve with them (at least not without a fight!)... and perhaps it would stir up the creative juices more. I wonder how acceptable it is to have different mediums in one's portfolio?
I've been looking around at art on Etsy and there are just so many wonderful, whimsical things there. I often feel I'm too "straight-laced" with my work, not enough movement and playfulness. Hm.
The last crop of tomatoes has fallen to a sad plight -- some kind of tiny bug has invaded and everything is covered with little black dots/weblike things. Sad, sad! I'll have to figure out what that is so we can avoid it next year. I am glad at least we got two good rounds of tomatoes before this.
Off I go to dig out the acrylics from under my bed... :)

Sep 27, 2009

A Little Bird Told Me

This girl was awfully fun to paint.... I like this decorative style, it's kind of like doodling with paint in the background.

A Little Bird Told Me

Available in my Etsy shop

Also, I made a little kitty.

Tabby in the Garden

She happens to be on auction right now, HERE!

My mom and I went to the fish hatchery this weekend -- the salmon were still quite little, but soooo many of them. I guess there is a Salmon Festival coming up in October, and we shall be there! I really like the drive, very scenic country with the occasional barn and a lot of horses everywhere. Seems idyllic. Soon it will be time to visit the pumpkin patch. :) A new tradition for our family.
It was nice to get away this weekend and stuff myself with pizza and cheesecake. Now, home again and work to be done! And eat healthier, heh.

Sep 22, 2009

New Paintings

Great scott, I've been remiss in posting my latest work... so you get two. :)

Welcome (finished version!)

Available in Etsy shop

Decoration Party

Available in Etsy shop

I've been rather a typing slave lately so haven't been keeping up too well with the blog! Still been popping in a couple of times a day on Twitter though. I type & format college papers for a couple of people, and the term is in full swing. Thank goodness I don't actually have to *write* them; I always hated writing academic papers in school.

Sep 16, 2009

Illustration Friday: Welcome

A sketch this week... to be painted later! Grandma cat welcomes her daughter and family for a visit. :)

Sep 9, 2009

Spooky painting finally finished!

Her Fears Were Magnified

Original available in Etsy shop

Whew, I was about to give up on this one, but my lovely critique group talked me out of it and suggested a lot of good changes.
Boy, I have been just beat lately. Am I not getting enough vitamins or something? Not enough tiger snuggles? My brain has just turned off, so I guess that will be all for this evening!

Sep 7, 2009

Illustration Friday: Strong


I can't wait to go to the pumpkin patch this year, and have fun like this kid!

Original available in Etsy shop

Sep 3, 2009

Autumn time...

FINALLY it is September. I wish the weather would realize this, too... It's about 90 degrees in my house right now. Last month was so busy and full of crazy stuff, I'll be glad to see things (hopefully) slow down and I can get back to posting more!
Anyhow, I made these two little illustrations yesterday, and decided to auction them since I haven't done one of those in awhile.
Auctions are HERE!

Harvest Time ACEO

A Scholar ACEO

I am still thoroughly stuck on the haunted house girl painting, so I am going with FUN and CUTE instead for awhile and maybe that will help with the stuck. Good to keep the paintbrush moving.
Yesterday my Pa brought home a giant heirloom tomato the size of a cantaloupe. It's so cool-looking! Yellow, and full of interesting ridges and sections. I must find out what these are and grow some next year. Anyone know of giant heirloom tomatoes and where to buy the seeds?