Friday, February 26, 2016

Thinking of Spring

I can't wait for warmer weather and more sunshine after all of the rain we received earlier this week. On this cold, windy day I'm thinking of spring! What better way than to view some flower artwork?! Here are some recent works of art completed by my private art lesson students.

The first is a watercolor painting by my 9 year old student. It was her first attempt using this medium and I think she handled it very well!

The next is a colored pencil drawing completed by my 17 year old student. She was interested in the overlapping of the flowers and experimenting with the colors.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Custom Leather Jacket Painting

My most recent commission was a custom leather jacket painting. It was the first time I painted on a piece of apparel which, I must admit, made me a bit nervous. Especially being a special leather bomber jacket!

I researched the best type of paint to use and came across Angelus Direct. It is a specialized acrylic paint for leather that is guaranteed not to crack or peel.

Here is my delivery - so excited to get started!

I am lucky enough to have a neighbor who creates custom equestrian apparel and was able to pick her brain about what type of pencil would be best to draw the designs on the leather before painting. She advised me that she's had the best luck with quilter's pencils and even sent me home with one and some scrap leather to practice on.

Below are some progress pictures of the entire project.

Airplanes drawn on

Airplanes on the front right chest

Progress picture of the "patch" on the left arm

Finished "patch" on the left arm

Close up of the grim reaper's cloak

Close up of the American Flag

Almost finished!

Below is the finished piece of artwork being modeled on the client