Monday, January 30, 2012

Bouquets wishing for spring

Spring bouquets playing with composition and background color.

There is dark for drama,
soft almost monochromatic or a little blue for melancholy. Which do you think works best?

All for Creative Everyday.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Looking Forward and Back

Looking forward to spring looking back at the setting sun.

Mr Bear is taking it all in. They are going to Grannies for dinner armed with a bouquet of tangerine tulips, looking back at a globe of fire setting.

The inspiration for tangerine coming from
Tangerine color challenge also for illustration friday forward challenge & paint party friday.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Twirl Mr Bear

 Mr Bear wasn't too sure about this twirling game.

He felt a little dizzy.

A  photo of my messy desk and the original sketches for these paintings. I need to tidy up!

He also was dreaming of summer.....

Note the matching clothes no matter the season he is one fashionable bear, though he isn't to sure about the pink flowers :)

For several art challenges!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Creative Tuesdays hubba bubba bubblicious

The magic of the first bubble!
For Creative Tuesdays bubble challenge.

K is for Key

K is for Key. A found key, for an unknown lock.
What could it open? It was old a skeleton key?

What secrets where locked behind the lock it would open? For Watercolor Wednesday letter challenge.

Look Mr Bear

Look Mr Bear a flutterby!
When my daughter was little she called butterflies flutterby's most appropriate I think.

This is for inspiration ave butterfly challenge I was determined to get something done and posted. I have had things ready to go but have been too late last few weeks :)
Also for Creative Everyday these challenges keep me painting.

This Mr Bear joins the others here and here.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Paper Doll out for a winter walk

 A little late with one art challenge....but had so much fun making this little paper doll. I thought she is soulfully thinking in the original below so will add her to Artists in Blogland soul challenge.

She then had to take a walk in the winter sun, the weather forcast is for snow in the next few days hard to believe!

I found when I printed off the doll the color was dramatically different? Interesting challenge to correct :)

Prepare for whatever you might be asked

"We must prepare with care Mr Bear. We have a big party to get ready for, everything must be perfect".

Mr Bear listened intently he was worried about his role in the preparations he wasn't sure he understood her expectations.

Another Mr Bear to go with last weeks. For illustration friday prepare prompt.
Also for Sweet Saturdays.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Peonies, wishing for spring and damask

 I am thinking of spring....inspired by Inspiration Ave challenge damask, just too slow getting it in.... but thought I would post to a few other spots. Paint Party Friday, Artists in Blogland, Diana Evans, and will add to Creative Everyday as well.
I should have planted more peonies in the fall but with all the daffodils and tulips I was planted out. Want to try to do a flower painting a week plus a children's illustration. For this weeks children's illo check here.

Mr Bear is grounded

Naughty Mr Bear tried to be independent and wonder off on his own, he is sooooo grounded. He will be getting an earful as well. For the illustration friday challenge grounded and Sunday Sketches.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Four calling birds

Almost the last of Christmas season, with four calling birds. More like 3 tweeters and one squawker! Thinking we might miss winter here we were out gardening yesterday we have calendula and borage in bloom :)
For Creative Tuesday 12 days of Christmas.