Old Lilacs

Old Lilacs
A 5"x5" oil painting done in 2012

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Christmas Ornaments
 Cameo sculpting is a technique I've been teaching for about 12 years now, and it never seems to go out of style.  It's sculpting in the half-round, and with certain variations of translucent and white clays can look like the finest hand carved cameos (if not better sometimes).

These little guys are done only with depth and deep carving to bring out the details, rather than with translucent clays that use the background colors for showing the shadows.  You can see the finished pendants for sale in my Etsy "TinyPaintings" store. 
Pendants without their fixings yet

Mossy Blooms

Here's something completely brand new for me-bigger paintings!  These are 6"x9", and wow, I sure do wish I had started doing bigger paintings lots of year ago!  It was amazing how the paintbrushes just started "doing their own thing".  My brushes and I had a ball playing with a new freedom that we haven't experienced before, and I have an idea that I probably won't go back to painting the tinies anymore.  I'm hooked!  Bigger is better.
Morning Mist