Posts Tagged ‘drawing’

I sold a painting, another one, was so thrilled. Certainly helps with the bills. Just finished this little pastel, had to take another photo as realised the poor cats ears weren’t finished in the first photo, but by that time it was heading towards night fall so is pretty dark. So popped them both on. Am two thirds of the way through a peacock, hopefully will get to finish it tomorrow, and will pop it on. Later tonight am going to have a look at some more art sites on here. Some are really special. Will get some names of some and put them on here for reference for people who want to have a look also.


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Have popped a few more photos of some more art, a couple of older ones and couple that have just been done recently.  Some of these I have on 

http://artbyjude.etsy.com   Some other ones on ebay.  Was going to put them on last night, and got carried away with playing with oil paints. Love it, the brilliant colours it gives, but hate when I haven’t cleaned the brush properly and it goes muddy. Have to get some more rags and some turps.

If you wish to purchase any art please let me know. I take payments by paypal.

Nice  suprise today I sold the painting of the Barossa, whoohoo.

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Well finally got back to my blog.

I’ve just been in the kitchen trying to clean a saucepan, from last nights vegies, tried last night but then decided would leave it soak awhile. I burnt the vegies, ahhhh, put them on, got stuck into some art and nearly set the fire alarm off.  Have to buy a timer VERY soon I think.

I didn’t do any art for a long time, but have been back into it the last few weeks. Tonight I am going to try some oil painting, something have never been much good at before, but must admit only tried it twice, thought they were so disastrous I never tried again.  I must say I love the feel of oils and playing around with it.

I sold a couple of paintings, was such a thrilling moment. I also joined etsy and have put some on there for sale. Though am not even getting many views yet let alone sales.  Takes time to grow apparently. Later tonight will pop a couple more paintings I have only recently done on here.  I’ve been into the pastels a bit lately and am running out of paper, so hope to sell another painting soon, fingers crossed. I really understand where they got the saying “starving artists” from.  We much prefer to buy supplies.  (No, not really starving, guess I like my food too much).

Don’t know what its like in your neck of the woods, but the last few days have been cold, especially the nights. My heater gave up a week ago, so have put the oven on for awhile to add some warmth. Brrrr. Now if only I can get the dog away from it, he loves hogging all the heater when its on to.

Now  I’m going to have some unburnt (I hope) tea, and hopefully start on a masterpiece, haha.

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Was all excited yesterday about the oncoming arrival of a new battery for my mobile camera phone.  It arrived promptly and when my brother bought it in couldn’t wait to get it out the envelope to put in the phone. Had been waiting on it so I could put a few things on the blog.  Some of my past charcoal, pastel and acrylic works.  Wasn’t to be, the battery they had sent didn’t fit it. Disappointment wasn’t the word.  Was going to learn last night how to take photos of  them then email them to the site.  Well, know how to take the photos, but not the emailing thing by phone.  Ah well, another impatient wait.

Filled a few hours last night looking through the different art blogs on wordpress, some sketching, pastel, coloured pencil art, and oils and acrylics that people had put on.  Drank too many coffees to go with it, but enjoyed it all the same.  My brothers little granddaughter is 5 years old, and I want to put some of the things she draws on also. Her teacher has commented on her ability to draw and colour, and I myself can’t believe the amount of talent that a little 5yo can have.  She is a natural, and is happiest sitting on the floor with pencils, crayons and paper, and will draw for hours if you let her, and if enough paper also. She loves pinching my printing paper.  I really think she will go a long way with it if she keeps to it. Her mother is very talented also, and could sell her work if she wanted to, as it is very unique, her own style, which is very important with art.

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Couple of sites I love to look at are Creative Spotlight and Robert Davies www.how-to-paint-and-draw.com  But so many others to check out also. My particular love is pastels, after seeing what people can do with them I find it incredibly beautiful.  Gentle art.  My way of looking at it anyway.

I also love most crafts, so have a few more sites to look at on that.  If you have any blogs on either,  would love if you leave your sites on here so can have a look. Thanks.

Today we have an absolutely beautiful day here, weather wise, must have maybe spurred me on to looking at my art supplies again. Not that have lots of them at moment, but will slowly get it together again, hope.  Have a nice day, and Happy Mothers Day to all the Mums out there.

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