"Single White Bloom" is for the Flower a Day Project.
The flower was painted in oils in my 4 x 4 sketchbook. There's something personal and maybe even romantic about a single stem. I think I like them better than a bouquet not just for a painting but on my kitchen table as well.
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The original sketch was done in watercolor but this painting done on 9 x 12 acid free paper is mixed media. In addition to heavily pigmented oil paints I used ink, silk flowers and white lace giving the painting a real life touch. Each silk flower is dotted with metallic gold paint, each white bubble is circled with blue metallic paint.
You'll see the stems glow in three layers of green on top of a swirling blue background. The tea pot itself is gold, brown and copper tones with a large pink and white flower. A closer look at the lace reveals bits of purple, pink and different shades of blue. This is a homey painting that would fit nicely in your kitchen or dining area.
More details: Tea at My House is sealed to help preserve the vibrancy of the paint. It is signed and dated on the front. There's a white boarder which allows for framing making the image size a full 8 x 10 inches.
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I'm enjoying my flower sketches before dinner. I'll absolutely continue them.
This sketch shows a house with a purple petal fence and a huge sunflower as a setting sun over a bronze colored house. The original sketch shows much more detail such as small gold flowers on the house and small blue flowers in the sky and even on the purple fence. To finish off the sketch I added a light filter from photoshop.
Medium: Crayola markers w/ water over crayola crayons and metallic gel pens in a 4x4 sketch book. Full image size, 8 inches.
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F. Magdalene Austin
This is a mixed media painting I did before eating dinner. I started out drawing in crayola crayon then I used crayola markers with water over the crayon. I smoothed here and there then added extra layers of crayon under marker until I was satisfied.
The smooth crayon under layer makes working with markers very easy. Shading is easier as is covering up mistakes. I also like the texture it makes where marker stains the paper but not the crayon. I discovered it's best to use yellow with green marker or blue marker with yellow in order to get the desired result of green. It's been fun experimenting with the two mediums.
Flowers Before Dinner is the start of my second sketch diary which has been dedicated to flowers of all kinds.
"Tea At My House" is the newest entry in my sketch diary. This particular teapot sits on my China cabinet beside dry flowers and few homemade candles in brass holders. I purchased the pot for a dollar at a second hand store.
This particular sketch diary/journal is dedicated to everyday moments such as tea before bed, doing routine stretches as well as sitting in front of the fireplace. There's nothing profound, nothing of earth shattering importance in these here pages yet, I find comfort when looking at these everyday steps captured in color.
Mixed media: Metallic watercolors, ink, colored pencil
Art by: F. Magdalene Austin
.........from my sketch journal.
This is representative of me doing my stretches during the evening to relax before bed.
Medium: Watercolor pencils on paper
Art by: F. Mag
Goodbye flowers, hello cold. It seems during the cold I've lost artistic inspiration so I filled my sketch diary with paintings inspired by lack of inspiration.
Goodbye sunny flowers. It's oh so cold these days.
The sun rays have left, they took with them my ability to create.
At the table in my under pants I sit and wait.
...continue reading "Diary of an Uninspired Artist"
'Best Friends' shows two flower girls, one with red petal hair, one with yellow petals standing in a field holding a diamond pink heart. The girls have peachy skin and big smiles. One dress is vibrant blue with gold trim and matching slippers. The other dress is ruby red with matching slippers.
This is a mixed media original painting created with oil paints, glitter glue pens and touches of gel pen.
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Title: Best Friends
Art by: F. Magdalene Austin
Why do we let the weather man lie? He says it'll only be a light shower then the rain will stop. Two days later and it hasn't stopped raining. We pay this man to lie to us. Why? Why do we do this? Why do I keep listening to this man, hanging on his every word as if it were gospel?
In this painting the forecast was clear sunny skies high of 80 degrees. Click to view this painting larger. By doing so you'll be able to see the poor soul going down the hill then up to her strangely illuminated home.
Obviously I'm having a great time with watercolors and my new sketch diary 🙂 My goal for the diary is to draw the basics, everyday things with my own little twist.
Title: The Ominous Rainy Day
Art by: F. Magdalene Austin
This one of a kind hand sewn, hand painted African-American (black) rag doll stands 30 inches tall and wears a green and cream home spun dress with red accents. She has two gold ribbons in her long black hair and a red wool beret. Little black patent leather shoes and white socks adorn her feet. A sweet smile and big brown eyes were hand painted to make this doll one special creation.
Note: Because her skin is hand painted she does not have the cuddly feel of most cloth dolls. For this reason she is listed as ornamental, a shelf sitter or bed doll.
Removable shoes and socks
Three removable hair ribbons
Heat treated to seal the acrylic paint
This perfect gift will arrive at your door signed, dated and numbered on her bum. She is doll #16.
There are no small parts. Child safe. No glue. The African-American Raggedy Ann doll is not included.
...continue reading "Lisa African-American Rag Doll"