Monday, December 19, 2011

Treats are Edible Art!

I love making treats...and eating them!. I learned how to make these lovelies from a fabulous-artist-and-awesome-mom-and-super-baker friend (Thanks Lauren!). Ritz crackers, peanut butter, marshmallow puff, and melted chocolate. Just add sprinkles and let cool. Then put them in your mouth! :-)

I also tried a new recipe from that sounded tasty...Chex Mix® White Chocolate Bark.  After tasting the "oops" corner of the bark, this is surely a sweet n' salty crowd pleaser!  

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Blue Peace complete!

Freshly varnished!

11 x 14 stretched canvas, acrylics and high gloss gel medium

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Peace in Progress

Using all white and tints is new for me. When I chose this subject (which is the top of a holiday salt shaker!) I knew there would be shadows and highlights to paint. As I sketched the form and became more familiar with the subject, I saw subtle pinks, blues, grays, browns and yellows. I mixed a tiny amount of each color with puddles of white paint and was amazed how more than a tiny amount can tint the puddle too much! Lesson learned :-).

I am happy with the progress of this palette knife painting. The tints are defining the contours of the bird nicely, and the texture is yummy!

11 x 14 stretched canvas, acrylics and high gloss gel medium