Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
I'm on a roll here. Like the last one, this is an 8x10 watercolor and ink with metallic acrylic accents. I was experimenting with watercolor washes. I used some salt to give a crystallized effect in the sky but I didn't like it so mostly painted over it.
Friday, June 18, 2010
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Another new painting! I'm doing a group of spring themed paintings right now. I was inspired by two things, I got a new bed comforter that has pink roses and light green leaves on it, and also there's pink roses blooming right outside my studio windows!
Tuesday, June 08, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
New painting! This is 8x10 inches, watercolor and ink on watercolor paper.
For Sale in Abstract Floral and Cat Art by Melsky
I'm pretty busy at work but finding a small amount of time to paint. I'm going to take some time off this weekend, maybe take a 4 day weekend.
Sunday, March 07, 2010
Friday, March 05, 2010
New painting! This is acrylic and digital. I painted with acrylic on paper, scanned it, and then added highlights and changed the background.
I think I will try doing this more often. I want to try the technique with watercolors too.
I have a very nice Wacom tablet - where you can use a pen to draw in paint programs on the computer. I tried doing some paintings just on the computer but I found it very hard and they didn't look so good! But I am finding I enjoy modifying paintings I do offline.
When I paint with acrylics, the black I use to outline comes out with reflections on it when I scan it. I actually went through this one and colored all lines flat black. I deepened the colors and changed the background color to orange instead of yellow. I also added highlights. I'll have to put the original up for comparison.
I like painting with watercolors, mostly because they fit in with my busy schedule! That is, it's easy to start and stop watercolors, you don't need to worry about the paint drying on the brush and you only need a watercolor palette, water and brushes. Also, it's not that big of a deal if you get paint on your skin or clothes, it washes out.
I don't like the washed out colors though! But if I do watercolors and modify them I can get whatever colors I want.
Friday, February 26, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
I'm painting again!
I'm going to re-activate this blog. For the last 15 months I have been employed in real estate as a rental agent. Where I am really, really, really busy! I've also become a contractor. I have two painting jobs right now! But they are painting walls, and I'm not doing the painting.
I also get paid to take photos of properties, write descriptions of them, and put the data onto our web page. I do enjoy that.
It's been hard to do paintings. A lot of the time when I come home I am tired and stressed out.
However I am determined to start painting again.
This is my most recent painting.
Soon I will start selling them again too.