Friday, October 26, 2007


This is another element from the 7 Naughty Witches trunk designed by Bobbie Takashima. There are frogs of all shapes and sizes found in this design and this is one of my favorites. These little guys were just too much fun to paint!

I am off to a SCUBA trade show for the next few days and will return in November just in time to post some Christmas stuff. Until then, HAPPY HALLOWEEN AND TRICK OR TREAT!!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Watercolor class continued

Next we have Beth's finished work. Beth wanted to use Kathie George's design but wanted the layout configured differently. Part of the class was creating art to fit specific predetermined design parameters. This is only a really fancy way of saying we were using an existing frame size and wanted the art work to fit the available frame. Kathie's original design was resized, flipped & partially redrawn to fit into the design space.
The second photo shows Beth working with Prismacolor pencils during the embellishment phase. Here is Beth's completed framed piece - the mood of this painting is so different from Kathie's original.
How do you determine the size of your work of art? Do you create art to fit the size of a finishing technique or vice versa?

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Watercolor Wonder

Continuing with images from Saturday's class, Judy and Nancy collaborated on a design layout featuring dragonflies. Once the wax was ironed off Judy's painting, she experimented with metallic paint and markers to embellish her painting. Since she brought a frame to class, we were able to get the finished painting matted & framed. Judy's finished painting resembled antique Japanese kimono fabric - delicate but graphic at the same time - simply stunning!!