Tuesday, 24 June 2014

I am an artisan.

 Do not be afraid to dream.
A tiny mixed media naive/folk painting on wrapped canvas.
8 x 4 inches. Unframed.

I am more and more pulled into the direction of creating products for craft fairs and retail shops against painting for art exhibits. I love to make creative projects everyday and small ones really make my day. The one above is my latest work with the thought of selling in craft fairs behind it. I had to customize the wrapped canvas myself to the size i want.

what's on my workdesk?

As always, i work on many pieces at the same time. Brighter colors are finding their way into my paintings lately ... and i love it! But they still need to find their way into those eyes ... I know it will get there. Paint, paint, paint ... inner work, inner work,  and more inner work . . .

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Bright and happy.

These are what's on my desk, and i am working on these small lovelies with gusto!

I want my work to exude "BRIGHT AND HAPPY"! My older works were peaceful, contemplative... but honestly, kind of depressing and boring. Ha,ha,ha! Anyway, i want something heart-spirit lifting ... something cheerful ... something which could leave a smile on someone's face.

Probably the summer feel is getting to me. The sun is blazing today! I went to walk to the Post Office and i see everyone 'drinking in' the hot rays. I, on the other hand, was trying to find shady spots on the trail and truly truly wished for an umbrella. My goodness! People would probably look at me like i am nuts. Ha,ha,ha! I think i am the only one wishing for dark clouds. Crazy, i know. But very sunny days are, for me, days to stay in. No walkabouts today. If needed, i'd rather use my car.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Tiny portraits.

The one in the middle with the yellow face looks kinda funny. It was very tempting to paint in some rouge, but never mind, i want to explore painting outside my usual style. I like her nose, though ...

These are tiny. Business card size. Will i add text cut-out or not? I have not decided on that yet.

Intense colors.

Three small pieces. Dimension, 11 x 8.5 cm.
Mixed media on heavy paper, 360 gsm. 

I love the intensity of the colors. I usually work with light pastel colors. So this is a delightful change. Working in mixed media style frees me to be spontaneous. 'love it!!!

Tomorrow will be inventory day. I think i have quite a number of recently finished work. It's time to put them up in my shop.

Monday, 16 June 2014


I thought it would be fun to work on a panoramic abstract landscape. The dimension is 5 x 12 inches. Primed canvas cloth. Acrylic using palette knife plus oil pastel.

Below are two more in the process . . .