Monday, July 27, 2009

NEW TECNIQUES

I tried a couple of new things with these latest paintings. On the "Boo to You" one I painted the whole canvas a chocolate brown and let it dry before adding other colors. It almost looks like chalk on a chalk board, what do you think?












In the second painting, Mommy is having a party and kitty is NOT invited--is that fair?? I used some India ink to emphasize the details on this one.


















I was going through my stuff and found some jewelry supplies I had purchased last year and forgotten about. I spent the afternoon making a few pieces using mini prints of some of my paintings. I will be listing all of these items on Ebay tonight.


















The last photo is one I shot of the little "get away in the tree tops" that my daughters built this week with the help of their little brother who is quite handy with the power tools. Yes, my girls are 19 and 21 but they enjoyed this little project and sit up there to watch birds, read, sketch or whatever. Its kind of fun to see them recall their childish spirits again! And yes, Mom, it is really high up there~

14 comments:

Pease Porridge said...

Man, you are one busy woman! I love your new ones and the ghosty necklace. The kitty by the shrimp, so cute. I can't believe your kids are up in the trees! Well, I guess I can.

BeadedTail said...

Love your new painting techniques! Your jewelry is beautiful too! It's wonderful that your kids still have the summer time spirit at any age by building a tree top getaway!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Love your paintings..and I love the tree house..:)

MyBlueHeaven said...

Oh my gosh, tell them to please be careful. Love the new paintings and the jewelry

Denise said...

Your necklaces and earrings are so cute! I just love the cats :) And what a great getaway! Talented girls as well!

Tina said...

Gorgeous everything! The jewelry is adorable and i'm sure it won't last long. The little getaway for your kids is so sweet.
Loved this post
T

Stacey said...

Sweet paintings! I love what you did with the old jewelry too, how adorable! :)

The treehouse is soo sweet! My brother and the neighbor kids and I used to make "forts" all over through the woods out of tree branches and such. Fun memories! Reminds me, I should take the time to build a "fort" with my little girl one of these days :) Have a great day! ~Stacey

Micki said...

Love the new paintings.

How i'm glad I don't have tall trees that my kids can climb in lol i'd be a nervous wreck ;)

Micki x

crow productions said...

It does give a chalk look. Very fun!

Jenny Carter said...

I love the paintings...and that tree house!! how fun

Micki said...

Congratulations you won in my giveaway!
Can you email me your address so I can send you your prize?
Thanks

Micki x

Kelly said...

The two new paintings are so sweet. I definitely love the effect on the first one.
Love the nifty 'girls getaway treehouse'...
You are being much more productive than I am. I feel like a big humid lump right now...

Paula said...

Deco Art crackle was my medium of choice until about 4 months ago when it just stopped working.

I've tried every brand out there with no luck. Last venture left me with a gooey mess that had to be scraped off.

Leticia said...

Cute kitty paintings Cris (love the shrimp)