Must be 2 years that I've wanted to try torn paper collage. So, finally did .. I've got the idea of it, but now need to work on my composition, and other elements of it. I chose this subject mostly because I've seen Derek Gores work and was inspired by it .. I'll try it again, with other subjects ..
While everyone is waiting on hurricane Mathew, I've been painting. It doesn't look like our area will be affected.
These are some that will be put into my Etsy shop. It's been doing pretty good. I've sold a good number of small works, and have no complaints.. There are over 50 paintings in there, and I find the more the better your chances are of selling.
Paintings of unknown people don't sell but put it in here anyway... ...
Fun Stuff... Whenever I sell through my Etsy shop I always include a bookmark.
By the same token , whenever I buy through Etsy I've received extras with my purchase.
I don't know anywhere else that happens. Does Amazon send you anything? Nope.
I'll take a small sheet of watercolor paper, and can do 8 or 10 at one time.. It's relaxing and
yeah, fun stuff.
Have just done a few sunflowers.. Been putting the paint to paper and it's coming back to me.. Starting to feel inspired and to do what I love to do the most.. Happy 4th to everyone in blogland.. Barbra Joan
Haven't done a whole lot of painting lately, but I AM doing some. I couldn't not paint this lady.. no one I know, but she had some interesting features. I also used artistic license to do my own thing..
Sometimes we paint something just because we want to see if we can... so that's what happened here. It's watercolor, and it was fun... HMMMM ! did I say that? Flower painters CAN paint motorcycles.. YES!!!
Yes she was a very loved, very happy little girl. But little girls grow up, life happens and things change. We make choices. Some were good, some were not. Some things are out of our hands, not asked for but given to us. I'm not able to post just yet, but have had so many emails and some comments on my blogs wondering where I am. I just wanted to thank you all for that, and know I appreciate it so very much. Well I'm still looking for myself. We all go through trials in this life. Think about this. The times we are sad never last, the times we are happy never last. Everything moves constantly in waves..I've not stopped swimming yet.
I did fine with the skin cancer on my face, gone, and healed. Just another wave. See you all soon. Soon as I start painting again, I'll be here. Barbra Joan
Somehow I got into this sketching craze. And I can't stop. I've ordered two online courses .. it all has to do with Urban Sketching . I had no idea this was all going on behind my back! I've not done a lot of 'sketching', and it's nothing like painting a watercolor painting. I'm very traditional in my watercolors. Now here I am with pen? ink? watercolor? Yes, and I'm liking it a lot . These are some of the practice sketches from the class.
Doors and Windows...Windows and Doors.
Oh, and people too. ! well they're supposed to be people. This was done on a scrap of paper and lying nearby, so I'm sharing it .
You get the idea... Maybe? and then a bit more serious painting. It's a Jade plant.
From Christmas cards to Pink Flamingos... this is one I'm offering on Etsy so decided to post it here for you bloggers that don't get over there. You can by clicking on the sidebar that says Etsy. Right about now I need a pink bird in my life. lol ! Nothing says Florida like a flamingo...
This is the painting of Cape Ann .. My former blog I'd posted a sketch of it and decided to paint an 11x14" on Arches CP . I've been on the pen/ink with w/c washes lately and haven't done any what I call 'real painting' ... Putting it into my Etsy shop. BJ
I'm an artist painting my way through this journey called life.. Watercolor and pencil are my main mediums and I'm honored to have won awards for my work in both.
The destination is not so important as the daily trek in trying to get there.
My website www.barbrajoan.com