Sunday, January 30, 2011

When it * *Snows **....

....Make art!

As you know, we've had more than our fair share of the fluffy white stuff (trying not to tempt the weather Gods by saying the actual word too often) here in the northeast this winter. Here's a pic of our little house (well, actually half a house, hehe) after the most recent storm...


A good day (heck a good WEEK!) to stay inside and paint. :)

Which is just what I did, catching up on commission work, doing a bit of sketching, and working on the first of two or three pieces commemorating Chinese New Year and the Year of the Rabbit. Those of you on facebook may have already seen these pics, but I thought it would be fun to show the process here as well.

It begins with a wooden tea tray, which is basecoated in a basic landscapey kind of background and framed in black...

Next, a checkerboard border, and a pencil sketch...

A few shadows and details are added...

And still more detail - it's getting there...

And finally, the finished piece...

This piece sold on eBay, but the others will be up for grabs soon, so stay tuned!

In the meantime, I'm off to brew a pot of Good Earth Tea and make progress on a couple of commissions. And if all goes well, I just may venture out of the house this afternoon for the first time in almost a week, and make a quick run to the market...They're expecting another storm soon, and we're in need of the essentials. Nooooo, not break and milk...

Candles, tea and paintbrushes. ;)

Until next time,
♥ Carolee

4 comments:

Abi said...

Beautiful snow image and I love yor art work.

Prim's by Kim said...

Amazing =)

Beth said...

I just stumbled upon your blog and am so thrilled that I did. Your work is stunning - I especially love the bunny tray!
I just became a follower, don't want to loose you now that I found you!
My yard looks a lot like yours, snow wise that is :D *sigh* that time of year ho hum.
Hugs from snowy New Hampshire
Beth P
http://elizabethstudio54.blogspot.com

Debbie Goode said...

Yes, a gal has got to be prepared for the next snow storm! Love that and love the piece! Stay safe and warm!