Friday, September 25, 2015
Black and White, Two ways
These two ACEOs were done with Tradio pen, which is not waterproof and when you touch it with a wet brush, it bleeds and runs in interesting ways.
Available in my Ebay Store in the SALE section. I have more than 50 ACEOs for sale $5 and under. Check it out!
This Freeform Crochet Beret Hat and Mini Neckscarf, both pieces of my Wearable Art collection, which also mimic my love of contrast and pattern. Most of my closet is filled with Black and White because it is so easy to decide what to wear. LOL. These are currently available on Etsy.
Friday, September 18, 2015
Stained Glass Windows
Painted Dragonfly ACEO 2.5 x 3.5 inches
This is my entry for Nibblefest this month, which starts on the 20th. All bids begin at 99 cents on Ebay for one week. The NFAC Dragonfly theme inspired me to mimic the wearable art I designed this week, keeping with the stained glass motif. I will be listing this one on Ebay Sept 20th.
Freeform Crochet Scarfette and Beret
My latest wearable ART freeform crochet hat and scarfette inspired by a bit of variegated yarn. Look closely in the little circles. It reminded me of a stained glass window so I just went with that and finished it in a couple of days, and made a French beret hat to match. Available on Etsy. This is a one of a kind bold statement for brave fashionistas!
Friday, September 11, 2015
Paintings and Scarves this week.
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Some sketchy loose watercolor art, and more scarves!
ACEO Witchy Poo and Bat, for Halloween challenge on EBAY Facebook group.
8x10 Loose Watercolor, pen and ink, for DPW challenge this week.
I am working on taking pictures for the "Wearable Art" section of my Etsy Store, but it takes so much time! It's more fun to make them than it is to list them online. I just got the mannequin and the white cardboard backing so I will try to take a few to show you what I have done this week.
Turquoise Blues and Purple Skarfette and Beret
This is the one I started last week, and the mannequin (I should give her a name!) is wearing my blonde wig. This was taken before I got the white presentation foamcore. Below she is set up with lots of lights, which creates shadows . . .
I don't know how to do the lighting so I don't get shadows, but you can see the shoulder scarf and Beret pretty good. She has this neutral color skin which I did not like at first, but now I do, because she looks good as a blonde or a brunette.
Or without her wigs wearing a cloche and neck warmer.
Friday, September 4, 2015
ACEO, Loose WC Cherries, Pen and Ink
This week I have done lots of crochet, but only one piece of art. I am determined to not obsess about the handiwork, and have vowed to do at least one piece of art each week. Got lots more yarn this week from a secret source. I love the colors and textures and just the feel of it all, and the best part is selecting the ones I like that look good together.
Cloche, Freeform Crochet Hat for sale on my Etsy site.
And matching scarf.
I am working on a blue/green combination, too.
I will post more pictures next week, after I have my new mannequin head/shoulders so I can display them properly, and my daughter is helping me make a "photo booth" for taking better pics. I am having sooooo much fun!
Friday, August 28, 2015
A Crowded Street, Watercolor and pen
ACEO, Sold on DPW
OLD PAINT. That's the only painting I did this week. I have so many in my current stash FOR SALE, that I decided to shift gears for awhile. I may paint a few loose watercolors now and then, with pen and ink, mostly ACEO size. I seriously have 500+ paintings in my virtual stores. So, what to do with all my time if I don't paint? I am retired and must keep busy to stay sane. Too much TV rots the brain.
HOOKING. I decided to bring out my crochet hooks and get some yarn so I could make presents for Christmas gift giving. This week I made 5 hats, 2 neck scarves, a market bag, a doggie snood, and 4 large granny squares for an afghan. I have lots of free time, and like I do with painting, I am very fast.
IS IT ART? Then while searching for free patterns on the internet, I found Freeform Crochet. It's like painting with yarn. No pattern, well almost no pattern. There are things called "scrumbles" that you can make and there are basic instructions for those. You can sew them together and make things out of them, or perhaps just create "ART" for the wall.
YARN. My daughter scored 3 huge bags of yarn for me, every kind and color imaginable, so now I am set for awhile. I will post some of the things I have made so far, and this blog will have both fiber art and painting for awhile.
My beginning granny square afghan, and my little applehead chihuahua, Lily.
Hat for Robin and Snood for her doggie.
Crochet bag for carrying fruit at the market.
very heavy yarn, but quick crochet hat.
This one needs a fancy doodad scrumble.
Gina's Christmas Slouchy Hat. She claimed this one.
A grey slouchy hat with a freeform crochet flower.
Black and White hat with freeform crochet abstract design.
This was a present for Pat, our hairdresser at the Salon.
Me and my Little Girl, at the Hairdresser's, getting new hairdos.
If I keep on making these hats, etc., I may have to open another store on Ebay.
Next week, scrumbles and slippers?
Friday, August 21, 2015
Teatime at Nibblefest! Bidding on these ACEOs starts at 99 cents on Ebay.
See more of my art at www.pennyleestewart.com
Obviously, I cannot decide what style I prefer to paint in, or what medium to use. The Red Teapot is very loose style watercolor and pen, Blue one in the middle has a thick heavy application of acrylic done in a painterly style, and flowered Blue and White teapot on the bottom is a Folk Art style done with acrylic. The dots on the doily were done with a stylus.
More ACEOs this week . .
Poppies, very impressionistic, heavy impasto acrylic
Boston Terrier, realistic style, acrylic on textured background
Very loose style, done with Tradio Pen and ink, "Moo Cow."
Pink Ballet Slippers, ACEO, Tradio Pen and watercolor
Repurposed Cowboy Boots, used as a planter. WC, Pen and Ink.
Friday, August 14, 2015
Here is my latest Email Newsletter using Mailchimp.com (a free program)
It includes an interview that I did for Nibblefest, the monthly art contest.
Friday, August 7, 2015
Miniature Art finished this week, ACEO size.
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|A Field of Wildflowers, Landscape|
|A Daisy Field, Impressionistic|
|Boats in the Harbor, ACEO, loose sketch with watercolor and pen|
|Watermelon and Pomegranates, a la Cezanne|
Miniature Masterpiece, ACEO, Watercolor
7 Abstract ACEOs in Watercolor and Ink
for ACEO TW AUG on Ebay (More of my Abstracts)
I just love these, but no one else seems to! LOL.