hi everyone. You know I have done probably hundreds of owl ACEOs, and realized that I have never put them on anything larger than a baseball card...so here is my first painting. I wanted to really loosen up on this, and just play. I wanted to use pretty colors that drew me, and forget about realism. Folk art is one of my favorite types of art, yet it can be tricky to do (for me at least...I tend to try and control my paintings). What fun this was! I can't wait to do another one.
Now I would have had more art to show you, but I got sidetracked by Pinterest, lol! Wow, that is a wonderful tool! It's like an online bulletin board for all the good stuff you find online. I had to join Twitter though, in order to get access. I'm slowly being dragged into the social media world :-)
Last weekend was a complete disaster art wise, so rather than fighting it, I sat down and sketched a red riding hood character. One of my favorite things to do is faces, so this was very relaxing. Mind you it is a rough sketch, and I experimented with watercolor crayons on the face, as well as pencil marks. It was fun to just paint without needing it to be perfect. It's a great way to try out new things, as some of you have commented.
Well, back to work for me -if I can drag myself away from my computer
thanks for reading!