Tuesday, September 19, 2017

30-in-30 Challenge: Day 19

So, back to my little canvases and hand lettering. I had enough time at lunch today to get this little canvas done.  I used Dick Blick Iridescent Rich Gold for the background. I mixed it with another color, but can't recall which gold color it was. I did the background at home and gave it several days to totally dry before taking it to work to complete. No glitter was used in the paint or on the background. The iridescent quality of the paint makes it sparkle naturally.

Tools Used:
3" x 3" canvas
Acrylic paint
Pigma archival ink
Glitter ink

Hope you are liking this collection!

..... and as always ..

....  KEEP ARTING!!!

Monday, September 18, 2017

30-in-30 Challenge - Day 18

So, I did something different for today. I went looking in my studio for lesson information I wanted to post on this blog and I found this piece along with other unfinished pieces. I have this bad habit of sometimes not finishing a painting or drawing I begin. This is one. I had actually done two of these pieces. One was done for a class I was teaching to show how to use the grid method as well as learning basic values . The second one I never finished.  This is the second one. I got inspired to complete the pear instead of doing one of my theme pictures for this challenge today. So, here it is.

This was done with graphite leads HB and 4B and a tortillion, plus two of my fingers. Lol!

Tools used:
Graphite leads HB and 4B
Lead holders
White Faber-Castell eraser
Kneaded eraser
Size: 9"x12"
Paper: Strathmore Bristol Vellum

Enjoy and as always,

....................... HAPPY ARTING!!!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

30-in-30 Challenge: Day 17

Well, it seems I did miss a couple of days in this challenge. I will try to do better for now on. Meanwhile, here is my day 17 painting.

This was painted with plush purple pearl acrylic paint for the background with some glitter brushed on over it. Everything is acrylic except for the black lines. The back strip across the kite is black sequin acrylic paint. The black lines are Pigma archival ink.  You can, of course, see the glitter much better in real life.

... and make sure you .....

........... KEEP ON ARTING!! 

Thursday, September 14, 2017

30-in-30 Challenge - Day 14

So, today is another day for simplicity.  The background is lemon chiffon pearl. No glitter at all this time, not even in the letters or decoration.

I had a hard time trying to figure out what little design might go with "peace".  I just came up with something super simple.

Tools used:
2.5" x 2.5" canvas
Acrylic paint
Pigma archival ink


And as always ..............


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

30-in-30 Challenge - Day 13

Here is my day 13 post of the 30-in-30 challenge.  Just a little praise and a little music. This time I used Interference Gold (fine) acrylic paint from Golden over the china blue. The colors are glitter inks.

Tools Used:
2.5" x 2.5" canvas
Acrylic paint
Pigma archival ink
Glitter inks

Now to finish the design of my painting for tomorrow..........