Another baby turtle for a special little girl in Germany. Her mother gave me some of her favorites to work from: the colors pink and purple, and the sea-side with sunshine and seashells.
Just like the baby turtle with cheetah print that I painted for Miss B in California, this turtle was custom designed! It makes me so happy to paint these little turtles. I feel Knox close to me and I get so much joy from being able to give something to the amazing children I’ve come to know through my son’s illness.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
I painted a scene from my trip to Liverpool in June. I’ll be posting the process photos and the finished result next.
See all of my sketches, photos, and works in progress on my FB page.
Have a great weekend. ~Scarlett
Just a quick 3 for 3 ATC (artist trading card) swap over at ATCs for All. I haven’t done one of these in a while and forgot how much fun they are. This swap’s theme was hand drawn ladybugs and we were to add in at least one additional object from a list provided. I got carried away and drew more than that.
Be sure and check out ATC swaps for an easy way to collect original art from all over the world.
Another large canvas found in a dumpster. A scene from the American West left unfinished.
For this one I decided to try something new. No sketch. No plan.
I turned it vertically and just started painting…
I cut a custom stencil using my x-acto knife. I wanted to create a large teardrop of turqoise stones.
Using a palette knife, I filled in the stencil with 3 layers of joint compound and let it dry for an hour.
Then I faux painted them to look like turqoise using 3 shades of blue, burnt umber, and white.
More greens and blues mixed with matte gel to look like the sea.
Baby sea turtles….
I love these colors.
Purple mixed with quinacridone magenta on the right.
This painting is completely different from most of my work. It’s interesting to see where it went. It seems that whether I have a preliminary sketch or not, the concepts of memory and loss still come through clearly. It felt good to “get it out”, if that makes sense. Art is medicine.
Thanks for stopping by and looking at my art. Be sure and see my daily sketches and other works in progress on my FB page.
Have a great week ~ Scarlett