Friday, 12 February 2010

Valentines Owl

Yes it's that time of year again, LOVE IS IN THE AIR... don't they say?? Well with that in mind today I created the cute little owl that you see here... He is the design for my Husbands Valentine Card. I have a big thing for Owls, in an arts and crafts way, the real creatures are pretty fabulous too of course :o) I painted this Owl especially for my hubby but I'll soon be offering prints of him in my Etsy store.

This weekend we have a kids party to attend, it's in our local kids indoor play area and my little girl loves going there so that should be fun. And on Valentines Day itself... I fear a day in with the house work is on the cards, lol, unless my un-romantic husband desides to shock me and take me out some where... hee hee, that's the best joke of 2010 up to now!! ;O)

Either way, I hope you guys have a sweet Valentines Day xxx

Monday, 1 February 2010

Work in Progress

This is the beginning of a painting of a Mother and her new baby. This painting was influenced by myself and my daughter Izzy, who is now 5 years old, it seems like just yesterday when she was born... time goes too fast!!
I recycled some extra heavy weight, white, card board that must have been part of packaging for something...maybe from one of the toys that Santa brought to Izzy at Christmas?
I began by adding layers of paint in various colours allowing each one to dry before applying the next..I love the effect of this.
Below you'll see a close up of the drawing and I've already begun to add skin tones.
Below: More skin tones are added, going from dark to light.

Below: Quite a big jump from the last image. By using a paint that is quite translucent, like a hue, you can still see those lovely layers of paint beneath the yellow dress.

I did love the babys blanket shown above but decided to go with white blanket and I love the way it turned out as you can still see some colour and texture beneath the white paint.

And now the finished painting....
I added stamped images to the background using my white stazon ink pad.


More from me soon!!

Until then, Happy Monday :O)