Blue Jellies

9 03 2016

Sketchy phone pics of a new painting project:

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Electric blue jellyfish! I actually really don’t love this painting…I didn’t quite do what I wanted to…but will prolly do a larger one next with red and blue jellies and see how they look together. This is 16×20″ I think.

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Most frustrating thing is how different it looks in different lighting. And that the black painted background is shiny. Shiny! Ugh.

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Mini Cornwall Collection

13 08 2015

Well, the 4 mini Cornwall paintings are done!

Cornwall mini canvases 2015

Counter clockwise from top left:
1) Lock from inside the House at Mount Edgcumbe, right near Plymouth, England
2) The domes at the Eden Project, near St. Austell
3) Boat and bird by the waters around Mount St. Michael
4) Houses and pastures of Tintagel, seen from atop Tintagel Castle

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They are so cute and little! May be putting up to sell on Etsy soon. Admittedly, the lock painting doesn’t fit in as well with the rest of the others, since the others are all very green and outdoor scenes, but each painting represents my favorite outings on our England trip. I went for a brighter, more green-toned look in the outdoor pieces than my photos generally had because I love the brightness of greenery. Fun project…maybe next I’ll do mini paintings of London or Strasbourg.

Cornwall mini canvases3 2015





First Attempt at Gouache

20 12 2014

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Found an old starter set of gouache paint that my dad had and decided to experiment. Never painted with gouache before.

This tree in the backyard was so pretty, I just had to paint something inspired by it.

This tree in the backyard was so pretty, I just had to paint something inspired by it.

Final product!

Final product!

Honesty, I found gouache really frustrating to deal with. The set was pretty old and was spewing out this brown oil when I opened the paints, but it’s probably just that I don’t know what I’m doing with it. Going to spend the rest of the day resting, cause I’m fighting off a nasty flu/sickness thing. :/





Etsyversary

1 12 2013

As of November 26th, my Etsy shop, Dream Half Full, has been open for a year. Admittedly, my free time didn’t allow me for many (read: any) efforts at marketing, and I’ve been very slow to upload new products in the past 6+ months, but it’s been a good learning experience, and I’m happy with it so far. I’m thankful for having a pretty smooth year with that. To celebrate, I got off my butt and posted some new items today (click the link above to view them in the shop):

ACEO print of a tiny peacock acrylic painting

ACEO print of a tiny peacock acrylic painting

resin pendant necklace, with polymer clay fish and blue glass inside

resin pendant necklace, with polymer clay fish and blue glass inside


delicate raintree leaves in resin pendant, crafted over weeks for the layering process

delicate raintree leaves in resin pendant, crafted over weeks for the layering process

There are a few others and MANY more items that need photographing before posting. Most of my items are one of a kind. Some of my favorites sold this year:

mini clay kiwi slices embedded in resin

mini clay kiwi slices embedded in resin


dried blue mertensia flowers in a diamond pendant

dried blue mertensia flowers in a diamond pendant


pampas grass seed in resin looks like rutilated quartz

pampas grass seed in resin looks like rutilated quartz


I painted this image over multiple layers of resin for a 3D effect.

I painted this image over multiple layers of resin for a 3D effect.


a dried red maple leaf from last winter, made durable by resin

a dried red maple leaf from last winter, made durable by resin


the Ostrichocrat painting - the original sold, but prints to come

the Ostrichocrat painting – the original sold, but prints to come

And of course the sold items are no longer up in the store, but here are some existing ones that are:

yellow flower pendant... I actually have made more than 1 of these and sold a coupe, but have more upcoming including one in a black setting that really pops!

yellow flower pendant… I actually have made more than 1 of these and sold a coupe, but have more upcoming including one in a black setting that really pops!


8x10 photo - these flowers grow locally, and bees love them...naturally the flowers are called "bee balm."

8×10 photo – these flowers grow locally, and bees love them…naturally the flowers are called “bee balm.”


This is a crop of my vulture drawing/painting. The original is for sale, and tiny ACEO cards (for those that like smaller things or just don't want to spend $) are just posted today!

This is a crop of my vulture drawing/painting. The original is for sale, and tiny ACEO cards (for those that like smaller things or just don’t want to spend $) are just posted today!


Resin makes good magnets too. These encase tiny prints of my nature photos.

Resin makes good magnets too. These encase tiny prints of my nature photos.

Anyway, more to come. I’ve been putting “coming soon” by the plushies (stuffed animal toys) listing on my business card for a year. It’s time to make that happen. I’m spending the winter studying for a very big certification exam, but I promise to make more effort to get new items up! Happy Thanksgiving weekend!





The Gallery now has stuff!

14 09 2011

https://artstuffbyk.wordpress.com/gallery/

The gallery page is now updated! See non-sketch stuff, mostly details from paintings such as this:

Detail of my RAM painting "Irresolute", sold 2011








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