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.
Visit my Gallery to see more.
|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.
Friday, July 31, 2015
More ACEOs this week
Visit my Gallery on Daily Paintworks for links to purchase these.
Here's a new Miniature Masterpiece
"Apples and Figs," ala Juan van der Hamen y Leon, 1629
a small portion of his larger painting
"Splish Splash," ACEO acrylic, done with a palette knife
for a challenge on DPW
"Old Cowboy with Lasso," Watercolor and Tradio Pen on heavy Paper
for the 30/30 group theme "Cowboys"
ACEO "Asleep," a la Picasso, Acrylic on heavy paper
Another Miniature Masterpiece series card.
And one more Mini Masterpiece, Emile Bernard Self Portrait with a sketch of Gauguin on his wall. I love doing these!