I have been inspired by birds this year!

I did a collage this morning. I really enjoyed tearing up magazines and glueing pieces of paper all over this plate. It was very therapeutic. I’m almost finished my art studio. It’s been taking a lot of time and cash to get it like I want. I’ve been working extra to pay for everything. I’m hoping I can might be able to turn my art into a extra money maker. One step at a time.

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Art studio in progress

This has been a work in progress for 12 years. It was started then it became abandoned. Finally it looks like it will be finished in a few months. My budget is getting tight so we are finding ways to save. We used redwood cedar fence board for the bathroom ceiling. My husband thought I was nuts til it was put up. We bought unfinished oak cabinets. I figured I could make them look fabulous with a nice stain or paint and deco hardware. I still need to paint floors, walls and ceiling, put up molding, Install track lighting, oh an I can’t forget the gallery hanging system.

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Acrylic paint, modeling paste, tissue paper…

I attended a workshop a couple of weeks ago. We were given tissue paper and told to crumble and glue on our canvas. We were then told to paint on it to give our painting texture. I could not get my goats to look right on this tissue paper glued on canvas. I’ve been trying to fix this for a few weeks using liquitex modeling paint and knives. It looks a lot better to me now. I didn’t take a before picture because it was awful looking. I’m pleased with how it looks now and I really enjoyed using the modeling paste and knives. It was relaxing and therapeutic. I kind of felt like I was a child who was given play doh for the first time.

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GIVEAWAY! Color It Refillable Real Brush Watercolor Markers!

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Free acrylic lesson

I’m determined to learn acrylics. Tim Gagnon is an excellent instructor. I like his style. His clouds and trees are really draw you into his paintings. He has a free lesson on Facebook Tim Gagnon free painting lesson group for the month of July. I’ve downloaded and completed lesson 1. I’ve know how he gets those clouds to look so good now! This is part 1

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O Boy another give away!

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Pop art

My grandson did not want to paint with me. I finally talked him into painting an abstract/pop art of his mom. Her birthday is Monday. I used my persuasive personality to get him to paint her a personalized gift. He continued to argue that he couldn’t paint. Well I set him up with few colors basic sketch on canvas. Gave him a brief lesson on brush strokes different brushes and left the room. Occasionally I’d check on him and help him refresh his palette, offer a few pointers and leave again. He was actually surprised himself. A little encouragement and creativity , can build self esteem. He was very proud of this painting. His mom was “blown away”. She said, this is the best present she’s ever gotten.

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Rescued paintings

I found these 2 paintings at a second hand store. They cost $6 for both. I couldn’t leave them there seeing they had been marked down and knowing they would be put in trash if they didn’t sell. I really like them. They were probably bought from a street painter while someone was on vacation in Paris. I think I’ll have them reframed and find a new home for them. k

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Yoko

My friend wanted me to paint her baby Yoko. Sepia tones requested. I think it turned out well. I usedLukas Berlin waster soluble oils on board.

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The scavenger

Acrylics! Birds have such a charmed life

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