November 29, 2011

Decisions...

I have been playing around with this painting for a while. I usually let things sit for days if I get stuck, until the right feel comes to mind. So I printed it, and tried ideas to decide on how I want the hair on her.


These are rough sketches on wind blown hair. Initially the hair was going to be gathered in the back but I decided loose is better. The second one looks more like what I want, but it never hurts to play, right?  I absolutely love painting people with acrylics.
There's more to be done on this painting, but for now that's where I'm at.

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November 23, 2011

Sunflower painting

I like how this one turned out, lots of texture! I have been playing, mixing and experimenting to see what I like best, and I have to say, made a bit of a mess while at it, but it is a happy mess, the kind that leaves you with treasures like when you make a cake :oD


 And here is a detail from the painting. I love the jewel tones here and there:


Have a very nice and blessed Thanks Giving, to my friends in the US


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November 18, 2011

T shirt!

 Yaay! I just finished designing a Tshirt for my spanking new zazzle shop!


It only comes in white. I have to design the one for black background yet. Took me forever but I'm very happy with it.I also added a mug!
Tomorrow I will keep adding goodies to it.

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November 16, 2011

ACEO Auctions and a WIP

I posted in fb but I know many friends are not there so I am adding the links here as well. These are lots of 4 and 5 cards!

HERE, and HERE and HERE               Wish me luck!

I am opening a zazzle shop. I have it almost ready, and the coolest part is that I can upload images of paintings I am not really ready to part of. I find myself attached to some paintings more than others, does it happen to you? I love sharing my work, and the goal is to be able to sell it but sometimes I get too invested in a painting that I don't want to and won't list it :o)
I always recommend when people ask me about prices, to sell the work in an amount that won't make you cry if it sells. But at the same time, you have to scarify a bit, in order to get attention and gather more buyers. It's always a moving scale, isn't it? And sometimes it's also a matter of time. You still love the painting, but you are ready to sell it. It happens more often with dolls for me. It's terrible! lol

Well, time to say good bye for now and I leave you with this WIP:

 

The bottom part has collage with the word "important" but the scanner doesn't show it. 

This is what I did for the week....Thanks for visiting friends from the PPF!

November 15, 2011

Time...

Time is a funny thing. The days feel so slow, but then I turn around and a bunch have piled up on me without a post!  :oP
My MIL's health got worse over the weekend and gave us a scare, but seems she is a bit better now.

I have been painting, and gathering goodies to list. Seems that it takes for ever just to put one listing together! Or am I just too picky? Not sure :o0
But in any case, I am listing items in ebay HERE and getting ready to do the same in Etsy

And for those that collect ACEOs keep and eye open, because I am listing sets of 4 or more cards by theme.
I realized that if I see some here, I don't feel like making more. Sales have been slow so that kind of clogs my painting mood. At least that's my theory :oS
So out with the ready, and on with the brushes! (isn't it how the saying goes?)

I have also received a couple of request for prints in other size than the original art. I am not sure what to do about it, since I am not much into prints, so I guess I will have to check on zazzle.
The guys incafepress made me mad by giving away my money I had earned, to some undisclosed charity, without telling me! Just because I did not spend or charge that money fast. So I closed that shop. I should be able to select what charity my money goes to and be notified before they will do that. Ugh.

And going back to art, here's what's on my table:



I rarely do such dark colors, and more than pensive she looks sad. My husband said she was haunted, even when I soften her eyes quite a bit before he looked at her lol
The scanner can't take the whole painting, so i will have to take a picture, but so far I'm happy with it :o)

November 11, 2011

11-11-11

Once in a century...


November 10, 2011

We have a winner!

Thank you so very much to all the people that participated in this giveaway!
I was going to make little cut papers and run the video, but I am short of time, so thank goodness for the Random Number Generator site.... Here we go!~


The winner is post #20, hastingshall2
Congrats! I will contact you to get your information and have this painting in the mail!

By the way, something funky happened in the follower box. I saw with my own little eyes that Faye was #400, she saw it too... then it wasn't...? Maybe someone un-joined (is there such a word??) and the numbers switched?
Well, in any case, she is the same person that won! I call that a lucky day!

Thanks Faye for joining this blog, nice to meet you and congrats! 

November 2, 2011

Paint Giveaway!

Hey there! Thanks for visiting! (PPF welcome!)
I have almost 400 blog followers! This is so exciting! To celebrate, I am having a giveaway!
An 8x10 inches oil painting of a girl, made by me, ready to be framed; with nice lavender tones in background..

What do you have to do...? (one, two, or as many options as you want to!)

 

*Post here that you want to participate.
*Share in your twitter and/or facebook (from the buttons under this post).
*Subscribe to my youtube channel, or tell more people about it, if you like my artsy videos.
*Post about it in your blog.
If you post about it any other way you can think of, come and tell me in a comment to add you again.

That's about 5 or 6 chances of winning! Each way you share, come and post again a comment to let me know, so your name is added a second or 3rd time or 4th time (✿◠‿◠)

The winner will be randomly selected and published on November 10th, in the evening, pacific time.
Thanks for stopping by, for making my "3 readers blog" grow, and I hope you all have fun!

If you came from PPF and just want to say hello, that's fine too. Just make sure you say "I want to participate in the giveaway" so your name is counted! 

Update! Now they are 400!! yaaay! Faye is the 400th friend, just for that she will get a little surprise from me in the mail,  ♥ ♥ ♥