Category: paintings

Tuesday Prompt: Under the couch

This weeks prompt is to look under your couch, grab the first thing you find  and get inspired.  You can write about it, draw it, photograph it, imagine it, whatever as long as you have fun.

Under our couch you usually find shoes–which is what I expected, but instead I found books, lots of them, especially HIghlights.  Also found–a battery, some random bits of paper and Kleenex, a paintbrush, and boxes of photos. 🙂

You can find the list of prompts here if you want to take part next week.

Tuesday Prompt 1

Today’s prompt: Walk in the next room, look at the tallest thing there, what is under it?

In my case the tallest thing in the next room is the book case and underneath are books and games, which made for a challenging doodle (I usually don’t draw or paint things of that nature, especially with no people involved plus under the bookcase is always a mess which makes it extra interesting.) (Sorry for the poor image quality–I was lazy and didn’t try to get good lighting, and did it late in the evening.)

So what is under your tallest thing?

If anyone wants to join in you can add a link in the comments if you want to give it a try.  Remember this is just to get creative, regardless of your artistic/creative outlet.  You can write about it, paint it, doodle it, sculpt it, write a poem about it, whatever suits your fancy–the goal here is not to be flummoxed by it but to get creative and inspired.  Take it how ever you like, do it or imagine it, whatever you do, have fun with it.

You can find the list of prompts here if you want to take part next week.

Poor Sad Bunny meets a cat plus a gnome

A fun 10 minute sketch and painting based on a wonderful (one of my favorite) painting by my daughter. I would show it to you but I am planning on using her original for her new website’s header.  I think I need to let my children’s art inspire me more often.  That was fun.

A one hour painting, which has taken me days of a couple minutes to do.  This one is for my husband who is desperate that I finish the book we are working on together.

The timed project was inspired by Inspire Me Thursday. 🙂 It is my first time trying it out and obviously, I am early.

When it is daylight I will post better photos and add these to my image kind account in case anyone is interested in prints.

Sunday Praise Doodle: work

1 Peter 4:11
If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.

(Thursday during the yard sale Issac wrote and created cards for several of his friends–Pam, next time I see you he made one for each of your girls.)

Sunday Praise Doodles: Children

A doodle of Essie from a picture of Essie I caught yesterday.  (She rolls her eyes a lot.  She is 8.5. :))  I wanted to use the following verse for this weeks.

3 Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.
4 Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth.
5 Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them!
He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.


But Rachel saw the painting and insisted that the one that follows was much more appropriate. 🙂

6 Train  a child in the way he should go,
and when he is old he will not turn from it.

Proverbs 22:6

I’ll let you decide. 🙂  Which do you think is more suited, or do you have a better idea?

Commissioned House portrait: start to finish

In the beginning there was a layout.

and because it was a rather large, detailed painting there was a printout and tracing,

then reworking and hand drawn details added,

which took longer than expected because there were so many fun little details to add.

Then came painting, and painting,

and painting some more.

Then inking in the fine details and sending the painting out.

*Recently finished house portrait, yeah, its done and sent!