Friday, October 24, 2014

Orchids

 Photograph of the purple orchids
Easy decision to draw them.
Of course, I had to add the Yellow Cottage.
Yes, I used my new stencils "J" because I claim it.
I used Pentel Pencil, Pan Pastel, and Prismacolor pencils.
 
I thank Eva and Kristin for this great Paint Party Friday opportunity for artists to show they talents, art supplies and lessons for us to learn more new avenues to explore. Be sure to visit all the artists.
Today is my Birthday (Friday) what a neat way to celebrate.
Blessings,
Janet
“Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.”Pablo Picasso

Friday, October 17, 2014

Art Supplies and Fashion designing hats, bags and 1 pair of shoes.

 4 sizes of lettering and masking tape with girls faces on it.
Who knew Office Depot had art supplies!
3 Gals. . . I used 3 faces from the tape.
Under that I drew their hats and bags. Middle hat has flowers and a bird. I used Prismacolor pencil. Only the middle gal decided on a pair of shoes too.

The polka dot book is a date book for 2015 and the Index cards will be used for recipes. I need to get a new box though, the two I have are crammed full of recipes.

Designing bags and hats is a fun thing to do.

Don't forget to see the other artists at Paint Party Friday. Some have videos but all are creative featuring different types of art.
Blessings,
Janet
“I don't paint dreams or nightmares, I paint my own reality.”Frida Kahlo


Friday, October 10, 2014

Mel


Sketch of my late husband, Mel.  He passed in 2001.  

Thank you Kristin and Eva for Paint Party Friday.  Always a fun and interesting variety of creative artists.  Please visit the other artists.
Blessings,
Janet

“Painting is the silence of thought and the music of sight.” Orhan Pamuk,

Friday, October 3, 2014

Sketch 14 x 17 Doggie in doghouse.

This is Lady. She lived in her own doghouse just outside the house in the country. She had straw for the winter.  This is my sketch of her under a tree.

I used Charcoal pencil.

Thank you Kristin and Eva for a wonderful place (Paint Party Friday) for us to show our work and receive feedback. I appreciate everyone who visits and leaves a comment. Thank you.

Please visit the other artists and let them know you appreciate their creativity. A lot of them have video's and/or photography with instructions. A good way to learn.

Blessings,
Janet

I am not weird. I am a limited edition.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Ms. Witch and her cat posing on her broom for a picture

 As I was walking around the neighborhoods today, I saw that someone had put up their Halloween decorations.  So, that brought me to thinking. . .I love all the Halloween decor . . .I need to draw a picture. . . . And here she is.
Her night sky isn't light enough that you can't see the stars.  She decided to hold steady so we could catch  a good picture of her and Ms. Kitty.

I used graphite, Prismacolor pencil, pitt pen, acrylics and watercolor pencil.

Thank you Eva and Kristin for throwing a great party for creative artists to participate with each other. Paint Party Friday is the best.
Blessings,
Janet
“I dream my painting and I paint my dream.” ― Vincent van Gogh

Friday, September 19, 2014

New Journal page

We were asked to use real feathers or to draw them.  I had found 2 bird feathers and decided to draw my (still looking for) Yellow Cottage.  It will be at the end of my rainbow.  My love of birds is shown with the feathers.  All in all my pastel painting is my dream.

Thank you Kristin and Eva for a great artists party every week. Paint Party Friday artists are creative, teach, show videos of their work.  Check them out.

Blessings,
Janet
Leonardo da Vinci — 'Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.'

Friday, September 12, 2014

Farm sketch and Doodles plus Crochet and young Dove.

 The house has a turret because my daughter keeps saying she wants a castle.  I sketched it all and then used soft pastels to make it colorful.

The Doodles were sketched while the TV was on.

Thank you Kristin and Eva for the wonderful Paint Party Friday each week. So many creative artists share their work, art supplies and their knowledge.  We all learn from each other in a creative environment.

I've also been crocheting huge flowers. I will use them as decor, either for pillows, clothes or put them together as a scarf, valance. . . 
Christmas
 all occasions
 Halloween

When I arrived home, look what I found under the hedge.
Just a little one. .  .  very skittish.

Blessings,
Janet
Value your mistakes as a lesson.  If you’re not making mistakes, you’re not trying hard enough.