Monday, July 26, 2010

What have we been doing in the studio....not much just trying to stay cool and beat the dog has the perfect spot right in front of the a/c. I set up a hammock in the backyard in the shade and even that has become to hot, with humidity in the high 80s all you can do is sip some iced tea and look at magazines and dream of Christmas and Halloween ideas. Here is a cute little note I thought I would share from a old school primer, old ways are always better.

~Something New~
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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

I have been working on some little painted miniatures, they are perfect size for a doll house or they would look lovely on a ribbon worn as a necklace. The size of painting is 1 inch oval and comes with the gold leafed frame and black satin bow, signed and dated on back. Each little painting comes in a lovely gilded keepsake box. This one is called Wood Thrush. The book I am reading is a old school book called Primary Language Lessons by Emma Serl dated 1911. I use this book with my daugther as an enrichment workbook, I like the way this book uses reproductions of prominent paintings as a learning tool, Miss Searl teaches children in observation and discussion, it helps train children in art appreciation.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Working on a few new sketches....inspired by nature, childhood and fairylands.

Tea Time Peacock

drawing done on ivory watercolor paper with sepia pigment inks.
I will have these works available as mini 4 by 6 inch prints in my shop.

Siamese Princess

Watercolor with pen and ink

Puppet Girl

Pencil Drawing