Missed with the fingernail polish. Well, maybe not. But it's interesting I chose flute over guitar and harp so I could have long nails. Then paint took over. I guess I'll always have artist hands. And that's okay with me.
Monday, December 26, 2016
Here's a commission I painted for someone to give as a Christmas gift, so I can show it now.
This is a ship that will definitely NOT sink under that wave! The atmosphere reminds me of a Turner, and the subject perhaps Hokusai's Great Wave. Pretty much love this one.
I'll give you some closeups later of this awesome almost-abstract.
Friday, December 23, 2016
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Finally some studio time, in a winter palette. Teeny tiny art time is back, after a long sabbatical! I love the subtle echo of the tree in muted colors.
Weapon of choice, my trusty Pitt pen, and some lovely watercolor pigments from Brusho. Great products!
Friday, December 9, 2016
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Just listed this tiny pastel colored dream. Makes a great gift! This 9"x6" gem is only $80.00 to your door. Easy! colorcatstudios101.etsy.com
Saturday, November 19, 2016
You can see that the first layers contain words - I pulled them out of a Spanish or Latin dictionary. Because I love languages, I alternately pull from them and believe that they add an incredible amount of interest.
After the initial drawing and layers of color, I also added some postage stamps. I've been a stamp collector for most of my life, and only recently did I realize why I do this - I'm just collecting pictures! Of course! What do artists do but look at and collect pictures!
Especially in the petals I love these reds and the layers of color, one on top of the other. It is here where I think the words peeking out are most seductive.
For the life of me, I can't remember if these are watercolors or acrylics. I water my acrylics down a lot and use them as watercolors, so it really could be either/or. Love the colors and drips in this closeup of the head.
Oh, so pretty the way the colors gradate one into the other. I like the crazy bird, too, looking, of course, into the painting.
This mixed media piece is available for sale at colorcatstudios101.etsy.com.