Monday, January 28, 2013

Dark Purple and White Daisy Paintings

I tried painting the daisies again. This time I used a darker purple, rather than the lilac colored purple. I like the darker better, I think. The basket was done today, and it was hard because the basket is not smooth but rippled. It did come out quite lovely considering that fact. The picture and glass jar were done last Thursday. The jar is a pickle jar that was cleaned and sterilized, and now sits on my counter top with kitchen utensils in it. The video to learn how to paint these daisies is in the post below this one. What do you think?

Thursday, January 17, 2013

One Stroke Painted Daisies

If you follow this blog, then you know I have been painting for over a year now, and I have really progressed so much. If you look at the bear below, which is painted on a recycled glass jar, and will be used for a Valentine's Day party for our homeschool group, then try to remember the one I painted last year. It is a huge difference. I should have taken a picture of them side by side to show the difference. I also have been practicing painting vines, flowers and leaves. I love these things and would love to paint them beautifully. They are a challenge for me though. I watched the video below several times, before I attempted her method of using the one stroke method with a round brush, rather than a flat edge brush. It was so much easier and the petals come out so nice. The framed daisies, will be available for purchase in my Etsy store soon. I am not sure if I am going to sell the vase. I really, really like it, and it looks lovely on my table. I found the red vase at a thrift store, and then of course I painted on the daisies. What have you painted, or crafted lately? Are you just starting to paint, or been doing it for a while?

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Sold: Prehnite Ring

Sold, shipped and the buyer loves it. Yay! Visit my Etsy store for all kinds of beautiful jewelry, paintings, and baby items. Click the Etsy store widget above to go to my Etsy store.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Another New Year and A New Painting

It is another new year, already. I hope everyone brought it in smoothly. Each year, I try to expand on something, learn something new, or change something that just is not working. So, this year I am going to try very hard to invest more into my jewelry making, both with time and finances. Making jewelry has been extremely expensive over the past year, due to gold and silver prices skyrocketing. So, I only added a couple of new pieces to my inventory last year, but I did expand on my painting and crocheting, so it kind of all evened out. I will still be painting and crocheting, I am enjoying them both so much, but also want to get back to more jewelry making with traditional settings and gemstones. Now, for this new painting I just finished the other day. That is another goal for this year. I would like to get where I am painting on canvas, but still don't feel I am quite ready for that expense. So, for now I will keep painting on glass, wood, and acrylic paper.

 I love this piece, though it didn't come out as I visioned. All of my paintings, on paper, are so far one only's. I am going to do this one again, and my sea turtle one again. This one the elephant should have been much smaller, and there were supposed to be giraffes as well, LOL! I still like it a lot. This is not yet framed, but I do think I found a lovely frame to put it in. Until it is framed, it will be for sale in my Etsy store, at a lesser price. It will be signed and dated as well.

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