Posts Tagged ‘acrylic’

My neighbor Tonya requested a painting for her son’s bathroom. Tonya loves texture, which is right up my alley so I used layers of colors, plastic wrap texture and smears of subtle  watery hues. Let me tell you about the best part of creating this large painting. Braxton, her two year old precious son helped paint the shellcracker fish, oh the memories we made!  He enjoyed painting on the fish but he wasn’t much on putting the fish down on the canvas to make a print (I saw him one time take a sample taste test). Love my lil neighbor Braxton. 

The technique of printing comes from the  Japanese age old art called gyotaku.  

I think I will title this painting ” Braxton’s First Painting”

30×30 acrylic on canvas


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I painted this little rabbit as a Christmas gift for a friend to give to her lovely friend. When the recipient received her gift she titled it “Kringle Toes”.
What a pleasure it has been this Christmas to have the honor of creating paintings that have a special meaning for my clients and their friends and families.
"Kringle Toes"

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I wonder what brilliant names my friends will come up with for this little gray bunny? Remember to post your suggestion for a name for this bunny under the comments section on my blog. If I choose your suggestion you will win a Christmas print. Winners will be announced November 10th.
Thanks so much!


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I am loving all of the cute names my rabbit lovers are posting. Here’s the only black and white bunny I’ve painted for this Christmas season, can you help name it? All you have to do is post your suggestion for it’s name or title on my blog. If I pick your name you could win a Christmas print from me! Good luck!

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Hi friends, last year you helped me with angel quotes but this year I need you to help name my Christmas bunny rabbits. If I choose the name you post on my blog, you will win a Christmas print of your choice.
Artists often have trouble coming up with names or titles for their creations so I thought it would be fun to enlist your help.
All you have to do is submit one name for each bunny rabbit by leaving a comment on my blog. Winner will be announced November 10, 2013. Thanks so much, here is my first rabbit.


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Here is the second bunny in my Christmas bunny series. I thought you might enjoy a tutorial, Merry Christmas early!
Professional Winsor & Newton canvas board
Acrylic paint in these colors: Liquitex Titanium White, Brilliant Purple, Indo Orange Red, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Cobalt Turquoise Light, Ultramarine Blue
Step one- with watery paint outline basic bunny shape
Step two- start blocking in shadows, I did not use white at this time, instead I mixed some browns with a few of the darker colors plus yellow
Step three-paint background with pretty turquoise and white
Step four-continue painting brown tones then add some white in your mixture for highlights
Step five-add an oval/ circular wreath with dark mixtures of the yellow and blue
This Christmas bunny is not finished yet, I will be selling this bunny rabbit series in November at a local gift shop, Smellie Bloomers in Elizabethtown, NC.
I am accepting Christmas commissions at this time, if you would like for me to create a special Christmas painting for you please contact me within the next couple of weeks, only a limited number will be accepted this year.








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I am excited to introduce my newest painting you will find it a bit small, but you can wear this canvas. I’ve painted a mini owl on 2″x 4″ canvas.
Thanks to my good friend and jewelry designer Faye and to my hubby. Faye designed the necklace and my husband poured the acrylic protective coating. I am creating some mermaid wearable art as well. These would make unique Mother’s Day gifts.







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“Wooly Bully” started with a simple outline with thinned Golden Open acrylic.
I then added warm colorful shadows as a base coat.
Next I painted around the nose and eyes.
The liner brush helps add some pretty eyelashes and texture.
Wool on top of the sheep’s head was added with white paint- it shows up on the base coat I painted earlier.
Oh STOP! It just isn’t turning out like I planned! I really didn’t like my sheep’s face and nose so I waited
And waited
And waited
Finally, after more research, I grabbed a brush and my paint palette and gave “Wooly Bully” a face lift! Oh if I could paint my OWN face lift!!!
I wanted to show that even though some of you think that I make it look so easy to paint something beautiful, sometimes it just doesn’t work out, but I tried to make the best of it.
Hmmm….. Kind of like real life wouldn’t you agree?












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