Thursday, December 20, 2012

February Blooming Art Workshop!!!!

Ok everyone, I have finally made a date for the next running of the Blooming Art Workshop if you are interested.  But get in quick for this workshop as placements are filling up quickly!!


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Pretty watercolour and ink illustrations......

I've slowly eased myself into the holidays (even though they haven't officially started yet!!).  But I am winding down by doing some sketches and watercolour illustration, while watching a bit of the box in the evening! There is such rubbish on the tv these days that its really like background noise while I do some doodling!
Pretty, pretty and with inspirational words....

This is a butterfly shapes with pretty flowers, leaves and hearts!
I really like this heart one...photo was taken in poor lighting, but you get the idea!





Sunday, December 16, 2012

Window with a view...5 x7 inch canvas board


This a 5 x 7 inch acrylics and ink on canvas board! Imagine having a garden view like this out of your window!! Probably wouldn't get much done I'de say! 

This going to be made into sweet prints of various sizes to frame and also cards.  They will be available in the new year!!

Cute little 4x4 inch mixed media art....

I love making these little cute canvas'! They will be part of a mixed media series of inspirational cards and prints that I will be doing in the new year!  Thanks for the inspiration Christy Tomlinson!


These mixed media canvas' are made with acrylic paint, texture paste, ink, texta and ink.  Keep watching this blog for my new line of cards and prints which will be for sale in early 2013!!

Friday, December 14, 2012

More little houses!!

I think I'm becoming a bit obsessed with these little houses, but they are such fun to do! With all of them having a unique little "look" about them! Have got heaps of new ideas though for painting new scenes which I'm excited about, but unfortunately,  not about being so time poor with all the end of year stuff that I know we all have got going on this time of year!  I'm in the process of painting one of these ones but with birdie houses and a meadow field, but it is taking me ages as I have so many stops and starts with it, and haven't had a really good painting run yet!!  Oh well, will post pics of it when I eventually finish it!!


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Houses and meadows.......

Hi everyone, these two acrylics and ink on wood paintings are a mix of my flower meadow paintings, my love of little houses and lots of colour all combined together!!  
Houses with personality!
I love these groovy trees, cute little houses and the scrumptiously colourful meadow 'flowers'!  I think I would love to live in this neighbourhood! 
I'll be making these into prints to sell soon, as well as cards.  So let me know if you would like any.  Will post pics and info soon. :)


Workshop Fun!

Here is some pics from the Blooming Art Workshop held last weekend! Everyone had a great time, and their was lots of chatter and laughter while we crafted!!  Everyone showed such interest in my work which was fantastic and lots of questions and ideas bounced around!  Stay tuned for the next workshop being held in Feb 2013! Dates to be advised - need to get over Christmas and my 40th birthday bash first!!
All set and ready to go!
Busy, busy!








Thursday, December 6, 2012

Cute watercolours and ink flower meadows....

Here is a couple of watercolour, ink and buttons on watercolour paper illustrations. They come in white frame with white Matt border (4 x 4 inch inside 6 x 6 inch frame).  $45 each.  Contact me if you would like to purchase any.
This one has ink, watercolours, ink, buttons and paper.

This one now SOLD!



Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Dabbling with watercolours....

Hi everyone
We went away last weekend to the coast, and I was able to do some relaxing painting with watercolours.  I hope to do a few more with flowers and make them into prints and scrapbook paper (so I can use it in my mixed media work).  Im looking forward to buying my new supa doopa printer, scanner, after Christmas (or hoping Santy Clause might bring it!!!).  Cant wait to do some stuff and make into papers so I don't have to buy them!  Can never find the colours Im after too, so hopefully that will fix that problem then!  Hope you like them!
These are whimsical poppies....


The cups of life...these were fun to do...imagine, believe and create applies to everything in your life!  I try to do this in my life!!

poppies, lavender, freesia's and ranuncula's....

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

New to the colour range!!

