For the last year I've gotten into doing more sketches. So enjoyable . Here's a few from my sketchbook. Only the first one is from Sunday's visit to the St. Marks Refuge. The others are from my playtime. LOL !
I don't know why but I added that fence on the right side. Hmmmmmmm!
I've painted the tuxedo cat before and enjoy it every single time. It's for sale in my Etsy Shop as are many of my pieces. I painted just about every bit of this with my newest brush. Large and love it .
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
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