August 29, 2012

Portrait update, flesh.

This is a quick update on the family portrait. I have the first paint layers done in the kids, and I am planning to work in the adults faces today, then keep adding layers to all the faces.

After that, comes the painting of hair and then the clothing. My favorite part is painting the eyes, I just love that!

Hey! Don't forget that in Sept 1st we start the 29 faces challenge! Grab the button on the side bar, have your papers, canvas and journals ready... If you want to, make that first post with the tag and have it ready to go.
ANY size, material, style and medium is ok. The challenge is to try to make 29 and post them. if you are in FB, there is a group in there too, and the Linky will be ready on the 1st of September.

P.S. Keep your prayers for our friends in Louisiana. I hope the weather settles into something mild.

August 28, 2012

Moving things around

I added the button on my top menu, for the 29 faces in September challenge. The linky will be added the 1st of the month.
The button is on the left... grab it for your blog.

Can't make a face? Take my Basic face class! It's only $30.00 and I will make sure you will be able to make a face and love it! I decided to leave it at that price because I really want anyone to be able to enjoy drawing a face.
Love making faces? Then make sure you are ready to play!
If you have done the challenge in the past, you know what to do.

If this is your first time, the instructions are on the menu, but feel free to ask if you are not sure! The instructions are for blogspot, but are very similar for other blogs

August 27, 2012

More texture updates

It is looking sooooo good! I have the background and the plant leaves done to this point. I might add some more highlights later on if needed once I have the faces painted...


August 26, 2012


Here are some images of the awesome texture on the canvas. I am using 3 different mediums to do contrasting surfaces. Can you see it in the various "whites" values?
I like to work with a very smooth surface for the faces, and lots of texture for the background. In this case I have also leaves on the left side, so that's a different texture as well:

Now it has to dry for a few hours... I can't wait to start adding layers of color!

My son turned 18 yesterday. Where did the time go?
We had a good day and even the weather in the evening was lovely ♥

August 25, 2012

Huge painting

I'm working on a commissioned painting, so I will have my other lady waiting in progress for the next few weeks.
I am SO excited about this new painting! It is huge, 3x4 feet.
This is how it looks so far: (Panzón is now a professional model)

To compare, I put an ACEO in front of the canvas :o)
Here is the pencil outline:

...and another pic. It is hard to see the pencil marks with the flash:

August 22, 2012


I am slowly making progress. Too many things going on, and I was hopping that it would settled fast after school started, even if only one of my kids actually started school already. The older one will start in a couple of weeks.
Anyway, this is the painting so far. I modified the eye, I like it better.
I also kind of like the hair now.


August 21, 2012

Not so happy yet

I made her hair, but didn't like it so I modified it, and I'm not too happy with it. Every time I want to make something with loose hair it is a big problem :oP  I worked on the eye too but that was after the picture, so it will be for the next post.

August 19, 2012

More WIPs

Here is my painting so far, weekends are hard to find time to paint for a long time around here, but school is starting again and going back to a more regular schedule :o)
 I'm thinking of giving her angel or fairy wings. Not sure yet...

Stay cool if you are in the north... stay warm if you are in the South Hemisphere :o)

August 16, 2012

7 Winners!!

The winners on my 7th anniversary giveaway are....

 It took a long time for the video to upload!
Contact me if you don't have a blogspot blog! Some people don't have a blog or email how to be reached, so email me: Top Right on my Blog is an email-me button

August 14, 2012

What's in my desk...

... a mess, yes, but a happy one!

I am still editing videos, these are the pieces that are in the making for the new class. At this point I think I will not spend much time deciding on music. It slows me quite a bit! Deciding the music is very time consuming. I rather be painting :o)
This post is linking to what's on your workdesk Wednesday.

Tomorrow is the last day for my giveaway! If you want to play click HERE 
I will be posting the winners late at night, pacific time :o)

I hope your weather is nice, we were 114 today (like 44 C?) Thanks for visiting!

August 13, 2012

New work WIP

 Starting a painting. There are like a bazillion of ways to start on a canvas, all of them are fun!

I made this little video for the giveaway:
(update, giveaway ended the 15th)

Thanks for visiting!

August 9, 2012

Been busy

I'm editing videos, and helping DH with an overload of work, so I have been busy with busy stuff, no time to paint for the next few days, but I'm sketching ideas, don't want my muse to think I'm not paying attention :oP

Notes to remember:

*7th anniversary giveaway HERE  (post about it/share it, get a gift!) There are ACEO cards, a Frida Kahlo mini painting, paperdoll... 7 gifts!

* September is around the corner (What??) get ready for 29 faces!

* Want to email me? I added a button, top right.

* A new Online art class coming up soon! yaay! (Limited number registration)

And last but not least, here is one of my recent videos:

Click on the youtube logo to go to my channel for Part 1 an Part 3. With many tips. Subscribe to see more videos as I upload them. Not all of them get posted to my blog!

Thanks for visiting ♥

August 6, 2012

So many ideas... so little time

I went to sleep late last night editing videos for my next class. I got up very early today. It takes determination for sure! And in the middle of all that, while waiting for the computer to finish chewing  some material.... what do you know but I found a super cool challenge from Natasha May in the butterfly effect.  OMG I had to be part of it!
So, I added one more video to the mix. XoD


She didn't turn out so bad, I think? Should I confess now that I am ambidextrous?  No, maybe I won't heheh I do most things with the right hand, except funny stuff like opening doors and handling keys, that has to be the left hand. Weird.

 Here's the quick video:

The crazy hyper muse came to visit me again, and my brain is effervescing with ideas and projects, I just need more hours in the day, so I better run.

Don't forget the 7th anniv giveaway HERE!!

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August 3, 2012

Chat and Time for a Giveaway!

This month I'm celebrating 7 years of almost constant blabbering, I mean blogging!
It's been a long, fun, sometimes irritating (when the computer acts up) ride.
The first few post were far in between. I figured, having 3 readers and one of them being my cat, it was ok to skip days or weeks without showing up.  (◠‿◠)

I have a wonderful group of blog friends now; we share giggles, art and bits of our daily lives. And one of the things I enjoy most is helping people, or bumping into blogs with the help I need at any given moment, so I will start posting more tutorials on blogging, and art stuff. After all, in my opinion, that's what the internet is all about. Well that, and online shopping! And cat videos. And forwarding inspiring quotes and funny jokes. And... ok, you get the point.

Now, for the giveaway! update winners HERE

I am going to give away 7 hand made goodies.
5 small artworks for domestic/international mailing, and 2 large/bulgy paintings for the US only. Sorry about that my friends, but I don't want to deal with paper forms and a crazy shipping fee to an unexpected place like Timbuktu. But absolutely EVERYONE from any country can participate!

To Play:
* Grab the blog button, Share with everyone, the more the merrier!
* Post, tweet, FB, share in yahoo groups, Pinterest... anywhere you want to share,
* Then just come and tell me in this post that you want to be added.

*  AND Tell me which gift number you like best to win, so chances are you will get that one!
          1- (2 ACEO) chicken, & pencil portrait
          2- (2 ACEO) Monalisa & Blond girl
          3- (2 ACEO) Hands with hearts
          4- Skelly paper doll
          5- 6x9 girl with clay pot painting
          6- Wood Frida Kahlo mini painting (just US)
          7- Donna portrait 11x15 (just US)


August 2, 2012

Heart and Portrait

This is a rework of the ACEO heart I over splashed in the heart challenge HERE:


And here is where I was in the portrait last night...