New Picture in Etsy Shop

Wildflower Field with watermark

The other day Wildflower Field was finished and scanned and ready to put in my Etsy Shop. I also submitted it to Artsy Shark where it will be included in an article about artists that create with nature coming out later in the year.

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Wildflowers grow freely in fields or in shaded forests. They draw butterfly’s and birds of which I have added to the painting. This I did on black paper and then painted in the different colors. It has landed on a textured sweet clover.

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The little blue butterfly that has landed on a stem.

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The partial sun done with torn paper and oil paintstiks.

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Yellow flowers with the stigma raised with modeling paste and acrylic paint. The texture came from using a skewer. Wildflowers are so free and the quote that I used from poet Susan Polis Shutz-Let Us Dance in the Sunshine with Wildflowers in Our Hair to make us feel free and enjoy nature. A print can be purchased in my Etsy Shop for $25.00 plus shipping. The print size is 9 X 14 and is printed on Epson Photo Paper Luster.

framed prints

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My friend Kathy visited my booth when I was in Kalamazoo in early June. She purchased a print from the original Poppy Buds and shared her framing with me the other day. She used the neutral tone of some of the paper in the print for the frame and then used a grey background to pick up the grey in the picture. I am just thrilled and thank her for buying my art.

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My friend Michelle came to a show that I was in late last year. She purchased a print of Big Love from my original. I think her black frame complements the picture very well along with to dotted paper for the background. I also think the detail on the frame is quite pretty. Thank you for making a home for my art.

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My friend Nancy asked me to paint her granddaughters name on the blocks. Her mom also has owls in her room so we added a barn owl face. I thank you for asking me to paint these and I had such fun deciding on the designs of the letters. I love my friends, they are just great!

Work

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I am starting a new series of mixed media hearts. This canvas is 18 X 18. I started out with a salmon color which I mixed by adding orange and magenta. I wiped on titaniam white and watered down the salmon a bit for drips coming from the top. Other colors I am thinking about using are deep red, olive green, light sage green, possibly some black.

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Custom letter blocks for a little girls name. I will need four more blocks.

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Moxing bowls and the water bucket is a staple. I also am working on a black, red and white picture and when it gets finished I will share. It wasn’t far enough along to be interesting. So glad you stopped. Hope you are making something that makes your heart sing.!

Super Hero Jesus

Superhero Jesus with watermark

This is a watercolor painting that I did 8 years ago in my first and only watercolor class in college. The assignment was to do a superhero. I chose to depict Jesus as the original superhero. This class was the last that the Professor Maury Papier taught before his retirement, and it made me fall in love with the medium. I have learned much since that class 8 years ago and continue on that journey. Sometimes I believe I will make another that will hopefully be considerably more polished but I feel this one has a certain charm about it and I am going to put it in my Etsy shop if anyone would want an archival print of it. Etsy.com/Shop/HeresMyHart. I love his face and intense eyes, hair and peace sign belt buckle and I think he looks good in white boots. A whole different take on the original superhero. Hope you have a wonderful week and as always, thanks for checking in.