Wednesday, September 18, 2013

My Doodle fun characters are back!


Freckles
These lovely characters are all done in watercolor on watercolor arches paper 5.5 x 7.5
All On etsy!


Tibby


Ayala


Sally


Bridgit

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

New Class!




























Itsy Bitsy art workshop

Name of new class oodle doodle art has been changed to Itsy bitsy art!
Class is 45.00
Tomorrow evening!

About the class - In this new work shop I will be showing you how to draw a small character using first Carbon papel on watercolor paper. The technique allows strong outline foundation. The purpose of using carbon papel, gives character sharp contrast, a contour drawing field to it. Focus on the outlined of the character. Us e your pencil to also draw in thick and thin lines - more on Video 3
Video 1 - I want you to do not two but 8 mini series of 3 x 4 in this method. Draw your own characters on watercolor paper the first week. Follow the video!
In free motion, draw in your character using graphite pencil on Papel Carbon directly on your watercolor paper then you will spray fixative to protect your piece from smudges. Now begin by adding pastel to your back drop then once you are done use watercolor and acrylic. You can add these to wood blocks or little tiny frames.
It is very exciting and fun to simply doodle your characters in a freestyle grooving way.  

Video 2 – I want you to do three pieces on watercolor paper sizes 5 x 7 not 5.5 x 7.5 dismiss what was said on video 2 about size. You will first paint your backdrop designing your three pieces in Oil pastel, crayons and watercolor. About the Technique – it brings out lovely effects and patterns. The oil pastels and crayons - resist the watercolor paint filling in the backdrop beautifully. Once you are done draw in your characters.

Video 3 – More about contour drawing. You will use three 5 x 7 pieces looking at an object, a cat, a flower and child. You will do a contour outline without looking. Practice on bigger paper for a week. This will make your pieces interesting and strong in thick dark lines and light lines. When you look at an object you will see thick and thin lines and what that means it allows you to focus where the light and dark is coming from, sharp thick lines means shadow and thin lines means light.
 You will not lift up your pencil while you are drawing. Continue to draw your subject without looking at your paper. It will be difficult but the purpose to this is to allow your eyes to move along the paper. Practice and you will see the effectiveness and results to this wonderful observation.

Video 4 – On video 4 – We will be using three watercolor paper 5 x 7 applying texture pastel, oil pastel, crayons, acrylic and watercolor. The technique is to use these mediums to amplify your pieces composition and arrangement of beautiful colors and patterns. Your pieces will be about women portraits symbolizing beauty and nature.

Supplies:
Texture paste
Watercolor paper
Oil pastels
Crayons
Carbon paper
Graphite pencil
Watercolor
Acrylic
Gesso
Fixative

Monday, September 16, 2013

Enjoy your Monday!


Piece called 
Sea and the journey

I want to show you a piece I created, well there are two but for now there is just one. I'm working on the other piece. Done in mix media acrylic, oil pastels, watercolor, texture paste and acrylic clear varnish on Deep cradle
 6 x 6 canvas will be on sale.




Saturday, September 14, 2013

The little girl inside me


listening to Calming meditation music, incense and painting

Everything I create is based on the innocence and beauty of children, friendship and the bonding between them and the little gestures that makes them special. 

That little girl inside me inspires me to stay true to what is really important even when the adult part of myself says leave her in the dark, you don't need her, you are all grown up. But I stick by her every minute she keep my fire burning. She is the one who keeps me strong and on my toes even when I feel like giving up sometimes. I rise above it and listen to her.

An important note - The photo below this message - When we grow up sometimes the world makes us rigid, makes us feel that type of friendship doesn't exist and it does. But fear gets in the way, our past experiences gets in the way also. A lot of children grow up in dysfunctional families where kids get confused angry sad unloved. Emotionally their feelings get all messed up and they have to pay the price from parents who don't take the time to take care of themselves emotionally. Some get medicated because some parents don't know what to do with them. And some kids end up doing horrible things. It's sad really! And yes we live in a world where we need to protect our selves. But there is always room always for kindness, for beauty. love and unity keeps us alive and well. Speak loud and don't worry what other's might think of you because at the end it doesn't matter, you matter 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Welcome to my other new store -


This piece is called A transparent Conversation

Hello
I have another shop to welcome you to.
All my lovely Abstract pieces will be posted at 

Bigcartel
I always wanted to open a shop there and I did and I love it! Simple and beautiful.
I wanted to keep my abstract pieces separated from my characters I do. 

Enjoy!


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Feeling transparent with each layer of color you'll find my beating heart, happy!


Weightless

5.5 x 7.5 done in pastel, watercolor, acrylic mix media on multimedia cold press paper. 

Being transparent feels weightless. To be clear light and absolutely vibrant feels wonderful!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

An abstract sweet stroll


Harmony
Having fun taking the journey through shapes, splashes, swirls, twirls , spills , bubble strokes and cotton candy sweet color trails. 
Abstract piece done in oil pastel, crayons, watercolor on multimedia cold press watercolor paper 7.5 x 5.5 will be on Etsy!



Angels beside me
Abstract piece done in oil pastel, crayons, watercolor on cold press watercolor arches paper 7.5 x 11


A 7.5 x 5.5 Breaking through 
Abstract piece done in oil pastel, crayons, watercolor on multimedia cold press watercolor paper

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Your inner beauty and loving it all!


Acrylic graphite pencil on heavy arches paper 7 x 4
Love your inner beauty series 

Your inner beauty never grows old, I must always remember that even on my sad days. It will be with you till the day you die. Enjoy growing older with grace. I accepted, that getting older, is a blessing because of all the wisdom that keeps me standing today and all things I'm still learning about myself. These beautiful pieces will be on Etsy today.