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pretty prints


Alrighty.

Here are the prints I’ve been working on lately.

The betta fish piece was a trial run of printing on painted paper. I thought the multicolored effect suited the fish.

I had it painted from a previous project I was working on and hadn’t used.

It’s painted with watercolors, salt for effect, and cheese cloth for texture.

At the moment, there are only two using this background effect, but I plan on doing up more sometime in the near future.

Next, my Magnolia’s.

I wanted to do something with a subtler touch, so I went with yellow, white, and silver.

Finally, the pomegranate.

I wanted this piece to be rich and warm so I went with red and gold.

All in all, I think they turned out pretty well.

Here they are laid out to dry.

Well, that’s it for today.

I’m off to work on something new though I  don’t yet know what.

Cheers!

Amanda

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


Snow & Yuki


So I was out shopping the other day picking up stocking stuffers for the hubby and came across this little guy. His body wasn’t as colorful as the other fish so one passerby deemed him ugly and choose another brighter fish instead. I have a soft spot for the underdog or underfish in this case so I had to take him home where he’d be fully appreciated. By the time I had completed all my purchases and carefully bundled up the fish for transport it was a freaking blizzard outside. With blowing snow and fish and parcels in hand I hurried home. I decided I’d call him Yuki (Japanese for snow) it seemed only fitting. Now you might be asking why is she blogging about her fish when she normally blogs about art? Well, I had to share the God-made beauty of Yuki’s colors. He really is a beautiful work of art!

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Guitar Commission-Part Three the conclusion


Well, the guitar commission is finally finished and delivered to the customer.

I’m still not quite sure if I like it with or without the hands better,

but it doesn’t matter since the customer is happy with it.

Just for fun, here’s a look at the progress again:

1-acoustic guitar

2-Sanded and primed

3-background roughed out

4-background details added

5-addition of the hands

6-hand details

7-re-assembled, signed and sealed. Only thing missing are the strings.

Now it’s going to live happily ever after mounted on a wall for display.

If you’d like to commission a used or broken instrument for display,  or any other artwork

email me at themilkeway@gmail.com

Oh and I’ve added a commission gallery where I’ll be putting all the artwork that I receive as commissions.

Cheers for now!

Amanda

Guitar Commission-Part Two


There’s just something about painting 3D objects that’s a fun, fun change from canvas.

The guitar is progressing beautifully.

I’m just waiting for some of the detail work to dry before adding the hands.

Here’s a few pictures to show you the progress. Continue reading

#4 of Life Simplified


I just finished it.

#4 of the Life Simplified series is now complete.

I’m thinking I may extend this series.

Like my husband so kindly pointed out, there are 12 sheets and I’ve only used 4 of them.

That, and I’m really enjoying working on them.

I’m hoping to do up another set either today or this weekend.

I’ll post them of course when they’re sketched out.

Anyway, here’s #4 “Cherish Me.” Continue reading

#1 of Life Simplified


*Gasp* I haven’t posted for a few days!

Hubby and I went away camping in Banff for the long weekend. Much needed R&R/alone time was had.

Although, as is standard with my luck, it rained and snowed. Yes, you did read that right.

Regardless of what you’ve heard, love alone won’t keep you warm at night. Well at least not in a tent, during said rain and snow without some good blankets and sleeping bags. Aside from the chilliness, it was quite enjoyable.

Anyway, the whole reason I was posting wasn’t to tell you about my weekend but to show you the first finished installment in the “Life Simplified” series. I was racking my brain over what to title each of the pieces and I realized that I’m doing a series called “Life Simplified” so I should focus on the basics. Since the series involves couples, the basics should be relational.

So what’s one of the major needs in a relationship? To make it easier for my female readership (who will instinctively say something more metaphysical) I’ll give you a hint. What would your man “honestly” answer? Yup, you guessed it. I’m starting the ball rolling with sex! Continue reading