Monday, April 14, 2014

Japanese Castle WIP 11

Has been a few weeks since I have been able to work on the Castle.  Mostly did fine detail work.
Can see it a little better with the close up below.

As with all my Art, it is NOT part of Public domain and is copyrighted.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The Wreath ~~

Nothing more fun, than making next years Holiday card in April.  Here is an abstract Wreath with Ribbons. 

As with all my Art it is NOT part of Public Domain and is copyrighted.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Icelandic On Fire ~~

Icelandic On Fire.......

Playing with one of my old paintings....  plan on adding some flames to this piece.

Or possibly fire from her hooves?

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Japanese Castle WIP 11

Working on the right half of the Castle now.  Stone work and adding color.
The detail in this piece, is making the work go slow but I am enjoying it.

Still deciding on what color to make the roof tiles.  Normally I am a lot more decisive on these kind of decisions.  But it is really hard to make out their color with Darling Husband's photographs.

This is Kumamoto Castle in Kyushu, Japan.

The photos my Husband took, were in winter and there was a big tree right in front of the main part of the castle.
I decided not to paint the tree, as it distracted from the beautiful castle.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Style'N Bucket Bags and Purses ~~~

Looking for something different?   Then check out these Bucket bags and Purses. 

This is just a small sample of what I offer.

From Horses, to Flowers and Cats, and to Abstracts. 

I try to offer unique Art for every taste.

To see the Full selection....


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Shower Curtains ~ at Cafe Press

Offering Shower Curtains at Cafe Press, in all kinds of styles of Art.  
Some have blank areas to let light in, others have full panels.

A great way to add a little unique Art to your Bathroom.


Monday, February 24, 2014

Staying in business for another year......

I have decided to try to stay in business for one more year.

Still have no idea what the county is going to charge me in Taxes this year.
Either way, it will hurt.

If I do not make money in the third year and per the Feds... that's it. 
At least in this State.

So if someone has any idea on how to do more free advertising, let me know.

I already, use FB as you know... sure I am boring everyone to death with that.
Use Twitter too.

Use the sales board for the Miniature horse part of things.. 
am paying to advertise in the Icelandic Horse congress.

Have my Blog.

Have a website, but I am going to have to let that go shortly.........
Which is going to cause issues.... as my business cards and a lot of my greeting cards and calendars have that web address on the back.

There are no Art Galleries local... most close is Richmond or DC.... crazy drives, specially to DC. 

Closed a couple of Online Galleries. Managed to go back to the free Gallery at Image Kind.

Will be keeping these Galleries and Online shops...


Cafe Press

Image Kind


Fine Art America


Society 6  (for now)

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Jellyfish Digital painting ~~

Above is a close up of my Jellyfish Digital painting.  I used Corel 12.

This digital painting is based off a photo I took with my Canon camera at a Aquarium.

As with all my Art it is NOT part of public domain and is copyrighted.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Offering High End Designer T shirts.

Now offering High end Designer T shirts at OArTee, for both Men and women.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Maine Coon Mug testing

Bought one of my Maine coon cat, large coffee mugs awhile back, for long term testing.
Is holding up wonderfully, the print is outstanding and the quality of the mug is excellent.
Has become the favorite mug in the house.

So if you are looking for excellent Quality mugs with unique Art on them, please check out my Cafe Press shop.

Cafe Press

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Japanese Castle WIP 10

Spent a bit of time today, adding a lot of shading to the body of the Castle. Bit hard to see in the photo.

Also worked on the next section of the castle.

Need to start working on the roof tiles, but not sure of the color?
DH's photo's he took of the Castle in Japan, are very old and hard to see what color they were at the time.
Will have to do some research, or do a color story board, to see what would look best.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Digital Painting of Nari ~

Spent some time creating a digital painting of Nari, my fixed Maine Coon cat.  Her pose was cheeky and fun. LOL

As with all my Art it is NOT part of public Domain and copyrighted.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Photographic Manipulation of Maggie ~

Took Maggie for a hand walk in the snow, through the woods, to the Pond yesterday.  Took a quick snap...
It is not easy, carrying a camera, walking with a cane and holding Maggie's lead line.
But as usual, Maggie was very good about it.

Decided to play with this photograph, using two computer programs and this is what I came up with. 

As with all my Art, it is NOT part of Public Domain and is copyrighted.

Japanese Castle WIP9

Ever so slowly moving along with the Japanese Castle.  Inked the stairs in and worked on the extension of the Castle.

Is going to quite a bit of work to hand color each piece of Stone, but worth it.

Still have the last part of the Castle to do. Once that is done, will finish up the sky.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Japanese Castle WIP8

Had a lot of fun working on the Japanese Castle yesterday.  Added a lot of highlights...though they are hard to see in this photo. 
Started working on the Stone base, of the castle.... will take me about 6 hours in total to Ink in the foundation, not including adding color later on.

As with all my Art, it is Copyrighted and NOT part of Public Domain.