Smiling Snowman

Did you know World day of the snowman is January 18th?
Bring joy to friends and family this holiday season with this whimsical man of snow.

©conniemooredesigns

Find snowman cards and gifts at these websites.

🟩 Pixels

🟩 Greeting Card Universe

🟩 Zazzle

🟩 Redbubble

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Halloween Spider

©connie-moore.com

Creepy, creepy spiders are out. In the woods I walk with a stick in front of me so I don’t get a web in the face. Well, maybe this one is not so creepy. Obviously the cute spiders only have two eyes.

Artwork is a digital photo collage of hand painted paper. Materials used: Liquitex, Heavy Body acrylic on Canson XL watercolor paper. Illustration created in Adobe Illustrator.

Best wishes,
Connie

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Gnome

Gnome with red hat and green clothing on a blue background

Gnome on Blue

Happy gnome design on blue, pink, purple and green backgrounds. Artwork is a digital photo collage of hand painted paper. Materials used: Liquitex, Heavy Body acrylic on Canson XL watercolor paper.

From the “Notes to My Friends” design collection.

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Chipmunk

Acrylic on 2 in x 2 in canvas board
This painting I did with the aid of a magnifying glass and tiny brushes. The subject was derived from a photograph I took one Christmas. A chipmunk had gotten a hold of some holly I had put in a plant arrangement outside. This painting was entered in the Blick Mini Masterpiece Challenge.

 

Graphic designers are used to working in a fast pace environment. And as one I have tools to my advantage. I worked up my different images and textures in a multi layered PhotoShop file on my computer. Not to do a digital painting – which this is not – but to work out shapes, color and textures and get a good feeling of how they could work together before dipping the brush in paint. The result; I have in my mind a finished image and along the way there are happy accidents that add flavor to the piece.

Here I have deconstructed my image using filters slowly working to less and less detail and one with the grain filter turned up for an extra texture view. I print them out on 8.5 x 11 in this case larger than the size of the painting. On my canvas I draw then paint what I see on my printouts in the reverse order. Cheating? No. They are just tools after all and on a two inch square you need all the help you can get.