Monday, April 2, 2012

Recent art

I made these a month or so ago, they're called She Art Girls, inspired by Christy Tomlinson, over at Scarlet Lime. Of course, I gave them away, so now they live in Raleigh, North Carolina.

These are from an online class i'm taking from Junelle Jacobson, sketching and painting and mixed media and all sorts of fun stuff.

These were all done on gessoed book paper (it's not a sketch book, but an upcycled hard back book that i gessoed pages together to make sturdier and give a surface to paint upon). Paints were neocolor II water color water soluble wax pastels. How can wax be water soluble? beats me, but they work.

This was inspired by a piece of Graphic 45 artwork.

You can kind of see the book text showing thru on the background of this one. Fat free!

And the fish again, who also was given away... He is also painted with Neocolors and water colors on Acrylic paper, basically water color paper wanabee. I think i gessoed it first.

Spring bugs and birds, mid March 2012

Spring is early here in Iowa. This was a couple of weeks ago. We have a woody, leafy, soggy spot on the edge of our property and it never fails we can find worms and lady bugs there. LAD and I scattered a few leaves and sent this flock of fliers into a flurry. They were going everywhere. They aren't the fat round ones, but a longer type, but bugs none-the-less!

Shot with the Panasonic DMC-ZS8.

How do worms live in dirt, yet look so clean?

Little person reflection.


These taken with Nikon D 90, Sigma 18-200 lens

Tiny guy scurrying across the patio.

We had a pair of these come thru, not sure if they're still around or not.

She/he? was out snacking on lunch in the front yard.

I cannot believe i got these shots. Love the shape of the wings.

Nah nah na na na nah. They build a nest in the bushes in our front yard...I'll have to dig around and see if i can find where she puts it this year.