Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Grapes in Cut Crystal

This is a watercolor I've been working on since Sunday:
Have you ever heard of the ning Paint My Photo? It is an amazing site that brings artists and photographers together. Photographers from around the world upload their photos and guess what??? They actually WANT you to paint it... lol! No worries about someone screaming copyright infringement. The photo's will astound you! I've been a member for a couple years and all I can say is, you really need to check it out! 
I painted this from a reference photo taken by Lillian Bell. Thank you so much Lillian! It is a gorgeous photo!!
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Monday, July 1, 2013

Hummingbird and Zinnia

Hey guys! It's the first of the month and I've been waiting to share with you this months release for Whimsy Stamps.  I chose to do a hummingbird with a zinnia, simply called Hummingbird:

 I created the background using Pan Pastels first in blue. Then I misted one of my swirly background stamps with alcohol and stamped.  After that I cut out the colored image and popped it up on foam tape then I went over the background with Pan Pastels in white to lighten it up some. 

And this time I remembered!!! Yay! Here's the copic color swatches I used:
I had a ball coloring this one! Zinnia's come in so many colors and this whole process from the drawing to completion was inspired by seeing an orangey pink one.  (silly Google spell check.. orangey is DEFINITELY a word in my world).
As always, I am humbled and grateful that you have come to look! Have a great day =0)