Creating a tabby cat pet portrait with colored pencils and paint details.
For some strange reason, I have a ‘thing’ for scrolls. I should say, I have a thing for painting scrolls. It’s not that my house is full of scrolly decor. At least, I don’t think so. I might have to look around now and doublecheck that. Before I’d even painted the first coat of white […]
I haven’t painted a ‘regular’ painting in quite a while. I mean, I’ve been painting dogs and craft stuff, but there are a lot of blank walls in my house and I decided I need to paint something just for me. Usually I post all of the step-by-step photos after I’ve finished a painting and […]
This week, and probably part of next, I’m focusing on Mother’s Day projects. The fact that I’m also in the midst of the series, How To Paint Simple Spring Flowers, and flowers go so nicely with Mother’s Day is just a happy little coincidence. Hey, I’ll take any reason for a happy coincidence. Last week […]
For many people ‘summer’ means the beach. Sand, water, seashells. But not for me. Summer, to me, means the mountains, where I spent every childhood summer. The mountains – pine trees, pinecones, crystal blue lakes, and wildflowers. I’m trying to get Mom to our cabin as much as possible this year. I’ve made it my […]
Seriously. Would you . . . let a four year old ‘decorate’ the walls in his room? Call me crazy (go ahead. you won’t be the first.) but that’s exactly what I did this weekend. If you read this entire post, I just might convince you to step over to the Crazy Side too. First […]
Hi! How are you? Good, I hope. Today I’m gonna share a couple of ways to paint holly. One, pictured above, looks all artsy and complicated – but it’s not. Just a few colors of paint that are layered on top of each other. Then there’s this holly leaf. Like the leaves I painted on […]
A really, really simple dragonfly. I’m working on a better dragonfly that I’ll share with you soon. Today I just needed some photos to go along with this sweet little bit of prose. A Garden To Plant -anonymous First, plant five rows of peas – preparedness, promptness, perseverance, politeness and prayer. Next, three rows of […]