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4 more watercolor Pop Art Divas and some Martini Art

Posted in Watercolor Paper with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 24, 2009 by popartdiva

More Sketches for the watercolor Pop Art Divas

Sorry for the lousy photo – I shot it pretty early this morning and the light sucked, lol. But here’s 5 more sketches I’ll be working on this weekend.  Yes, you do see a Martini in there – I couldn’t resist.  I love doing martini art and produce quite a bit for The Martini Diva Boutique.

This is just a quick post to show you what I’m going to be working on for the next 2 days.  Check back on Monday to see and buy the finished paintings!  Remember, this is the only place you can buy an original one-of-a-kind work of art from me now that I no longer do art shows!

Okay, now to painting! Yes, I ate breakfast so I don’t have to take a break though I may nibble on a few chocolate kisses.


No White Paint??? Curses, foiled again!

Posted in Canvas, Little Asides with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 11, 2009 by popartdiva

I’m very disappointed.  I went to set up my painting session, opened the drawer where my paints are and my white paint had dried up completely!  I cannot paint without white – oh, yeah I could do watercolor style using the acrylics as washes and the canvas for the white but that’s not what I want for my canvas Pop Art Divas.

Yeah, I can drive 15 miles to a Michaels’ and 15 miles back but there goes half my day.  So, no painting today.  I ordered supplies online and hopefully they’ll arrive by next weekend.

In the meantime, I think I’ll sketch a few Pop Art Divas on watercolor paper because I also ordered a nice big set of watercolors – I’m not getting caught out again, boy howdy!

I’m so disappointed I might end up eating this whole caramel apple pie:

If you can't paint - Eat?
If you can’t paint – Eat?

And if the pie doesn’t work I might have to dig into this:

My Friends, Ben & Jerry, will commiserate with me.
My Friends, Ben & Jerry, will commiserate with me.

TODAY THE SKETCHES – TOMORROW THE PAINT! Pop Art Divas are going “live” tomorrow!

Posted in Canvas with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 10, 2009 by popartdiva
3 more Pop Art Divas Sketches

3 more Pop Art Divas Sketches

Got a few more sketches done in preparation for my First Day of Returning to Painting.  I’ve capitalized it because it’s a red letter day for me, the day I get that sable brush back in my hand and start shoving paint around on a canvas again.

I still haven’t figured out where I’m going to paint.  Since these paintings are going to be purely for my own artistic pleasure I want to have a truly enjoyable experience doing them.  That means I want to have some great old movies lined up to watch, some perfect painting snacks and a very comfortable place to paint.

Since these are miniatures I won’t need the kind of work space I’m used to.  Basically all I need is a table to do the painting on and another to the right for my paints, brushes and other paraphernalia and a comfortable seat with a place to put my feet up.  I’ll work on that later today.

I have a few designs to do on the computer today – one is a Thanksgiving design for my holiday store – Happy Holly Daze.  I’m currently featuring my Halloween Products but need to get a few Turkey Day things up too.  I’ll be smelling the aroma of my dinner all day – I need good solid fuel for my painting tomorrow so I got up early and prepared my Spanish Pork Stew – the pork was “cubed” and it’s got lots of nice Spanish flavors so I’m thinking I might end up with some Picasso style cubist Pop Art Divas today!

Here it is below at 9 a.m. this morning simmering away in my crock pot, I’m having it with a nice Merlot and some warm buttery San Francisco Sourdough bread – a good reward for an industrious artist:

Fuel for the Artistic Soul

Fuel for the Artistic Soul

Pop Art Divas – A few new sketches

Posted in Canvas with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 6, 2009 by popartdiva

More PopArtDivas SketchesI can sketch a few of these while a commercial comes on or while I wait for a Photoshop filter so I got a few more sketches done for my miniature original paintings in the Pop Art Divas series.

I’m thinking that I might just have a few more original art projects up my sleeves too – like hand painted martini glasses!

Hoping to get to the painting this coming weekend.

Below is a picture of my afternoon snack – just in case you’re interested in what fuels my normal challenged creativity.

Afternoon Snack