Wednesday, June 26, 2013

75 Day Sketch Challenge.

If u would like to be inspire,encourage others and grow as an artist than come on over Brenda Swenson FB group page Artistic License

Just know it is coming to a close to join July 1st. So come on over and don't miss out.


  I Join how about u?

http://brendaswenson.blogspot.com/2013/06/artistic-licensecomes-to-and-end.html




Well until next time, Happy Creating and God Bless


 
Original fine art and affordable prints can be found at  My online gallery and affordable giclees on canvas, prints and cards: http://j-d-fields-.artistwebsites.com/ 

Original available paintings are for sale in my http://CreationbyLadybug.etsy.com

Follow me on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/artwkbyladybug/

Contact Me: pals4ever98@hotmail.com
 
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Friday, June 21, 2013

Two new paintings

In April I had started a new painting from a photo of an abandon boat while I was at the Oak Glen art show. I had set up to plein air the photo but found out quickly that I still need to work on my set up some more.

This is the photo that I use for my painting. I got this photo from "Painting my Photo" by Clare Buchta. I love painting old abandon boats for they still have a story to tell and it is up to you to figure out the story.


 


I had never work with a palette knife but always wanted to learn so while at Oak Glen I started this painting

 
 This is a 12"X12" Box Canvas and the beginning of a Palette Knife Acrylic Painting


 After the show I put away the painting until June 4 when I pull it out and started back up to painting it again. This is what I posted on FB..."Will I am back in my little kitchen studio painting today an dose it feel good. This is the painting that I am working on. The last time I work on this one was up at the Oak Glen art show this past April. But I am doing something a little different this time. I am going to paint this painting with a palette knife and maybe add a little bit of some paint brush stokes if any. Will post a new pic ready soon..." 


  

I did not like how I started the sky so I change it and added some clouds, reworked the boat and lay down the foundation for the beach. I am loving how the paint flows w/ my palette knife.
 
 
 
Next I decided to change the color of the sky and make it a little more darker almost like a storm is coming and the water is starting to become choppy.





Here u can see I have added some plants and texture to the sand and added the planks to the boat. This painting is 95% palette knife and 5% brush.
 I am calling this one "Abandonment", it is a 12"X12" Box Canvas - Palette Knife Acrylic Painting and it is for Sale.


I also started a new 5"x5" painting of a little sea scape from "Paint my Photo. Sorry I do not know Photographer.

 I am posting the different stages of this little painting that I did.

Here is the photo that I painted from.
 
 
 
 
At this stage I place base color to cover the white  canvas and I stated to painted the sea/water.




Here I place the sky in and the shadow on the ground.  
 
 
 
 
   
 
Here is a side view
 
 
Now I have added the grass, the waves and more shadows  
 
 
 
Here is a other side view of the finish painting.
 
 
 I am calling this little 5"x5" Palette Knife Acrylic Box Canvas Painting "Spring Sea Grass". This one also is a 95% palette knife and 5% brush and it is for Sale.


Next month I will be at the Edward  Dean Museum art show, 9401 Oak Glen Road, Cherry Valley, Ca  on July 21, 2013   Come on out and say Howdy and while your there, stop on over to Oak Glen and have some yummy apple pie.

Also I will be at the Yucaipa-Calimesa Rotary Annual Car Show and Art Show will be at Law's Coffee Shop in Oak Glen on Saturday, July 27  from 7am to 3pm. Hope to see ya there.


Well until next time, Happy Creating and God Bless

 
Original fine art and affordable prints can be found at:


 My online gallery and affordable giclees on canvas, prints and cards:
 http://j-d-fields-.artistwebsites.com/  

My original available paintings are for sale in my http://CreationbyLadybug.etsy.com    

If you like my work, leave me a comment, share this blog with your friends: http://artwkbyladybug.blogspot.com/

Follow me on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/artwkbyladybug/

My Zazzle Store:http://www.zazzle.com/Lady_Bug56

You can order my painting on mugs, t-shirts - mouse pads, magnets cards, etc and if one of my works of art is not on there let me know and I will place it a.s.a.p. for ya.

Contact Me: pals4ever98@hotmail.com



Monday, June 17, 2013

I have change my heading...

Will as y'all can see I have change my heading from "Art Work by Lady Bug" to "Creations by J.D. Fields".
Why I have change my heading is because I am growing as an artist and I need to start being taken serious as an artist. The name Lady Bug was taken from my family day care that I ran for a few years. It was a real comfort zone for me but now I am wanting to step out of that comfort zone and be my self.

The other day I donated some art work to the Redlands Bowl and was ask what was my heading? I was a little relucktent to tell her but when she saw my card that is when I saw the look on her face. She look at me than back to my card and ask if I wanted to use the name on the card. I said no because it felt a little cheese for the first time and it didn't feel like me any more.

So after thinking long and hard I came up with the title Creations by J.D. Fields.   I feel that I do not want to limit my self to the word "Art Work"  but I do create works of art and as for my name J.D. I am using my childhood initial as a honor to my dad and a rebirth for me into the art field. Plus I never wanted to use my husband last name until now. Ya see I have been married three time and some of my art work as their last names on them and I told my self I will never do that again.

But for what my x-husbands have done to me I should not hold that against my best friend, great dad, loving-supportive husband. So I have decided to use his last name as an honor to him also for all his support with my up and downs with my art.

I was thinking of starting a new blog with the new name Creations by J.D. Fields but after thinking about it I am not going to do that. I have to much info on here that can help all creative artist. So the email to the blog is still the same but the heading has change.

But I am going to be reopening up a new FB page and Etsy with the title Creations by J.D. Fields. So stay tune.


Well until next time, Happy Creating and God Bless

 My original art and affordable  giclees, prints and cards can be found at: 

 http://j-d-fields-.artistwebsites.com/  

Original available paintings are for sale in my http://CreationbyLadybug.etsy.com  

If you like my work, leave me a comment, share this blog with your friends: http://artwkbyladybug.blogspot.com/

Follow me on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/artwkbyladybug/

Contact Me: pals4ever98@hotmail.com