Lady Looking Over the Four-Leaf-Clover

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! Be sure to wear green, eat lots of corned beef and cabbage and celebrate cheer with the drink of your choice!

I really enjoyed doing this piece!  It was a painting I did a while back and I still continue to add to my collection of ladybug cards. This piece was done using a bee’s wax method. I drew in my picture, and after used bee’s wax to go over the outline of my drawing. I did all my watercolor painting around the bee’s wax outline, then once I was happy with what I had for colors, I ironed the bee’s wax off by placing the painting between two pieces of paper towel, then ironed off the wax. The white section remained, then I outlined these sections with micron marker. It gives the picture so much character! I also did some stippling to show the shadows in some areas of the picture.  Enjoy the day and the picture! ~ Debby

Oh My Head!

So this is what happens when my vacation ends and work starts back up again! 🙂 I had such a wonderful vacation. I did all the things I wanted to do and then some. I spent time with my hubby on the beach just admiring the view and the little trinkets around us. I spent a day with mom having awesome conversations and many laughs. I was able to make some jewelry, paint, and just relax and read. I truly loved my vacation!

About the picture…I have a friend in Maine that has an awesome understanding of plants and how to present its beauty.  She makes her own “Face planters” that show different personalities. These planters hold different types of greenery to give the planters a unique and unruly hairy green affect! Very Cool!  She will be at a  show in Portland ME to show all of her artistic creations.  I would encourage you to check it out on her website. I just had to create the painting above because the planter is so cute! Hopefully spring will come sooner than later.  I personally can’t wait to get my hands dirty!

A Peaceful Sight at Boothbay Harbor

Peaceful Sight

Another painting finished… I love the ambiance of it all! The  Adirondack chair, flowers and the ocean just calm me down completely.  I wish there were times when I could just jump into the picture and sit in that chair.  I took a picture of this when my husband and I drove to Boothbay Harbor, ME. I knew I would paint it in order to keep the vision of that sight alive.  It was so beautiful to drive along the shore. There are so many cute shops to go through, art shops of course.  Every where you look the creativity just reaches out to its patrons.

This particular picture is a 4×6  pastel painting.  I plan to make copies and cards for my ocean collection.  I hope you enjoy this landscape!

Brown Eyed Girl

It’s no secret…I love flowers in every color, shape and form! I especially love getting close-ups, because they are just as interesting and beautiful on the inside than on the out. (Huh, sounds like something we would say in expressing our feelings for others we know and love 😉 ) Flowers create a sense of happiness; it’s a pick-me-up and they light up any room we put them in. Back in the day, when I was in elementary school, I had a teacher who had a dancing flower on her desk. Whenever any student was having a rough day, she would just tell us to look at it and it would make us smile/laugh.  It always did with me.  To this day I look at “Brown Eyed Girls”, like the one I’ve painted, or sunflowers and I think back to that point in time.  Sometimes I would just love to put googly eyes on all of those flowers! 🙂  I don’t like picking  flowers often because they always end up dying. On a positive note…they do produce seeds for the following  year.  I finished this painting a short time ago, and I absolutely love it. I hope you enjoy it as well!  Have an awesome day!  Debby 

Beach n’ Balance

 I am so excited to have finished this painting!  This is the second of my beach collection. Now that I’m out of school; I can add to that collection.  This particular picture was taken in Rye, NH.  The minute we get to the beach it is a guarantee that there will be some sort of rock pile on display. Check back for more to come!