Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Alice and the Cheshire kittys

yes, kittys, as in more than one...look inside her basket and you will see two smiling cheshire kittens, and the proud papa peeking from behind her dress. What the heck, I have painted so many girls over the years carrying their tiny pets, so why shouldn't Alice have some too?
Sorry for the poor picture, I had to photograph it because my stupid scanner is a fraction of an inch too short.

If you haven't worked on wood, you don't know what you are missing! I love woodburning, and painting goes on so much smoother than on canvas. I have seen some artists work on watercolor paper, but I have found it difficult to paint on paper. The brush seems to drag, and feels dry all the time. I will have to do a bit of research to see how to get around this.

I know a lot of you love art supplies just like me, have you heard of Pan pastels? Oh my goodness, I really want these! I want them all! they are so pricey though...Click on the 'techniques' and check out the video. Smooth like butter! Right now I have a shelf full of various pastels, which I have rarely used, and yet, a new product shows up and I'm dreaming about it. No wonder I'm running out of room, lol!


Jennifer Williams "Blueskysunburn" said...

Great piece! I really like the complexion you got on her face.

I dare not click on that link! I have so much stuff It's spilling into my guest bedroom and into the garage as well.

Renee said...

Alice looks great and I totally spotted the family of cats.

Thank you for your advice. It is good.

Love Renee xoxo

Vania said...

Your artwork is beautiful - this painting is just too cute for words.

Tammy said...

Oh, I love your Alice and her pets. Very nice.

Dottie said...

Hi, Your Alice and her Cheshire Kittys are wonderful, just love your work it is so very orignal ! This is just grand.
Hope you have a very Happy Easter.
Hugs, ; )

♥ ♥

Lucy said...

So cute Pink :) I love all the sweet details you have on all of your paintings. I'm not one to work in pastels just yet--but the pan pastels look fun!

Michelle said...

Oh, My Gosh, what a beautiful Alice! You have inspired me to do a Wonderland piece as well. She's amazing!

Michelle :)

Mandala Michelle said...

Oh, pretty, pretty, pretty. I've loved everything you've posted on suzi's ning site so I finally got around to checkin' out your blog. Love it! I'll be sure to follow you!

ostrich girl said...

I love your Alice and I think your photo is great! I didn't realize you were scanning all those others.
I have lost eleven now ,I wanted to let you know how excited I am it feels like the oatmeal also helps reduce that bloated feeling you know?
So thankyou again!
My girlfriend Jenny also prefers wood .All those big panels you saw were wood!
I hope you check back as I am going to put my little "Allysin Wunderland and the Power of Suggestion" up on my blog in the next couple of days! I have to rely on my camera because of the sculpture factor! Talk soon
xoxo Sheri DeBow

ElegantSnobbery said...

SO CUTE! I love those kitties and of course Alice should have a basket of them!

Wood is my favorite surface to paint, though I don't paint all that often. But it does feel nice, the way the paint is so smooth as it goes on!


what a sweet Alice....just adorable :)

carylsrealm said...

I love this!

adrienne trafford said...

this is so wonderful - i love Alice!

Anonymous said...

So much art everyday! Your blog is a great find!