Cowboy faces made of toilet paper rolls. These cowboys have built in strings for hanging. You can hang them from your Christmas tree at Christmas time, or you can hang them up around your house. You can also take them to the car and hang them around the rear view mirror. They're quite fun!
Friday, January 31, 2014
Sunday, January 26, 2014
No doubt about it, you gotta have one! I'll be posting them in my etsy shop, Stormy Ridge Studio, as soon as each one is completed. Give me a few days to finish a few and get them posted! This is your sneak preview of what's to come. :)
Monday, January 20, 2014
Each of these paintings, were created from one reference photo!
Here's the deal with a reference photo: reference! You use it for reference, you don't have to copy it exactly like it is.
1. Use it for a detailed painting.
2. Add a different background to it each time you use it.
3. Add different colors or styles to the subject.
4. Create the painting in different mediums.
5. Use one photo and see just how many paintings can appear!
And that's an artistic challenge for you to try for 2014. :)
Here's the deal!
Download this photo, and create a work of art from what you see. Use the photo after this to create all the works you can. It's free for you to use.
1.Send me a jpg of your painting/artwork, no larger than 600 dpi on the longest side. Be sure you watermark your image, with your copyright notice if that is important to you.
2.Send a link to your facebook page, or your blog or website, and I'll add the link with your work.
3.Send the jpg to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use "reference photo entry" in the subject line. You can also add a little blurb about yourself, which I'll copy and paste into this post.
It's that easy!
I'll upload your photo here, in this post, and place a link for you to advertise your work.
I have one entry all ready! Which you'll see below, please check out her photos, they're wonderful!
Thank you for entering my contest!
Thursday, January 02, 2014
Honestly, I don't know why he's blue, I think it's because he wanted to be blue! And you have to admit, he looks good that way.
This is a 4X6 inch painting done with alcohol inks. They're what I call a "fleeting" medium. You can be painting away and have just what you want, when suddenly one tiny drop wrong, and your entire painting is ruined! No matter how long you worked to get it perfect. :)
And today was no exception. I had this finished, and because I have no patience, I didn't wait a day or two to spray it with varnish. And to my horror, the painting dissolved in front of my eyes and went running off the Yupo paper!
What fun! I sucked it up, roughed up the paper, and switched over to acrylic paints...and finished the painting. So this is what you call mixed media, and that is the reason why. I call that desperation painting, Lol!
Anyway, he's for sale in my Etsy shop, Stormy Ridge Studio.