Hi Jazzy! Glad to hear you had a wonderful 4th with the family!! Congrats on your first oil painting!!! You know I purchased oil paint a few weeks back and haven't start using it yet, lol. Some kind of weird phobia I'm having. Both of your paintings look FANTASTIC!!
Oh and I love Matt's framing!!
Thank you Shirley! Oil paints are tricky, but in a way I think they're easier to work with than acrylics. I do hate mucking around with the turpentine & linseed oil, etc. (I like the immediate water & brush of acrylics), but the results are awfully pretty.
Matt is so talented at that type of thing. I'm a lucky girl!
Welcome back dear. Always a pleasure to see you and your lovely art.
NOW you're talking. Come on back over to our side, Jasmine. :D Oils.
No really, very cool. I hope you send more stuff to D*C, I'd like to see some of these in person, I missed them last year. I misses a lot of art related socializing last year, I'm always so busy at D*C.
Mwahaha! I had a great time with the oils - I think I'll try to do an oil painting now and again....
I will - I'm going to Dragon*Con in person, bringing a van chock full of paintings & prints =) I'll be in the art show and will have an artist's bazaar table, chatting & autographing, etc. =)
sorry we missed yet another year of family gathering. We are those invisible family members who occaisonally drop in, but it is such a rarity.
We really do miss getting to see everyone and bringing ruth around for entertainment. It is great to hear about the family though, i see so little posted about what is going on in amber, kachina, and erick's lives now a days. I realize everyone is busy and has alot going on. We fall victim to that trap quite often ourselves!
Hope your next trip is truly fantastic and give Ann a hug for me when you see her.
I will definitely hug her for you! I haven't seen Annie & Matt for quite a while, really. It will be fun combining visiting them with visiting the UK!
WOW, that oil painting is GORGEOUS. How does it compare to painting with acrylics? Will we see a switch in the future, more oils and such?
Thank you Amanda!!!
In some ways it is a lot easier (blending, bright colours, glazing, etc.) but more annoying in other ways (like drying time, chemicals, turpentine, etc.). I think I will try to do an oil painting periodically, I enjoyed this one and think I could do great things with oils if I keep at it.
I love acrylics though, and painting quickly is my bread-and-butter sometimes, so I'm not giving them up!
Welcome back, sweetie! I've missed you. I absolutely adore your two new paintings! =)
Thank you Jessica!!! I've been in & out all summer, interspersing business & family trips with painting my fingers off getting ready for the fall conventions. I hardly get a chance to sit down and take a breath, it seems!
Your welcome, hun!! =)
Yeah, it seems like you've been all over the place this summer so far. You need to sit and relax.
beautiful! I wish I had the funds !
say, where do you get all those awesome frames? I didnt even know you could get frames like that.. then again my country only knows ol single goldframe...
My husband Matty managed a frameshop for many years (even before I met him!) so he is a master at that type of stuff. We have our whole garage now set up as a framing & matting workshop for him.
A lot of the frames I use are antiques, whenever I'm at an antique shop, thrift store, or fleamarket I pick up frames that look good, my house is full of them! We also get them at import stores and framing distributors - sometimes we get really high quality stuff for reasonable prices. Occasionally I'll get them at Michael's or Hobby Lobby, but they are kind of overpriced for mass-produced frames.
Awwww, I love Skulls & Stars. I want it for my desktop background.
Your work rocks, it's so cool seeing it pop up here & there, like Hot Topic and at Target :)
Thank you so much!
Hehe - it's fun for me too - sometimes I just happen across my stuff at stores when I'm doing my regular shopping, it is a great feeling =)
Both are wonderful but I LOVE the skulls and stars! The little lace on the wings is so detailed and cute. Glad you came home safely from your trip and you enjoyed yourself.
Last fall/winter at Larry Elmore's retreat we spent about a week straight (18 hour days) oil painting. I learned a lot from that, I hadn't worked with them much before.
Although when I was in middle school I had the Bob Ross Oil Painting for Beginners kit - I painted a handful of Happy Little Landscapes, which really set me off seriously as a painter, believe it or not!
Oils are fun, in some ways easier than acrylics. I got the normal kind which are annoying because of the turpentine, linseed oil, cobalt dryer, etc. involved (I hate chemicals like that, and I prefer using acrylics because they are non-toxic and just nee dwater). But blending was amazing, so was glazing, and adding really BRIGHT pigments so quickly was nice. I'll probably try to work more with oils, but I'm never giving up acrylics.
Vibrant Butterfly Fairy is STUNNING!!!! Such rich colors!!! o.O And that frame is to die for...it's a work of art in and of itself. :P
Skulls and Stars is too cute!! ^^
I'm glad you had a great vacation with your whole family!!! That's what holidays are all about!!
Thank you Dawn!!!
I had a great time! And then in about a week I'm visiting more cousins across the sea (in London - woohoo!). I'm getting to see a lot of family this summer, which is good.
Wow...LONDON!! You're really traveling this year. How awesome for you!! You work so hard, that you deserve it, though!! ^^
I love skulls and stars its my ultimate favorite.
the lace trim around her wings is a nice touch ^^ lol
She is gorgeous!!
And your first oil painting is very vibrant, i think it has better blending than your acrylic paintings! Awesome job!
Thank you so much!!
Oils are waaaay easier to blend, it is true.....
Yeah my friend never used acrylics until this year in painting class, she uses oils all the time.
Cute & Cute! I love the way your oil painting came out! Good job!!