Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Paint Color Tags - Let's Get Organized

Got this idea from Diane Duda - an artist I just adore! - to make chips of all my paint colors. Years ago I inherited a bunch of craft paint. Some are so old they have price tags from stores that don't even exist anymore. So I know I won't always have these exact paints, but being able to lay out colors and think about the color scheme before starting a painting is proving VERY useful. And seriously, aren't they so pretty???

These masonite tags* were leftovers from an old project and my husband just cut them down a bit for me. They used to be 3"x3" square. They're now about 1.75" x 3".
This was my color scheme for one of my Glasses Girls. I didn't stick to it exactly, but it was a great jumping off point. (I went back and painted the sides of the tags later--they just looked too sloppy this way. And I wanted to be able to see from the top which color was which).

*A litte bit more about these tags. Years ago I made chalkboard tags from masonite squares my husband had cut for me. I sold them in groups of 3-5. An international company contacted me and wanted an order of 500 tags to tie to a CD they were about to launch. They said if all went well, they'd be ordering 500 more. So my husband decided to cut and drill all 1,000 at one time since the equipment was already set up, etc. Well, the second order ended up not happening. (I hope that doesn't mean the CD launch didn't go well...I don't really know). But I found myself with A LOT of little masonite tags. Throughout the years, I've made a bunch of things with them.

Below are some pics if you're interested. As you can see, I DO NOT let things go to waste and if there's something I can paint on, add paper to, and/or add ribbon to, I'll do it!


Saturday, November 11, 2017

All Three Glasses Girls Together

Which one is your favorite?
Here they are hanging in their new home.
And one last pic for a size reference. (My daughter would kill me if she knew I posted this. She was somewhat cooperative about posing for this size reference pic I took to send to a potential client, but she wouldn't love it on the blog...oh well, she'll never know...) :)

Newest Painting - Glasses Girl No. 3

She's the last in the series for my office. I'm enjoying these large format faces so much I'm sure I'll do more...after I finish some holiday gift paintings and some other commissions I'm working on. Stay tuned. I'm sure some girls like this will eventually make it into my ETSY shop.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Bullet Journal Pages 224-225

Not a whole lot going on here, but I kinda like that the letters on November on the right page look like they have turkey feathers on them.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Bullet Journal Pages 222-223

Two more weeks of delicious Fall colors! I may use colors other than brown, red, orange, and yellow in November...but I may not.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Newest Painting - Glasses Girl No. 2

This is the second painting in my Glasses Girls series. The first one is already hanging in the office where I work. Once I hang this one, I'll decide if a third will fit or if two is enough. Either way, once everything is hung, I'll take some pictures of the girls in their new home.

18"x22" acrylics and wood on canvas

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Newest Painting - Tall Pink Roses

This used to be a red sign with words on it that hung on a tiny wall in my bathroom. I made the sign years ago at a craft day with friends. But it was getting rather dated, so I peeled off the vinyl words, painted over the red with black gesso, and then did this painting on it. I was fully intending to hang it right back in my bathroom. But I liked the end result so much, I decided to hang this painting in my living room and now that little wall in the bathroom is bare...I need to do a different long, narrow bathroom painting to hang in there. :)

30" x 5.5" acrylic on wood


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