Monday, August 27, 2012


Well, I got all three done.

Are they OK, or are they terrible?  I can't decide.

The colors are fine, but I just don't know.  

Love 'em, like 'em, hate 'em?

Your opinion?

Monday, August 20, 2012

Just playin'

My buddy, Sue, bought a stack of these little mirrors, then didn't do much with them, so was going to give to Goodwill.

I generously volunteered to take them off her hands, and had fun today playing with one of them.

This is what I ended up with.  

Yes?  No?


Friday, August 10, 2012

A new challenge

A new client wanted an iris on his wife's guitar.  

My concern was getting enough "tooth" on the surface so the acrylic paint would stick.  I asked the guy at Lowe's and he said to use steel wool.  He said I didn't need to go all the way down to the bare wood, just lose the shine.

So I did that, then followed with a superfine sandpaper, just to make sure I could get a good stick.  I'd made a stencil of the outline, so that was the only area I sanded.  Put down a light coat of very thin white and let dry to make sure it wouldn't chip off easily. Also taped off the guitar so it wouldn't get any junk on it.

I think it turned out very well.  Hope he likes it.  

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Fast, fast, fast

A good friend of mine gave me permission to use a photo she'd taken for one of my watercolors.

I liked it so much I finished it in three days.  A lot of that has to do with it's size.  It's small, only 8 X 10, but I'm really happy with how it turned out.  

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

The finished product

It turned out!  Yay!  And it has been accepted for one of the fall shows at Vision Gallery:  "Things that go bump in the night".

I called it "There's something under my bed".  I know, pretty obvious, right?  

Now I need to find someone to take a decent photo for me. I try, but I just don't do photos well.