Saturday, October 21, 2017

Mixed Media Painting Faces number 6 folk art angel

Last weekends fun face painting. As you can see, I just start out with a rough sketch and let the colors or theme come as I paint. I wasn't sure where this was going, but I do believe she is my favorite painting up to this point in the project.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Watercolor Faces #5 Mixed Media Collage Painting

I have kept up so far on my painting project but I am already feeling tied down to keeping them just the face or only girls. So, I have revised my project to be 52 weekends of paintings. This way I can create whatever I feel I need to create and I will share them here on the blog and try to make youtube videos of each one. I am running behind a little bit on getting them posted for sale on etsy. Only one of the five has been listed.

Friday, October 6, 2017

52 Faces watercolor series (Revised) - 52 weekends of paintings

I have been doing a lot of thinking lately.
What goals do I want to achieve?
Why do I beat myself up mentally over what I make or what I believe I should be making?
Why don't I do what I want to do?
You know, the hard questions about art.

I do believe that for myself, I get caught up in too much planning or the researching of something and have lost the freedom of just creating something fun and whimsical.

A daily painting or weekly painting project seems like something I should probably start at the beginning of the year, but I don't want to wait that long.

I started this new project for myself!
They are loose paintings. (Sizes will vary, but the majority will be from 9x12 inches to 5x7 inches.)

Each one is made on roughly 6"x9" cold press watercolor paper. It's an odd size, I know this.
I have become greatly out of practice drawing faces. I have spent the past 3 to 4 years trying to create what I believed would be best for licensing and stopped creating the girls that started my art journey in 2005.
Practice makes perfect, so this is one way to build up my skills.

52 faces! - I should now just say paintings. 52 weekends in one year, for 52 paintings. Each original painting will be listed in my etsy shop for purchase. We shall see how many I can accomplish during this next 12 month cycle. It's only one new face a week? Right...

Well, here are the first four.

Greeting Card Universe Store Reopened!

I started a greeting card store years ago, like 2007 to be exact. I have decided to reopen the shop and here are the first few options that...