New for June 2018

I didn't think I'd ever get back into making ACEO/Artist Trading Cards, but I got inspired to do some watercolor faces and I loved them! It's a great way to practice complementary colors. Here I used burnt sienna and turquoise. These are small, collectibles or great with a mat on a stand. In the past,…

Stepping Into the Abstract World

Abstracts are fascinating, aren't they? They look so simple, but like any good art, they come with a set of rules which are yours to learn and break. After reading Realistic Abstracts, (several times!) I was willing to give it a go. Poppies had just passed the season here, but I had several photographs to work from. Now, I needed a palette. I've been keeping my palettes simple lately, generally 2 complementary colors and then various shades of each color. In search of the perfect palette, I found this lovely seafoam green, red and black palette from colorpalettes.net that seemed perfect.