Beautiful berry red beads surrounded by steel wire that has been polished to a lovely shine. I love these oh so simple earrings. I will be wearing them to the Christmas parade on Sunday... they match my Santa hat just perfectly.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
The above necklace I made using a gorgeous teardrop shaped crystal from a chandelier that I found in my favorite second hand shop. It had many of these beauties dangling from it as well as some small ones that I use to make earrings. It's hanging from a strand of creamy pearls that I wrapped with steel wire. I wear this piece of jewelry all the time and I'm thinking it will look lovely against something red during Christmas.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Before painting this house using ivory black watercolor, I created layers of color and texture using gesso, paint and tape. As well, I used splatters of alcohol and paint and I scratched into the paper with a blade.
I cropped the painting to create a better composition and to cover up the part I didn't like. :)
This painting, and others by six local artists, can be viewed at Coffee Matters on Water Street until the 20th of November.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
This is an image of a self portrait I did a few years ago. I have no idea what is up with the left ear. It looks like I didn't bother finishing it.
I've been very busy with jewelry and art making. I'm happy to say that my jewelry is selling very well. Also, me and five other artists are having our paintings displayed in a local coffee shop from the 17th to the 21st of November with a reception on the 16th so I created new pieces for that. It's all so exciting! Over the next few days I will post some images of my new work.
This year I'm determined to to finish a painting for our Christmas card. I say I'm going to do this every year but I never do. I have the drawing completed and next I will stretch the watercolor paper. The rest should be easy. I'm going to do a snowy winter scene with one of my favorite houses.