Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Caribbean's Saint Martin Beach by Photographer Carol Labashosky

Taking orders now for this beautiful photo -- for prints or canvas all sizes!

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Green Foliage Scrapboard moves along nicely

Greetings friends!
Today, I worked in acrylic paints on my new scrapboard titled "Foliage." I am using green beads, green acrylic paints and green handmade paper. The paper is used to form some leaves and the paint comprises the blades of grass and sprouts. I''m really enjoying using bright green paint in the middle of winter as it helps to alleviate the blues and drab surroundings outside.

Green handmade paper is cut to form leaves on this fine art scrapboard.

Detail of Foliage

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Fine Art Christmas Greeting Cards Bring Holiday Spirit to Family and Friends

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Beautiful hibiscus flower from Florida - photo by Carol Labashosky

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Something Spooky for Halloween and a Gray and Teal Scrapboard

It's great to keep a sketch pad handy. I like to make a few quick drawings or even use water colors or ink pens, magic markers and other media on the pages.  Here I used magic markers and a graphite pencil and charcoal to make this eerie scene. It reminds me of Norman Bates house in the movie Psycho. Notice the black cat up in the tree in the right side of the sky.

Here are pictures of the latest scrapboard I have been working on. The color scheme is teal, gray and black. I used a black canvas and adhered cloth to the front using Modge Podge. Then I placed a ball or "rose" of fabric in the middle of the symmetrical design.  I'm happy with the way it turned out.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

New fine art painting San Diego Beach

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

A little arts and crafts

Here, I colored around a photo frame of family which has a hole in the middle to add a special 4 x 6 inch photograph. It rides on the tail of the adult coloring book craze. Coloring and water color painting can be very therapeutic and one can end up with a beautiful 8 1/2 by 11 inch colorful drawing. Magic markers work very well for a project like this!

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Midwestern Barn Painting

Today, I began anew on a bright white canvas. I used gesso first to prime the canvas for acrylic paints. It was helpful to have a photo of a barn since I haven't gone outside yet this year to plein air paint.