So yesterday I tested the waters with my old pastel/acrylic mix. I wasn’t all that satisfied with the results, and I didn’t do all that I used to do with the acrylic, but I want to give it another go. I’ve got some different pictures of the same model, a muskox, and I’m hoping I learned a little. We’ll see how it goes when I get a chance to breathe, that will be Thursday I hope.
So I got the book in that is going to be my next…first…painting project. I am going to still try to do all the doodlewashes, but this one is just for me, and for my store.
So it is a massive book of animals. For whatever reason I do fairly well with animals if I put my mind to it. Well, except that cheetah I posted on here. Should have done him in color and should have left the background alone. But most of the time I do well. I have done my last dog, a puffin, the lion that hardly anyone here liked, but I love, I’ve done an egret, and so on. So I thought it would be fun to try. I had no idea the book would be so huge, but I’ll just do one per animal and see how it goes.
I also want to do a flower book, I’m not as good at flowers so that is going to come later we’ll see how that goes when the time comes. I’m excited though, I love animals, all of them! Except worms, ewwww.
I don’t that I will use strictly watercolor. I am still learning with that. I might try, but I may go back to some pastel and acrylic. It’s been a while since I did that. It might be fun to go back to that again. We’ll just have to wait and see!
I don’t really know whether to be scared or nervous or excited about this one! Me on camera, left to my own devices. Hmm. So, the two things I do wrong are: I don’t look at the camera enough and I say “um” a lot! But otherwise I don’t suppose it is too bad.
I don’t have any products yet to share with everyone, but I hope that by the time I do my next video I will. I do wish I understood how to edit the video. I don’t like that you see me getting up and down to turn the camera on and off. Editing that out would be nice.
Mostly I talk about how I got started in art and what I have done and am doing. I talk a little about my grandmother, the most creative person I have ever known. And I share some of my older paintings and drawings as well. I hope you will check it out and enjoy!
And remember to visit my store to see what I have. The promo code “myblog” is active through the 9th. That’s 10% off. So come check it out.
So it appears that my grand opening will be this Monday. Some items can be seen now by visiting Kendall Stewart’s Art Shop. I am very excited and hope you will all come and visit over the next few weeks. My hope is that I am able to put something new up in the store once every week or so after it opens. Between now and then, my goal is to put up one design a day. I have four designs up now. One of them is something I hadn’t shown here, it is an acrylic that I have always loved done around 25 years ago! Anyway, go take a sneak peek! Also as a bonus get everything for 10% off with the promo code “myblog”, this is good through August 9th, 2020. Hope you’ll drop on by!