Hopefully this blog will inspire you to have confidence in your creative abilities and give you courage to learn and try new things. Try something NEW. It could be just what you need to make you a better artist, or a better person. My latest obsession is Amigurumi Crochet, and my favorite subjects right now are Hollywood Icons, Famous People and Characters.

Friday, March 14, 2014

This Week PPF, Penny Paints a Toaster Oven, Shasta Camper, Pelican . . .

Paint Party Friday, a week of fun stuff

I did a challenge on PaintMyPhoto.ning.com, where you can get lots of FREE images to paint.  The challenge was to use one of their black and white photos and paint it in color.  Here's my entry for March.10x14 Watercolor & Gouache on 300 lb. paper.

and then . . . 

Red Hat Woman and Friend

I did the weekly DPW challenge painting as a  5x7 on hot press paper, watercolor and pen. The challenge was to look at a photograph for 60 seconds, then sketch and paint the scene from memory, no peeking. Auction on DPW

Also did a loose watercolor drawing of my toaster oven for the blog challenge at Paper, Paint, Pencils and Pen.  The theme is kitchens. 8 x 10 on hot press watercolor paper.  I have never used hot press before, and I love it, especially for liner work.  

For sale on Ebay Auction:  

This is an ACEO, 2.5 x 3.5 inches, done for a photo challenge on Facebook

I entered 16 x 20 Framed "Pelican on a Pier" 
in the People's Art Contest for March.  
The theme this month is "wings."
For sale in my Etsy Shop.


  1. Lots of super artwork! I love your loose watercolor sketches :)

  2. Lots of fab artwork here. Happy PPF, Annette x


  3. You have extremely developed small muscle control to do those fantastic aces. I love the travel camper. And the top one, the portrait, is so very beautiful.

  4. Wow! Wonderful variety! I love the boy and the pelican the best! Happy PPF!

  5. Penny, your art is awesome. I love the portrait of the young boy...simply beautifully done,
    The two women catches my attention too. And that pelican! Wow! I've already told you I like your lines in the oven! Thanks for the shout out for Paper,Paint,Pencils & Pens!

  6. Every one of these is really lovely, and so many different styles. I will look out for you on PPP&P in the park or the garden.
    Your medieval characters in the post below are fabulous.

  7. Happy Paint Party Friday! You are so creative. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend :) Tam

  8. Three of my very fav, the pelican, the camper with the couple and the portrait.
    All of your work is beautiful. I think the Pelican is a good candidate for the contest, good luck!

    Annabelle : )

  9. Such a wonderful variety! Awesome work...love everything! Love the camper!

    Hugs Giggles


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