Sunday, September 30, 2007

Lawn Bowls Borders for Halloween

These were designed specifically with Lawn Bowlers in mind. They are 4 Lawn Bowls Halloween Border with all supporting graphics sent to your email box. The buy it now price is $5 and sent to you electronically. They are completely designed and drawn from scratch by "Arty Velarde".

Daily Painting 1

This is my first official Daily Painting done today. It is an oil of flowers at the Farmers Market at Old Poway Park, in California. I also listed it on eBay with a starting bid of $50.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Just sketches today

I joined The Daily Painters Webring. When approved and active I will start posting oil and watercolor paintings daily.

Sketches from television. This is from the program "Lock Up"
I am working on Lawn Bowls Halloween computer graphics which will be finished and available in the next few days.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Lawn Bowls

I spent most of the day working on borders for lawn bowls Halloween Paper. SOLD

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Landscape Painting at Balboa Park San Diego

The morning meeting with instructor, Annette Paquet.

Deciding what to paint with thumbnails.

The painting is started but not complete.

An artist at the critique.

Monday, September 24, 2007

sketch cast

Have you seen sketchcast? It's pretty cool you can draw instead of write your blogs. Here is mine: x. Careful, it's a long 3 minutes.

Working with 2 values in dry brush today.

8 x 10 nude study in watercolor
10 minute pose

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Figure drawing class at Palomar

Figure class today, instructor Kim Farley. My goal is to paint the figure with oil in one session. This is the second attempt. 3 - 25 minute poses.

Oil on primed watercolor paper 19 x 22 inches.

Conte in a teeny sketchbook. Spread is 5.5 x 7 inches.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Friday, September 21, 2007

Lawn Bowls Clip Art Package Volume 2

I have finally finished Lawn Bowls Clip Art Volume 2! Details and ordering information is here.

This new lawn bowls original in pen and ink with watercolor. SOLD
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Lawn bowls women

This is a little sketch of Lawn Bowling women and a card. I finished my clip art package Volume 2! I have been working on the web page showing the graphics.

EDM Challenge 23 draw your feet

I drew them 2 days in a row then I noticed it was a challenge. Yea! another done.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

La Jolla and Mission Beach, California

It rained at the paint out this morning (Mission Bay). All I did was thumbnails with rain drops on them . . .

and a car wash girl while waiting forever in a drive-thru line.

La Jolla done from a reference photo.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


Today my landscape class met at the San Diego Museum of Art to view Impressionist Giverny: A Colony of Artists, 1885–1915. The exhibit included more than 100 Impressionist paintings, some by Monet, Robinson and Breck. It was the perfect exhibit for us plein air painters to explore. Before we went in, we talked about learning from the masters and the horizontals, verticals and diagonals in successful paintings. After viewing the exhibit we did our thumbnails, to prepare for our paintings next week. Here are mine:

I got a little distracted and drew other things during the day.

This is an old man wearing shorts that were made for the 60s and 70s. I don't think he should have done that.

Then there was the lady that didn't like the idea of me drinking water in the museum.

I posted a piece I did earlier this month on eBay with the starting bid of $65. It is a view of the coastline from Palisades Park in Pacific Beach, California. Painted and drawn on location.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Figure Class

These are studies of the nude concentrating on MASS and negative space. A great excercise.

Vine charcoal on newsprint.
Conte on newsprint.

La Jolla, California

This piece is an 8 x 10 inch oil done on canvas board at the August Sketch and Paint Out. It shows the beach across from Kellogg Park in La Jolla and the cliffside of La Jolla. SOLD

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Blogger Play

I made this my home page and it causes me to sit a minute before going on to my business. It is very addicting . . .but I love it . . .

"Blogger Play will show you a never-ending stream of images that were just uploaded to public Blogger blogs. You can click the image to be taken directly to the blog post it was uploaded to, or click “show info” to see an overlay with the post title, a snippet of the body, and some profile information about the blogger who uploaded it."

Quail Botanical Gardens

The Quail Botanical Gardens
8 x 10 Oil
Starting bid $49.95

Saturday, September 15, 2007

New ACEO of San Diego

This art card was painted on location from the Cactus Garden in Balboa Park.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Figure Drawing at Judy's

Pencil, Watercolor, Watercolor crayon on bond

Conte on newsprint

Conte and watercolor on newsprint
Watercolor and pencil on bond

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Making Beads

My son's girlfriend showed me how to use Sculpey Clay today and we made beads. I am going to use mine for a key chain. The photo of the beads also shows an ash tray she made in pottery class. She makes some pretty cool things.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

EDM 136 Draw a living thing

On gray Canson paper.

On watercolor paper

These sketches were done at the Cactus Garden in Balboa Park while with the San Diego Watercolor Society paint out group today.

View from the cactus garden in a blurry scan.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

EDM #134 Draw something from an angle

Everyday Matters Challenge #134 is Draw a person place or thing at an unusual angle. I went for the forks facing me with their prongs looking very short and bent upward. They came out hilarious.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Sketchbook Journal entry 8

Notes and drawings from the first day of figure class with Annette Paquet
We will be doing black and white so I practiced from a photo. These are my brothers but it doesn't look like them in my drawing. Too bad. Drawn in a Moleskine with Micron pen and Japanese Brush Pen.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

As Time Goes By

"Time Gone By" Oil
"The Rooster Crows" Oil

These are the 2 pieces that were accepted into the juried show at the Escondido Arts Partnership show, As Time Goes By which runs thru October 13th. My western piece won an honorable mention!

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Little Neighbor Part 2

My first Youtube video.

Joey and Tiny Tim survive 3 heats to take home the First Place Trophy (a teeny tiny hamster size trophy) in this local hamster race.

Combat Artists

A nice news video about military artists.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Richard Hawk

Richard Hawk demo'd at the North County Society of Fine Arts meeting last night.
The demo piece (top) was done from reference photos of his daughter's dance group. He donated the piece to the NCSFA group and we had a raffle for it. The bottom piece is of his daughter. Both pieces were done with watercolor on full sheets of watercolor paper. Some of the techniques he used were: using a candle for color resist, a pilot marker for some detail, scraping with a credit card, and rubbing and painting with a paper towel.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Paul Gauguin DVD

A thumbs up for this DVD from Blockbuster - The Post-Impressionists: Gauguin.

" Paul Gauguin was thirty-five when he made the momentous decision to abandon his lucrative career as a Paris stockbroker and devote himself full-time to painting. Gauguin’s bold use of flat, unmixed color gave his paintings a strong sense of personal expression, but his work struggled to find acceptance at the time. Poverty and obscurity dominated Gauguin’s years as an artist. Not even a move to Tahiti could bring him happiness. Yet the paintings that he created there are now recognized as masterpieces of the Post-Impressionist age." Quoted from DVD description.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Goals and Accomplishments

My husband always listens to me. Even when I interrupt his TV programs to tell him "exciting" things.