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Friday, December 22, 2017

Painting Dog Pet Portraits with Alcohol Inks, ACEO size, PPF

These are really fun to do. This week, I am "painting" with Alcohol Ink Markers, and loving the results! Less stinky than liquid Alcohol Inks, practically no fumes.

Pekinese Puppy for sale on Ebay, 2.5 x 3.5 inches



Saturday, December 16, 2017

Playing with Alcohol Ink, PPF

More Alcohol Ink (AI) art all ACEO Size 2.5 x 3.5 inches.
I am still working with the inks and miniature paintings. 

Colorful Cat, Sleeping Kitty

Experimenting with Photo Paper
Totally different front and back. Front soaks up the ink. Back flows like Yupo.
Pink Flamingo, Back of Kirkland Photo Paper

Red Flamingo, Front of Kirkland Photo Paper



Friday, December 8, 2017

Circles, Dots and Dabs, and Trees, Abstract Alcohol Ink PPF

All of these paintings are 12 x 12 inches on Canvas
Tangled Trees, SOLD

Alcohol Ink Paintings, Abstract Art

Drips and Dabs


Circles 

Circles in Circles

Lines, Rays and Dots

Friday, December 1, 2017

ACEOs Christmas Snowmen, Apples, Mushrooms Alcohol Ink PPF

All ACEOs done in Alcohol Ink
For sale in my Ebay Store

Happy Holidays! If I sent Christmas cards, this would be it.

Magic Mushrooms - psychedelic Drawing ACEO

An apple a day, practice for my Alcohol Ink Class with Sheryl Williams

50's Vintage Mom for challenge on DPW

Roses on AI background, using Posca Pen

My little Penguin and the Pebble

Let it Snow! ACEO winter scene


Friday, November 17, 2017

Mexican Folk Art Marionette Puppets Alcohol Ink PPF

ACEO size art, done for a challenge on Facebook
2.5 x 3.5 inches

This pair of marionettes remind me of my roots as "Penny Puppet" because for 10 years I was a puppeteer doing hand puppets, marionettes and ventriloquism.

All marionettes are puppets, but not all puppets are marionettes. Think about it. There are hand puppets, shadow puppets, etc.

I love working with the bright colorful alcohol inks on photo paper (cheaper than yupo) and this time I did not trace or sketch beforehand. I just picked up a brush and started painting. They sort of appeared like this. I think I will not put any background since they are hanging in mid air, like marionettes do, but most of the time these are all tangled up and it can take a lot of time to get them straightened out!

I am leaving the bits of color outside of the lines as well, because the liner work was done last, so it defines the figures, and the extra dashes of color are part of their charm!


Friday, November 10, 2017

Castle Painting, Mixed Media

One of the challenge groups I belong to offered this one for painting.
Challenge 71 - Boldt Castle Entrance Tower on Heart Island in the Saint Lawrence River

About the photo reference
At the boundary between Canada and US, along the St Lawrence river there are more than 1000 islands. Some are as small as a few rocks together and some big enough to have an entire castle built on it.
On the US side, there is an island called Hart Island, where the Boldt castle was built by a husband for his wife who unfortunately did not live long enough to see it. Nowadays it is a tourist attraction,  in the process of being restored and finished.
The photo above shows one of the entrance towers at the edge of the island. I love the architecture and old aged stone bricks against blue sky and blue running water. I hope you would enjoy painting and drawing it.

Anyone can join the challenges at http://paintanddrawtogether.blogspot.com/. They are usually fun but this one was difficult for me.

Artist: Penny Stewart
Size: 12x12 inches
Medium & Support: Canvas
Artist Blog: https://penny-stewart.blogspot.com/
Artist Website: www.craftylady.com
Painting Technique : Mixed media acrylic and ink



Friday, November 3, 2017

Alcohol Ink, my new obsession. A Few ACEOs. PPF

I haven't posted since Friday, Nov. 13th, so here are a few of the things I have done since then. These are mostly ACEO size 2.5 x 3.5 inches, and all done with Alcohol ink, and some AI pens, on photo paper. They are mostly for sale in my Ebay Store.















Friday, October 13, 2017

Happy Friday the 13th PPF

This is the SPOOKY day we post ACEOs for 31 cents on auction at EBAY.
Search Ebay.com for ACEO Halloween31 and see lots more inexpensive art!  
Once a year these crazy artists make Halloween Art and sell it on Ebay for cheap!
Get 'em while they're still around, because they are 7 day auctions.

Here are mine. All Alcohol Ink and Pen "Practice" pieces. I am still a beginner in AI.

Witchy Poo in flight. Bid on Ebay

The Evil Eye is watching YOU. Bid on Ebay

Graveyard RIP Ghostly Beings. Bid on Ebay

Transparent Ghost Pumpkin. Bid on Ebay.

Three Young Ghosts. Bid on Ebay.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Alcohol Inks, Pebbles, Rocks and Stones, PPF

Alcohol Inks - Painting Pebbles, Rocks and Stones 

My latest obsession (yes, a new one) is alcohol ink. It's a fussy medium, and I am learning to get some control with it now. These are two of my latest ACEO AI (that's short for Alcohol Ink) paintings of Pebbles, Rocks and Stones under water. I watched a Youtube video and sort of followed instructions, but did my own thing. I am using Photo Paper for a surface to paint on. It works pretty well. I think it is about the same as Yupo.



We also had Dragons for a theme on ACEO TW on October 1, 
and I made 4 really scary ones. Available in my Ebay Store.
They started out as acrylic pours and I embellished them.




And a little ACEO watercolor I did for a challenge on DPW.
(SOLD)

Friday, September 29, 2017

To Resin or Not To Resin, PPF

These 6x6 Acrylic Pours on cradled wood panels all have clear resin poured on top. They are not perfect, a few bubbles here and there, and I even poured them twice. I love the look of resin, but I do not like the way it is so fussy. I cannot seem to get it right. So I am back to giving my artistic Acrylic Pours 2-3 coats of Minwax Varnish.

I repurposed, recycled an old clock that had stopped working. It is now a wall decoration.
It is 10 inches across, and I really like it - a very "fall" feel to it. Halloween maybe?