Tuesday, August 28, 2012

To dare

Just a quick update while I wait for Hurricane Isaac to get here...
I'm working on a watercolor/ink thing. Nothing big just something I wanted to play around with my aquarelles and ink pens. I don't know what I like to use more, aquarelles, or ink pens. Acrylic is also one of my favorites, but not as much as the previous two.
See that? That's what you can do with watercolor & ink! Yes, that's mine, I didn't steal it from the interwebs. That's just the bottom portion though. I'm still working on the whole thing.

I really should've blended the colors together better. I thought I'd like them separated... I was wrong. Also... wtf is up with the tentacle thing up top? Ink is kinda permanent so it stays, but I'm adding onto it. I'm going to use it and some more tentacle viney things to frame the top a bit. And in the center I want to use this:

Cursive Fonts

It might be a little hard to read because it's on a transparent background but I really like the font. My only problem is, I don't know how to do THAT with a pen. Also, It won't be pink, it'll be black.

How do you think this little project of mine is going to turn out? If you have any requests message me or comment below!
Have a happy hurricane everyone ;)
I'd like to share the website with you for the font generator I used. They have a few different cursive fonts and it's totally free! http://fontmeme.com/cursive-fonts/#none
Also if anyone is curious as to what aquarelles are, they are watercolor pencils. My favorite is Staedtler ergosoft. They have handy packaging that allows you to prop the pencil box up. I'm using an 05 artist ink pen by Micron. For any help with using ink or watercolor, message me or comment below.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Wishing Tree

I have finished my first acrylic painting and decided to name it Wishing Tree!

I've never really painted with acrylic before, just with watercolor. But I decided to just get some paint and canvas and jump in! What does it matter if I screw up? It's my art, and if I don't like it I can do something else. So, with that in mind, I creating the Wishing Tree.

Selling for $100. It's been sprayed with finishing varnish.
Deminsions are approximately 48 inches wide x 18 inches in height, with a 1/2 inch border.
There are two seperate panels, measuring 18x24 each.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Spirit Tree

I've never painted with acrylic before, but I LOVE IT!!

I was using the cheapest kind of acrylic paint I could find, and I found some inspirational pictures on the web to help me with what I should paint. I'm not finished with it, I still have to paint in the circles and the tree on the right side. I have to buy more paint first! This painting is 18 inches from top to bottom, and 48 inches from side to side

I think I'm going to name it "Spirit Tree"

I'll be updating the blog with the finished product in a day or two, so check back soon!!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Music and Emotions

The watercolor I painted tonight started out as something happy, bright, and lovely. Then a sad, beautiful song came on Pandora. I found the song on YouTube and put it on repeat. This painting was inspired by that song.

"Lonely Anywhere"

This is only my second or third watercolor. I'm used to aquarelles, not paintbrushes, but I love playing with the water! There are so many different things you can do. This painting is wild and crazy. It expresses a sadness that every person has, but there's beauty in it.

There's always hope; always a silver lining.

The song is called Lonely Anywhere by The Everybodyfields.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Etsy Shop!

I started selling my art on Etsy! I haven't figured out how to sell my photography on there yet, but once I do figure it out I will begin selling some of it on my Etsy shop. Go on by there and check everything out. Add my shop, Amber's Art & Photography, to your favorites so that when I post new art and photography in my shop it will show up on your favorites list! The front of my shop is looking pretty snazzy too ;) What do you think?

Go ahead and stop on by at http://www.etsy.com/shop/AmbersArtnPhoto

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Sale and new artwork listed!

I'm having a big half off sale on my prints right now, which is probably something I SHOULD NOT DO because I'm a starving artist. That being said, I'm also an artist that likes to by other artists artwork. When I look for art, I know I can only buy things within my itty bitty price range. Therefore, I'm having a sale on photography! It won't last long, so if you've been interested in purchasing photography from me, now would be the best time to do so. I'm also selling specialty prints acrylic and canvas. If you're interested in purchasing please message me. Here are the prices & sizes for my photography prints printed on Fuji Crystal Archive professional-grade paper. Sale prices do not include shipping.
Sale Prices:
8x10 - $12
11x14 - $14
16x20 - $18
20x30 - $22 

Also, I have more artwork on the blog now! It's for sale (not on sale) so go to the Ceramics and Drawing tabs to see what's new. Here's a peek ;)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Love. Nature.

I have a miniature orchard at my miniature horse farm. We have fig trees, peaches, pecans, plums, apples, lemons, pears; all kinds of fruits! When winter is at an end all of the plants start to bloom. It's a very beautiful thing to see. I captured multiple images of my plants but I only have two that I really like. I also have an image of one of my horses. She's beautiful.
Let me know what you think. :)