Sunday, August 30, 2009

Next batch of bookmarks

The main reason for painting my bookmarks was an outdoor show (Art in the Park). That was held yesterday. No sales of paintings, but some of the bookmarks, cards and reproductions sold. But it's not too early to start thinking of Christmas craft shows, so I painted a few more bookmarks while at the show yesterday (sitting in the cold). Here they are (most already in plastic bags).

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Last nights bookmarks

I managed to get six done yesterday. I decided that I might as well do a couple of bookmarks the same while I am painting to save time.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Today's bookmarks are mostly about cats.

Everyone who has seen my bookmarks in real life, have so far liked the realistic cats the best. So, I am doing some more of them. They take longer than anything else of course. :)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Today's bookmarks

I painted another five and then played with some liquid gold leaf to do a couple more as abstracts.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Another late night of bookmarks

My visitors left today so I managed to get today's lot done but to late to get a photo in natural light. The top one is of a polar bear swimming underwater. I might add some bubbles to make it clearer when it is completely dry.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Late but I got today's done

We have family visiting from out of town so I just got todays bookmarks done. The photo isn't the best with the light at this time of day.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Seven more bookmarks

While sitting at our art club's open studio today, I was able to paint seven more bookmarks.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

today's bookmarks

Today was all about cat's eyes. I got four more done.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Latest bookmarks

I managed to paint 6 more today. I won't have time to paint tomorrow because I have to work but I'll get more done on the weekend. Most of my ideas are either out of my head or from my own photos but some are from photos donated by artists from all over the world on the online artist's community Wet Canvas (

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Today's bookmarks

Here are the five that I painted today. There might be some glare on two of them because they were already sealed in their bags when I remembered to take the photo. The eyes in the center are from a photo of my Himalayan cat that I had.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


At the end of Aug I will have a tent at a local fine arts and crafts outdoor show. To prepare for it I have been painting bookmarks. I hope to have about 100 ready for sale by then so it means painting about 5 a day. I am finding that I'm enjoying doing them but I have to learn to make them simpler. Spending half an hour to an hour on each one is not going to be economically smart. :) These are the ones I have completed so far.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Nude Male finished

I'm finally finished this one. Now I just have to decide on a title. I'll mat it and frame it later tonight.

Nude step 8

This morning I continued with adding more glazes of colour and darkening the values some more. I also added more dark to the whole background. Now my signature isn't as stark white. I only have a couple more hours to do on this and it will be done.

nude step 7

I did this step last night but had to wait until this morning to get a good photo. It still seems redder than in real life.

I continued adding colour and darkening values all over the painting. I also took the masking fluid off my signature. I knew it was going to be too dark to sign when I started it so I wrote my signature in masking fluid. That kept it white and now when I finish the background it will blend in more.