Well, I have been a busy bee having fun with these colourful paintings, some small (5 x 5 inch) and some a little bit bigger (about 10 x 12 inch).  All are done in acrylics with some mixed media added (like paper, ink, texture paste...) and on either a box canvas or on wood.  Here's hoping you like them.  Please feel free to contact me if you are wanting further information.  Also I am intending to do prints of my work soon, so they will be quite affordable!!

This one is on canvas and is 10 x 10 inch
















Thursday, November 29, 2012

Meadow Painting with sunset....

This another large vibrant meadow painting I did a couple of weeks ago! It's acrylics and glitter on canvas.
Vibrant corals, pinks aqua, teals and blues...



Mixed Media Houses on Wood....

Gooooddd evening everyone!! I haven't posted for a while as I've been super busy!! Here is some of my new range of cute wall art - Mixed Media Houses!! They com in two sizes and both at $45.00 each.  I can personalise them with address details etc



This a close up pic of one of the Taller ones





Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Blooming Art Workshop - canvas art you will be creating!!

Hi everyone - just thought I would show you some pics of some of the canvas art you would be creating in my December workshop! I will demonstrate step by step how to create a canvas of your own of which you will make one in the workshop very similar to the ones below! I will also take you through different flowers made with different fabrics and paper to alter your canvas painting! If you can't make to the December workshop, I will be holding more in the new year as well as other workshops! I'm also going to hold midweek night workshops as well, so watch this space!
Red Poppies

Pretty in pink!

Pinks, oranges and yellows...






Sunday, November 18, 2012

Blooming Art Workshop for December...

Good evening everyone and welcome!  I have some exciting news - I am having a workshop in December for all those wanting to learn some of the wonderful techniques I used in one of my particular mixed media styled canvas art!  Main details are below, and of course if you have any other questions, feel free to contact me.  Do not despair, if you feel you dont have a 'creative bone in your body'.  This is a fun workshop, that is easy, and I will show you step by step how to put together one of my paintings.  You do not need prior painting or even much 'crafting' experience.  Its just a fun, girly afternoon, where we can also have the opportunity to possibly meet new friends!!


So whats included I hear you ask?  If you decide to come along, you will have a fun, relaxing, crafty afternoon, learning and making your own mixed media "Blooming Art" canvas painting!
What to Bring:  Good pair of fabric Scissors (if  you have your own)
Materials Included in Cost: Paints, texture paste, teacandles, Mod Podge
Kit Includes:  Canvas (size 10 x 12 inch), fabric, beads

If you are interested, please contact me via email/phone/text.  A deposit of $10 will ensure your place in the class!


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Magnolia flower on canvas.....

Here is another 5 x 7 inch Magnolia Flower from the "Colour" series, on canvas board using acrylic paints.  It's been framed in a white frame with a black background.  $85.00




Pretty flower canvas....


Well I have been busy, busy today!  I've been getting ready for the very first Market fundraiser for Fernwood Gym in Tuggeranong, on Saturday 17th of November! Come and check it out.  They are raising money for Breast Cancer - so it's a great cause and you can buy one of my creations while you're there! 
Well, here is another creation that I've been slaving over - a 5 x 7 inch acrylics and ink on canvas board in a white frame on a black background.  $85.00





Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Step 3 - tutorial of wine bottles....

Step three: cut out desired shaped bottles.  I also cut a martini glass shape out. 


Step four:  glue on shapes and PAINT!!!!  I also wrote in white ink some words as well.






Step three:  once canvas papers are dry - cut out desired shapes...I chose wine bottles and a martini glass....

Tutorial - wine bottles......



Good afternoon - thought it was about time for another tutorial of one of my new "Colours" range....
Step one: paint your selected size canvas in whatever colour acrylic paints you like.  Leave aside to dry.

 

Step Two: paint on two or three canvas papers different colours and patterns then leave to dry thoroughly.



Monday, November 12, 2012

Cute little box canvas'.....


These cute 5 x 5 inch acrylics on canvas, I finished off today....$25.00 each.... I will be doing more....so buy one or a couple to put on that little shelf to add a little colour to your day!!  Just contact me via juliemryder01@gmail.com