Saturday, April 12, 2014

Practicing my watercolor/Acrylic painting, and having fun along the way.


Acrylic Flowers on Watercolor background.
I really like how this turned out. I call it
"Breaking Through"  Flowers tend to do that, sometimes the cannot be contained in one place.  They need and find a way to grow out and expand their beauty.  

This one was a Mixed Media Monday class with Tracy Weinzapfel.  Check out her channel.  She's a lovely person and does beautiful work.  Thanks Tracy. 
Watercolor painting & stenciling. 

This is an acrylic painting on watercolor background.
Inspired by Artist Keith Norris. 
 Youtube channel, Chroma001

Moleskin journal page, background squares, with acrylic paint, Blazer Design stencil and Prima Doll.  Not quite finished yet, but I like it as is so far.

Thank you so much for stopping by, Have a great weekend.


Spring Time

Hello everyone,  Sharing a spring project for my neighbor Mary.   Some were her flowers and others from my stash.  She has it hanging on her entrance door.  When I bring her coffee I stand there and stare.  lol..  I think it came out cute.  
What do you think ? 

Friday, March 28, 2014

Happy 55 share

Hello everyone,  Yesterday I celebrated my 55th.  Feeling good and very grateful.  I had a scene brewing in my mind and tried to express it on this journal page.  I don't have a title or quote for it.  Something I'm working on as I continue to practice painting.   Mediums used on this page were Americana Acrylic paints. 
Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful wonderful weekend.

Much love, hugs, Maria

Recent Project Shares

Hello Everyone,  sharing some painting, doodling fun I've been trying out.  Something to exercise my hands and leave the fear of mixing colors and just have a good time. 
These are all done with Americana acrylic paints, gesso, decou-page, folkart paints, bubble stenciling, gelly pens and sharpies.

This one was inspired by Tracy Weinzapfel.  She always creates such fun flowers.

Thank you so much for stopping by, Have a wonderful weekend.
Until soon,

Hugs, Maria

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Oh how I'm Loving Water Color painting

I used Sharpie pens/Gelly Roll pens/ Sakura Glaze pens 
to make some doodling and boarders.

This blue painting is my favorite.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Comments are welcomed.

Hugs, Maria

MMM class with Tracy Weinzapfel inspiration " HEART"

MMM with Tracy Weinzapfel March Challenge... I AM..

Had lots of fun creating my first art challenge.  
Thank you Tracy.  

Monday, March 10, 2014


 Express yourself and have fun doing it!
My friend Maggie was always saying "Do something, Just have FUN" .   I would try and just couldn't for a long time.  I would get anxious, nervous and everything under the sun. LOL  

Now, I am feeling free.  I guess you can tell right?  lol  I know.
An Artist in the making...
Well, at least a beginner. :o)

Thank you so much for stopping by.
Have a great day!
hugs always,


Inspired by Tracy Weinzapfel.  The vibrant colors underneath were previously done with Dylusion ink sprays.  The white mini flowers are home made paper stencil with white acrylic paint. Oh, there are other stencils underneath too. :o)

Playing with Ink Sprays, Stencils, and more.

This postcard was inspired by my dear youtube mixed media artist Almut Olsson.  If you haven't watched her video, I recommend you stop by.  She really makes some beautiful unique art.  Here is the postcard below and I altered the reverse side with the writing.  Let me know what you think. :o)

Saturday I was feeling a bit down.  Life happens and other things. So I had this page already prepped with other colors from something else I was previously working on and decided I would express me at the moment.  Here I am folded over like the little flower below.  Although we may have rough days, surrounding us is always a brighter and better tomorrow.  As long as we have breath, there is HOPE.  I thank God for that. It was good to express it on paper and best of all with color.  :o)

A little bit of everything going on below.