Wish I could redo the painting on this one. I painted the letters blue, and then I wished I had left them white. I had the “bright” idea that I could lighten them up with “Whiteout”–which happened to be handy. BAD idea! I used my watercolor brush and quickly found out that the “Whiteout” is oil based and sticks like glue! I tried to wash the brush, but the white just got all over my fingers and won’t come off. I guess I need turpentine. And the brush is now in the garbage. And now you know–Whiteout is NOT like watercolor! And it didn’t even cover up the blue.
So even though this was a disaster, I learned from it and I still like my drawing–just don’t like how the painting came out. Shows what an amateur I am! I tried to spruce it up a bit with a border done in Picmonkey. Hope you will “SMILE” anyway.
It’s time to get serious about this move I’m making across country in a couple of weeks. I discovered I have over 100 pieces of little art in my Etsy shop so I have decided to have a first ever SALE to lighten up a bit. If you are interested in some whimsical art from the “Quilter turned Artist”, then check it out at BluePumpkinStudio.com. The sale just runs until August first, and then I’m out of here! Thanks for all your support. I do hope to keep up with my blog better once I get settled.
You may not know I’m a sax player. I played in various jazz bands all through high school and college. Playing the sax took me all across the US, Canada and even Romania and Bulgaria. I played my sax at a resort on the Black Sea. I even played in a back up band for jazz great, Dizzy Gillespie at my local community college. I’m certainly not any where near a professional, but I had lots of good times with my sax. Unfortunately, I don’t play much any more.
This little painting gave me way too much grief today! For some reason, my materials just seemed to be working against me. And it took way too long when I needed to be at my quilting machine. It came out sloppier than I intended. Well, there’s always tomorrow!
This one was inspired by the photo on this month’s Better Homes and Gardens magazine. I used Arches watercolor paper, so it looks a little different than all the others I have been painting on Aquabord. I love the colors of Fall and especially sunflowers and pumpkins!
The bunnies are back! And I’m dreaming of warmer weather, I guess. I imagine this little family is on a fun outing to the state fair. No coats, hats and gloves for them! I just checked, it’s currently -15 degrees here in Antioch, IL!
4″ x 4″ watercolor on Aquabord $28 For sale in my Etsy shop.
I’m the early bird (ha ha) as I am posting a few hours early for tomorrow. This little painting was inspired by a song I learned as a child: “In the leafy treetops the birds sing good morning. They’re first to see the sun, They must tell everyone.”
It would be great if we could all get in the habit of greeting each new day with a song!
For sale in my Etsy shop. Watercolor on board with easel 4″ x 4″ $28
This seemed to be an appropriate name for this mini painting. Yes, I got the title from the old 70″s TV show. Shows my age! This was a fun one to do. So you can say “I love you” to your Valentine and be patriotic at the same time!
watercolor on Aquaboard with easel 4″ x 4″ See it in my Etsy shop. SOLD!
Today’s painting is my whimsical version of a still life pot of flowers. Color makes me happy–specially when it’s so cold and gray outside. Actually, the sun is shining bright through my window right now, and it reminds me that warmer weather and pretty flowers are on their way!
5″ x 7″ watercolor on aqua board with easel See it in my Etsy Shop.
Tomorrow, I (and about 400 other artists) will start the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge on Leslie Saeta’s Blog. This will be my 3rd time participating and it has made all the difference in my “artist” life. Come along with me and enjoy some fabulous art. The question still remains though…. What am I going to paint tomorrow?! Stay tuned!