Friday, September 28, 2012

Five New Owls....

Barred Owl
Can you guess what this Barred Owl was painted on???? If you guessed the bottom part of a dresser drawer you are correct.  I normally would not paint on the bottom part of the drawer but I fell in love with the contact paper that was covering it and I knew it would make a fabulous background.
Art Print wood block, Amber Owl Sitting on the Moon. THe original art was created on a vintage book page in ink and colored pencil.
Owl Sitting on a White Pumpkin. The canvas for this painting was a side panel from the same drawer the Barred Owl is painted on. I love using pieces of old drawers the dove tailed edges add so much character to the art. Hanging from a rusted nail is an old metal funnel.
A print of my Wide Eyed Owl painting. The owl is mounted to a piece of pine with four rusted nails. This is one of my favorites, I love rich colors.
My newest owl painting. A Saw Whet Owl peeking from a hole in a tree trunk. The canvas for this painting was two pieces of wood from a vintage table that I disassembled. I put the wood together with nails and wood glue. I love the unique shape to the painting. It has it's own look.
Today I am starting a watercolor collage featuring a Great Horned Owl. I have not created a collage  or a watercolor painting in a while. Today I feel like trading my acrylics in for watercolors and my hammer and saw in for some thread and a needle.
 Have a great Friday!!!!!

Thursday, September 27, 2012


Hi!!! I am so excited I am able to post some art on my blog!!!! I have not been able to post anything new because blogger has not been working for me. Every time I would try to post something it would freeze up. I have so many new piece to share. Today I though I would show some of my new art prints.
My husband surprised me in August with a new Epson printer, I love it!!! We had an HP printer that I had been using to create my cards, ornaments, and tags, but I never felt comfortable using it for more than that. The printing quality on my new printer is amazing, the detail and the color is breathtaking. I can make prints of all my art including prints of my acrylic paintings and it picks up all the details!
The first print I am sharing is my watercolor fox. The materials used to create this fun mixed media piece include a vintage teal sewing hoop, a vintage bead, vintage thread, silver glitter, a silver pipe cleaner, and material from an old pair of white Capri pants that I grew out of.  
The next art print piece I want to share is a watercolor print of a pastel colored owl. I love this owl art especially his eyes!!! The materials used in this mixed media art include a vintage sewing hoop, vintage thread, vintage lace, gold glitter paint and material from a pair of moss green shorts that I grew out of. (All the recycled clothes I use in my art were  pre-Abbey,  I think she helped make my hips wider!!!lol)
This owl art features a print of my favorite colored pencil drawing. The print has been mounted on a piece of wood that I painted with a yellow ochre acrylic and then stained with burnt umber paint. Vintage blue thread was used to decorate the board before I attached the owl image with six rusted nails.
Next is my Little Green Elephant. He has been attached to a piece of wood with three vintage mint green tacks. The wood was painted with orange, mint green, and cream acrylic paint. There are three tiny white flowers in the upper left corner. The art was stained with burnt umber acrylic paint.
The last art print I am going to share is my Little Pumpkin watercolor print. Wood, vintage tacks and an old book page are the materials used in this art. The wood was painted black and light blue and then stained. The print was sewed to the old book page before I attached the paper to the wood with  the four vintage yellow tacks.
I have about 17 other new piece of art to share, including Christmas art and a few new Owl paintings.  

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Happiness is ...

Hands covered in paint.

Fresh flowers in my studio.

A new project.

Halloween Art!!!

Pumpkins, witches, and cats it was a good day!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Zinnias ...

Bright, bold, and inspirational.  Thanks to these beauties I have some fun plans for this week!