Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Celebrate Challenge: February Recap!

Two months down, 10 to go!  It's been another GREAT month of fun challenges as I continue to post a painting every day related to that particular day of celebration!

I had some cool fabric textures to paint again this month, including a fuzzy sweater, denim, and my first full shirt painting!  There were also a lot of fun food related themes, giving me opportunities to paint some unique textures...the foil wrapper and powdery finish of a stick of gum...greasy, melted cheese on a pizza, and the subtle contrasting tones of an Oreo cookie.

Here are a few of my favorites from February...

Bubble Gum Day

Sweater Day
Chocolate Fondue Day
Pizza Day

White Shirt Day

Cream Filled Chocolates Day
Laugh and Get Rich Day
Levi Strauss Day

Open That Bottle Night

Handcuff Day

Tug-o-War Day

Battery Day
What will March bring? Your guess is as good as mine!

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Celebrate Day 59: "Floral Design Day!"

Happy Floral Design Day!  I was planning on going way all out on this theme while hosting my paint jam, but I ended up being so busy, this was all I got painted for the day! I wanted to practice some one stroke kalla lilies.  These turned out way better on my PainterTemplate than on myself, but oh well...I do like how simple and quick these are!

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Celebrate Day 58: "Strawberry Day!"

Happy Strawberry Day!!  While I did already paint a strawberry for chocolate fondue day, I thought it would be fun to just try a strawberry itself this time, and used a different method to achieve the lighting and shadows on this one.  This is one of those paintings that I thought didn't look great when I finished, until I later looked at the photos.  One thing I always like to do in my workshops is encourage my students to always take photos of their work!  They may hate it now, and then later look back and realize it was pretty good!

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Celebrate Day 57: "Levi Strauss Day!"

Today is Levi Strauss Day!  Aaah, I SO would love to be able to paint a pair of jeans someday!! But for now, my arm will have to do! Looking for some tips for painting fabric? Check out my book, "Realism for Face and Body Artists!" 

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Celebrate Day 56: "Open That Bottle Night!"

If you've been looking for an excuse to open that bottle, you're in luck!  Why hold out for any other day, when today is literally the day!!  Dust off that corkscrew, pop the cork and pour yourself a glass in celebration of February 25th! :-)

Here's a little corkscrew finger painting for you!  Reminds me of the Swiss Army Knife painting I did a while back!

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Celebrate Day 54: "Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day!"

Are you feeling unappreciated lately? Well if you're a dog biscuit, you're in LUCK! Today is your day! I know at least one of my four legged family members reeeeeally appreciates you!

Are you looking for ideas for a puppy themed birthday party? I had one of those for my son Sam and it was awesome! Here are some fun ideas! Why not add a professional face painter to the party too? Contact Paintertainment and we can paint your party guests like adorable puppy dogs!

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