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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Grandma Kephart in New York Digital Art

Since I haven't done any in awhile, I decided to create some digital art this evening. I used my Great Grandma Kephart as my muse, in a photograph taken of her (in the 50's, I believe) in New York.

Great Grandma Kephart in New York Digital Art

Lots of layering of digital imagery in this digital art too. I really like how it turned out. And Grandma always loved roses. The NAIH is a family motto: Never Apart In Heart. Always true.

Love and miss you, Grandma!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Artist Friend with Benefits Art Meme

An art meme just for giggles...

An art supply store owner. Now that's why I'd call a friend with benefits!

Repurposing for the Studio

If you're like me, you do a lot of repurposing for your studio, especially when it comes to water containers. I have never bought anything to put water in for my studio. I always repurpose some plastic container that I get. As I found one today that is the perfect size for water and brushes, I decided to make a quick Art Meme about it.

Container for Water - Repurposing for the Studio Art Meme

Thursday, December 29, 2016

7 Red Poppies

I finally had a chance to get back into the studio to complete my painting of Poppies that I began a couple of months ago. It's so difficult to find time for the studio when I'm working and taking graduate classes! But since I'm home for winter break I finally managed to get some creative time. And I finished my 7 Red Poppies painting!

7 Red Poppies Mixed Media

This painting began with a black acrylic gesso background. Then I drew on my flowers and butterflies with white colored pencil, and then outlined those lines with a white paint marker. 

Next, I colored the poppy stems with colored pencils. I used some gray acrylic paint where the poppies would be, because gray makes it easier to get a brighter red paint color (this is especially true if you are painting with red on top of a white canvas or background!). Then I painted the poppies with a combination of watercolors and acrylics, and a touch of colored pencils too. The butterflies are also a combination of acrylics and colored pencils.

The next step was to paint over the black background. It looks light blue in the photo, but it's really more of a blue green (called Sea Foam, I believe). I left a little bit of the black around all of the imagery, then added a bit of teal colored pencil next to the black. I also re-outlined the white lines with my white paint marker, because they can get a bit dirty after all of the coloring and painting. 

The final step was to add some stenciled designs over the background, and I added some white dots over the stenciled areas for contrast and texture--and to help tie into the white outlines.

I really love how this turned out. I want to hang it in my home somewhere. I just need to figure out where!

More Time for Painting Art Meme

Just created another meme to add to my growing collection of Art Memes.

More Time for Painting Art Meme

The cleaning can wait. Paint more, clean less!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Art Rules to Live By

Just a few Art Rules to live case you need a reminder. :)

Art Rules to Live By - Art Chick Studio

Monday, December 12, 2016

My Face When My Friends Asks Me to Go to The Art Supply Store

Time for another art meme!

Art Supply Store Art Meme

Poppies and More Poppies

I started a new painting last month of one of my favorite flowers, Poppies. Life has been hectic and full of unexpected and not-so-fun surprises of late, so I haven't had a chance to finish it. But I wanted to share at least a peek of that work in progress.

Poppies Work in Progress Mixed Media

This so far is a combination of acrylics and colored pencils. The background won't remain black, so this will look a lot different once it's completed. But I like the look of it so far! I'm hoping to get back in the studio soon to get it finished. 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

It Is Not Hoarding If It's Art Supplies

Funny. Because it's true.

Not Hoarding If It's Art Supplies Meme

You can  never have too many art supplies. Just sayin.