Sunday, October 24, 2010

New ACEO and a Witch WIP


hi everyone, I've been busy creating lots of ACEOs. After doing my whimsical owls, I felt like drawing one of my girls, and stuck some kittens in there as well.  It seems like I have done so many of these miniature paintings, that my larger work has suffered. It's been probably months since I painted an actual canvas. I think about it, then I postpone doing it, waiting for the perfect time. I guess since these ACEOs are only the size of a playing card, they are easier to find time to do.

However enough is enough. Today I made myself get out a canvas and start a witch painting that I said I would do. Drawing the girl is no problem so far. It's deciding what to do with the background that always gets me. That was my problem with my older paintings, I just didn't know what to do. So, I will keep it simple this time. I am adding rust colors in the background for now, and see what happens. I can't believe a simple painting is causing me such stress, lol!

You would think with all the mixed media workshops I have done, this would finally get easy, but that's not the case.
I hear thunder in the distance, so I'm heading out to the grocery store and pick up some ju jubes. Maybe when I come back, I can be more clear about what to do next....
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ps- for those of you wondering how Henry the rescue cat is from last week's blog, he is still hanging in there. He was able to eat himself for the first time, and they will be taking more blood work to see if he is getting better.

15 comments:

Marlene said...

Hi Pink, love your girl with the kittens, they are so cute. The witch is coming along nicely also.

EVA said...

Love the girl with the kittens Pink! What lovely fun! Your witch is coming along beautifully! I love the earth times!

Pam of Always Artistic said...

Love your girls with Kittens in their hair, saw another on your ebay! Hey I think you need to blog your ebay auctions sometimes, I bet a lot of people have no idea you have them on ebay too!

Beautiful witch!

So glad to hear Henry is still hanging on!

Cameron said...

The little girl with the kittens is adorable. Good for you making yourself get out a canvas....I think the barrier we create in our minds becomes greater than any physical obstacle! I think that little witch is turning out quite nice, indeed!

Still holding out hope for Henry :)

NatashaMay said...

Love those cats in her hair. :)) Witch is looking cute as well.

readingsully2 said...

Love your girls too. I always love your work. :)

Rosemary said...

Pink as usual love your whimsy. Witchy is my fav.

Lee said...

Cute! and Witchy is looking good, too! Thanks for the Henry update.
I like the kitties hanging on...reminds me of my one go with 2 tuxedos...they climbed up my jeans and sat on my shoulders while I did dishes. Clamped on tight...tiny little claw scars :D

Kathleen said...

Oh, what a cute girl with the kitties!!! Amazing about Henry - praying he gets better and has a good inside home!

Heather said...

I love the witch and the rust colors. I enlarged it and her eyes look like a beautiful shade of turquoise....oooh, she's lovely. so of the "season". I adore the cat lady, too....glad henry is eating! xo

Poetic Artist said...

I really like the girl with the kittens..
It all will come together and it will be perfect.

Fair Rosamund said...

Such a sweet aceo! :) The witch is beautiful too! I know how you feel about backgrounds, they are the most difficult part for me. I am loving how the rust colors are looking :) So glad to hear that Henry is still hanging in there. ~Lauren

Sandy Michelle said...

Hey Betty! I am a fan of the rust colors too. Happy Halloween! It's the perfect excuse to wear a pink wing ;)

Sandy xox

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Your new girl is SO adorable! And your witch painting is coming along rather nicely. Can't wait to see it finished. I'm so glad to hear Henry is hanging in there - I hope he recovers completely. Theresa

MagicMarkingsArt said...

I hear you on troubles getting to paint large canvas'. It's been over a year since I've been patient enough to paint a large scale painting. Oh well, at least we're still busy creating. Love your cute witches.