Saturday, February 6, 2016

Easter WIPs for the PFATT Marketplace

Getting ready for the February update and having fun! Three Easter candy cups, along with a cute little bunnette created from an empty vitamin bottle. Please stop by to see the finished pieces!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

More On the WIP of the Oil Painting

Well, here I am, almost finished muddling through with the oil paints. Some parts of the painting I really like, others frustrated me. It's a learning experience for sure. I need to go sit and watch someone who paints with oils. Time for bed, I hope you've had a creative day!

WIP Trying to Learn Oil Painting

A challenge for me, I've been trying to learn the ins and outs of oil painting. Oh boy, I'm not sure I like the paints, the fumes, and the mess. I'm determined to sort that all out though, as I have friends who want to learn how to oil paint, and they already had their supplies. This is what I have going with this painting so far, and yes I'm using an instructional book to do this. There's a lot to do with this, but here's where I'm at so far. I can see I need to fatten the tops of the reflected trees in the pond, but so far it's not too bad. There's the tree leaves to fill out, the ground and foreground to complete, and then the water to add the finishing touches to. I'm also working on an oil painting from a photograph, and I can see I really need to fix the mountains in the background. I will share that later.
I hope you have a blessed day. Go and be creative today!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Spreading the Love Around

 I'm not sure where the idea for love bugs came into being, but I'm guessing it's Valentine's Day cards. Probably the cute little ones we used to give out in elementary school. I'm so glad I was little during that era, as I know I wouldn't have been  as thrilled about a Barbie or Scooby Do Valentine. I did like Scooby Do okay, but Barbie, no way!
 Back to love bugs though, this handsome little fella is completely hand sculpted with a lot of love and time. He is available on eBay
 Who knew owls like to get in on Valentines?!
Well this sweet guy does, and is available in my etsy shop MothersDreamRtworks

Friday, January 22, 2016

Autumn Serenity In Acrylics

I've always been afraid of attempting landscapes, so this is my first one in acrylics. Years ago I attempted a few in watercolor, but at the time I didn't have the eye or confidence to just go for it like I do now. It was a fun venture, but today we are going to try oils. I've never used oil paints. Well okay, we did have paint by number sets when we children, but I'm not sure that counts. This piece is available for purchase.

 $175.00 + SH Calculated by location

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Lovie Bunny Hopping Into Your Heart

All wide eyed sweetness, Lovie Bunny is hoping to hop right into your heart and home. She's a one of a kind hand sculpted piece, signed and dated. Find her at my etsy shop MothersDreamRtworks

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Apples Anyone?

It always feels so good to be back painting again! I see that this is just a tad washed out, but you get the idea. Iphone and home lighting don't always make for the best photos, but here it is. I started this painting 3-4 years ago, but it sat around here due to not being here full time. Well off Nature Guy goes for a trip to California so I decide to pull out the paints. I stumbled across this while trying to find my easel and a canvas. If you saw the "studio" you would understand why it was such a treasure We are still trying to get all moved in, but Nature Guy says we have until we die to get it done, so....

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Just A Little Love.... at the PFATT Marketplace

There's a little love happening at the PFATT Marketplace for January. You can find these and other delightful creations at PFATT MARKETPLACE