Fine and Dandy

Good Morning , over the weekend I created this Fine and Dandy Raven. I enjoy making the water color collage papers and I’m always surprised the colorful patterns, endless fun.. The background is watercolor and watercolor pencil.

Have a creative day!

Working with Procreate

I was visiting and Nina posted she had recently loaded Procreate on her iPad. I’ve been using the app, Procreate, for several years now. I use the program to make art by layering color, textures and collage pieces. Here is sample of a practice session.

This is an original color pencil sketch made several years ago I inserted into Procreate.

I added a layer on top of the original art and I made a line drawing around the Toucan, leaves and limb.

Here is a close up of the layers I used to add color and insert other images to acheive the final art. Once I traced around the actual art, I turned of that layer. You can see at the bottom the box is black without a check mark.

The final art….As I added color and images in the layers I whould erase what I didn’t need.
The background, leaves and limb are from another piece of collage art, the black body is from a picture I took of a woman’s skirt. I toned down the background by adding a layer of faded white and used the sketch tool Organic/Concrete Block to add some texture..

Strawberry Land

I live only a few miles from where the strawberries are growing in Oxnard, CA. Soon, there will be strawberry shortcake, strawberry smoothies, and the pure joy of eating a sweet, juicy strawberry.

My morning warm up… acrylic, colored pencil on cardboard


Beach Days

I haven’t painted with acrylics for a long time. I had this painting in mind and I thought acrylic would be the best medium. Beach days are right around the corner.

12’ x 12”