October 18, 2013

October box

I haven't posted in awhile, but I worked on something more decorative and
I wanted to share it with you. I am making this for a very special lady.
The first photo shows the beginning of this project.
I bought an unfinished round wooden box at the local arts and craft store.
I painted it a solid color, then lightly sanded it.
I worked out the design in my sketch book and
then drew my design on the box with pencil.
I used marker to crisp up the lines.
Then I started to paint, keeping the palette simple and colorful.
The last picture shows the finished box. I think she will like it.
It is her birthday soon and last year her home was severely burned.  
Her bedroom was on the first floor and that is where the fire did its most damage. Her home is finished now. It has the new house smell. It is fresh and beautiful.
Since Her bedroom was destroyed including her jewelry boxes,
I  wanted to paint a special box for her to store her most precious items in.
I think she will like it.
Thanks for looking, now go out and
create something wonderful for yourself or someone else!

April 2, 2013

April art show, wish me luck!

I have entered this in the Art show for April at Larkin Arts in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Wish me luck! I am number 19. Here is their web-site, http://www.larkinarts.com . What a great place to go if you need any art supplies. They offer all types of art classes, from beginner to the more advanced. They have a nice Gallery space and there are monthly exhibits. A lot of wonderful talent in and around Harrisonburg. Check it out if you are ever in the area.

Thanks for coming back and checking out my blog!

February 9, 2013

Something different.....

I haven't posted anything in along time. Sorry. I am glad you are visiting my blog though. Thanks for stopping by. I have been working on something a little bit different.
I want to enter this art show coming up in Harrisonburg this spring.
The art piece has to be 6", no more. 
The idea I had was to paint just the eyes of an individual.
Someone peeping out behind something.
I started with a block of oak wood, 6" x 3 1/2" x 1".

I painted some Gesso on the front of the raw wood,
then sketched what I wanted and then did a light under-wash.

I then started adding on the color.

I have a lot left to do, I hope I don't get too fussy but I can't help myself.
Thanks for looking and I will post the finished piece in a few days so please stop back by!