Blue Fellow Whimsical Mixed Media Art Painting

Blue Fellow Whimsical Mixed Media Art Painting

Hello friends!  I was sketching odd little whimsical beings, and this little fellow popped out, so I created a larger painting of him!  He is done in various watersoluble media and colored pencil with a touch of acrylic, oil pastel and charcoal. I see more cute and...

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Beauty and the Beast Mixed Media Art: Ever After Lesson 2

Beauty and the Beast Mixed Media Art: Ever After Lesson 2

As you see from my Little Mermaid post, I am taking Tamara Laporte's Ever After series, which is an artistic style development course focused around fairy tales.  We follow the lessons closely, and then we sort through our likes, dislikes, and feelings about the...

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Video: Girl With Balloon Mixed Media Painting

Video: Girl With Balloon Mixed Media Painting

Time for something a little sweet!  I completed this girl in one long sitting, and I have a video of the process below: I did not have a plan - just went in with oodles of different paints and started getting them down onto the canvas.  I varied my brush strokes and...

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The Little Mermaid Mixed Media Art:  Ever After Lesson 1

The Little Mermaid Mixed Media Art: Ever After Lesson 1

Hello everyone!  I am taking a new course which I can already highly recommend:  Tamara Laporte's Ever After series.  Tamara and about a dozen guest teachers take you on a fairy tale art journey, and if you also subscribe to Module 2, along the way you are guided...

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Art Prints Now Available!

Art Prints Now Available!

Hello everyone and happy holiday weekend! I am thrilled to announce that art prints are now available for most of the work you have seen here in various sizes and finishes over at my Etsy shop. I also have shirts, totes, pillows and more on the way - all of the usual...

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Video: 10×10 Acrylic Mixed Media Canvas Series – #1

Video: 10×10 Acrylic Mixed Media Canvas Series – #1

Hello friends!  I return from art and blog hibernation (i.e. spending all of my time on spring gardening, costuming, and painting fails!) with the start of a new acrylic & mixed media canvas series.  This is directly inspired by Donna Downey's 10 10x10 Canvases in...

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When You Are Struggling With Art

When You Are Struggling With Art

Hi friends!  I wanted to post a couple of comments I have shared with the Life Book group when folks have felt down about their art - either unhappy with the results, or just feeling intimidated when seeing other artists whose work they admire.  It is important to...

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Video: Acrylic Mixed Media Portrait – Chrysalis

Video: Acrylic Mixed Media Portrait – Chrysalis

Good day wonderful people! 🙂  I had a bit of a break due to the studio organization and a family visit, but I am back today with a new mixed media art process video.  A new girl has joined my portfolio! Her name is Chrysalis (thanks to a random dictionary page that...

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Art & Craft Studio Tour

Art & Craft Studio Tour

I always enjoy seeing other artists' work spaces.  They are full of inspiration - what materials they use and how they organize their supplies.  I also find less-than-perfect spaces to be motivating, because it gives me hope for my own studio located in our completely...

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