Moons and Junes and Ferris Wheels…

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The dizzy dancing way you feel. 

I’ve always been a little obsessed with moon faces. Perhaps its the dreamy vintage illustrations I have always adored. Perhaps its the art from The Smashing Pumpkins Melon Collie and the Infinite Sadness from my early teen years.

Well, I got a new watercolor pan set over the holidays, so I put together this watercolor self portrait. Click through the album to see work in progress shots to the finished painting.

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Wynken, Blynken, and Nod

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This winter there was a new addition to the family in the form of a brand new nephew. I wanted to gift something he could enjoy through the years, so I painted this for his nursery. It’s based off the children’s poem Wynken, Blynken, and Nod And Nod.

Wynken, Blynken, and Nod one night
   Sailed off in a wooden shoe,—
Sailed on a river of crystal light
   Into a sea of dew.
“Where are you going, and what do you wish?”
   The old moon asked the three.
“We have come to fish for the herring-fish
   That live in this beautiful sea;
   Nets of silver and gold have we,"
            Said Wynken,
            Blynken,
            And Nod.

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Secret Santa Portrait Reveal

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Finally! Today is the day! I can post this lovely portrait I did for the Sktchy app’s Secret Santa art exchange. I sent the piece off 2 weeks ago, but couldn’t post it until today to keep the surprise. We were provided a small piece of cardstock for the project.  I treated the cardstock they provided with watercolor grounds before painting over it, which gave it a fun texture.

Merry Artmas!

Sktchy Art Exchange

 

Free Classes This Winter!

Classes

I have two fantastic art programs I’m bringing to local northeast libraries. And because they’re offered through the public library they’re FREE.

Wine & Watercolor: On Thursday, January 19th adults age 21 and over are invited to come to the Delaware City Library for watercolor painting and beverages. Treat yourself after the tiring holiday season of shopping and in-laws! Please call the library at 302-834-4148 to register.

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Valentine’s Day Silhouette Cutting with Chocolate: Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the classic art of paper silhouette cutting at the Rising Sun Library in Rising Sun, Maryland.  To make Valentine’s Day even sweeter, those who attend will receive complimentary chocolate. Saturday, February 4th. 1-2PM.

I leave you with a drawing.

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