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7 styles of—


I’ve taken a break from the “Curvy” series and started a new series focused on shoes.

More specifically, stilettos.

The series will be called “7 styles of  ————–”

Why the blank? Well that’s because I’m not telling just yet.

I want to see what you, the viewer might think it is.

What comes to mind when you think of high heel shoes?

The series will consist of 7 watercolor and ink paintings each 9″x12″ with a stiletto as the subject.

Here is #1.RED

And as per the norm, I was too impatient to wait for the ink to dry.

Let me know your thoughts.

Cheers,

Amanda


New Series: “Life Simplified” Part two


Yesterday I was able to finish up the watercolor painting on the four “Life Simplified” pieces.

Of course, I couldn’t resist going a bit colorful. It’s just my nature!

I did however do only flat colors with minimal shading because I’m going to be writing all over them.

Thus, no need for too much detail.

That being said, here’s a peak at them all colorful like.

Just for fun I’ve added the black outline for a before and after comparison Continue reading

To the point


I had originally planned on doing this piece in the same fashion as my last two portraits, but thought I’d give it a semi-pointillistic flair instead.

So here it is, another portrait of a friend. (hope he doesn’t mind 🙂 )

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tiny sketch, long day


So I’m exhausted.

Today I had the fun experience of renewing my work visa.

This entailed approximately an hour and 15 min drive to get to Morioka, 30 min. on foot to find the place, 30 min to process the application, 15 min walk to the train station, 40 min wait for the train, 1 hour and 15 min train ride back to Mizusawa, 45 min lunch break, 1 hr of office work, 1 hr drive to Ichinoseki, 5hrs of teaching, 45 min drive home…CRAP day!

So, you may as well say I worked all day because I left for work a 8am and just got home now at 8:50pm.

BLEH

So this is all you get!

train sketch

A quick sketch I did on the train.

I am hoping however, that when I have some time again to turn it into a larger piece.

I want to black out the people and focus on the window with all the blurring colors as the train travels by.

I dunno if that will happen this weekend or not because I’m also working SUNDAY.

Have I mentioned I’m looking forward to coming home???

Oh and here’s a few videos for you, I couldn’t decide which one to post. (I like them all)

Enjoy, Cheers and Goodnight

A

Wasabi nymph?


Well it’s Wednesday, the notorious hump day of the week…

Here’s what I have for you today.

Last night as I was working on my leaf collage, I had originally planned to set it on a green background but decided it would be too busy.

So I set it aside. Today however, I was doodling and decided to combine the doodle with the background.

The result was something yet untitled. Though I do have a few ideas… 😛

First, let’s take a look at what we have.

Doodle= green woman

Doodle combined with collage=Doodle collage

So titles.

Here’s a few I’ve been mulling over:

1-Green woman

2-Nymph

3-Wasabi girl

4-Wasabi nymph

5- Green goddess

6-Green wasabi nymph goddess 😛

Anyway, let me know what you think and if you can come up with any better titles let me know!

Cheers,

A

Limey basta…


So as you might have guessed, I’m in a creative/goofy mood.

I thought perhaps my new lemon friend might get lonely so I painted her a lime.

Meet Mr.LimeLimes

Oh and in case you feel like grooving to some citrus tunes heres,

“Lime in the Coconut” as performed by Kermit DE Frog.

Enjoy people! 😛

A