I painted my cousin’s dog, Amadeus, with a mixture of watercolors: Renesans watercolors (available in the US from on Etsy) and Xanadu Art Studio handmade watercolors. I think the colors I chose give the pup a bit of a mystical quality, and I love it. I will be building up my collection of completed pet portraits and using the digital image to make greeting card collections. Stay tuned for more!
I’ll also be updating my Etsy shop soon to include the chaos Irises that I painted a little while ago. So be sure to favorite my shop so you can keep up with art for sale!
It’s March and there have been further developments with journal making. I have started making “junk journals” or altered book journals that are filled with an assortment of papers. It’s so much fun to tea stain (preferably with hibiscus leaves to give a beautiful pink and purple hue) and dye the pages with bombay india inks.
I approached a local shop owner who was looking for local artisans and I approached her about my journals. She loved them and now you can find several on the shelves of her shop. I delivered 13 journals and 4 have sold at the time of this blog post.
I’ve also made some Little Golden Book junk journals that I think are sweet and I started an Etsy shop today! Hopefully, others will find the journals inspiring. I have some miniature Little Golden Books that I think would be so cute as memory keeping books – they are the perfect size to paste photos in from special events. I’m in the process of making a few of those to list in the shop too.
I’ve also been painting with watercolors, acrylics, soft pastels, and gelli plate. So much fun. I painted watercolor portraits of my sister in law’s two pups for her Christmas gifts and she loved them. I was pleased to see that she has already hung them on her walls 🙂
I think I will be doing some paintings of our pups (and maybe some random cute animals off of a copyright-free website) to practice my animal portraiture. I would love to be able to take commissions for pet portraits, especially given how well the portraits I painted were received.
Stay tuned to lots more activity!