Thursday, December 29, 2011

Drawing with a Brush

This is my quick 3 step study to use in a workshop.  The study is 11x15 and become my reference when teaching.  Sometime the study is better than the finished half sheet.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas Memories

I found this old car in Lubbock, TX, and thought it would make a nice card.
This painting was poured, using red, blue and yellow. I used miskit on the tree limbs, and top of car and part of the snow on the ground. It was done a few years ago, but I always have fun dragging out some of my favorites. This is what it looked like here during Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We don't normally have a white Christmas and it was beautiful.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Grapes Linda Rupard

Lots of celebration going on this time of year . Party grapes. Watercolor & ink. Happy Holidays.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas from Chester

Chester the cat is having his first Christmas with us as last Christmas he was on the streets begging and hungry with no place to call home.  He crawled into a gift bag and is here to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Last Day of School

The last day of school before Christmas is so exciting to the kids! And teachers, and bus drivers.
The snow kids are getting on the bus with their gifts for their teachers, and friends.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Poinsettia with Plaid Bow

30x22 drawn and painted from life, a red poinsettia complete with its fancy plaid bow and gold wrapped pot.  Merry Christmas!!! This is acrylic and wax resist crayon.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Choir Program

This was done several years ago, but I decided to add it in honor of our choir!
They came out and sang Christmas carols tonight, since I haven't been able to go
to Church or choir practice! We enjoyed it so much!

The Hair Dresser

This painting was done for my hair dresser. I just love painting these silly little
snow people. Is such fun.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Sun Flowers In Blue Vase Linda Rupard

Like Kay I needed a little of the warm of flower blooming time. This is an acrylic on canvas.

Pen Gwen

30x22 acrylic and wax crayon on 140 lb cold press Kilimanjaro paper; this older painting I thought you all might like to see and get a chuckle!

Coming Home

This painting was sold a while back. I love old vehicles, Christmas, Snow,Red, and Christmas trees so I just put them all together. It was a fun painting to do!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Passion for Poppies

8x18 watercolor on gessoed Crescent rag matboard, drawn yesterday and painted today in about 2 hours.  After doing so many Christmas themed works, just had to jump back into the world of flowers.  These poppies I photographed last year while in Wales, UK.  My background is imaginary.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Drawing on wet gesso

This image is 11x15 on arches watercolor paper painted with transparent watercolor or whatever was on my palette at the time. The original painting had pure clean color and was a floral, my least favorite subject......the subject didn't appeal to me so brushed gesso over the entire painting and while gesso was still wet drew another subject by scrapping out the image of the church and figures....just as I do when using a pencil. The original color was exposed to create unusual color patterns. After this first application was dry I proceeded to put in light and dark shadows to enhance the subject. Enjoyed this experiment and have used this technique several times....sometime it works, sometime it doesn't...but always learning.

Monday, December 12, 2011