Inspired by Friendship

It’s rare to meet radiant personalities but I feel I can brag about my new friend during my trip to San Miguel. Radiant in the sense of loving life and living it to the fullest. I was Inspired by Friendship and enthused to tell you about the dream.

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Touch of Whimsy – Life is real good!

It’s bold colors and a touch of whimsy that I like to paint, draw, scribble or anything that has a pencil, pen, or paint brush as a media of expressing my creativity! I have tried various art forms and like acrylic painting the best. I hope I can jump-start your creativity to a higher level. Keep checking back for ideas and weekly updates. I like to create products, whether paintings or crafts almost every day. I go out into my Queen’s Studio and feel inspired to use my hands in loads of different projects.

How many of my audience have animals that are dear to your family? I’m sure at one time or another we all can relate to a precious puppy or kitty from our past even.  I have a darling kitty, Bootzi. I might try to paint her one day. I think a painting of her would be fun.


For our project, Life is real good!”,  I want to give you some insight about the subject. My niece, Lisa, has 2 dogs that have been apart of her family for the past 10 years or longer. She carries Riley, the Bison, to bed at night and he sleeps at the foot of the bed with her and her husband. Along with Riley, there is another dog, Blank, he is a Heinz 57 variety. Both dogs are well-mannered and fit in with their family lifestyle. They are both getting pretty old and don’t seem to like change.

Knowing how much my niece and husband loves their dogs, I wanted to give them a fun canvas art with a touch of whimsy. Her birthday was the special time to get creative.  I gathered my canvas and brushes and thought about the words I wanted to add for a fun approach. I toyed around with several different sayings before I stumbled uponLife is real good!”

  • I wet my brush and do a quick wipe on my paint rag. I select the colors prior to starting so I dipped my brush in the yellow acrylic paint. I wanted to split the painting up so I used 3/4 of the area.
  • I let the yellow dry and wet my brush a second time to dip it into the blue paint. The colors of yellow and blue are pleasing to the eye.
  • After the acrylic paint dry, I free-handed a tree in brown for the trunk and green topper.

Now it is time to add a touch of whimsy with the drawing of Riley and Blank. I like to free-hand most of my art that way I can cover my mistakes easier. I try to control the area I paint so that I can cover up mistakes quickly (the great thing with acrylic paints, you can control your brush if you add medium ) I don’t use a stencil or graph paper on this canvas because I want it to look fun and silly. I am a master at silly, I’ve been that way all my life.

  • I use my white acrylic paint with small strokes while visually checking out the post on Facebook Lisa sent me. I try to make it realistic but with a touch of whimsy added.
  • I stop to view my project and decide to use colored beanies for the top of the dogs heads. I think it is a fun addition. Plus a quote, “Cheese please”, both dogs love cheese.
  • Painting the larger dog, Blank, I use black acrylic paints for his spots and ears. His face is more defined and harder for me to imagine. You can see the stupid look on his face.
  • I finally decide that I need to add a quote, “Life is real good”, how could it be any better for a dog’s life than to live in the house with my niece, Lisa, and her hubby, Bubba.

 

Life is good!

Life is good!

Lisa is holding the painting, and showing it to Riley and Blank. She sent this to me and I thought it was adorable. I hope you go away with a small sampling of my art work and maybe even a few laughs along the way. Come back next time  for another story about my art paintings.

Hugs, Queen Rose